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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Yesterday, eleven Year 9 students visited the Newcastle University Medical and Dentistry (M.A.D.) school to learn more about what it was like to study either medicine or dentistry at this university.
They experienced a variety of activities from lectures to practical sessions. They gave it their all with CPR, intubating Simon the SIMman, reassembling a pile of human bones and painting on specific facial muscles in the medical practicals.
They also looked at animal dentition, carving a replacement tooth and using disclosure tablets in dentistry. Well done to all students involved!
Yesterday, a group of Year 10 students visited Leeds Town Hall for a Science Live event. There they had the chance to see and hear five of Britain’s top scientists, all working at the cutting edge of their specialisms.
The aim of the trip was to help improve GCSE Science results with top tips on examination success from an experienced science examiner and show students that Science really does offer solutions for many of the world’s great problems.
In a fast-moving, exciting, thought-provoking event, the students had the chance to raise issues with the scientists. with the primary objective to generate greater enthusiasm for science amongst GCSE pupils.
Well done for the exceptional behaviour of all students who went on the trip!
Over the weekend, six students attended the YMCA centre in Windermere for the Lakeside Challenge, an intense outward bounds activity competition, involving schools from around the country and taking place over a number of weekends in February.
The students worked very hard late into Friday night and right through to Sunday lunchtime, learning new skills and representing the school to the highest standard.
They were a credit to the school – well done to all who took part!