Longsands Beach Rugby Festival
On Tuesday 5 July 2016 the Year 7 Girls’ Rugby team played in the Longsands Beach Festival at Tynemouth. The girls were up against mainly Year 8 pupils and they played extremely well – they won four games, drew two games and lost only one.
A fantastic well done to Jennifer, Tillie, Rosie, Eliza, Sadie, Charlie, Haylie, Molly, and Ruby!
HMS Sports Day
Hexham Middle School's Sports Day for all years will take place on Thursday 14 July 2016 - weather permitting. Please see the letter to parents/carers and the programme of events for further information.
Academy Proposal - Consultation Outcome
A letter has now been published by the Governing Body regarding the outcome of the consultation on the proposed conversion to a Multi-Academy Trust.
HMS European Union Referendum
Stronger Together or Take Back Control - You decided!
When HMS did a poll a few months ago when the EU Referendum entered its final stage, 75% of the student body voted for us to remain in the EU. Over the past half term students have been given the opportunity to discuss their views about whether the UK should remain in the EU as we are 'stronger together' or Vote Leave and 'Take Back Control'. All Form Groups had been provided with a summary of the key facts for both campaigns and encouraged to debate the costs and benefits for both sides. This week KS2 and KS3 were treated to final broadcasts from members of our Debate Society (Hannah, Jessie, Louis and Sebastian), trying to persuade voters which way to decide.
Academy Proposal - Further Questions Part 4
Further responses to questions asked by stakeholders during the consultation process between 9 and 13 June 2016 have now been added.
'Mother Tongue Other Tongue' Regional Poetry Competition
Following a Year 8 visit to Newcastle University, I am delighted to announce that Emily in 8LHO was a runner up in the 'Mother Tongue Other Tongue' regional poetry competition. Her poem 'L'escalier' which means 'The staircase' was praised by the judging panel for its intriguing subject matter, successful use of imagery and overall accuracy of language. A copy of Emily's poem and all of our other entries will be available to read on the HMS website shortly.
As a result of this success Emily has been invited to Manchester Metropolitan University where she will take part in a day full of linguistic and cultural activities, as well as being part of the award ceremony.
A fantastic achievement. Well done Emily!
North East Book Award 2016
Written by Isabel and Matthew, Year 7.
On the evening of Tuesday 7 June 2016, 14 pupils from Year 7 travelled to the Centre for Life in Newcastle. At the Centre for Life, we walked into the conference centre and joined many other North East schools to attend the ceremony announcing the winner of the North East Book Award 2016. As part of the award, book clubs from the different schools read the nominated children’s books to judge which was their favourite.
Unfortunately, only three of the five nominated authors could make the event, Jo Cotterill, Gill Lewis and Ross Welford. However, it was very interesting to listen to the speeches from the three who attended. In the end, the winner was Jo Cotterill, who wrote ‘Looking at the Stars’. Overall, it was a very enjoyable and interesting event.
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