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.
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.
“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!
Six aspiring writers, now in Year 8 and 9, entered the Young Writers Spine Chillers Competition in Spring 2016 as part of Creative Writing Club. Their task was to write a chilling ‘mini-saga’ in 100 words or less.
Joelle Esquejo, Jenny Brooks, Jess Beales, Jess Wallace, Jenny Hurnell and Kate Edwardson are all competition finalists and their stories have been published in the Young Writers Spine Chillers – County Durham & Tyne and Wear Anthology. Well done girls!
There is a copy of the book in the LRC should you want to read these scary stories in print.
£684.47 was raised for our recent GENES FOR JEANS day at Marden High School.
Well done everyone and thanks for your contributions.
During October, Marden students took part in the Young Persons Question Time event, and the council have now released their final report on the tremendous success of the event. Read all about it here!
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Thank you to the schools for their participation, and to the panel for answering the young peoples questions!
Nominations for North Tyneside’s 6th elected Young Mayor are now open. Download forms at www.northtyneside.gov.uk/youngmayor.
Key date is 8th January for the closing of nominations at 12 noon and also for the induction evening for candidates from 5:30pm at Riverside Children Centre.
On Thursday 11th December we are having a festive Christmas jumper day, raising money for both Age UK and Cash for Kids. For more information on the Cash For Kids appeal, please watch this video.