Marden’s Got Talent is Back!

It’s back! The greatest talent show in all of North Tyneside!

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Are you a dancer, singer, comedian, magician, keepy-up champion, or something else?

Think you’ve got what it takes?

We’d like to hear from you.

Sign up to audition for Marden’s Got Talent via your form tutor before Wednesday 24th May 2017 to take part.


Marden’s Young Stars


We are delighted that seven of our tremendous young people were nominated in various categories for the NTLT Star Awards, an annual event which inspires young people and looks to recognise personal achievement and celebrate success at a glittering awards ceremony in July.


NTLT Star Awards group shot

Congratulations are due to Josh Blevins (Year 7), David Truong (Year 10), Jenny Hurnell (Year 9), Jess Wallace (Year 9), Oscar Daniel (Year 8) and Year 11 students Matthew and Rachel Foreman.

Special congratulations are in order for Oscar, the young mayor of North Tyneside, who has been shortlisted in the Local Hero award at the ceremony that will take place on the 4th of July.


Oscar is nominated for the Local Hero award.

Well done to all our young stars.


Congratulations Toby!

Toby B


Well done to Year 8 student Toby Bainbridge, who won a Silver medal at the British Schools National Judo tournament, finishing runner-up in the SEN Over 50kg weight class. Well done!


¡Buen provecho!

Our Year 7 and Year 8 Spanish club have been learning about Spanish food and culture recently, and yesterday cooked Spanish tortillas!

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Year 10 Visit St. James’ Park

ZZZ east stand

This year, a group of Year 10 students have been working with Newcastle United Foundation as part of an ASDAN course.

The Enterprise Academy teaches 11 to 19 year-olds the basic principles of business and self-employment using Newcastle United Football Club as a real life case study. The programme helps students understand jobs, professions and career options and delivers programmes that are innovative and fun.

On Friday, as part of this course, the students visited St. James’ Park, took in a stadium tour and had a lesson in an executive suite overlooking the pitch. Here are some photos from the day:

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Bugsy Malone!

Thanks to everyone who took part in our fantastic production of Bugsy Malone which ran over two nights this week. Well done to all students and staff who took part for all their hard work over the course of the year. Please enjoy a slideshow of photos from the show.

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Students Meet Author

On Tuesday, Year 7 and 8 students took a trip to Whitley Bay Library to listen to a presentation by author and adventurer Matt Dickinson. Some students bought copies of his novels, and had the opportunity for these to be signed. A copy of these can be found in the LRC.
Matt Dickinson with KS3 readers
Students learned of Matt’s adventures and exciting action-packed career as an award-winning Director and Cameraman for National Geographic TV and the Discovery Channel, which saw him film on Everest’s summit (the first British filmmaker to do so and come back alive), in Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska and on top of the highest live volcano in
the world.
The boys were so inspired by Matt’s stories trip that they also produced some creative writing pieces imagining what it might be like to be an explorer themselves. Look out for these in this half term’s newsletter…

Code Wars 2017

On Saturday Year 11 Computer Science students Daniel Ritchie, George Grainger, Max Bell, Olivia Bishop, Lucy Crossland, Daniel Hornby, Harry Dargavel, Amy Feetham & Dan Mead all attended the 2017 Hewlett Packard Codewars competition.
Code Wars 2017
National coding competition, all 3 teams did fantastic…..George G, Daniel R and Max B came a close 4th!!
Dan, Harry and Amy were the quiz winners, winning a HP rucksack full of goodies. Lucy won the raffle getting a £20 amazon voucher.
Great experience and great day had by all!!

World Book Day 2017


The English department with Year 7 during the World Book Day awards assembly.

The 20th anniversary of World Book Day took place on Thursday, and Marden were active participants as usual. Staff, Year 7 and Year 8 students were invited to dress as a literary character for the day. There was also a lunchtime quiz and Key Stage 3 students took part in literary activities and writing competitions with the English department all day.

In total, £200.30 was raised for BOOK AID. Well done to everyone who took part.

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