Last Day of Term Arrangements

On the last day of term, Friday 22nd December, there will be an early finish. After lunch, everybody, apart from Year 11, will go down to St George’s Church for our school carol service, following which students will be dismissed from the church at approximately 2pm. Year 11 will be dismissed from school at 12.30pm, but are welcome to stay for lunch if required.

£659.65 Raised!

A grand total of £659.65 was raised for Beaumont House care home after our Christmas Jumper Day. Thanks to everyone for taking part.

Year 7 History Debate

Year 7 Historians have been developing their Historical Skills through work on the Suffragettes. They’ve been exploring bias and propaganda – especially the difference between the tactics of the Suffragettes (academic, logical arguments) and the anti-suffrage movement (bias, suggestion and emotive language).

They finished their unit with a debate on the proposition that ‘the violent actions of the Suffragettes got women the vote’. Students followed the British Parliamentary debating style, and worked in teams to formulate arguments for or against the proposition. Their speeches needed to be a minimum of two minutes (easier said than done), include a powerful argument, anticipate the counter arguments, and respond to the speakers on the other side.
The quality of their arguments was phenomenal – students really got in to their parts and passionately argued each point. The quality of questioning from the floor really challenged the speakers, who dealt with being put on the spot with resilience. Special mention needs to go to Daniel and Neve who put forward excellent arguments, Drew who managed to anticipate the opposition’s arguments with foresight, and to Mr Lindsay (who had to step in at the last minute) for his superb use of alliteration while putting forward the incredibly entertaining argument that a woman’s place is in the home (he really got in to his anti-suffrage role!).
They rose to the challenge and really excelled themselves.

Let There Be Light!

The Year 8s have been taking part in an Art & Science Super Learning Day today, learning all about light, energy and colour.

After experimenting with light boxes and coloured ribbons in the morning, some of the group visited St. George’s Church and Cullercoats Methodist Church to get some inspiration for their Christmas themed stained glass windows, which they designed in the afternoon.

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Work of the Week: 4th-8th December

Congratulations to this week’s top workers!

Well done Holly and Ashton (Yr7); Liv, Owen and Molly (Yr8); James, Caitlyn and Caitlain (Yr9); and Samiul, Craig, Millie, Jaden and Lauren (Yr10).

Work of the Week – 1st December

There were plenty of candidates for Work of the Week this week. Congratulations to:

Daisy, Year 10, Science

Maddie, Year 7, PE

Shannon, Year 8, Art

Olivia P, Abbey, Grace, Olivia W and Ruby, Year 8, Music

Brandon, Year 10, English

Laura, Year 8, ICT

Codie, Year 10, Maths

Finlay, Thomas, Lily, Joseph, Josh, Sam, Rachel, Sophie, Shy, Harvey and Miya, Year 8, History

Amy, Year 8, RE and French!

Emma, Year 10, German

Isabella, Year 11, Geography

Lauren, Year 11, Media Studies

The Bay Foodbank

This year our Christmas appeal will be collection of items for the Bay Foodbank. There is no obligation for anyone to bring anything in but for those who would like to we will be collecting between now and Monday 18th December. Watch this video for more information.
The items on the wish list are: long life milk, tinned goods, assorted snacks, sugar, cooking sauces and anything which has a long shelf life. This slide show will tell you a bit more about the project: