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12
February
2018

Northfield’s Skiing Trip 2018

Very early on Saturday morning (I mean VERY early, like three o’clock in the morning) we found ourselves outside of school. The reason? We were going skiing in Alpe d’Huez. Thirty-two school students and three teachers made their way towards Newcastle airport, catching the early flight to Geneva. Excitement grew as we drove through Switzerland and the rugged mountains of France. After this interesting yet long journey, we reached our final destination: La Vallee Blanche Hotel, Alpe d’Huez. The extensive travelling left most of us tired, so we spent the rest of Saturday unpacking, getting settled in and that left...

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12
February
2018

Careers Event – Business Visits

Tuesday 6th February – Friday 9th FebruaryFrom Tuesday 6th February – Friday 9th February Year 10 students took part in a number of different events linked to the development of their careers. Over 240 students visited a wide range of businesses including Wilton Engineering, Suzanne Wilson Hair Design, Wynyard Hall Hotel and The Arc in Stockton. The aim of the event was to develop students’ ideas about their careers and show them the range of jobs and opportunities available to them in the local area.The students gained from a wide range of experiences and were a credit to the school....

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6
February
2018

Design and Technology Success for Caitlin

Caitlin in Year 8 has worked hard this term to overcome her vision impairment in Design and Technology. The class have been producing a mood light of their own design. After several design ideas Caitlin settled for a heart design and sketched her design on paper. This was then reproduced using CAD software and printed on acrylic using a laser cutter. Caitlin then used various skills and techniques to produce the base and circuit board for the LED light. Caitlin was over the moon with the final result. "Although I needed a little support with the soldering and other fiddly...

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2
February
2018

Harry Potter Book Night

Northfield Library was transformed into a wizarding world complete with platform 9 3/4 , Honeydukes sweet shop and dementor photo booth to celebrate the fourth annual Harry Potter night which shares the magic of J.K. Rowling’s fantastic books.Young wizards, witches and Muggles came dressed as their favourite characters and enjoyed an evening of magical games, readings from Harry Potter, wizard duels and pin the sock on Dobby! The evening began with a Sorting Hat ceremony and sweets and cakes from Honeydukes sweet shop, kindly donated by staff.The students were excited to be joining in with schools, libraries and bookshops across...

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25
January
2018

Northfield and Powerhouse Junior Dragonboat Paddlers to Feature in Blue Peter

Northfield and Powerhouse Junior Dragonboat paddlers will feature in a Blue Peter episode to be broadcast on CBBC at 5.30pm tonight (25 January 2018). The Blue Peter production team spent a day with a club back in September and the presenter Lindsay was introduced to the sport and participated in some training sessions.A couple of weekends later Lindsey took to the water again at the National Dragonboat Finals held in Nottingham, and together with some juniors from other dragon boat clubs, Northfield Students took part in a head to head race and gained their Blue Peter badge.Find out how they...

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