Marden’s Got Talent is Back!

It’s back! The greatest talent show in all of North Tyneside!

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Are you a dancer, singer, comedian, magician, keepy-up champion, or something else?

Think you’ve got what it takes?

We’d like to hear from you.

Sign up to audition for Marden’s Got Talent via your form tutor before Wednesday 24th May 2017 to take part.

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Marden’s Young Stars

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We are delighted that seven of our tremendous young people were nominated in various categories for the NTLT Star Awards, an annual event which inspires young people and looks to recognise personal achievement and celebrate success at a glittering awards ceremony in July.

 

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Congratulations are due to Josh Blevins (Year 7), David Truong (Year 10), Jenny Hurnell (Year 9), Jess Wallace (Year 9), Oscar Daniel (Year 8) and Year 11 students Matthew and Rachel Foreman.

Special congratulations are in order for Oscar, the young mayor of North Tyneside, who has been shortlisted in the Local Hero award at the ceremony that will take place on the 4th of July.

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Oscar is nominated for the Local Hero award.

Well done to all our young stars.

 

The Big Spring Beach Clean 2017

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On Saturday, Young Mayor Oscar Daniel, a Year 8 student, took part in ‘The Big Spring Beach Clean’ event at Tynemouth Longsands. The nationwide event is organised by Surfers Against Sewage, and aims to help clean up our beaches by recycling single-use or ‘throwaway’ plastics that are sadly littering the nations coastline and rivers.

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In partnership with leading sustainable brand Ecover, Surfers Against Sewage aims to collect over 50,000 plastic bottles from our beaches to create new bottles for the pioneering Ecover Ocean Plastic Bottle Project.

Click the links to find out more about the initiatives.

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Year 10 Visit St. James’ Park

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This year, a group of Year 10 students have been working with Newcastle United Foundation as part of an ASDAN course.

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

On Friday, as part of this course, the students visited St. James’ Park, took in a stadium tour and had a lesson in an executive suite overlooking the pitch. Here are some photos from the day:

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Bugsy Malone!

Thanks to everyone who took part in our fantastic production of Bugsy Malone which ran over two nights this week. Well done to all students and staff who took part for all their hard work over the course of the year. Please enjoy a slideshow of photos from the show.

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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.
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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!!

World Book Day 2017

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The English department with Year 7 during the World Book Day awards assembly.

The 20th anniversary of World Book Day took place on Thursday, and Marden were active participants as usual. Staff, Year 7 and Year 8 students were invited to dress as a literary character for the day. There was also a lunchtime quiz and Key Stage 3 students took part in literary activities and writing competitions with the English department all day.

In total, £200.30 was raised for BOOK AID. Well done to everyone who took part.

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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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