Summer Reading Competition

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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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!

World Book Day 2017


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.

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English Heritage Afternoon

In the last week of term before Christmas, Year 7 students took part in an afternoon celebrating Literary Heritage. They were briefed to dress up as famous literary characters from five selected authors for a special event, in which they stayed in character all afternoon and taught each other what they had learned from their research and reading.

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