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Since their return after the Easter holidays, our Year 10 GCSE food students have dived right back into practical lessons. Not only are they cooking once again, but they are learning and developing essential presentation skills. Mrs Crosby is so proud of the quick improvement and creativity that all of the Year 10 students are […]

Next week, we are reviewing reading for pleasure habits and considering how we can best support and encourage students to read outside of school. We are interested in what reading looks like at home and how we can support parents further. We would be grateful if parents and carers of students in years 5-9 could […]

Our Year 5 and Year 6 students recently had the opportunity to learn and train with the Newcastle Rugby Foundation as part of The Greggs Tackling Health programme. Over five weeks, students learned about healthy eating and lifestyle and also received coaching for tag-rugby from Newcastle Falcons. Due to the timing of the course, some of the […]

A group of Year 8 students started their STEM Junior Ambassador training on Tuesday with the help of RTC North. The pupils volunteered to be part of the scheme, which this week saw them learn a variety of practicals, which they will then teach to younger learners. As part of the scheme, the ambassadors will in […]

With nearly three full weeks back at school for all students completed, it seems like much longer than a month has passed since some of our South Avenue students enjoyed some pizza making fun. Using pizza making kits kindly supplied by Morrisons and under the direction of our catering manager, Denise, students decorated pizza slices […]

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know that Mr Frater set himself a personal challenge, which was scheduled for earlier this month. We’re very pleased to let you know that from March 6-8th he completed the Goggins 4 x 4 x 48 Challenge. As we explained in our post Good Luck, Mr […]

Asymptomatic testing both in school and at community hubs at Hadston and Widdrington was made possible last week with the assistance of a number of volunteers. Final tests in school happen this today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday). Test results should come through quickly via NHS Test and Trace and so any positive cases will be […]

We’d like to send a little message of good luck to Mr Frater today, ahead of a charitable challenge he will be completing from March 6-8th. While many people have been aiming to do more exercise during the pandemic, Mr Frater has set his sights on taking himself several thousand steps further by entering the […]

Our latest Shining Light awards recognise efforts in adapting to online study as well as the different classroom learning those in school have also been adjusting to. Students were nominated by staff across all subjects from Year 5 through to Year 11. The helpfulness and kindness in the classroom of some of our students still […]

Well done to everyone in Year 5 and 6 who entered the recent ‘A view from my window’ competition. There were some fantastic and varied entries using lots of different media, including drawings, paintings, photographs and digital designs. A winner and runner up was selected from each year along with a standout staff entry too. […]