Work of the Week!

Congratulations to this week’s winners of Work of the Week!

Well done to Oliver Robson, Sam Elliott, Dan Atkins, Eve Theasby, Holly Robson, Lydia Currie, Jay Ness, Thomas Lea, Maryam Al-Sabbahy, Hannah Percy, Andrew Hutchins, Eve McArdle, Macey Culyer and Holly Mitchell.

Introducing our Head Girl and Head Boy

After an extensive campaign, our candidates for Head Girl and Head Boy for the next academic year have been chosen, and we are delighted to announce Kate Edwardson and Joel Campbell to the roles.

As the standard of application was so strong, they will be supported by the fellow nominees as part of a senior prefect team. Here is their pledge:


“As Head Boy and Head Girl, alongside the Senior prefects, we aim to focus on emphasising the student voice within choices concerning the school and creating a fair and equal platform in which all students are valued.


Kate and Joel”

Year 9 Seek Peace of Mind

On Monday, Year 9 RE students visited Samye Ling, a Tibetan Monastery in Scotland, to learn more about Buddhism.

Samye Ling is a monastery and international centre of Buddhist training, known for the authenticity of its teachings and tradition. It offers instruction in Buddhist philosophy and meditation within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a centre for the preservation of Tibetan religion, culture, medicine, art, architecture and handicrafts.

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The students toured the grounds, visited the temple, practiced some meditation and sat in on traditional chanting by Buddhist monks.

Congratulations Josh

Congratulations to Year 10 student Josh Harrison who recently travelled to Poland with Newcastle United Academy for an Under 16 football tournament.

The Academy boys won the tournament, which included both Polish and English teams, with Josh scoring four goals in the process.

Well done!

Summer Reading Competition

This half term the English Department are running an exciting Reading Competition that could win you your dream reading list for this summer!

Please submit all entries to Miss Laing by Monday 2nd July 2018.

Stuck for your next reading book? There are carefully curated reading lists for all year groups on the walls of the LRC and English corridor, as well as additional reading suggestions for individual subject areas. Look out for the ‘Marden Reads’ posters around school!

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Hannah’s Rowing Success!

Year 9 student Hannah Searle has been selected to represent the North of England indoor rowing team as part of the National School Games being held in Loughborough University in the summer. More about the event can be found HERE.

A terrific achievement – well done Hannah!