Year 8 Debate Team
On Monday 18th December, Northfield celebrated national Parliament Week by launching this year’s Year 8 Debate Team. Nineteen Year 8s were off timetable, learning about the history of parliament and the democratic process through games and activities. The days culminated in a formal debate, chaired by Mr Henderson, Deputy Head teacher, arguing whether the National Curriculum needs to place more emphasis on lifelong learning. Mr Henderson gave extremely positive feedback to both groups, commenting on their maturity and etiquette when debating, and their public speaking skills and capability when challenging. Next year sees the Team visit London and the Houses...
Sporting success at the Stockton Schools Cross Country Event
Northfield School competed at the Stockton Schools Cross Country event at Preston Park on Thursday 7th December. The following students finished in the top 10 and will now represent Stockton in the Cleveland Championships at Stewart Park in January.Year 7Owen - 4thBen - 10thBeth - 9thIsabel - 2ndYear 9Riley - 8thFaye - 7thYear 11Ben - 4th Well done to all other runners for competing in very muddy conditions.
Indoor Athletics Successes
Well done to the year 7 and year 8 boys indoor athletics teams who both finished second at the secondary school competition on Tuesday 21 November at Durham University. They have qualified for the Tees Valley event in January. Well done to the year 8 girls team who finished 5th and the year 7 girls who finished 6th.All pupils were a credit to the school.
Two Year 7 braille users have been trialling new state of the art, specialist equipment that has arrived in school this week. Maddy and Alfie have been getting to grips with the braille-note touch, which allows them to read and write braille electronically. The device allows students to research online, download apps and produce word documents in braille. Work produced in lessons in braille can then be e-mailed or printed in text for teachers to read and mark. The students have already begun training with the school's specialist team for Visual Impairment and are looking forward to using the equipment...
Northfield Students Excel at Tees Valley Boccia Competition
Northfield School was represented by 10 year 7, 8 and 9 students today at the Tees Valley Boccia competition held at marsh house avenue sports centre. Boccia is a team sport and is a form of seated bowling. Students were in teams of 3 or 4 and split into 5 pools competing against 34 other teams. Lily, Jade and Kai were placed third in their pool. Christopher, Alfie, Brendon and Joshua were placed second in their pool. Grace, Maddie and Katy were first in their pool and went forward to the semi finals where they were placed third overall and...