Thirty year 9 pupils attended Newcastle University as part of the "Discovering Universities" day. The pupils attended workshops, had a tour of the campus and found out exactly what was required with regard to qualifications for someone to enrol for university life. The pupils looked at case studies to see the different routes that different students have taken from school to college and then on to uni. Pupils described it as a really interesting insight into university life and thanked everyone for providing some amazing information to help them in the future.
All of our Year 7 pupils and Collingwood Year 6 had the pleasure of watching a great performance from author Adam Baron on Friday 15th November 2019. Adam author of "Boy Underwater" and "You won't believe this" entertained the pupils for an hour long session before a book signing.
As part of the CRB Life Skills curriculum, last Friday our CRB pupils went to the Parks Leisure Centre in North Shields to have a go at archery. During their visit they also had the opportunity to find out about employment within the leisure industry and met some lovely staff! All the pupils said they would love to take up archery and join the gym in the future! For all the photos head to our gallery by clicking on the link.
Ten CRB pupils went on a trip to explore employment onboard DFDS Seaways today. They met managers, the ship captain, some engineers and they also went for lunch. They also found out a little bit about the routes that DFDS take. They had lots of questions and enjoyed meeting Captain Jack the Pirate. The boys had an amazing time and DFDS would love to see to see them again next year!
Yr9 pupil Brooklyn Downey showed us what a talent she has by bringing into school examples of her artwork which she produced over the summer. Brooklyn saves her pocket money to buy the equipment she needs to produce such amazing pieces of art. Headteacher Terry Conway said "what an amazing portfolio - this girl has really impressed me".
The whole school attended Sports Day at Monkton Stadium on the last week of term.
A year 9 pupil has been taking part in the 'This Is Creative Enterprise' Scheme where students have been working with industry professionals to write their own song based around current global issues. This group was part of the 'unplugged event' and performed a song about nature and pollution. This was a hugely successful event and they played to an audience of over 350 people that included industry professionals from all walks of the creative industry. Miss Stretton said "I am so proud of the commitment and dedication Kimberley has given to this project and I have watched her confidence as a person and musician grow throughout the TICE process". Well done! Amazing achievement!
We are pleased to share with you that our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new Home Office approved project. It is being led by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird and Northumbria Police in partnership with Barnardo’s and Operation Encompass. The project, named Operation Encompass the Next Steps, aims to form part of a wider strategy to break the cycle of Domestic Abuse through education and support.
Yr 8 girls have been involved in an amazing opportunity which involves travelling to Beverley Park Lawn Tennis Club on a weekly basis to improve their tennis skills.
The Daily Mile is a social physical activity, with children running or jogging – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes. The Daily Mile Foundation was proud to introduce Fit For Life, a version of The Daily Mile inspired by the successful children’s movement. It’s aimed at ages 11+, and can be done in secondary schools, workplaces, universities, secure settings, retirement homes, colleges and more! There are now over 8,000 schools taking part and Norham is one of them. Norham was the only school to take part last year and this year we had Years 7, 8 and 9 taking part with staff joining in along the way. The weather was awful as the rain poured down but this did not dampen the spirits of our determined and resilient young people.
The winners of our Christmas Card competition were awarded with copies of their card to give out to family and friends.
What a superb way to end our Science Through the Lens project. Being able to see the impact of the pupils were amazing!! It was so lovely to welcome parents, teachers and external partners to join us in celebrating the success of the pupils!