Marden’s Got Talent 2018!

Tuesday evening saw our regular summer talent show festival, Marden’s Got Talent!

This was a superb event with a great variety of acts. Congratulations to Tilly (Year 8) who won the competition singing an original version of ‘Sweet Child of Mine’.

Well done to all who took part!

Buen Provecho!

A select group of Year 7 students have been taking part in a lunchtime Spanish club all year with Mrs Peters and Mr Watson. The culmination of that this week was a trip to Tapas Revolution in Newcastle, where they put their language skills to the test, ordering in Spanish and trying some authentic Spanish tapas.

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World Book Day 2018

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.

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Grease is the Word!

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.

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Year 9 Team Bonding at Lakeside

A small group of Year 9 students travelled to the Lake District for a weekend retreat, taking part in motivational team building exercises. Competing against other schools, they were the weekend winners and are currently the overall leaders in the schools challenge cup with just one weekend of teams to go.

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Grand Christmas Raffle – Winners!

Thank you to all who took part in our Grand Christmas Raffle for the Parent-Teacher Association. A massive £1138 was raised. Here is the full list of all the prize winners. Well done!


  1.   Close House Golf Voucher – Julie Kerr

  2.   Bed and Breakfast at The Village Hotel – Pip Gill

  3.   Luxury Christmas Hamper – Anne Robson

  4.   Lego Bundle – G Clark

  5.   Gusto Voucher – Michelle Johnson

  6.   Nicholson’s Butchers Voucher – Lisa Forster

  7.   Newcastle Falcons Signed Shirt – Steve Mclaren

  8.   Proctor and Gamble Hamper – Joelle Esquejo

  9.   Whiskey Tasting Selection – Scarlett Martin Wright

  10. Mister Woods Voucher – Mr & Mrs Killing

  11. Cadbury’s Hamper – Donna Pain

  12. Silver Plated Photo Frames Set – L Mulvenney

  13. Mini Christmas Hamper – John Ramage

  14. Red Wine & White Wine – Marley Rhodes

  15. Games Bundle – John Storey

  16. Mini Christmas Hamper – Tony Brown

  17. Beauty Hamper – Matt Bilcliffe

  18. Bucks Fizz & Chocolates – Demelza McDonnel

  19. Baking Bundle – Nora McFee

  20. Drawing Tins and Pens – John Russell