Here is a link to a new British Sign Language vocabulary app for iPhones and iPads, a charitable app to help support friends and family in learning BSL.
In order to support four of our very talented students, the school cabinet
organised a non uniform day on Friday 17.05.13. Funds raised will support the
Junior Newcastle Eagles Basketball Team which will be unable to continue
without this kind of additional support.
It was another happy day in school and we raised a very significant amount. We’l l let you know the final amount very soon.
Thank you for your support.
Mr. Swain’s photograph of our Lumiere light show from December’s Year 8 Super Learning Day has been selected by the Guardian for their series of reader photographs of light. Click on the link to go to the Guardian website.
Digital Kitchen Event
10 Students from the Polyglot (Many Languages) Club had the opportunity to attend a European language learning project called LanCook. They took part in a series of language learning exercises by following recipes and working in a digital kitchen. After having a test run in English, making scones, the students followed instructions in Italian to make ‘involtini alla contadina’, using kitchen equipment linked up with sensors. The digital kitchen functions in a similar way to the Nintendo Wii, giving instructions and monitoring progress. The best way to monitor progress in this case was in the tasting. You can find out more about Lancook on the university’s website.
On Tuesday, Year 5 students visited from Priory Primary and Cullercoats Primary School to take part in a special French event, dressing up as French characters and taking part in various games with our Year 9 students, who also ran stalls and served French food.
Assistant Headteacher, Alison Abbott, on what it was like to speak to the nation live on BBC Breakfast:
My mind is still full of mindfulness.
This time last week I was recovering from the national TV experience, and being on the BBC breakfast programme in Manchester was definitely an experience. The producers organised all travel and accommodation. All I had to do was be there at 7.20 am. Oh, and explain what mindfulness means to us and our students in front of 8 million viewers…