Standing Together for Holocaust Memorial Day

Monday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day.

Students at Marden High have been exploring this year’s theme, which is Stand Together,and have come up with easy strategies to help us all stand together against prejudice and discrimination.

HMD 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – this is a significant milestone and is made particularly poignant by the dwindling number of survivors who are able to share their testimony. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia.

Students from the Debate Society will be speaking at the North Tyneside HMD Event on Friday 31st to remember the heroes of the Bosnian Genocide, as well as leading Personal Development lessons this week. Our School of Sanctuary group will be speaking in assemblies on the topic this week too, and our Reflection Time topic is Diversity.

Students attended a talk about the Holocaust during a recent PD lesson.

The Stand Together theme explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.

Today there is increasing division in communities across the UK and the world. Now more than ever, we need to stand together with others in our communities in order to stop division and the spread of identity-based hostility in our society.

Well done to all students who have played such an active role. For more information visit the Holocaust Memorial Day website.

BIMA Digital Day

BIMA Digital Day 2019 gave 40 Marden High School students across Years 9 and 10 the chance to gain an insight into a world of digital careers. As part of the day, working in collaboration with local digital development company, Blue Cookie, our students completed one of three sponsored challenges for a chance to be crowned BIMA Digital Day champions.

Over 7000 Students in 190 schools across 124 UK cities took part in Digital Day 2019. Our students represented themselves and the school impeccably, with our guest from Blue Cookie being astounded by how passionate, enthusiastic and innovative our students were throughout the whole of Digital Day.

Open Evening Coming Soon

Our Open Evening for prospective parents and carers is coming up on Wednesday 25th September. Contact the school if you would like any further information.

Marden’s Got Talons!

On Thursday Year 7 took part in a Super Learning Day based on a theme of flight. They spent the morning studying adaptations of birds of prey courtesy of staff from the Kielder Birds of Prey Centre.

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The afternoon was spent doing Science, Technology and Maths activities such as building and testing rockets, learning about bearings. Thanks to everyone who took part!

Marden’s Got Talent!

On Tuesday night we hosted our annual summer talent show Marden’s Got Talent! It was a great night with some tremendous talent on show.

 

Well done to everyone who took part!

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The Tyne and the Tide

Last week, 28 Year 7 students from Marden High were invited to work with charity Hand Of and three brass musicians to explore the work and rich history of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB) through Art, Music, and Drama, in a project called THE TYNE AND THE TIDE.

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During the week, students visited North Nepia, a ship insurer, on Newcastle’s Quayside to learn about life at sea. With the support of the artists, students devised a multidisciplinary performance that was held on Friday 31 June, at the TVLB Museum. Family, friends, teachers, and some of the Coastal Rescue Team themselves, were delighted with the performance and congratulated students on their hard work throughout the week.

Dynamo Cyber Schools Event

On Thursday, Year 9 students who have opted for GCSE Computer Science received input from regional industry experts from across the cyber security subject area at an event held at Northumbria University.
It was an opportunity for students to explore a range of careers in cyber security. Organisations represented included Northumbria Police Cyber Crime Prevention Team, Accenture and EY.
Well done to all who took part!

Summer Fair Coming Soon!

Our Summer Fair is coming up, incorporating our Summer Concert and some drama performances as well as student-run stalls and much much more! For more information see the attached poster.

In the meantime, our next PTA meeting is on Monday 17 June at 6.15pm in the LRC. New members are always welcome to join!

GCSE Art Show

The Art Department would like to invite all students, staff, parents, carers and governors to a private view exhibition of work by this year’s GCSE Art and Design students.

It will take place in the LRC and Engineering Room between 4:00pm and 6:00pm on Thursday 9 May. We look forward to seeing you there!