7S- Parts of a flower

This week 7s looked closely at the different parts of a flower and how each part is used to keep the plant alive. We watched a short video explaining the life cycle of a plant. We then carefully dissected some flowers of our own to take a closer look at each part.

Here we all are hard at work!


British Heart Foundation – non uniform letter

British Heart Foundation

Year 10 GCSE Art

Year 10 are currently working on their ‘local landmarks’ project. Today they created some fabulous charcoal drawings.






Uniformed services: Using a radio

Today we learned why uniformed services use radios and the correct procedures to use when speaking over the radio.

We like a challenge, so we cracked some codes to make it trickier!

We split into teams, one team cracked the code and the other waited for the code and a location, which is where Mrs Metcalfe had placed some goodies. The team who were going to the location had to pass the secret code over to a member of staff, if they got the code right they received an item.

We found tea, sugar, milk and biscuits then enjoyed a well earned cup of tea!


Some of the Sixth Form have been learning about Autumn through sensory stories.

Pie, peas and bingo night

We had a very successful Pie, peas and bingo night on a Wednesday evening. Everyone had fun and won a range of cash and chocolate prizes. Thank you to everyone that came along.


First Aid

Some of the Sixth Form completed their Basic First Aid course this week.

7S- Yoga

As part of mental health awareness day, 7S looked at ways of keeping our minds and bodies healthy and ways to promote positive attitudes. As part of this we took part in a yoga session. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and went to our next lesson calm and relaxed.


9C Chemical Reactions

We have been continuing our learning about chemical reactions, in science. Today we looked at how you can mix different substances to cause a colour change; we made and used a pH indicator from red cabbage.

We discussed safety and then watched a short video on how to carry out the experiment. We then recalled the different steps and followed the instructions.

First we made the red cabbage indicator…

We then tested the pH of different liquids and described the colour change…

Until next time.


Pupils in 8D enjoy their Tuesday morning sessions at South Durham gymnastics!