10N Xmas Jumper day

Along with preparing for the fayre we also embraced ‘Christmas jumper day’ and took part in the ‘skittle’ challenge. The game became quite addictive and even Miss Sugden had to have a go while passing by.
Haydn eventually  took the crown with an impressive 33.23 seconds to separate 40 skittles into colour groups.

10N Enterprise

10N have been busy the last 2 days preparing our enterprise. Everyone’s due a well deserved weekend off after baking, decorating, packaging and selling nearly 100 biscuits and a gingerbread house with enough structural set backs to feature on Grand Designs! We are so proud of how hard our students have worked!

BBC Look North

We were lucky enough to have BBC Look North in school today, talking to Mr Broom and some pupils about our enterprising activities and the food we donated to the food bank as a result. They are hoping to air this on tonight’s Look North, so be sure to tune in!

8H – Life Skills

8H have once again been working on our kitchen skills. We have made pasta and sauce with cheese, using the kitchen safely. We have also made cupcakes, as a test-run for what we could sell at enterprise. Our young people practiced wearing masks for the non-cooked parts of the recipe (icing) for added hygiene safety, which were well tolerated for the short period required. Well done!

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day

Sensory Taste Testing

Pupils in 10D have taken part in a sensory evaluation of different food items. We had to use our senses to describe how the food looked, what it smelt like, what the texture felt like, then finally how it tasted. We used some good descriptive language.

Some foods were less popular than others!

6th Form Students take on the NCS Programme and “Are Epic !”

A selection of our year 12, 13 and 14 students have been offered a fantastic opportunity to take part in NCS (National Citizen Service) which is a programme run nationally across the UK. It provides the opportunity for young people to overcome their fears, make new friends and gain new skills. It consists of three phases: Be Epic, Live Life and Do Good.

The students completed Phase 1 this week taking on some adventurous outdoor challenges as a group, supporting each other and facing their fears head on.

Here are a few pictures taken of the students “Being Epic” !


8H – music

After some recent training, Mrs Hyams was ready to debut the new format of our music lessons. We all sat round together, singing and shaking the Lycra. First, we worked on the musical skill of waiting for our turn. We took turns to sit underneath, feeling the wind and listening to the Lycra move. As the song got faster we shook the Lycra faster, and when it was slow we gently raised and lowered it.

Next, we worked on playing our instrument on cue. We’ll need to work on this one a bit!

Smiles all round!

P.S – thanks to Mr Lock for the Ukulele lesson!

Important Letter from Durham County Council re Omicron

Final Parents and Carers Omicron Additional Measures Letter – 1-12-21

Enterprise Christmas Fayre

We’ve all been very busy in 6th form preparing for the Christmas fayre. We’ve made a variety of Christmas goodies, great for stocking fillers varying from: Christmas light up bottles, vegan chocolate truffles, chocolate Christmas log, candy cane chocolate hearts, luxury fudge, reindeer lollipops, reindeer hot chocolate bags, hot chocolate stirrers and lots more.