Continuing our showcase of our pupils' culinary talents, our Year 7 and Year 8 pupils have recently completed their Food Technology practical assessments and have produced some fantastic dishes!

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Congratulations to Chloe and Grace who won the Year 5 Platform X Hyperloop Competition in Newcastle this week. The competition involved many schools from across the North and their presentation, delivered at the Discovery Museum, came first. Everyone at HMS is very proud of them!

Well done to our Year 6 entrants, Izzy and Rose, who also did extremely well!

The HMS newsletter contains school news, information about upcoming events in and outside of school, general notices for parents/carers and dates for your diary.

An electronic copy of the latest edition (July 2018) is available on the Publications page.

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On 5 July 2018, leaving early evening, 36 Year 7 pupils and five members of staff travelled to Chateau Beaumont, Laval in the Loire Valley. The journey was long but it was well worth it.

On arrival, we were greeted by glorious sunshine and this lasted for the whole weekend. During the visit pupils experienced lots of French culture and enjoyed their time at Fougères Castle and the impressive Mont Saint Michel. Pupils also had the opportunity to speak to the locals in French whilst at the market.


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Year 8 were given the opportunity last week to do some mouth-watering food styling in Food Technology. They were all given a Tunnocks Teacake to present with a range of fruits, biscuits and chocolate. We were very impressed with their final pieces!

In advance of a new academic year beginning in September, we know your children will be stocking up on items for their pencil cases ready for the Autumn Term. Please refer to the equipment list in your child's planner which is also available on the School Uniform page of the website. One essential item is a black pen and, whilst we don't stipulate what type, we always encourage children to avoid using biro. A black handwriting pen such as a roller-ball or ink pen (not necessarily a fountain pen) really does make a difference to the presentation of your children's work and is actively encouraged by the English team here at school! Please be aware of this when making stationery selections over the summer.