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 half term the English Department are running an exciting Reading Competition that could win you your dream reading list for this summer!
Please submit all entries to Miss Laing by Monday 2nd July 2018.
Stuck for your next reading book? There are carefully curated reading lists for all year groups on the walls of the LRC and English corridor, as well as additional reading suggestions for individual subject areas. Look out for the ‘Marden Reads’ posters around school!
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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!
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!