Care For Calais

During half term, Ms Griffiths is travelling to Calais to volunteer for the charity, Care4Calais, supporting displaced refugees who are currently destitute in France. This week Marden students have been designing postcards to lift their spirits, adorned with colour and messages of hope and support.

For more information or to get involved, check out the charity’s website HERE.

Science Live!

Yesterday, a group of Year 10 students visited Leeds Town Hall for a Science Live event. There they had the chance to see and hear five of Britain’s top scientists, all working at the cutting edge of their specialisms.

The aim of the trip was to help improve GCSE Science results with top tips on examination success from an experienced science examiner and show students that Science really does offer solutions for many of the world’s great problems.

In a fast-moving, exciting, thought-provoking event, the students had the chance to raise issues with the scientists. with the primary objective to generate greater enthusiasm for science amongst GCSE pupils.

Well done for the exceptional behaviour of all students who went on the trip!

Ski Trip – Important Information

With our Year 10 and 11 ski trip to Alpendorf in Austria just a week away, we would like to share some important information to students, parents and carers regarding the trip and travel arrangements.

The following information from our travel company is also being sent home in a letter, but if you would like to discuss anything in person, staff will be available in school at 5.00pm on Tuesday 12 February.

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Lakeside Challenge

Over the weekend, six students attended the YMCA centre in Windermere for the Lakeside Challenge, an intense outward bounds activity competition, involving schools from around the country and taking place over a number of weekends in February.

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The students worked very hard late into Friday night and right through to Sunday lunchtime, learning new skills and representing the school to the highest standard.
They were a credit to the school – well done to all who took part!

Year 7 Media Project

This year, a class of Year 7 students have been working on a cross-curricular project between the Technology and Media Studies departments; this term their task was to create a digital media marketing campaign promoting careers in STEM!

Over twelve lessons, two groups of four went head-to-head as rival teams and designed team logos, posters and campaign videos, as well as learning about careers in STEM and the importance of brand identity and media marketing.

This gave Year 7 the opportunity to take part in some practical Media Studies lessons and expand their knowledge on STEM careers, and in particular they chose to focus on a campaign to try and encourage more women to get into STEM careers. At the end of the project they presented confidently to a staff panel.

Well done to everyone who worked so hard!

Another intrepid group will now take on the task over the coming weeks. For a more in-depth look at what they have been getting up to, CLICK HERE to visit the dedicated project page on our website.

Planner Artwork

The Art department are delighted to announce the four winners of their recent competition, in which students and staff voted from a shortlist of twelve selected pieces of art.

The four winning pieces of artwork will now be used as the cover for next year’s academic planner.

Thanks to all who took part and well done to Bridie (Year 7), Natasha (Year 10), Stella (Year 8) and Lucy (Year 9).

Tyne & Wear Badminton Championships

Yesterday, a team of Year 9 students took part in the Tyne and Wear Badminton Championships. The boys did extremely well, finishing 3rd overall. They only lost once to the winners RGS, but they could have easily won on another day, in the defeat to RGS three of the games were decided 14-15, 14-15, 13-15 – the smallest of margins!
The boys were magnificent in how they conducted themselves and how they applied themselves throughout. They finish the season as North Tyneside Champions and 3rd best school in Tyne and Wear!
Well done Lewis, Jamie, Joe, Ewan and Seb!