Friday the 13th brought Children in Need and the Sixth Form Spinathon, Year 12 against Year 13, all in support of Lucy Wox a previous Year 11 student who was completing the BBC One Rickshaw Challenge.
So 09:20 came and the Spinathon began. Each year group had different cyclists in each 10 minute slot of the school day. Year 13 took an early lead with some apparently keen cyclists, until a student withdrew with a bout of unexpected sickness. Then along came the Year 12 future Olympian with a burst of 42 mph which took Year 12 into the lead. While all this was going on the donations were flying in and the total was pushing £2000.
Read the rest of the story, click ‘continue reading’.
Congratulations to Fiona and Hamish Turnbull for their achievements in cycling. Fiona (11A) has been selected for the North East cycling team to take part in the Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester and has also been selected to be part of the North East Teams for both Mountain Biking and Road Cycling Inter Regional Competitions. All while her brother, Hamish Turnbull (Year 12) earned two gold medals at the Sainsbury’s School Games at the weekend, but he says he wont stop there and has his sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
On Wednesday 8 July, Strutt & Parker hosted the final showcase of their 40 shortlisted entrants and revealed the winner and runners up of the competition.
Sophie Thomson (Y10 at KEVI) who won first place for her acrylic on canvas painting of Morpeth Clock Tower. She was awarded a £100 Amazon voucher.
Well done also to Caitlin Scott (Y10 at KEVI) and Danny Lilico (Y8 at Chantry) who were the runners-up, winning £50 Amazon vouchers each.
Furthermore, 6 students were awarded a highly commended award (£10 Amazon voucher) and these were Thea Viernes and Maddy Stewart (Newminster), Leon Smith and Michael Smart (Chantry) and Phoebe Hoggan and Emily Brannigan (KEVI).
Congratulations to the following students have been short-listed for the Morpeth Town Art Competition sponsored by Strutt & Parker.
The King Edward VI School
Newminster Middle School
Chantry Middle School
Paola Hristova (Y9)Emily Brannigan (Y9)
Amber Johnston (Y9)
Charlotte Fatherley (Y9)
Isabel Webb (Y9)
Shellby Patterson (Y10)
Phoebe Hoggan (Y9)
Deanne Shotton (Y10)
Kiri Lamb (Y10)
Toby Gormley (Y10)
Gracie Bolton (Y10)
Sophie Thomson (Y10)
Bali Nelson (Y10)
Amber Jones (Y10)
Caitlin Scott (Y10)
Emily Streener (Y10)
Alex Carr (Y7)Jesscia Gagie (Y7)
Maddy Stewart (Y7)
Ciaran Evans (Y7)
Victoria Smyth (Y8)
Zoe Jones (Y8)
Jay Bradwell (Y8)
Lottie Dwyer (Y8)
Thea Viennes (Y8)
Summer Allan (Y8)
Michael Smart (Y7)Rebekah Hudson (Y8)
Alistair Wilson (Y8)
Jack Simm (Y8)
Jamee Re[path (Y8)
Libby Thompson (Y8)
Alex Harley (Y8)
Danny Lillico (Y8)
Leon Smith (Y8)
Lisa McCullough (Y8)
Lauren Jackson (Y8)
These students and their parents/carers are invited to attend the showcase and prize giving event at Strutt & Parker, Morpeth, on Wednesday 8 July at 5:30pm.
A judging panel will be voting for a first place (£100 Amazon voucher) and 2 runner up places (£50 Amazon vouchers). This panel will consist of Corrymella Scott (art dealer) and representatives from Strutt & Parker and The Three Rivers.
Mother Tongue Other Tongue is an exciting poetry competition first devised by Routes into Languages North West and colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012. Now in its third year, it enjoys the support of Dame Carol Ann Duffy as a national Laureate Education Project and is currently offered in six different areas across the UK. The competition has been run regionally by Routes into Languages North East since 2013 thanks to generous support from the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal at Newcastle University.
Your chance to win a trip New York in September 2015
Following on from the success of last year’s 9/11 National Schools Competition, SINCE 9/11 is once again offering students the chance to win a trip to New York in September 2015 which will include a visit to the 9/11 Memorial.
One winner and two runners up will be selected from all eligible entries received in each category and all six students will receive a trip to New York.
Mother Tongue Other Tongue is a national Laureate Education Project, led by the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy. Regional competitions and events take place throughout the year. The competition is co-ordinated by Routes into Languages.
Award winning boxer, Amir Khan, launched the 2015 competition on 2nd February. Watch his video here.
Congratulations to Ellie Morgan, Year 9, for winning the FutureChef Local Final at Newcastle College.
Ellie was up against another 11 talented hopefuls, aged between 12 and 16, who took up the challenge to showcase their fantastic cooking skills and battle it out to win their Local Final gaining a place in the Regional Final.
Ellie, 13, reigned supreme, impressing the judges, with her winning menu of Lamb Cutlets with Morrocan Glaze, Crushed Potatoes & Grilled Tomatoes and Strawberry Millefeuille.