Murderous Maths Author Visits Northfield
Recently, Northfield was extremely lucky to have Kjartan Pokitt visit the school. Mr Pokitt is the author of the murderous maths book series. We welcomed over 100 primary school students into Northfield for the afternoon, along with all the year 7 students for an exciting presentation that will not be forgotten for a long time. He presented an energetic performance involving maths tricks that baffled year 7 and primary students. The students were highly engaged and learnt several interesting facts about mathematics. The students left the event in awe and wanting to learn more.
The Thankful Solider: An original Northfield Production!
On Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th December, Northfield showcased its original production of The Thankful Soldier’.Inspired by the Year 11 trip to see War Horse at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, and to coincide with the World War One commemorations, the play was written and devised by staff and performed by Northfield School’s Drama Club. England and Wales are home to the ‘Thankful Villages’ from which all of their men returned from the war. Ralph McPherson is a Thankful soldier who returns from war but is haunted by his memories of loss.With an audience of over 250 across the two...
Christmas Fun at Homework Club
Y7 and Y8 students who have attended Homework Club from September to December were rewarded with an early Christmas surprise – Carol Harcourt and Stacey Muir had pulled out all the stops to arrange a Christmas Party for the Club. This was just to say thank you to all of the students for all of the hard work and attendance they had put in during the term.Lise, the catering manager and her staff supplied a fantastic Christmas buffet for the party which was devoured with delight – so much so that staff who thought they may get a treat on...
Anne Frank Ambassadors' Day
On Tuesday 9th December, the year 9 Anne Frank ambassadors attended the Ambassadors Day at Shotton Hall, Peterlee. During the day, the students learnt about people through history who have shown moral courage and, through hot seating, thought about the qualities they share. They explored the importance of human rights and found out about genocides in history and the stages they involve. Students also met Ali Hussan and heard his story of surviving the Rwandan Genocide and his subsequent asylum in Newcastle. They also learnt about the different stories of immigration to Britain. Students had the opportunity to share opinions...
Living Waterways Geography Visit
David Johnson, Living Waterways officer with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, visited geography lessons to give a talk on environmental management of waterways in Teesside. The class heard how rare species, such as the water vole, have become extinct in Billingham's becks and streams in the last 10 years. Students learned about ways in which rare local species are now being protected and how they can get involved in fun activities that will help conserve wildlife habitats.