Climbing, cooking and Canadian canoes

Climbing, cooking and Canadian canoes

In the latest of our Outdoor Education opportunities, a group of Year 8 and 9 students stepped out of their comfort zone and into the wilds of the Lake District for a mid-May weekend packed with adventure. They made the two-hour climb towards Glencoyne Head with full...
Spelling and Translation stars win places in National Final

Spelling and Translation stars win places in National Final

Language whiz kids Catherine Harness and Eishal Sattar (both in Year 8) travelled to Sheffield Hallam University this week to compete in the Regional Final of the French Translation Bee.  This competition involved Year 8 and 9 students from the North East, North...
Guildhall Band and Gala Concert raise the roof!

Guildhall Band and Gala Concert raise the roof!

The month of May kicked off in style for our musicians with a visit from the Guildhall Brass Band and the annual Gala Concert. It was a fantastic experience for our brass and wind instrumentalists and several Year 7 classes when the Guildhall Brass Band visited...
Duke of Edinburgh’s expedition training in full swing

Duke of Edinburgh’s expedition training in full swing

Our large cohort of Duke of Edinburgh’s adventurers is taking great strides with expedition training.  Bronze Award students have stepped up their training for their autumn expeditions with a couple of weekends away, learning about navigation and camp craft during...
Linguistics experts shed light on language change

Linguistics experts shed light on language change

We had the privilege of hosting an A-Level Language conference, welcoming 350 students from 15 local schools to hear addresses from the internationally acclaimed linguist, academic and author, David Crystal OBE, FBA, FLSW, FCIL.  His captivated audience listened to...