Marden Lumiere 2018

All Year 8 students enthusiastically took part in a variety of experiences during the latest Super Learning Day.

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The programme for the day involved reflecting on the use made of light in the local churches and we are grateful to both Cullercoats Methodist Church and St George’s Church in Cullercoats for hosting groups of students as they researched stained glass windows.

Another group of students used knowledge of shadow and lighting to create superb light boxes.

They took part in a Science and Dance based activity in which they created a motion piece to illustrate the energy transferred by coloured light, as well as a Media project, designing Christmas themed adverts which used the colour theme of the day.

Then, in the afternoon, all students created and made Christmas themed stained glass effect panels to help decorate the school.

Well done to all who took part, and have a great Christmas.

Merry Christmas from Marden

In recent Art lessons, our Key Stage 3 students have been designing Christmas cards, with the winning entries selected for our official Christmas card this year.

As competition was so good, below are some more of the entries as we approach the festive season.

Happy holidays from everyone at Marden High.

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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!

Year 7 Super Learning Day

WHAT MAKES THE COAST SPECIAL?

During our recent “What Makes the Coast Special?” Super Learning Day, Year 7 students were divided into three groups.

Those students working with the Science department focused on how creatures that lived in the sea and on the seashore were adapted for survival. they visited the Blue Reef Aquarium to see live specimens and used personal research on the internet to produce a set of Sea Creature Top Trumps.

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The Art department worked with students on the beach producing sand sculptures and then painted sea-scape pictures and the media department took students out to take photographs and film footage which was used to create a short documentary about the North East coastline.

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The Media group had an opportunity to explore the coastline and interpret “What Makes the Coast Special” however they wished, through the medium of video and photography. They spent the morning researching ideas and gathering footage, and in the afternoon split into two groups and experimented with some Media software – some used Photoshop to create poster designs using their beach photography and some edited video footage in a variety of genres including news reports, documentaries and experimental video art.

Well done Year 7!

Marden Wins Writing Award!

As a regular supporter of Young Writers, Marden High School has been awarded 5-star school status. Following an exciting year of writing success and competition wins, we have been granted this exclusive honour by Young Writers.co.uk.

Look out for more exciting competitions throughout the year! Congratulations to all our aspiring young writers who have contributed to this incredible success.

This Is Creative Enterprises: Final Show

Last Wednesday, ten of our intrepid Year 9 students enjoyed the culmination of their Creative Writing projects for This Is Creative Enterprises (TICE).

This year, TICE has seen 161 young people realise potential, grow in confidence and be celebrated for their achievements – 16 schools throughout the North East region took part, and ten Marden students graduated from the Creative Writing Programme.

All year the Year 9s have been working with professionals from the creative, design and digital sectors, taking part in three different programme stages; InsightExplore and Create. This was showcased on the evening of the Final Show as they received certificates and saw their work displayed at Newcastle University.

On the night, Marden student Olivia Peterson delivered a superb speech about the project to a packed audience of more than 450. Well done to everyone who took part!

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Work of the Week!

After last week’s snow days, we are back on track with the workers of the week who produced some stunning work before we were interrupted by the weather. Congratulations everyone!

Aiden produced this stunning artwork last week, earning him work of the week for Science!

 

Save Our Libraries!

Thanks to all students who made cards in the LRC this week in support of Cullercoats Library.

 

All North Tyneside Libraries are facing cuts and closures due to council cuts and Marden High students have been showing their appreciation of books and reading by sending handmade cards to the library with messages inside of why they love to read.

 

Miss Seal took a total of 76 cards away with her on Friday and they are currently on display in Brown’s Salthouse in Cullercoats.

They will eventually be displayed either in the library or other local businesses so keep your eyes peeled!