New Norham rugby shirt to be unveiled live on TV
As 82,000 fans stand silent and the England and Welsh teams line up before the RBS 6 Nations clash kicks off on Sunday, 100 secondary state school students from across England will take a deep breath as they prepare to perform the National Anthem alongside Laura Wright, England Rugby’s official anthem singer.
Norham pupil Jamie Barber from Year 9 will be one of the 100 students on the pitch.
The pyrotechnics will have illuminated their distinctive rugby shirts which they have personally designed at a Canterbury kit design workshop as part of All Schools, England Rugby’s programme to help more secondary state school students play rugby. As Official Partner, Canterbury, the official kit supplier to England Rugby, runs the workshops for each school to get pupils interested in, and actively involved in, rugby for their school. They use their school colours, emblems and mottos to inspire their drawings, before the kit manufacturer produces the final shirts that are worn with pride by the school’s new rugby team. Shirts which see their debut appearance on Twickenham’s hallowed turf.
As a passionate ambassador for All Schools, Laura attended one of the workshops to meet the students aged between 12 and 18 years and designed her own rugby shirt that she will also be wearing on Sunday.
Laura said: “It’s always a special moment when I sing at Twickenham, but this week will be unforgettable. My personalised Canterbury shirt is completely white with a red rose to represent England, musical notes from the opening of the National Anthem on one sleeve, and the name of my rugby team hidden at the bottom. All Schools gives children, who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity, the chance to play rugby. Pulling on a shirt knowing they’ve designed it will give them a real boost on the pitch.”
Choral director, Simon Lole, will be on hand to lead the morning’s rehearsal as one student from each of the 100 schools that joined the programme in September last year meet each other for the first time and prepare to sing in front of 82,000 supporters.
England Head Coach, Stuart Lancaster, said: “The anthem is a powerful force of unity and on a match day is crucial in building support from the crowd to get behind the team before kick-off. Having created a shirt myself at one of the Canterbury workshops, where the students were also learning about the game’s core values, I’m looking forward to seeing the huge variety of designs on show on Sunday.”
All Schools, of which Prince Harry is Patron, was set up by the Rugby Football Union in partnership with the Rugby Football Foundation to get 750 new state secondary schools playing rugby by 2019 and to encourage new players to join local clubs. Schools that are new to rugby are supported over three years, with kit and equipment, as well as coaching and young leaders training. Over 200 schools are already participating in the programme.
Norham Pupils at Phoenix Project
We are a group of students from Norham High School. Over the last 5 weeks we have been doing a project with Phoenix Detached Youth Project. We have done a range of different things-
"My favourite thing was the balloon session and making stress balls, it was fun and I have been using the stress ball instead of punching people or a wall."
"I liked the bottle activity where we shook bottles of lemonade to show how different people deal with anger and came up with our own top 5 ways to positively deal with anger"
"I liked the umbrella activity as we wrote down things that make you angry and because it was on an umbrella it was a way of protecting myself from getting angry."
Some of the other points we learnt were;
Norham High Schools News
Above video - Norham staff and pupils entering into the Christmas Spirit with a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer sing-a-long. This video was requested and used by the News Guardian on their website.
Norham Cheerleaders perform at Eagles game
Twenty four Norham dancers all from Key Stage 3 danced before, during and after the Newcastle Eagles Basketball Game on Friday 6th December 2013. The match between Newcastle Eagles and Surrey Heat was a roaring success for the school with over 100 of the crowd being made up from Norham staff and the dancer’s family members.
Mrs Petherbridge who organised the whole thing was very excited about the event if not a little nervous. The girls performed superbly and really done themselves and the school proud.
Above video - a snippet from a few of the Cheerleaders performances.
GCSE early entry update
As a school we continue to drive up standards of attainment and progress for all of our pupils. To do this we use a range of appropriate strategies, one of which is early entry.
The recent government announcement on early entry has implications for all schools and our senior team are considering carefully what is the right response and our actions in the best interests of our pupils. Decisions will need to be taken very quickly and we will keep parents and pupils informed of the outcome of our discussions.
