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15
December
2014

Christmas Fun at Homework Club

Y7 and Y8 students who have attended Homework Club from September to December were rewarded with an early Christmas surprise – Carol Harcourt and Stacey Muir had pulled out all the stops to arrange a Christmas Party for the Club. This was just to say thank you to all of the students for all of the hard work and attendance they had put in during the term.Lise, the catering manager and her staff supplied a fantastic Christmas buffet for the party which was devoured with delight – so much so that staff who thought they may get a treat on...

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10
December
2014

Anne Frank Ambassadors' Day

On Tuesday 9th December, the year 9 Anne Frank ambassadors attended the Ambassadors Day at Shotton Hall, Peterlee. During the day, the students learnt about people through history who have shown moral courage and, through hot seating, thought about the qualities they share. They explored the importance of human rights and found out about genocides in history and the stages they involve. Students also met Ali Hussan and heard his story of surviving the Rwandan Genocide and his subsequent asylum in Newcastle. They also learnt about the different stories of immigration to Britain. Students had the opportunity to share opinions...

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9
December
2014

Living Waterways Geography Visit

David Johnson, Living Waterways officer with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, visited geography lessons to give a talk on environmental management of waterways in Teesside.  The class heard how rare species, such as the water vole, have become extinct in Billingham's becks and streams in the last 10 years.   Students learned about ways in which rare local species are now being protected and how they can get involved in fun activities that will help conserve wildlife habitats.

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4
December
2014

Award winning children’s author visits Northfield School

Award winning children’s author and screen writer Barry Hutchison visiting Northfield as part of the Northern Children’s Book Festival. He first led a talk with all year 8 students making them laugh out loud with tales about his childhood fears that inspired his series of books ‘Imaginary fiends’ which are about imaginary friends that come back in your nightmares. There was time for students to ask questions and buy his books to have signed. His book Mr Mumbles was the most popular with students and many are now reading it for Accelerated Reader.Barry then led a creative writing workshop in...

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4
December
2014

Northfield Singers at Stockton Sparkles

Last week saw the first of Northfield’s festive musical performances. The Junior and Senior Soloists sang a variety of Christmas classics at ‘Stockton Sparkles’, Stockton High Street’s annual Christmas event. It is the fourth year the singers have performed there to a packed audience of friends, family and Christmas shoppers and they certainly did us proud! 

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