New logo

Logo RBG

We’re excited to announce that The Three Rivers Learning Trust brand has had a transformation to give it a more modern feel. Over the coming months you’ll see this logo replace the existing one on letterheads and other documentation.

There will also be a new website, containing all of the information about the Trust and the schools who are part of it.

This week Mr Young shares his top 3 favourite books

My 3 favourite books are The Great Gatsby, Brideshead Revisited and Bright Lights, Big City.

All 3 share the same story of a young, likeable hero drawn into a society that is above them in some way but which intrigues and excites and then ultimately spits them out into the real world with a new perspective born of their experience.

Area Cross Country

Well done to the following students who represented KEVI at the area Cross Country Competition on Wednesday 7 December:

Holly Peck                                           James Etterler
Lily Heaton                                          Angus Stout
Laura Cook                                         Josh Nelson
Charlotte Bruce                                   Hugh Dennis
Lauren Cummings                              George Aycliffe
Grace Coffey                                       Brad Brown
Miriam Cummins                                Ross Charlton
Kirsty Duffin                                        Dan Dixon
Emma Watson                                   Rory Leonard
Matthew Waterfield
Alex Cunningham
Connor Marshall

The following students have qualified in the top 16 and therefore go forward to represent East Northumberland at Temple Park, South Shields in the next round of the competition in January – well done!

Holly Peck                                           Angus Stout
Lily Heaton                                          Josh Nelson
Laura Cook                                         Brad Brown
Lauren Cummings                              Ross Charlton
Kirsty Duffin                                        Dan Dixon
Emma Watson                                   Rory Leonard
Matthew Waterfield
Alex Cunningham
Connor Marshall



Flowers for Algernon

flowers of algernonThis week’s book recommendation is from Mr Astbury:

The book I recommend is Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.

The story begins with the concept that Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has undergone surgery to increase his intelligence by artificial means. The story is told as a series of progress reports written by a man named Charlie Gordon, the first human test subject for the surgery, and it touches upon many different ethical and moral themes such as the treatment of the mentally disabled. The book uses some words to describe Charlie that are no longer deemed acceptable but you have to put that aside as a show of time and not a modern author being insensitive. It employs a very clever use of literacy that you only have to read the first few chapters to understand and appreciate.

Wreath Making

Thank you to everyone who attended the Wreath Making Event on Monday. We raised over £800 for the PTFA.

The Christian festival of Advent

Nick Rowark 2016Chaplain to King Edward VI school in Morpeth, Nicholas Rowark presents a series of Podcasts exploring religious festivals and their meaning for us today.

The Sense of an Ending

TheSenseofanEndingThis week’s book recommendation is from English teacher Ms McKay:

I recommend ‘The Sense of an Ending’ by Julian Barnes. Winner of the Booker Prize in 2011, ‘The Sense of an Ending’ is a book I’ve read three times now. It is narrated by Tony Watson, a man in his sixties, who reflects back on previous events of his life, and in particular one key event involving a lost love and a recently acquired diary. What begins as a seemingly ordinary look back at school and teenage memories quickly becomes something much more interesting and mysterious. It is a novella about the ambiguity of memory and self-reflection. Prompted by hearing about the suicide of an old school friend Tony begins to question his irresponsible actions as a teenager and discovers a terrible tragedy which is both shocking and difficult for us as readers to understand exactly who was responsible.