Year 11 College Market Place
On Monday 2nd October year 11 students got the opportunity to collect information from a number of local colleges and apprenticeship providers. The event was set up as a market place in the school hall and groups of students were given time to talk to college representatives and ask questions regarding their future education.The students collected leaflets and prospectuses which will hopefully help them to decide which colleges and courses to apply for. This will be discussed and followed up within 1 to 1 careers sessions in school. The students were also given a full list of all local college...
Year 7 Restart a Heart Event
On Monday 16th October 300 year 7 students were trained to give CPR. This was part of an international campaign which aimed to train thousands of young people in one day. The ability to restart a heart is incredibly important and saves thousands of lives every year. The year 7 students were all excellent and whilst we hope they never have to use their new skills we are sure that they are capable.
Year 8 Geography Trip to York
Year 8 Geography students had a great day developing their GCSE fieldwork skills whilst investigating the sustainability of York. Students completed questionnaires on environmental quality, noise and traffic surveys at the Vanguarde Centre and two locations in the city centre. All students collected some excellent data for their projects.
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.
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...