‘Frame your World’ Photographic Competition

frame-your-idea---milkshake-adHow good a photographer are you? Why not try and see. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter. Entries will be accepted from anybody from The Three Rivers Learning Trust and Collingwood School and Media Arts College.

Aimed at photography enthusiasts, from our community the judges are looking to award the best single shots across five diverse categories, individuals may enter a maximum of three photos in each category. All submitted images must have been taken in either 2015 or 2016.

In each category judges will award 1 winner, 1 runner up and up to 5 commended entries. All group winners of each photo category will be entered in ‘The 2016 Frame your World’ Grand Photography Final where one photograph will be the overall winning entry.

Click below to find out more – including photo categories and prizes!

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Free Kickboxing sessions

Free Kickboxing sessions for students during September, taught by former world #1 professional full contact fighter James Watling. There is a limit number of 10 spaces available, so be quick!

Sessions include:

  • Boxing and Kickboxing
  • Non contact
  • Physical conditioning
  • Self disipline

When: Wednesdays 5-6 PM, throughout September.

Where: Barnanbas Youth Centre, Morpeth

If interested contact Barnabas safe and sound, or James directly on 07765403779.

Writer’s Club

The Writer’s Club met for the first time on 4 May. The Club provides an informal forum for our pupils to find their creative ‘voice,’ have fun with words, and enjoy the freedom and autonomy to express their ideas in whatever form they choose.

The Writer’s Club has provided an environment which from the beginning has promoted independence. I have encouraged pupils to take a ‘leap of faith’, trust their own judgements, share ideas and offer advice to each other. The resulting work has drawn on an eclectic range of subjects, which have been humorous, thought-provoking and at times emotional.

We hope you enjoy the ‘Talking Heads’ performances on our website and invite you to read additional examples of the fabulous work produced over the last nine weeks.

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Y5 Careers Afternoon

IMG_1037This was the first time that we trialed a mini careers event for our year five students. The event took place on Friday 1st July where the students had a special assembly facilitated by Mrs Bowler involving a ‘What’s my line?’ theme.

The event was supported by ‘Primary futures’ who kindly recruited the visitors which included the following representatives:

  • Wendy Bland, Accountant, BIS
  • Steve Bullock, Welder/Safety Advisor, Express Engineering  
  • Kelly Green, Change Finance Apprentice, DWP
  • Emma Youngs, Occupational Therapist
  • Andy Jaycott, Tax Analyst, Deloitte

The year five’s thoroughly enjoyed grilling the guests!

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Big Bang Fair

IMG_1017A group of 28 year seven students went along to the annual Big Bang Fair at Northumbria University to present their science projects. All the students have been accredited with a Bronze crest award and they had the opportunity to showcase their fantastic work amongst other schools in the North East.

The year seven’s also had the opportunity to attend inspiring STEM workshops and take part in a variety of challenges such as chocolate welding, bug eating challenges and one of our students Max Davidson won the Formula 1 challenge which was run by the NAC group.


Year 7 pupil performs in ‘David Murray’s Great Piano Show’

Ciaran performed in ‘David Murray’s Great Piano Show’ at The Sage Gateshead last night.

He opened the show performing ‘In the Shed’ on a Steinway Concert Grand Piano.

“I found the concert a very inspirational event and was proud to be a part of it,” said Ciarian, year 7. Well done Ciaran.

Morpeth boy’s a roaring success in deaf charity mascot competition

lionA pupil from Newminster Middle School in Morpeth has beaten children from across the UK to win a competition to design a mascot for the Deaf Health Charity SignHealth. Twelve-year-old Ryan Rong won the competition with his lion design which is now being turned into a mascot by Jellyhead Studios in London, who have previously created mascots for the BBC, Asda and The Rainforest Café.

Newminster Middle School takes part each year in sign2sing, a fundraising activity organized by SignHealth. The children learn a specially written song with signs and use the activity as a platform for raising funds to help deaf children in the UK and Uganda.

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Review of our Summer Showcase

IMG_0199On the 13 and 14 June, over 200 pupils from Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools put on a spectacular Summer Showcase.

With some help from the staff, the students created magical evenings full of singing, music, dance and even a spot of drama. Most of the smaller acts had been put through a series of auditions to get a place in the Summer Showcase.

In addition to all of the student performances the sound and lighting was manned by a crew of year 7 and 8 pupils. They were overseen by Mr Hughes and Mr Holmes and did a wonderful job making the showcase look fabulous and run so smoothly.

The set had been created by the Bronze Arts Award students and was designed in the style of murals by Dzine and Beatriz Milhazes. Art work was produced by year 7 and 8 students and used for the tickets and posters.

Some of the acts included dancing in various forms (jazz and modern, street and Irish), piano duets, solos, the joint schools choir and a hilarious drama sketch performed by a group of year 8 boys. The show exuded diversity, inclusivity and variety.

The last number in the showcase was a whole cast rendition of Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ which gave the pupils a final chance to shine.

Truly memorable and inspiring performances – well done.

Review written by
Milena Y8, Newminster

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