School of the Year!

Year 10s are presented with the trophy for NUFC Foundation’s ‘School of the Year’

Since October, a group of Year 10 students have been taking part in an ASDAN Five-A-Side Football programme run by NUFC Foundation, an independent charity supported by Newcastle United Football Club, the Premier League, Sport Relief and backed by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

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The Enterprise Academy teaches 11 to 19 year-olds the basic principles of business and self-employment using Newcastle United as a real life case study. The programme helps students understand jobs, professions and career options and delivers programmes that are innovative and fun.

After successfully working with Marden in delivering the course, project coordinator Gavin Ferry and his team invited us to the annual celebration event held at St. James’ Park, attended by 14 schools and over 250 participants.

The Foundation chose Marden High as their School of the Year, and the Year 10s were presented with a trophy, a plaque and photographed with the SkyBet Championship trophy won by Newcastle United last season.

It was a great effort for the students to attend the event on their day off from school, and credit must go to them for their consistent hard work throughout the year that has seen them worthy winners of this prestigious award! Well done Marden High!

Students Meet Author

On Tuesday, Year 7 and 8 students took a trip to Whitley Bay Library to listen to a presentation by author and adventurer Matt Dickinson. Some students bought copies of his novels, and had the opportunity for these to be signed. A copy of these can be found in the LRC.
Matt Dickinson with KS3 readers
Students learned of Matt’s adventures and exciting action-packed career as an award-winning Director and Cameraman for National Geographic TV and the Discovery Channel, which saw him film on Everest’s summit (the first British filmmaker to do so and come back alive), in Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska and on top of the highest live volcano in
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The boys were so inspired by Matt’s stories trip that they also produced some creative writing pieces imagining what it might be like to be an explorer themselves. Look out for these in this half term’s newsletter…

Code Wars 2017

On Saturday Year 11 Computer Science students Daniel Ritchie, George Grainger, Max Bell, Olivia Bishop, Lucy Crossland, Daniel Hornby, Harry Dargavel, Amy Feetham & Dan Mead all attended the 2017 Hewlett Packard Codewars competition.
Code Wars 2017
National coding competition, all 3 teams did fantastic…..George G, Daniel R and Max B came a close 4th!!
Dan, Harry and Amy were the quiz winners, winning a HP rucksack full of goodies. Lucy won the raffle getting a £20 amazon voucher.
Great experience and great day had by all!!

Careers Fair a Great Success

Yesterday, a carousel of careers activities were laid on for our Year 11s to try and give them an idea of post-16 choices available to them. Thanks to all our partners, businesses and colleges who came to speak to our students.

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Armed Forces visit Marden

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We had the first of a series of career presentations planned for this term aimed at giving our KS4 students a broad outline of possible career paths available to them after leaving Marden. The presentations will give a better understanding of potential work and progression routes in a range of diverse areas such as Software design, Engineering, Media, Sales, Transportation, Medicine, Travel industry etc.

The first presentation focused on the opportunities available in the Armed Forces.

See Mr Marshall for more details.

Musician visits Marden

Musician Rich Cottell today visited Marden as part of his epic school tour. He played some songs and talked to Year 9 and Year 10 about radicalisation.

Rich Cottell

For more information, visit this link or click the photo to learn more about Rich’s music.

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Disfrute de su comida!

A select group of Year 7 and 8 students have been taking part in a Spanish language lunchtime club this term, and yesterday they visited El Torero in Newcastle to sample some authentic Spanish tapas!

Here are some photos from their trip!

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Prayer Space at Marden

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.