How would you invent an old school blazer to give it a new life?

Hexham Middle School registered to take part in the John Lewis Innovation Challenge this year which involves re-designing an old school blazer into a new, unique and innovative product.

Four teams of Year 5 and 6 pupils are going to be taking part in the competition and have already started designing ideas and undertaking market research.

Last week we received four old blazers from John Lewis which they reclaimed from the charity NOAH.

Keep an eye on our website to see what our talented pupils create!

On Tuesday 1 May 2018, students in Key Stage 3 will be taking part in a Bollywood-themed aerobic fitness session to help raise awareness of LEPRA and the work they do to help cure people suffering from the debilitating effects of leprosy.

This was a very successful event last year and we hope this year to double the amount of money raised to help cure more people.

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Today we have had Northumberland Fire and Rescue on the school site providing information, guidance and advice on how to stay safe near water.

On Tuesday 13 March 2018, a group of Year 7 pupils travelled to Corbridge Middle School to watch a presentation by the acclaimed author (and film-maker) Frank Cottrell Boyce. They enjoyed listening to tales of his childhood and how he became inspired to be a writer. In addition, he shared many amusing extracts from a variety of his novels.

Due to disruption caused by the recent snow, the Travelling Book Fair has been rescheduled. It will now arrive in school and be open from Monday 23 April 2018 and will depart on Friday 27 April 2018. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming the book fair soon.

After a snowy Thursday 1 March postponed proceedings, HMS pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 8 March 2018. There were book-themed assemblies as well as quizzes, reading activities in lessons and even a fancy dress competition. Congratulations to our costume competition winners:

Year 5 - Anna F
Year 6 - Emily H
Year 7 - Katie M
Year 8 - Max W

Click on the thumbnails below to see photos from the day: