Morpeth Partnership Ceilidh Saturday 6th February

IMG_4639The KEVI Ceilidh Band and the Nemwinster and Chantry Ceilidh Bands combined together to provide the music for dancing. We had a big turnout with the dance floor full every time with students of all ages and parents dancing together. 

There were Solos performance spots from Scott Martin and Annie Jessop, and Alice Oakey, Sophie Lamont, Alistair McCubbin and Matthew Forster. The Pie and Pea Supper was organised by KEVI PTA, and we had the local Irish dancing group performing at the interval which has a mixture of KEVI and Middle School students. This is going to be an annual event, so watch this space!

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Brilliant Club

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gradWe are very pleased to announce that all of our Brilliant Club 2016 students graduated from their Scholars Programme on Thursday 4th February. They attended Durham University for the evening, along with all the other successful graduates from the programme.  It was a very proud moment for everyone and it was wonderful to see parents and carers sharing the special occasion. Well done!

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#NEGirlsGoDigitalEvent

STEMOn Thursday 28th January 20 Key Stage 3 girls took part in a fantastic STEM event specifically for girls in our region, at The Sage Gateshead. The event was organised and run by the Stemettes and Accenture.

We attended the event last year and had a really brilliant and informative day, so expectations were high for this years “bigger and better” event.

We weren’t disappointed. This year the event was on a larger scale and The Sage was not the only venue. There were other events running in Birmingham, Manchester and London simultaneously on the day. At one point we were even “Trending” on Twitter.

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Sign2Sing 2016

The pupils of Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools took part in the Sign2Sing event today. They signed and sang the song ‘Reach Out Your Hand’ which was filmed, along with singing other songs and taking part in activities which have taught the children a new and valuable skill as well as raising awareness of Deaf issues .

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The event was done as two whole schools (over 1000 children and all staff) and took place in the Chantry School hall.

SignHealth, which is a national charity, dedicated to improving the health and well being of deaf people, are behind the event.

Thank you all for your kind donations and well done for your excellent efforts.

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Enterprise Day 2016

IMG_0327We had a successful drop down day on January 29th. The day was supported by 21 Business Ambassadors from various organisations in the North East along with Carole Richards from Northumberland Education Business Partnership.
The students worked in house teams comprising vertical groups. Throughout the day the Business Ambassadors set challenges and tasks to encourage enterprise and entrepreneurship. The aim of the day was for students to participate in manufacturing simulations and set up their own companies. The intended outcome for the day was that the students will develop their team and communication skills as well as raising employability skills and financial awareness.

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Chinese New Year Lunch

Wednesday February 10th, Chantry students can enjoy a Chinese themed lunch to celebrate the Chinese New Year. A chance to expand your child’s menu and embrace another cultures food!

The menu includes:

  • Shredded Beef Tacos
  • Nonya Chicken Curry
  • Nonya Quorn Curry
  • Pineapple Pan Asian Fried Rice
  • Boiled Rice
  • Prawn Crackers
  • Jelly or Ice cream

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All prepared for enterprise day on Friday 29th January? Your form tutor will be telling you more about the day, but if you want to have another practice at making ducks – this video clip will help.