Spring Volunteer Placement

Northumberland National Park is looking for young people aged 16-25 to take part in their Spring Volunteer Placement.  This opportunity is designed to give participants who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental/countryside sector the chance to sample working life with the Ranger team.  The placement runs from April to June, and the successful applicant will attend a minimum of 10 days during this three month period.

For further details contact Jane Riddell jane.riddell@nnpa.org.uk07795834936.

Alan Turing Cryptography Competition

The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition returns in 2018 with a new adventure, The Tale of the Morphogenesis Mystery.

Registration for the competition will open this Friday 1st December, at http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/cryptography_competition/ and the first puzzle will be released on Monday 15th January.

The competition is aimed at secondary school children up to Year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland) or Year 12 (Northern Ireland). For older students the 2018 edition of the sister competition MathsBombe will also open for registration this Friday 1st December: http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/mathsbombe/


Year 9 Art Graphics club

We are looking to start a year 9 Art Graphics club running on Wednesday lunch times in A13. Please see Mr Lynch or Mrs McGorrell if you are interested. This will give you a valuable insight into graphic design and help you to further your knowledge and understanding of the Adobe software. The club will start on Wednesday the 29th of November.

Pulse Dance Theatre

Would you like to be part of KEVI Dance – if so we are holding two weekend sessions 25th /26th November and 2nd/3rd December 2017 from 10 – 4, working with a professional choreographer to devise a performance to be showcased as part of the Pulse Dance Competition at Queen’s Hall Theatre, Hexham in March of next year.

If you are in Year 9 – 13 and would like to be considered, please attend a meeting in DS3 on Friday lunchtime @ 1pm.   It is vital that you are available on both weekend dates so please check with home first.

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!

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.