January 2024 archive

Yr 12 Work Experience

On Wednesday morning we launched the Year 12 Work Experience programme. Year 12 all have the opportunity to take part in a week’s Work Experience in July during the final week of this academic year. Work Experience is a great opportunity for students to learn about the world of work, apply what they are learning …

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Cambridge Offer Student

Congratulations to Year 13 student Charlie Harrison who was delighted to receive an offer to study at Cambridge University in Maths. Cambridge, alongside Oxford, remains one of the most elite universities in the world and its Maths course is one of the most renowned amongst the hundreds of subjects they offer so we are obviously very please …

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Next Door Nature

Following our assembly on Thursday morning, Tom from Durham Wildlife Trust, ran a focus group session with students to introduce them to the range of wildlife in our area and begin mind mapping some ideas of how our students could volunteer with the wildlife trust projects in Hendon and Backhouse Park. Students came up with …

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Inside Helix

Last Wednesday Year 12 & 13 Geographers braved the cold to visit the Helix Science Park in Newcastle.  We had a fascinating tour on how this regeneration has changed the city of Newcastle, with local government, private investors and the university working together to create this exciting, state-of-the-art development.

A Torrent of Tins!

Our Tin Appeal for 2023 came to a conclusion on last term, where the final total was counted, and nearly 2500 tins have been collected this year. Our Sixth Form helped to distribute all of the tins to various locations around the city including the Salvation Army in Southwick, St Mary’s Church on Bridge Street, …

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Milo Makes His Debut

Last term we welcomed in Milo, our new support dog, who met some of our sixth formers as a test run for when he begins his duties in full in the new year. Milo will be available to emotionally support our students through any anxiety or stress they may feel over the course of their …

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