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7D stop motion animation

7D have been working on short stop animation films in their ICT lessons, you may recognise some familiar characters.

9W Egyptian art

9w have been exploring Egyptian art during the last half term and have been working as a group to create our own sarcophagus, complete with mummy. We sealed our mummy in his tomb and sent him on his way with items for the afterlife .

The next step to creating our aboriginal paintings was to mash up the things we had found to create natural paints. We discovered some things worked better than others and we found the odd creepy crawly had stowed away in our leaves! Then it was time to try creating our artwork, we told secret stories using symbols then swapped to see if we could figure each other’s out.


Muddy mayhem

7N are currently studying aboriginal art and have been learning about how paints were made out of natural found materials. We made the most of some sunny weather to go on the hunt for natural materials to be used for our artwork. Some of us were not fans of the mud!

Chad first aid

The year 11 CHAD group completed a Royal Life Saving workshop today held by Barbara Broadbelt from the Royal Lifesaving Society. Thanks to all concerned.

Fundraising for St Paul’s

CHAD group and Mrs De Muschamp have been working to raise money for St Paul’s centre who are providing Christmas dinners to those who are alone at Christmas. The whole school contributed to a hamper which was then raffles off. A grand total of £132 was raised. Thankyou to all involved.

Adventures in Weardale day 4

Adventures in Weardale : Day 3

Another wet and windy day in Weardale but we escaped the rain by heading to Keswick Indoor Climbing Centre.

We started day 2 by trying out archery and a crate stacking challenge.After dinner we headed out for a walk to Slipwood where we had a game of rounders. The weather might not have been on our side but we were well prepared with lots of layers- the record being 11!

Adventures in weardale: part 1

Sorry about the late post folks, dangers of trying to blog in the sticks! We arrived Monday afternoon and were met with a hot meal and a welcome tour. Then we headed out onto the high ropes course and Jacobs ladder.