Just to remind you that this Friday we will not be open to students because of staff training.
Scholastic Half Price Book Fair
All next week, Monday 1st December – Friday 5th December, there will be a Scholastic Half Price Book Fair in the LRC. Click HERE to find out more about the book fairs.
Festive Non-Uniform Day
On Thursday 11th December, we are already planning our Christmas lunch in the cafe, now we intend to hold a festive non-uniform day to raise money for Cash for Kids and Age UK.
Students and staff are invited to make a £1 donation and wear a Christmas jumper, as well as donate a gift to those in need. Students are encouraged to donate a gift for Cash for Kids whilst staff bring in a gift for an OAP to go to Age UK – they can club together and bring gifts in from a group if they like.
For more information on these charity appeals, as well as Metro Radio’s Mission Christmas, click the links.
Year 10 student Theo Riley and his older brother Josiah, a Marden Class of 2014 alumnus, attended Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium last night for the MFC Foundation annual Regional Awards.
The lads won the Team Achievement Award, along with their three teammates, following last year’s success in a National 3 by 3 basketball tournament, which you can read about in our archive HERE.
Excerpt from the evening’s programme.
Newcastle Eagles coach Fab Flournoy and former Middlesbrough and Manchester United footballer Gary Pallister attended the event and presented awards, in which the boys were recognised for their tremendous achievement. Well done!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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:
You can also follow the day on our live Twitter feed, @MardenMediaMan
There’s an exciting STEM project taking place in our STEM hub, featuring some great collaborative work between both Marden High and John Spence students.