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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Year 9s Pass D of E Qualifying Expedition

Congratulations to our Year 9s who have had two successive weekends of walking and last weekend successfully passed their Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying expedition! Here are some photos from their hike along Hadrian’s Wall.

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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.

Marden’s Got Talons

As part of a Science Super Learning Day, we we were visited on Tuesday morning by staff from Kielder Birds of Prey centre who taught Year 7 about different types of birds of prey.








In the afternoon they built rockets and helicopters which they tested, and learnt more about flight.


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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