Egg drop challenge

The 3D model makers have had an egg-cellent afternoon, designing a container in which to protect an egg. A good effort was made by all, although some designs didn’t work out quite as egg-spected!

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Easter art competition

Well done to this months competition winners.

Joint winners (Beech)
Amelia 9F and Luke 7E

Zoe 9F (Ash)
Emily 9F (Elm)

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Thank you and Happy Easter!

We had an unexpected treat on Tuesday when staff from the Co op funeral service came to school. They brought us lots of Easter eggs for a sweet treat before we break up for the holidays. Thanks to Richard and Barbara for thinking of us. Here they are pictured with 7S.

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County Champions!

On Friday four of our pupils represented Sedgefield Partnership in the County Games at Maiden Castle, Durham. Daniel and Joshua won gold medals in the Yr 7&8 Kurling, Liam won a silver in the Yr 8&9 Kurling and Nathan won a gold as part of the Wheelchair Basketball team! What an achievement from all four!

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The Oaks Fashion Designer of the month!

Well done to Nathan for his completed silk screen printed T shirt. He is our fashion designer of the month! Also well done to Chloe and Sam for achieving a Star Pupil award in textiles

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Easter Egg Silk painting

Some of Y10 have used Easter eggs as inspiration for their silk painting

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Silk painting

Dean has looked at The Lindisfarne Gospels to inspire his silk painting!

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KS3 Basketball Competition

Nathan, Matthew, Zoe, Reece, Peter, James, Andrew and Jack competed in special schools Key Stage 3 basketball competition at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre.

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Filmclub helping Literacy

Reece one, of our pupils who is taking part in Filmclub Talent Development, went down to London in the February 1/2 term holidays. He spent the day at the Filmclub Head Office, where he meet up with other Filmclubbers, where he was given extra training into how to improve his review techniques.

Read his review of Frankenweenie;

Frankenweenie4 out of 5By
Reece, 15
Date
19/02/2013
This movie was enjoyable. I found this film to be classic the characters were likable. The Animation is Tim Burton Animation. He’s artwork is so original you can tell a lot of effort went in this film the visuals are fantastic. I like the fact that it’s not just a parody to Frankenstein but lots good films like gremlins, Dracula so I’m giving this film four stars out of five for great animation and a well put together cast. By the way What ever did happen to that invisible fish?

Reece studying at Filmclub Head Office.

Reece studying at Filmclub Head Office.

Sixth Form pupil wins Shrievalty Award!

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A member of the sixth form was absent yesterday whilst he went to a special ceremony at Durham Castle to receive an award for his services to the local community. The award was presented to him by the High Sheriff of Durham. Congratulations Michael!