Activities Week!

On Monday and Tuesday, Marden students enjoyed a variety of exciting activities. As well as trips to Lightwater Valley, there were quizzes, singing competitions, film screenings, sports activities, and as you can see from these pictures, Marden’s Great British Bake Off and a Year 7 and Year 8 trip to the Procter and Gamble offices!

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Marden Has Been Hired!

10 students from year 9 and 10 who are studying French attended Newcastle University yesterday for an opportunity to be a European Apprentice.

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Led by Europe Direct and Routes into Languages the students took part in a series of activities which were marked and judged by language ambassadors from the University. They had to answer a letter of complaint and respond to a positive review on various products, translate a series of phrases connected to marketing and advertising and work in a team using a variety of resources. This was all leading to the creation of an animated advert for hairspray and a fast food restaurant where they wrote and recorded the voice over as well as animated the presentation.
Marden High School achieved first and second place! Running second for most of the day they upped their game and beat the other schools. Year 10 as Team Grenoble came first and were able to say “Vous êtes viré” (You’re fired) to the other teams. Year 9 (the only year 9 team) as Team Nice came a very close second.
Well done to all those involved!

Marden’s Got Talent!

Our annual summer talent show, Marden’s Got Talent, took place last night, with some fantastic and varied acts on show, all raising money for Clic Sargent, a children’s cancer charity.

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It was a great evening of entertainment, with Year 7 Liv Surrey voted the winner by judges for her magic act. Second place went to Olivia Peterson who performed a stunning version of ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ by Oasis, and 3rd place went to the Marden Ukulele Club, who sang and performed Elvis Presley’s ‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You’.

Hosted by our fantastic comperes, Martha Topping and Alice Crossland, well done to all the students and staff who took part and made it a memorable occasion.

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!

Year 9 Can Walk the Walk

On Saturday and Sunday seven Year 9 students training for their Duke of Edinburgh award camped in Broomley Grange near Stocksfield and demonstrated excellent map reading skills and teamwork on two tough days of walking. It was a great weekend and gives them superb preparation for their qualifying expedition at Hadrian’s Wall this weekend. Good luck! Here are some pictures of their adventures.

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Entrepreneurs of the Future!

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Marden Year 11 students travelled to Telford on Tuesday after being selected as finalists in the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 Challenge! Zoe Elliott, Harriet Taylor and Kieran Scott created a Christmas video for Ryman stationery and were shortlisted in the top 5 in this National competition!

They were invited to The National Enterprise Challenge as special guests and met successful entrepreneurs who shared tips and tricks. Harriet and Zoe met the hosts of the event, Sam and Mark from CBBC, as well as Team GB 2016 Olympic Champion Joe Clarke! #GEW2017 @_tnec

Well done to our enterprising Class of 2017!


Fundraising Goes a Long Way!

Massive congratulations are due to Year 9 student Jenny Hurnell who has been fundraising for several weeks now for Macmillan Cancer Support.

This Saturday, the 24th of June, Jenny will walk 25 miles of Hadrian’s Wall from Hexham to Brampton in aid of the charity, of which she has raised a huge £572.64 from a non-uniform day and a ‘Name the teddy bear’ competition.

Mrs Proud poses with Jenny after revealing the ‘Name the teddy bear’ winner.

The teddy bear was named Otto and the lucky winner was Year 9 student Olivia-Mae Uren-Patterson.

Thanks to all who donated, and well done Jenny, we wish her good luck on her walk!

Year 9s Get Wise to WISDOM!

Three of our Year 9 students – Hannah Yeoman, Kate Edwardson and Emma Jardine, attended the W.I.S.D.O.M. event and had an inspiring evening to say the least. Although not an in-school event, the impact this has had on their drive to pursue their knowledge of Maths will ultimately impact on their success at GCSE and their future careers.

Hannah Yeoman –  

“It was an inspiring experience that allowed me to think about my future. From the experience at WISDOM I now want to continue Maths after school. The talks by the women at the university were amazing ! I realised how many opportunities I could have if  continue Maths after high school. There are so many jobs which I never would have thought involved Maths. The lecture by a lady who helped predict what would happen during the outbreak of foot and mouth disease really made me consider how important women are to Maths and Science. WISDOM is definitely something  that I would want to do again as it was one of the most inspiring and amazing things I have done. It was definitely worth it


Kate Edwardson-

“The whole experience was engaging and provoked my thoughts and ideas – How could I affect the world for the better by using Maths? We met inspirational women who are a huge part of space discovery, and preventing diseases (that had the risk of killing thousands of lives), which made me think about how many doors Maths can open and how positively these women have impacted our world. This event has also inspired me to take Maths further, and explore what I can do to my full potential.”


Emma Jardine –

“It was different to what I expected in a good way. There was useful information about what life is like as a Maths Student in University and talks from people who have a career in Maths. It made me realise that there are so many different things you can do in the future if you take Maths further than GCSE.”