Jan 28

ARTiculation Accolade

Articulation is a National Art Speaking Competition where approximately 4,000 young people a year take part in 10 regions in England, an equal balance of state maintained and independent schools take part throughout the competition.

Margot Stead of Year 12 has won the North East Regional Final and will compete at Cambridge University in March against all of the other regional winners in the National Final. She was up against students from The Royal Grammar School, Ampleforth and St Aidan’s at the Baltic Gallery.  This is the second student in 3 years from Southmoor to reach the National Final; Michael Beattie came third nationally in 2017. Best of luck Margot!

Jan 28

Holocaust Memorial Assembly

In assemblies Mr. Woods along with Year 13 students Fletcher Forster and Jake Frost recounted their visit to Auschwitz last year to help mark Holocaust Memorial Day this Sunday. They shared not only a brief history of the crimes committed in the Nazi camps but also reflected upon how the visit had impacted their way of thinking.

Jan 28

Wargames Workshop

Representatives from the CND Peace Education group visited Sixth Form to talk about nuclear weapons and encourage debate about whether we should them or not. Students learned  how nuclear weapons could affect Sunderland – for example, if we were hit by the ‘Tsar bomba’ invented by the USSR, the radiation would spread as far as Whitby. Students took part in a ‘War Game’ workshop where they role-played the decision-making of different countries during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Jan 28

Students in the Studio

A group of 19 students attended the Northern School of Art at the Hartlepool Campus on a digital photography studio based workshop. The students worked with industry standard kit and produced some excellent outcomes both on location around the building and in the photographic studio. The Staff running the workshop commented that ‘Our students were particularly creative, confident and knowledgeable.

Jan 28

A Witness to History

The Holocaust Education Trust invited Sixth Form to watch a live Q&A webcast with Harry Spiro BEM who survived Buchenwald concentration camp and a death march to Terezin, and came to the UK alongside Robert Rinder’s grandfather Morris. Rinder asked Spiro about his background, life in the ghetto in Poland and experience in the concentration camp.

Jan 28

Ecological Enthusiasm

Mrs Teasdale’s Year 13 Biology A-level class have been conducting their own ecology investigations as part of their final assessed practical work.  Students designed and carried out investigations independently using a range of equipment choosing various locations including Castle Eden Dene and Ryhope Beach.

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