New Building for Marden Confirmed

Proposed new school sketch

An artist’s impression of the proposed new building for Marden High School

We are delighted to announce that we have received final government confirmation of funding for a brand new school building.

This means that Marden High School will be rebuilt and transformed into a state of the art place of learning fit for a 21st century curriculum. We expect it to be open for business in the academic year of 2016-17.

Headteacher, Jonathan Morris, is understandably overjoyed: “This confirmation marks a new chapter in the history of the school. Here is our chance to raise standards even further by providing an ideal learning environment for generations to come.

“This opportunity would not have occurred without the great team work between our governing body and North Tyneside Council in securing this central government capital funding. I must take this opportunity to pay tribute to everyone involved.”

Please follow this link to the North Tyneside Council announcement.

OUR SCHOOL

At Marden we put the learning and progress of students first. Our school motto is Carpe Diem – Seize The Day!

Take a look at this video to see our school in action.

Chromebook Leasing Scheme

As many of you will be aware, we use a Google IT system in school which means that we work and collaborate almost entirely online.  We have had many parents express an interest in leasing Chromebooks for their child to use at school and at home.  We are pleased to announce that we have set up an agreement with a leasing company so that we can now offer these devices on a monthly payment scheme.  For more information please about this scheme please click here.

Please fill in this form if you would like to learn more about how to sign up for this programme.

Rebecca Speaks Up!

Year 10 student Rebecca Moore, who is also a representative of the North Tyneside Youth Parliament, spoke passionately at the House of Commons. Well done Rebecca!

Rebecca at House of Commons

Community Memory Day

On Friday 7th November, Marden’s History detectives spent the day at St. George’s Church Hall in Cullercoats, interviewing members of the public to gather more research for their World War One Commemoration Project. This short video shows a flavour of the day.

Year 8 Artwork was on show, as well as authentic World War One food, an actor reading First World War poetry and the Time Bandits, a reenactment group, brought in authentic weapons, costumes and paraphernalia from the time.

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The students talked to the public about the Cullercoats soldiers they have ‘adopted’, and more research about their lives was gathered as they stepped forward their plan to commemorate the local soldiers with a new memorial in St. George’s Church.

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Be a Hero for Children in Need

Friday was a busy day at Marden High, and we had a non-uniform day to raise money for Children In Need, with students dressing as super heroes. The bake sale and other fundraising activities raised more than £800! Well done!

Super Heroes

 

BBC News Day Today!

For the ninth consecutive year, Marden High is taking part in the prestigious BBC News School Report project, with our intrepid Year 8 journalists.

Check out our own School Report page here or click the image below to take you to the BBC’s main page:

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You can also follow the day on our live Twitter feed, @MardenMediaMan

Marden Remembers…

On Tuesday at 11am, Marden paid tribute to the fallen soldiers of all conflicts since the start of World War One.

Year 11 students Benny and Calum played The Last Post, and a live webcam was set up in reception so that the rest of the school could reflect and pay their tributes on Armistice Day, as seen in this video.

A Note from the Head: Making Memories

The last time we spoke, I told you that we were organising a World War 1 Community Memory Day at St. George’s Church Hall.

Well, it happened last Friday and fittingly proved to be a very memorable event. You might recall that I said that I wanted to recruit some student history detectives to research the lives of the Cullercoats fallen as listed on the memorial outside St. George’s Church. So far, I’ve enlisted 13 year 7-8 volunteers, each of whom has adopted a servicemen from the roll of honour. It was their job to host the event by interviewing our guests about their family histories with regard to the Great War. We had a constant stream of visitors who dropped in  to support our project, including at least four relatives of men on the list.

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