Trip to CERN 2018!

27 Year 11 students visited Geneva this weekend, accompanied by Science and Maths staff. The main focus of the visit was to go to CERN to see the Large Hadron Collider and learn more about the standard particle model.

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As well as that, they visited the United Nations headquarters, looked at art installations around the city and famous landmarks such as the Jet d’Eau. The students also experienced traditional Swiss cuisine and entertainment at the Edelweiss restaurant, plus a boat trip across Lake Geneva.

Thanks to all staff and students who made it a busy, culture packed weekend!

Marden Wins Writing Award!

As a regular supporter of Young Writers, Marden High School has been awarded 5-star school status. Following an exciting year of writing success and competition wins, we have been granted this exclusive honour by Young Writers.co.uk.

Look out for more exciting competitions throughout the year! Congratulations to all our aspiring young writers who have contributed to this incredible success.

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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