Future business magnates

Good luck to the Year 8  future business magnates team at tonight’s FBM finals, they’ve done a brilliant job so far in the competition with their presentation and their product, Kapopo recycling where people can win points and these are turned into prizes. Good luck.

Y10 tasters at New College, Durham.

Y10 started their tasters of colleges with a visit to New College. They chose two taster subjects that interested them to try. Everyone had a fantastic time. Pupils enjoyed using equipment that they had never used before such as pipe cutters and welding equipment.


8W Science

This week 8W have been working on our measuring skills. We spent one lesson measuring water and using pippettes.

Today we used our skills to measure water that we boiled, using science apparatus. Some of us used a thermometer to measure the temperature. We wrote a risk assessment to help us stay safe.

Parents Evening Wednesday 4th July

Parents Evening July

Parents evening for pupils in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and any year 11 pupils who are not leaving

Mini Summer Fayre

summer fayre 2018

9M English

Year 9 have been focussing on non-fiction texts and have used their knowledge to create an eye catching and informative display.

Year 11 Expressive Arts

Today, year 11 textiles are displaying their work to parents, staff and pupils. They have all worked hard throughout the course and produced some wonderful pieces as well as learning new skills. Well done year 11!

Bags2school collection

bags2school july 18

Outdoor Fitness

Some pupils in Year 11 have enjoyed taking part in an outdoor fitness session run by Rob Proud today – everyone tried hard and had lots of fun!


Locomotion Museum Garden

The year 10 Vocational Studies group were back at the Locomotion Museum garden this afternoon.

The recent combination of warm weather and rain has helped the plants grow and start to flower.  Unfortunately,  it has also helped the weeds to grow – so we had to spend some time weeding the raised flowerbeds again. We also spent time picking the weeds from the gravel around the flowerbeds.

There were a few spaces in the flowerbeds, so we planted the last of our new plants for the season. This included planting twenty nasturtium seedlings – which should be blooming with sways of red flowers by the time we next visit the garden in July.

Staff at the museum tell us that they get lots of comments from visitors to the museum about the flowerbeds.

Well done team – all your hard work is clearly appreciated by the local community!!

Planting the last few new plants for the season.

Planting some Cosmos plants. These will be bursting with colour in a few weeks time!

Weeding the gravel around the flowerbeds.

Giving the Lavender flowerbed a thorough watering!

The Wild Flower bed is starting to bust into bloom.

Some of the rockery plants starting to come into flower

The lavender plants are just beginning to show their first hint of colour.

Some of the ‘Pinks’, that we added to the rockery today.

The Hostas we planted during our last visit, seem to be establishing themselves nicely.