You still have until Wednesday to sign up for Marden’s Got Talent 2018! Auditions begin after half term.
Visitors from Wave Utilities UK, a water and wastewater retailer, have been in school today to deliver a Super Learning Day to Year 9 students.
This week we have been fortunate to have prayer spaces in the RE department. Prayer spaces is an opportunity for our students to explore their emotions and feelings, asking ‘big questions’, experiencing peace and stillness or thinking about self image.
There were a variety of activities set up, each one with a different focus. Our students prayers were collected on a ‘prayer wall’ and the amazing empathy, thoughtfulness and maturity once again shone through.
Whether students approached this with religious beliefs or as an atheist (or anywhere in between or beyond!) there is no doubt that this has been an valuable and memorable experience.
After the snow interrupted our original plan for World Book Day, it took place a week later, and there were plenty of activities on offer for Year 7.
As well as dressing up as literary characters for the day, there were creative writing workshops, a lunchtime quiz and prizes for the most effective participants and the most creative thinkers.
£123.14 was raised throughout the day and will be donated to Book Aid.
Well done to everyone, on stage and behind the scenes, who were involved with our two productions of ‘Grease’ this week. Our students once again proved what a talented bunch they are with a stunning and dramatic musical performance. Thanks to all who attended! Here are a selection of photographs from both evenings.
A reminder that our two showings of Grease take place this week, on both Wednesday and Thursday evening! Tickets can still be purchased from the LRC.
Bringing the curtain down on five years at Marden, last night we celebrated with our Year 11 leavers’ awards evening.
We enjoyed a great atmosphere and Maurice Duffy, our guest speaker, left us with some truly memorable ideas from his keynote speech.
Thank you to everybody who supported the students with their attendance, and for one final time, congratulations to the Class of 2017!
Here is the full list of award winners:
|The Marden Cup for Academic Achievement||Priya Mann|
|Academic Progress||Jasmine Stephenson|
|The Shields Cup for Service||Lucy Crossland|
|The Ray Lycett Cup for Endeavour||Laurie Robson|
|The Eleanor Dennison Trophy for Performing Arts||Hollyanne Soulsby|
|Newcastle College Award for Performance||Freya O’Bennett-Brien|
|The Rachel Smith Award for Music||Ailsa Critten|
|Marden High School Sporting Achievement||Rachel Foreman|
|The Malcolm Denham Cup for Sporting Endeavour||Lucas Sutherland|
|Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Collett Cup for Leadership||Laurie Robson|
|North Tyneside EBP Award for Enterprise||Georgia Penn|
|Art Award||Lucy Cox|
|The Olly Bilcliffe Memorial Award||Alex Atkinson|
|MFL Award||Daniel Hornby|
|Marden High School Media Award||Caroline Ambrose Taylor|
|English Award||Georgia Montgomery|
|Maths Award||Daniel Ritchie|
|Science Award||George Grainger|
|Furniture Maker Guild Award||Kate Ritchie|
Some of our Year 9 students were invited to a tree planting ceremony on Wednesday 22 November, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Marden Quarry being opened to the public as a wildlife reserve.
Oscar, Evie, Nicole and Jack all helped our Mayor, Norma Redfearn, with the planting which will ensure sustainability into the future.
Great to see our students involved in looking after the local community.
Well done to those Cabinet members who braved the rain and took part.