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Student News


21
March
2017

Northfield School Go Live for BBC School Report

On Thursday 16th March sixteen students arrived at 8am to take part in the National BBC School Report ‘Go Live’ day. After months of hard work and training in researching, reporting and editing news, the team were finally ready to try meet their deadline. Since October the team have been working on news within school, locally and nationally. This included categories such as Entertainment, Sports, Weather and our headline stories. After an intense series of three trial days and an introduction workshop the students developed new skills and found their role within the team. Alfie, our weatherman can be seen...

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14
March
2017

Former Head Boy Continues to Excel

Harvey Duffield, former Northfield Head Boy (2015-16) has not rested on his laurels since leaving the school. He has recently been awarded the prestigious title of Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet of County Durham. This is a highly prestigious position only bestowed upon the very best of cadets. Harvey received his award as the forefront representative of the Army Cadet Force from Sue Snowden, Lord Lieutenant of County Durham. Harvey’s duties will include assisting the Lord Lieutenant with her duties such as handing out medals, attending official functions, events and visits, including royal visits. The Lord Lieutenant is the most senior...

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9
March
2017

Year 10 Employability Skills

As part of a scheme aiming to improve employability skills, year 10 students attended a talk by employees from Lucite International on Friday 3rd March. As well as discussing their careers at Lucite the talk was about the importance of developing a good CV and this will lead into Morning Form Time where students will be creating their own CV's. A big thank you to our visitors from Lucite for the tips that they provided on such an important task.

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8
March
2017

Year 11 Visit to GCSE Science Live at Leeds Town Hall

Yesterday 48 year 11 students attended GCSE Science Live at Leeds Town Hall and got the opportunity to hear from 5 of Britain's top scientists, all working at the cutting edge of their specialism. They got to hear about a wide range of research projects such as building a star on earth and planning retirement on Mars. The day took Science out of the classroom and gave students a better understanding of the diversity that it offers. Students were given top exam tips from a chief examiner,  and came away better prepared for their Science GCSE. 

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7
March
2017

The 101 Club

The 101 Club is a new initiative run in conjunction with the Accelerated Reader Programme. To join this elite club, students need to have a reading age of 15 years or above. Members are allowed access to a specified area of the library from which to choose their books; these consist of challenging but enjoyable classic reads across a wide spectrum of genres. Club members can be identified by their unique badges and bright yellow library cards.Pictured above are some of the 59 students from our first cohort.

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