Badminton Teams Qualify for Tyne & Wear Championships

Last night Marden’s successful badminton teams once again excelled themselves, winning two out of three matches, and all three teams have qualified to represent North Tyneside in the Tyne & Wear Championships.

Congratulations to:

Kyle, Adam, Jordan and Ben from Year 11

Teilah, Mia, Libby and Makenzie from Year 11

Joe, Ewan, Lewis and Jamie from Year 8

All played brilliantly and were a credit to the school. Well done!

Taekwondo Success!

Congratulations to Isabelle Hutchins of Year 7, who at the weekend competed at the 2017 British Open ITF Taekwondo Championships in Crawley.

Belle won a silver medal for sparring against competitors from England,
Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal and Norway.

Well done Belle!

Taekwondo Success for Year 7 Girls

Massive congratulations are due to Eve McArdle and Amy Middleton, both in Year 7, who have medalled in the recent Taekwondo November Championships at the Walker Activity Dome.


Eve won two Golds in the 9 – 11 category, including an award for Special Technique, whilst Amy won a Bronze and a Silver in the 15-18 category, a tremendous achievement fighting against girls above her age group.

Well done girls. Kick on!

Cross-Country Success

On Friday 17th November a number of students took part in the Cross Country Championships at Churchill Playing Fields. Well done to those who qualified for the next stage, the County Championships.

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QUALIFIERS: Katie Joslyn, Owen Baldwin, Alex Courage, Josh Blevins, Holly Waugh, Tom Weightman, Anna Sheasby, Rhys Durrant, Jessica Lockhart, Emma Jardine, Callum Jones and Adam Oloare.

A great achievement by a range of age groups involved. Congratulations to all the students below who took part:

Yr7 girls Yr7 boys
Katie Joslyn Harrison Caie
Katie Forster Jacob German
Poppy Arnold Owen Baldwin
Lydia Currie Ben Murphy
Belle Hutchins Josh Orton
Aaliah Simpson Alex Courage
Yr8 girls Yr8 boys
Sophie Corcoran Josh Blevins
Holly Waugh Tom Weightman
Florence Springle Ernie Noble
Skye Ross
Yr9 girls Yr9 boys
Anna Sheasby Ryhs Durrant
Martha Topping Tom McKean
Lucy Wesley Harrison Sutherland
Yr10 girls Yr10 boys Yr 11 boys
Georgina Pain Tom Lea Adam Oloare
Jessica Lockhart Callum Jones Beau White
Emma Jardine

Jumping for Joy!

Congratulations to Year 9 student Libby Brown, who came second in the Tyne and Wear Trampolining Championships last Wednesday.

Well done Libby!

Yr10 Boys Football Result

Marden 4-4 Churchill

The U15s served up a thrilling match at home to Chuchill, with a last minute equaliser saving a point and maintaining an unbeaten start to their season.

Missing Josh Harrison, who had scored 5 of their 6 goals against George Stephenson a fortnight earlier, the Year 10 team went 1-0 down after 7 minutes as the away side started stronger.

They hit back in a pulsating first half, stand-in striker Reece Maddison equalising after 15 minutes with a close range volley, and Owen Kennedy hitting a long ranger into the bottom corner 20 minutes in.

The lead lasted just three minutes, as a smart volley from Churchill levelled it up at 2-2 with a well taken half-volley, but Marden took a 3-2 lead into the break when Maddison got his second of the game just two minutes before the break.

Churchill ramped up the pressure in the second half, dominating long periods as they shot downhill, and it took them just 5 minutes to square it up again at 3-3. A fourth was denied them by goalkeeper Matthew Penman as he tipped a shot onto the bar, and after rattling the post their pressure finally resulted in taking a 4-3 lead halfway through the second half.

As Marden piled forward in search of an equaliser with just a couple of minutes to go, a half cleared corner fell to debutant central defender Aidan Rowan, who placed his shot cooly into the bottom corner from the edge of the box to earn a draw.

Well done to all who took part for their attitude, work rate and teamwork.

TEAM: Matthew Penman, Adam Dunn, Jared Robson (c), Aidan Rowan, Harvey Gates, Cameron Balloch, Harry Perkins, Arran Carr, Jonny Jordan, Owen Kennedy, Reece Maddison. SUBS: Craig Foster, Alex Telpov, Max Stanbury

Latest Football Results

Year 10: Marden High 6-1 George Stephenson

The Year 10 boys got off to an excellent start to their campaign with an impressive 6-1 victory over George Stephenson, although the result somewhat flattered the hosts who were tested throughout by a resilient George Stephenson team.

A first half hat-trick from Josh Harrison and a strike from Reece Maddison put Marden 4-0 up at half time before a consolation from the away side. Matthew Penman also saved a penalty and tipped another effort onto the bar to halt any sign of a fightback, and Harrison added two more late on to complete the rout.


Year 8: Marden Bridge 1-2 Marden High

The year 8s were impressive on the astroturf against a tough Marden Bridge team, Leon Bell grabbing both the goals in a win against a side that had comprehensively beaten them last season.

Coach Mr Richards was delighted with the graft, attitude and commitment of all involved.

BMX Success!

Year 7 student Matthew Hood is an expert BMX rider, and recently took part in a number of competitions. After several medals for the U10 and U11 Novice categories, his latest medals and most recent two trophies were in the U12 Expert category.

Here are some photos of his awards and him in action in Preston and Braintree. Well done Matthew!

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Finlay is Number 1!

Year 7 student Finlay McIntyre competed in the North-east Athletics Grand Prix on Wednesday night in the 200m category – he came first with a time of 26.8 earning him a Grade 1!

He is now the Number 1 200m runner for the North East in the Under 13 category which places him in the Top 12 in the entire country.

A great achievement for Marden PE and especially to Finlay, well done!

School of the Year!

Year 10s are presented with the trophy for NUFC Foundation’s ‘School of the Year’

Since October, a group of Year 10 students have been taking part in an ASDAN Five-A-Side Football programme run by NUFC Foundation, an independent charity supported by Newcastle United Football Club, the Premier League, Sport Relief and backed by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

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The Enterprise Academy teaches 11 to 19 year-olds the basic principles of business and self-employment using Newcastle United as a real life case study. The programme helps students understand jobs, professions and career options and delivers programmes that are innovative and fun.

After successfully working with Marden in delivering the course, project coordinator Gavin Ferry and his team invited us to the annual celebration event held at St. James’ Park, attended by 14 schools and over 250 participants.

The Foundation chose Marden High as their School of the Year, and the Year 10s were presented with a trophy, a plaque and photographed with the SkyBet Championship trophy won by Newcastle United last season.

It was a great effort for the students to attend the event on their day off from school, and credit must go to them for their consistent hard work throughout the year that has seen them worthy winners of this prestigious award! Well done Marden High!