Please find the link below that explains our early entry policy. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Early entry policy (word doc)
Tarzan Author Inspires Norham Pupils
Andy Briggs, screenwriter, graphic novelist, author and conservationist - writing on movie projects such as “JUDGE DREDD”, “FREDDY vs JASON” and “FOREVERMAN” visited Norham for a morning full of vine swinging Jungle Fever.
Andy hosted an interactive session with Year 7 and 8 pupils showcasing his New Adventures of Tarzan books which finished with a Jungle Quiz with lots of cheering and roaring.
Andy spoke passionately about the work he is also doing with charities to save wildlife and create a better life for children in the Congo. Norham pupils bought lots of books which helps with this as a percentage of all profits goes to the charity.
Andy’s latest feature film (which he wrote and Executive Produced) - LEGENDARY - starring Scott Adkins and Dolph Lungdren is out later this year.
OPEN EVENT PORTRAIT COMPETITION WINNER
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NORHAM PUPILS MEET MAYOR
Year 8 pupils who are part of the Norham Book Club were invited to attend the Official Opening of North Shields Library. The pupils were invited because of their work with the North Shields Library User Group.The group met several times to discuss how the library should look, what events should be offered and what books should be available.
The group went to Waterstones book store in Newcastle and selected £1500 worth of children's fiction. These books were on display with a sign to say that they had been selected by Norham pupils. The pupils met the Mayor and MP Alan Campbell among other dignitaries who all commented on how smart they looked and how pleased they were with the work they had done.
Paige Crosby and Chloe Reed showing off the
books selected by Norham Book Club.
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norhamhigh Jamie meets official anthem singer @thelaurawright on Sunday during the unveiling of the Norham rugby shirt.
norhamhigh Tickets on sale 4 Tuesday nights yr11 fashion show. Lots of stalls & ideas for the prom. Should be a glitzy night @OrdMelanie
norhamhigh 8a1 English. Last chance for consent letters for author visit on Thursday at Wallsend library. Get them in please.
norhamhigh Home safe and sound what a day. See you all in school in a few hours. Well done Jamie.
norhamhigh Great organisation all schools rugby team. 100 kids all brilliant. Our North Tyneside contingent were superb. Monkseaton W. bay and Norham.
norhamhigh What a fantastic game. Great day for young Jamie. Great ambassador for Norham. Pics to follow. Long trip home now. http://t.co/qtfagK7t2k
norhamhigh RT @NorthTynesidePE: We hope the 3 students & 3 staff @MHSPEDept @norhamhigh @wbhspe are having a fab time at Twickenham. Wish we were ther…
norhamhigh Rehearsal over. Real thing next. Deep breath and sing your heart out for Norham Jamie. Front row smile. http://t.co/Xca2oHJZ7e
norhamhigh Getting started. Height order. Looks like Jamie's going to be in the front on the TV. http://t.co/dla8rmUc0v
norhamhigh An hour or so to go before we arrive at Twickenham. Let the fun begin. You sure you got the top Jamie? Yes sir I've got it on. Good lad.
norhamhigh Time for bed. It's restless sleep time ready for our big day out. Keep watching for updates people. Twickers here we come.
norhamhigh This is a day to remember for our Yr9 pupil Jamie Barber. 4am start probs midnight finish but he will never forget this opportunity.
norhamhigh . . on the pitch on Sunday whilst singing the National Anthem with the teams. Pyrotechnics celebs and a roaring English crowd helping along.
norhamhigh Ok here goes. Norham has had a rugby shirt produced by England sponsor Canterbury. Our pupils designed this. Jamie Barber will wear this . .
norhamhigh Excited is not the word. Been waking up at 3am all week in case I sleep in on Sunday for Twickers and our 6 nations appearance.
norhamhigh RT @Pethersnorham: Look what awaits Mr Forster & Jamie Barber on Sunday. Doing Norham Proud.Twickenham. Sunday. BBC1 2:30pm @norhamhigh htt…
norhamhigh RT @Pethersnorham: @watervilleps It was a pleasure working with yr1 today. A class full of talented dancers. Excited for next week! Mrs P @…
norhamhigh RT @WBRandTUFCU13: Playing Rugby at School. Why not bring your skills to Rockcliff Juniors.
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