Year 8 English class achieve national accreditation!
Miss Silivistris’s 8t/E1 achieved ‘Model Class’ for their efforts in the Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reading (AR) scheme. Northfield’s Year 8 English class are one of only one hundred other classes in the whole of the United Kingdom to be featured on the Honour Roll.The AR scheme involves all students in Year 7 and 8 borrowing a book suited to their reading ability and then completing a quiz once finished. AR promotes improvement in reading, encourages reading for passion as well as developing important literacy skills necessary for students’ futures. To achieve the status, 8t/E1 had to average over twenty minutes...
Year 11 cuts off hair for charity!
Unlike most hair conscious girls her age, Year 11 student Kelsey decided that she wanted to do something good for others and raise money for charity, resulting in a staggering 9 inches being cut from her hair!After deciding upon her brave and difficult choice of fund raising activity, Kelsey had to make the even harder decision of which worthy cause to donate the money to. Fittingly, Kelsey chose The Little Princess Trust: an organisation which provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment. An amazing...
Year Seven Bag Pack in the local community
On Saturday 25th April, 28 Year Seven students went to Tesco in Billingham to pack customer's bags in order to raise money for our school charity: The Future Fund. Some students packed bags for up to six hours, trying to do their bit to raise money to fund cutting edge research into childhood cancer. Students thoroughly enjoyed the day working in the local community and helping lots of different people. They did an excellent job and their packing skills were commented on by Tesco staff who were impressed at the students' polite and helpful attitude towards customers. For example: asking...
Year 11 Geography Visit to the Lake District
Year 11 Geography students visited the Lake District this weekend to ascend Blencathra (868m). The trip enabled students to see a range of glacial features as they make their final preparations for the GCSE exam. Staff and students enjoyed fantastic spring weather and rewarded themselves with ice creams following the long descent into Keswick.
In March, to celebrate the National Science and Engineering week, Northfield students were visited by the animal handling organisation Zoolab. Several year 7 classes took part in workshops to identify the adaptations of a range of animals including snakes, tarantulas, giant snails and rodents!