The Rocky Monster Show

IMG_0295 (1)Monday 19th June – 6:30pm, Tuesday 20th June – 6:30pm

Pupils at Newminster and Chantry have been rehearsing ready to perform the musical ‘The Rocky Monster Show’ in June.

Tickets will be available for the ‘The Rocky Monster Show’ performances at the school offices from Monday 15th May (strictly morning break times only). The tickets are priced at £4 adult and £3 child / OAP.

About the ‘The Rocky Monster Show’…..

Bizarre, anarchic and very funny, this Rock ‘n’ Roll musical is a riotous mix of the Addams Family, Young Frankenstein and Phantom of the Opera, with Rebecca and The Rocky Horror Show thrown in for good measure!

Baron Frankenstein’s descendant, and ex-pop star turned professor of Genetics, creates DNA moulds of people in his computer. How these moulds come to life as the ultimate Rock Group, headed by a clone of Elvis himself is the highlight of the hilarious plot.

More traditional monsters also add spice to the explosive mixture. Audience and cast will love the Rock ‘n’ Roll score, much of which is an affectionate send-up of the 60’s.

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Performance for KS2

On Monday 5th June KS2 pupils at Newminster and Chantry Middles Schools are to be treated to a performance by the Ned Corvan Shadow Troupe.

Ned Corvan was the first professional North East singer/songwriter and music hall star.

Here is a taster of the show:

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Robin Stevens – Author Visit

On Thursday 25th May, Y5 will be meeting Robin Stevens, award-winning author of the Murder Most Unladylike series, and will be able to buy signed and personally dedicated copies of all her books, featured below.

Agatha Christie meets Malory Towers in these thrilling detective mysteries set between the two World Wars. Neatly plotted, they have plenty of twists and a particularly engaging narrator in Hazel. Linking the books is the development of the two central characters, Wells and Wong, which is as fascinating as the crimes they strive to solve.

Blackwells Bookshop will be selling all the books on the day for a discounted cash purchase price of £5.00. Please note that we cannot, therefore, accept cheques.

The event promises to be exciting and inspiring and we are very much looking forward to it!


Morpeth Tennis Club Open Day

Poster A4 Open Day 2017

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Morpeth Tennis Open Day at Longhirst Hall, NE61 3LL. 1-4pm Sunday 28 May 2017

Free Tennis from 1-4pm. 

The Cricket, Hockey and Tennis clubs will all have activities running from 1 until 4pm at their Longhirst Hall grounds 2 miles north of Morpeth (post code NE61 3LL).

From 1-4pm: Tennis taster sessions for beginners of all ages and abilities.

Mini tennis for children ages 4-11 (i.e. small racquets, half court, small nets and soft balls). Older children can play with responsible adults. Annual membership for children is £25.

Adults/teenagers can hit with friends or club members, who will offer guidance and encouragement on how to play the game. Adult players can come in a group or as individuals. We are keen to offer support to all adults/teenagers wanting to get back into tennis. Racquets and balls will be available please wear non marking shoes/trainers.

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Inner Warrior event and Girls Development day

Touch in the Park FB-postWith the Inner Warrior campaign in full force, Active Northumberland are hosting a Girls Development Day on the 25th June. For more information on this click ‘continue reading’.

Touch In the Park is a rugby club running on Wednesdays at Paddy Freemans from 6.30pm. ALL ages, genders, ability are welcome, with a BBQ afterwards.

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Trout Ticklers

image2Fourteen children attended the Trout Tickler fishing event on on Saturday 6th May at Thrunton Fisheries.

There were five fish landed although others caught fish and lost them, but that is the name of the game!

Top man again was Ryan with two fish caught and Jonathan also caught a fish too!

Happy fishing!

Bronze Arts Awards

IMG_5218The Bronze Arts Awards pupils’ fantastic work is up on display at the Laing Art Gallery alongside other schools from throughout the region as part of the ARTiculate project. This is a culmination of several workshops on visual literacy and digital photo editing with the Laing education team and local photographer, Nicola.

They enjoyed a wonderful preview evening on 27th April with students showing their work to friends and family. The comments book included  ‘ Lovely to see the students’ work exhibited so professionally, thank you’, ‘Well done guys the work is really individual and well executed’ and ‘ I have really enjoyed the whole experience of Arts Award as I was so free to do whatever I wanted’.
The pupils’ work will be on display at the Laing until May 22nd.
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Abbeyfields Transition Day

A big thank you to Abbeyfields Year 4s who have participated so nicely in their first transition day at Newminster. We look forward to seeing you again!

Things that they said about their visit:

‘I liked how kind and helpful the older children were’.
‘Meeting some of the teachers’.
‘I enjoyed all the lessons’.

Things they would like to know more about:

‘How will I find my way around?’
‘What are the names of all the teachers?’
‘Will I make new friends?’