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28
March
2018

STEM – Race for the Line

On Thursday the 22nd March all Y7 students took part in the qualifying stage of ‘Race for the Line’. The competition is intended to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and scientists with a national rocket car racing competition involving around 70,000 Year 7 students in England, Scotland and Wales. In Technology lessons students manufactured their rocket car, looked at coding a Micro bit which was used as a timing gate on race day, designed a team logo and looked at how Maths and Science is useful in calculating speed in order to improve performance. A Rocketeer team from RAF Leeming visited Northfield...

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16
March
2018

Happy 10th Birthday Northfield Library!

On Wednesday 7th March we celebrated with a party to mark 10 years since the school library was officially opened. This followed a week of activities and events. Northfield's school library was 18 years in the planning and cost £700,000 to add to the school in 2008. It is loved and used daily by large numbers of students and includes computers, comfy reading and study areas as well as over 13,000 books.Staff, invited students and the guest of honour, previous Headteacher David Youldon, enjoyed a Mad Hatters tea party style buffet. Mr Walker said a few words and students spoke...

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16
March
2018

Author, Artist and Animator Niel Bushnell Inspires Students

Niel Bushnell is a local artist, animator and award-winning science-fiction and fantasy author. His books include Sorrowline and Timesmith, and a YA novel called Altitude. He visited Northfield as part of our week long 10th Birthday celebrations. Firstly speaking to all Year 7 and 8 students about his life, his art, his work in animation for TV and computer games and his books. Sorrowline and Timesmith are about time travel. Niel explained to students how he used photos to research and used examples to get them to create characters and backstories. Students were excited to meet Niel in the library...

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14
March
2018

Stockton Primary Athletics Event

On Monday 12th March Northfield's School Sports Partnership ran the Stockton Primary Athletics event at Preston Park. The event had ex Northfield student and World indoor 60m record holder, Richard Kilty, as the special guest who gave out the medals to all the successful pupils. Almost 500 pupils ran the event from year 4 to year 6 and did remarkably well on one of the wettest days of the year. The successful students will go on to represent Stockton at the Tees Valley finals after Easter.

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9
March
2018

A Royal Meeting

As part of Northfield School’s commitment to creating a mentally healthy school community a number of staff have participated in a Place 2 Be’s Mental Health Champions Programme. A Place 2 Be is the leading national children’s mental health charity which provides in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional well being of pupils, families and teachers. This week A Place 2 Be’s Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, opened their new headquarters in London. Miss Renwick had the privilege of being invited to meet the Duchess and discuss the training Northfield School has been involved in whilst supporting...

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