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.
The students toured the grounds, visited the temple and practiced some meditation, had lunch and sat in on traditional chanting by Buddhist monks, a short clip of which can be seen below.
Marden High School have this week been hosting a ‘Prayer Space In Schools’ event.
All KS3 students have been given the opportunity to use the space to slow down, have time for reflection and be creative in thinking about themselves and some of the challenges they and others face.
They have been asking big questions and taking part in a number of individual and group activities in order to explore their spiritual side.
http://www.prayerspacesinschools.com if you require further details.
Our catering staff have asked for your help. Lots of students are bringing
in £10 and £20 notes on Monday as payment for school lunch. This causes
the team a great deal of problems with change. We would be really grateful
if you could help them by sending in £1 coins where possible instead of
large value notes. The team are really grateful for your help – Thank you.
Catering Services Facilities and Fair Access
North Tyneside Council are conducting a survey on the current system of School Term and Holiday dates. More information and the survey can be found at the link below.
The Young Americans are a non-profit group who use music to stimulate growth in self-confidence, teamwork and understanding in students and audiences around the world.
After two years away, they are returning to Marden High School, rehearsing and performing in our brand new building between the 4th and 6th of November 2016.
For more information, see Mrs Bloomfield and look out for our posters with details of how to sign up coming soon…