Active Kids

Heworth is once again collecting the Sainsburys active kids vouchers.[/fusion_image]We would be grateful if anyone using Sainsburys would collect the vouchers and ask students to pass them to the PE staff. The vouchers enable us to "buy" equipment to enhance and support PE and sports activities within the school. Please see the website [...]

Active Kids2011-02-28T23:11:11+00:00

Years 8 and 9 Design Success

Our Year 8 and 9 Design and Technology (D&T) students were given some challenging design challenges to complete in their first term. Mr McVicar explains: "The Year 8 pupils have been designing & making name signs (or fridge magnets) using Techsoft 2D Designer Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. They then used the Roland CAMM2 [...]

Years 8 and 9 Design Success2011-02-27T10:02:18+00:00

Mountain Biking

Year 10 boys PE looks very different for some these days – not the usual games based curriculum for this group, but the emphasis on outdoor adventure and health related fitness. Funding secured through the School Sport Partnership ‘Coaching’ program, has enabled us to utilise the talents of Paul Watson – a fully qualified British [...]

Mountain Biking2011-02-22T12:53:44+00:00

Badminton Exhibition

England squad coach and veteran county player Martin Fagan and fellow Northumberland player and coach Niki, gave a terrific demonstration of their skills and coaching drills to Year 8 boys and girls this week. Martin and Niki who have been running our Thursday after school badminton club since October, came in to try and spark [...]

Badminton Exhibition2011-02-22T09:33:54+00:00

Year 11 Students get motivated

MADE On Thursday the 10th of February year 11 had it 'made' when a motivational speaker from the MADE company delivered the session: Exams Made Easy. It was hugely successful with the entire year group gaining some useful examination preparation skills. Skills like: visual mapping; speed reading and memory techniques were presented to year 11, [...]

Year 11 Students get motivated2011-02-21T20:25:37+00:00

Explore science

Café Sci is back! Café Sci is an opportunity to chat to some of Britain’s most fascinating and engaging scientists and to stimulate free-thinking conversation about topical issues in science and technology, from 'The real science behind Dr Who' to 'Will men ever have babies?' Café Sci is completely informal, out of the classroom and [...]

Explore science2011-02-13T11:06:52+00:00

Author spreads the word

Last term we were visited by Chris Higgins, the author of many popular books for teenagers. Chris visited three classes to talk about her stories and the characters in her books, then she answered questions-we had lots of them![/fusion_image] At lunchtime we had a book-signing event, which was great fun. A couple of [...]

Author spreads the word2011-02-09T22:42:00+00:00

SMART & Citizenship in PSRE

This week our Year 10 PSRE groups have been finalising their GCSE Citizenship Studies projects.[/fusion_image]The students have been working in groups to advocate the work of a charity or pressure group. One group (Beth Haywood, Elle Holland, Chloe Mason, Georgia Crawford and Ashley Pearson), created a fantastic hamper of food to advocate the [...]

SMART & Citizenship in PSRE2011-02-09T13:13:30+00:00

Local sculpture a wheel treat!

The Gateshead Housing Company has joined local residents and councillors to celebrate the unveiling of a new piece of artwork on High Lanes, Heworth, directly opposite what will be the brand new entrance to Heworth Grange. 'Water Wheel', by artist Jim Roberts, was officially opened at the entrance of the High Lanes estate through partnership [...]

Local sculpture a wheel treat!2011-02-03T23:43:32+00:00