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.

Extra-curricular activities 2019-20

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!

Dangling off ‘Dunum

This year, four Year 10 students have signed up to complete the Young Leaders award and as part of the required fundraising abseiled off Segedunum last week.

Congratulations to the four Year 10 girls who braved the challenge!

M.A.D. For It!

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.

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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!

Lakeside Challenge

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.

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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!