Roald Dahl at 100

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Tuesday 13 September marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, and here at Marden we are celebrating that with themed posters and activities round school, as well as having a dedicated English lesson to his work for all year groups.

Here, some of our teachers read passages from their favourite books:

What is your favourite Dahl book? For more information follow this link and learn more about the fizz-whizzing literary career of one of our most celebrated children’s authors.

FanTICEtic!

Throughout this academic year, fifteen of our Year 10 Art, Design & Textile students have been working with This Is Creative Enterprise (TICE) through various workshops.
On Tuesday night, at the Great North Museum: Hancock, their work was showcased to hundreds of other creatives, students and families from local schools.

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Guest speakers included senior lectures from Northumbria University Fashion courses and professionals from national creative sectors. The evening was a huge success, celebrating the achievement of all students involved.
A special thanks to TICE, Northumbria Universiy, Great North Museum, everyone else involved and not to forget our amazing talented young Art students.
Mr Prytherch
 
#FanTICEtic!

 

Marden Great Languages Bake Off

In March, five students took part in the event “The Great Languages Bake Off” combining their language, cooking and filmmaking skills. After making a video of themselves creating a dish, in this case an Apfelstrudel and Gateau au chocolat, they went to Sunderland University where they had to give a presentation in front of all the other students taking part.
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They were met by the lovely student ambassador Sarah who showed them around and gave them drinks and cake as well as telling them what student life was like. The students did brilliantly with their videos and presentations and had a great time visiting the university.
Memory game with ambassador

 

Any Questions?

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For those that missed the recent prestigious broadcast of BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? programme live from Marden High, or would like to listen again, click the tab below and enjoy!

It was a great night in the Main Hall and Marden are proud that our very own Year 10 student David Pike was chosen to ask a question during the debate. Skip to hear David’s question at 29:44.

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BBC News Day Today!

For the ninth consecutive year, Marden High is taking part in the prestigious BBC News School Report project, with our intrepid Year 8 journalists.

Check out our own School Report page here or click the image below to take you to the BBC’s main page:

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You can also follow the day on our live Twitter feed, @MardenMediaMan

Who Poisoned Perry?

Year 8 English Creative Writing Module

Year 8 English classes have been looking at the work of Arthur Conan Doyle, coming up with their own Sherlock Holmes-style crime stories. Following on from last year’s successful Who Bumped Off Brolly? mystery, they were inspired by the events of a staff-made video, Who Poisoned Perry?

…and after coming up with their own theories to produce a piece of creative writing, the mystery was eventually solved.

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Maintaining our strong links with the BBC, Year 9 and 10 students have been working with BBC journalist Judith Burns on an article about the 1944 Education Act. Look out for the report, including video and audio footage, in the near future.

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Year 9 students Harvey and Ben are interviewed for the BBC report