10 students from year 9 and 10 who are studying French attended Newcastle University yesterday for an opportunity to be a European Apprentice.
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!
Mrs Noble was really impressed with her Year 8s yesterday as they served up a printmaking masterclass in Fine Art. The Art rooms were a hive of activity, with printmaking and sketchbook work in full swing! Well done Year 8 for a superb approach to your studies!
Hannah, Anna, Beth, Jack, Mia, Ben, Fin, Laura, Lauren and Andrew
“I recently asked all Curriculum Leaders to send me a piece of work from their subject area which reflected the high standard of work that Marden High students achieve.
There was a great response from staff eager to show off the fantastic work that goes on in their classrooms, and that work is now displayed in the corridor outside my office for all to see.
What has also been most impressive is the students’ ability to explain to me what they have been learning, and the thinking strategies they have used to produce their work.
Some excellent resourcefulness, resilience and reasoning used here. Congratulations to all!”
– Mr M Snape, Headteacher