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19
April
2018

STEM Club Visit to Suez Recycling and Recovery Plant

On Tuesday 17th April Y7 & Y8 STEM club students visited Suez recycling and recovery plant at Haverton Hill to learn about how they create energy from waste. Suez provides innovative and environmentally-responsible solutions for the waste generated by households and businesses. During the visit students got a tour of the waste bunker, flue gas treatment and furnace fire. They also took part in different activities including designing their own recycling facility for the future. “I found it a very interesting day; I learnt that the plant generates 22.5 megawatts of energy which is enough to power 36,000 homes in...

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29
March
2018

Northfield School Wins Rugby 7's Competition

On 28th March, Northfield School competed at West Hartlepool in the Rugby 7's competition. Under the leadership of their captain, Tom, Northfield ended up winning, proudly wearing the new rugby kits!All the lads did really well but the 3 stand out performers were Tom, Bruno and Reece!

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28
March
2018

STEM club trip to EDF nuclear power station

On Monday 26th March, 29 STEM club students in Y7 & Y8 visited the EDF Nuclear Power Station in Hartlepool. Students got the exciting opportunity to see inside the Nuclear Power Station during a tour where they visited the turbine hall; home to two electromagnet generators, the cooling water pump house and the emergency garages. On the afternoon students took part in ‘Pretty curious’ workshop to challenge their perceptions of STEM and to be inspired to pursue STEM based careers. Students used ‘Littlebit’ components to bring ideas of future technology to life and presented it back to the group.Staff at...

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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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