Book of the Month: October

The Woman in Black

by Susan Hill

An excellent spooky read for the month of Halloween… ‘I did not believe in ghosts’.

Few attend Mrs Alice Drablow’s funeral, and not one blood relative amongst them. There are undertakers with shovels, of course, a local official who would rather be anywhere else, and one Mr Arthur Kipps, solicitor from London. He is to spend the night in Eel Marsh House, the place where the old recluse died amidst a sinking swamp, a blinding fog and a baleful mystery about which the townsfolk refuse to speak.

Young Mr Kipps expects a boring evening alone sorting out paperwork and searching for Mrs Drablow’s will. But when the high tide pens him in, what he finds – or rather what finds him – is something else entirely.


Link to Hope Shoebox appeal

This year we are sending Christmas gifts to the poorest parts of Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and the Ukraine in conjunction with the charity ‘Link to Hope’. Each form group is responsible for creating at least one shoe box. Please view the attached slides for more information about what you could and should not include in each shoebox and to see more information about the company. Please can form representatives send their form’s shoebox to D22 before Tuesday 7th November. Thank you for your support and kindness!

Time to Shine

Anyone interested in performing in Time to Shine, a chance to showcase dance, drama or music, which will take place on 14th November in USH please come to a meeting at lunchtime on Tuesday 17th October in Drama Studio 3 at 1pm please so you can get your lunch first. – Mrs Anderson and Mrs Stephen

2018 Lit & Phil Young Writers awards

All students are invited to participate in the 2018 Lit & Phil Young Writers awards.

The first workshop will take place in school on the morning of Thursday 2nd November. If you would like to compete in the Young Writers Awards you must attend the workshop and you must sign up in advance. Please speak to Miss Camsell in D22 if you are interested.

Cake Sale

There will be a cake sale this Friday at break and lunch in the central foyer in aid of Macmillan. Come along for a cake or a sweet treat for just a small donation for a really good cause.

Christmas Card Competition

The Mayor of Morpeth is looking for a design for his annual charity Christmas card. All students from all year groups are invited to submit entries to Mr Connor. Entries should be no larger than A4 and can be in any 2D format. Prizes will be awarded for the top entries as well as the privilege of the first place design being used as the Mayor’s Christmas card. Deliver entries to Mr Connor (in person) to Ar2 by the end of October.

Good luck everyone!

Mr Connor

Film Club

Due to timing conflicts, Film Club will be moved to a Thursday night instead of Monday. Apologies for the confusion. It will start on Thursday 28th September.

Lit and Phil Young Writers Awards 2018

Any student who would like to sign up to take part in the awards should contact Miss Camsell to sign up. The awards will involve taking part in creative writing workshops, visiting the Lit & Phil and attending the awards ceremony in March.

All participants will have their work published in an anthology and also will receive free membership to the Lit & Phil in Newcastle. Winners will receive the Young Writers Award title  for their chosen category and will receive a special prize.

You can submit a short story, poetry or non-fiction. The theme this year is ‘Journeys’. Deadline to sign up is 1st October 2017 and the deadline for submissions is 10th January 2018.