Marden Has Been Hired!

10 students from year 9 and 10 who are studying French attended Newcastle University yesterday for an opportunity to be a European Apprentice.

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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!

Printmaking at its Finest!

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!

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Work of the Week

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

Mothering Sunday: An Anthology

Our awesome Creative Writing Club have been at it again, producing some excellent poetry to celebrate Mother’s Day. Simply click the image to access the e-book.

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Coding Students Celebrate International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday, Year 9 students were coding in Python to make the Venus/Female symbol in different colours.
Year 7 and 8 students were carrying out searches on the internet to discover what International Women’s Day is and why it is important.
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World Book Day 2017

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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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Medical Career Day Event

A group of Year10 students last week participated in the region’s largest medical career day event organised by MCS Raising Aspirations Group.

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Caitlin Thompson and Nieve Allot were prize winners in the Diagnostic workshop and Sajan Mann and Kijah-Star Wardsmith in the CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) workshop.

Well done to all involved.

More Writing Success

We have more success to celebrate at Marden, as Year 8 student and Creative Writing Club regular Jenny Hurnell entered the Sunderland Literature & Creative Writing Festival and came 2nd in the Short Story Award in the Under 17s category.

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“I went to the awards ceremony…and was amazed that I came 2nd. There were 170 people that entered in the under category!” said Jenny.

A remarkable achievement. Well done Jenny!