Category Archives: News

Franklin Scholars

Thank you to all Year 7, 8 and 10 students involved in the Franklin Scholars project. The first session will take place in the Library on Friday 2nd November during p1 (X students) or p2 (Y students). Ms Ledger will send further details after half term.    

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Lessons from Auschwitz

Four students studying history in Year 12 recently had the opportunity to take part in the Lessons from Auschwitz (LFA) Project. Each year the Holocaust Educational Trust run a course which involves a one-day visit to the former Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Poland. In preparation for the visit, the students attended a seminar in […]

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The Lovely Bones Theatre Trip

KS4 and KS5 Drama students enjoyed a trip to Newcastle last Wednesday. At the Northern Stage Theatre they saw the production of ‘The Lovely Bones’, followed by a post-show talk. As part of their GCSE and A Level courses, students must see a piece of live theatre to review. Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones […]

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A Dynamic Day at Dynamic Earth

Year 10 Geologists visited Edinburgh on Tuesday. After a whistle stop tour of Holyrood Park and it’s geological formations (including an extinct volcano) we visited the popular attraction – Dynamic Earth. First we had a tour though the history of the Earth, including getting to touch a real iceberg, followed by an amazing superdome movie […]

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Looking After Our Mental Health

An important consideration in school is looking after the Mental Health of both our students and our staff. To coincide with World Mental Health Day on Wednesday, 10 October, this week’s assemblies are being used to communicate the new strategies in school for supporting our students’ mental wellbeing. A number of staff have been trained […]

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Annual Primary Football Tournament

Our annual primary 6-a-side football tournament took place on Saturday, 6 October. A big thank you to Mr Ashton from Warwick Bridge School for organising the tournament. Sixteen teams from thirteen of our feeder schools participated in two competitions: one for large schools and another for small schools. Each competition followed a round robin tournament before the top four teams played against […]

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Primary Netball

We held our annual Primary High 5 Netball tournament on Tuesday 25 September. Ten teams from eight of our feeder primary schools competed in two round-robin tournaments. The competition was split into an ‘A’ tournament (Warwick Bridge, Brampton, Great Corby A, Fir Ends A and Hayton); and a ‘B’ tournament (Great Corby B, Irthington, Castle Carrock, Lanercost and […]

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Careers Event for Year 11

Year 11 took part in a careers event in school on Friday 5 October.  The focus was on employability skills to support students with their upcoming work experience in December. The sessions included Burnetts, DVN-QL, Job Centre Plus and Lloyd Motors who spoke to students about presentation skills, using initiative in the workplace, correct use […]

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Busy in Open Spaces

The Open Spaces Group are still working hard to plant bulbs and clear the ground in readiness for next Spring. All students are welcome to come along and enjoy the gardening and animal care on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Break 2).

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Royal Geographical Society Competition

The Geography Department recently ran a competition for the Royal Geographical Society’s “Young Geographer of the Year” with the theme “What makes the Arctic unique?” We received loads of amazing entries across KS3 with lots of prizes to be distributed. The main winners within school from each year group were Scarlett Tinning (Year 7), Morgan Beedell (Year 8) […]

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