Year 6 Charity Fayre
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Our Year 6 pupils recently held a mini lunchtime fayre to raise money for our Key Stage 2 charity. Pupils baked their own cakes, made homemade drinks and had everyone guessing the name of the teddy as well as how many sweets were in the jar. A very enjoyable way to spend lunchtime!
Short Story Competition
As part of the Great Northumberland 2018 programme of events, the Hexham Book Festival are offering a Short Story Competition (max 500 words) for pupils from Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 from across the county. There are two titles, one for Years 5 and 6 and the other for Years 7 and 8 ….and there are prizes! £200 for the winning student’s school library from each title, plus book tokens of £20 for the winner and £10 each for two runners up in each category.
Award winning author Caroline Lawrence (best known for The Roman Mysteries series of historical novels for children) will be judging the short stories and awarding prizes at a celebratory event at The Sill on Tuesday 17 July 2018.
Kingswood Trip 2018
69 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils recently visited Kingswood in Derbyshire, where they enjoyed a range of activities including 3G Swing, Outdoor Laser, Nightline, Leap of Faith and Zipwire. They also enjoyed a campfire and a disco in the evenings.
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Fundraising for Lepra
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Following last year's Lepra event, Key Stage 3 pupils took part again in a Bollywood-themed fitness workout to raise money and aware of leprosy. This year we raised over £670, helping to cure 31 people of leprosy. An amazing achievement! Some pupils raised in excess of £25 and received a little gift from Lepra. For more information about Lepra go to www.lepra.org.uk
Footwear Design has arrived at HMS
When you discover that students have designed and made something outside school and want to share it with you, most teachers will use this as an opportunity to show their praise and acknowledge effort.
I was particularly impressed when presented with a prototype for a trainer which would have commercial appeal. Using a range of materials and some components, the prototype was created using a mould. I was able to use this as an excellent resource to showcase a successful outcome, as well as relate this to their Dyson Design Box project in Year 6. From their first showcase, I was then presented by another two designs. The plan for these gentlemen is develop more concepts. Who knows, they may even set up their own company!
UK Maths Challenge Winners
We are delighted to announce that we have had 28 certificate winners in this year's UK Mathematics Challenge.
A huge well done to everyone in Year 8 who took part! Congratulations to Martin and Luke who win 'Best in School'.
The full list of winners is below:
Tynedale Cricket Festival
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Well done to all our Year 7 and Year 8 pupils who participated in the Tynedale Cricket Festival in Stocksfield last week. The Y8 boys won and will go through to the county tournament in June, the Y7 boys and girls did really well in their group stages, and the Y8 girls managed to reach the semi-finals.
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