Year 7 Get Creative in Cross-Curricular Project

This term, a small group of Year 7 students have been working on a cross-curricular project between the Technology and Media Studies departments; their task was to create a digital media marketing campaign promoting careers in STEM!

One team’s eye-catching poster designs.

This could promote STEM in school or STEM careers and also give Year 7 the opportunity to take part in some practical Media Studies lessons and learn about the world of media marketing.

In an ‘Apprentice’-style task over twelve lessons, they went head-to-head as rival teams and designed team logos, posters and campaign videos, as well as learning about careers in STEM and the importance of brand identity.

The teams present their work at the end of the project.

Another intrepid group will now take on the task over the coming weeks. For a more in-depth look at what they have been getting up to, CLICK HERE to visit the dedicated project page on our website.

Well done to everyone who worked so hard!

Roald Dahl at 100


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.


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


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.
Outside Sunderland Uni with ambassador
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?


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:

School Report Logo QR code

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.