Marden’s Got Talent 2018!

Tuesday evening saw our regular summer talent show festival, Marden’s Got Talent!

This was a superb event with a great variety of acts. Congratulations to Tilly (Year 8) who won the competition singing an original version of ‘Sweet Child of Mine’.

Well done to all who took part!

Yr7 Rounders Success!

Congratulations to the U12 Rounders team who won the North Tyneside tournament. The team remained undefeated throughout the competition. Well done to all the players who took part.

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!

Congratulations to this week’s winners of Work of the Week!

Well done to Oliver Robson, Sam Elliott, Dan Atkins, Eve Theasby, Holly Robson, Lydia Currie, Jay Ness, Thomas Lea, Maryam Al-Sabbahy, Hannah Percy, Andrew Hutchins, Eve McArdle, Macey Culyer and Holly Mitchell.

Introducing our Head Girl and Head Boy

After an extensive campaign, our candidates for Head Girl and Head Boy for the next academic year have been chosen, and we are delighted to announce Kate Edwardson and Joel Campbell to the roles.

As the standard of application was so strong, they will be supported by the fellow nominees as part of a senior prefect team. Here is their pledge:


“As Head Boy and Head Girl, alongside the Senior prefects, we aim to focus on emphasising the student voice within choices concerning the school and creating a fair and equal platform in which all students are valued.


Kate and Joel”

Year 9 Seek Peace of Mind

On Monday, Year 9 RE students visited Samye Ling, a Tibetan Monastery in Scotland, to learn more about Buddhism.

Samye Ling is a monastery and international centre of Buddhist training, known for the authenticity of its teachings and tradition. It offers instruction in Buddhist philosophy and meditation within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a centre for the preservation of Tibetan religion, culture, medicine, art, architecture and handicrafts.

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The students toured the grounds, visited the temple, practiced some meditation and sat in on traditional chanting by Buddhist monks.

Congratulations Josh

Congratulations to Year 10 student Josh Harrison who recently travelled to Poland with Newcastle United Academy for an Under 16 football tournament.

The Academy boys won the tournament, which included both Polish and English teams, with Josh scoring four goals in the process.

Well done!