News and Events

News and Events


12
October
2017

Northeast Secondary Schools Swimming Gala

Our school swimming team have done very well competing against secondary schools who have their own swim schools for example in Leeds and in Newcastle.The year 7 and 8 team came 6th in the both the medley team relay and freestyle team relay.The year 9 girls team came 9th in both the medley and freestyle relays.The girls were a credit to our school with Leone acting as team captain and mentor to the year 7 girls.

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5
October
2017

Northfield students join in with BBC Authors Live Event

On the 4th October Northfield's News Team and Year 9 Book Group participated in an online training event organised by BBC Scotland and The Scottish Book Trust.The event, which is hosted by BBC Scotland, focused on young adult fiction and vlogging. This allowed students to listen to a live chat between Authors Melvin Burgess, Jean Menzies and Non Pratt and have questions answered about Young Adult Fiction via a twitter feed.Over 100 schools took part nationally and our students enjoyed watching the discussion for the first time. After we watched the 40-minute live video we then utilised the training video...

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5
October
2017

Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Taster Expedition

On Friday 29th September over 90 Northfield students and 20 staff took over the North Yorkshire Moors to start their Duke of Edinburgh bronze training. Students experienced camping overnight and developed camp craft including putting up a tent, cooking and enjoyed navigating on an 8km hike.  With impressive views the students blossomed and worked well in their teams and encouraged each other through the mud. The enthusiastic 14 to 15 year olds are now perfecting these skills in school with their DofE morning sessions on a Thursday and independently completing the other sections of the award before their next training...

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3
October
2017

Northfield Dragon Boaters: From Beginners to Winners!

Last year five Northfield students took to the water as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.Corey, Declan, Dominic, Maya and Skye joined the Tees Valley Dragons Powerhouse dragon boat team to complete their award in October and nearly a year later they have battled their way to the top of the junior league, paddled to success with the adult team and started Great Britain trials. At the beginning of the racing season in April at Stockton on Tees, the Power Spartan Juniors were formed after our students progressed in training and wowed the crowds with their power and resilience....

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3
October
2017

National Poetry Day 2017

National Poetry Day was celebrated in Northfield School Library on Thursday 28th September with a ‘Poetry Read’ at lunchtime. The theme this year was ‘Freedom’ and a number of our students who are members of the ‘Library Café’ and ‘Year 9 Reading Group’ wrote their own poems to read out at the event. Members of staff along with students from all year groups joined in sharing their favourite poems.National Poetry Day is all about enjoying, discovering and sharing poetry. Whoever you are, and whatever your reading tastes, there will be a poetry book for you to enjoy in Northfield Library...

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