Thank You and Have a Great Summer!

The staff of Chantry would like to wish you all a happy and restful summer.

Thank you for all your support this year and we look forward to seeing you again in September!

Please be reminded that school reopens to students on Wednesday 2nd September at 8.55am.

Morpeth Art Competition

art2Pupils and parents were invited to a lovely event at Strutt and Parker Estate agents in Morpeth on Wednesday 8th July to view the fantastic array of short-listed Morpeth paintings.

The winner and runners up were awarded with Amazon vouchers from the Estate Agents and Highly Commended students received vouchers from the 3 Rivers.

Thank you again to Strutt and Parker for hosting such an event and for the printmaking equipment donated to the schools.

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National Science & Engineering Competition Finals

M&S NSEChantry Year 7 students Miriam Cummins and Stephanie Shek have qualified for the National Science and Engineering Competition finals, which will be held in Birmingham in March 2016.

The girls took part in the regional heats of the competition during their recent attendance at the Big Bang North East Fair.

During the heats, which involved hundreds of students from across the North East, the girls wowed judges with their detailed work “Investigating How Well Chewing Gum Removes Plaque”.

The project work of Ronan Gascoigne and William Lister, “Testing the Effectiveness of Plant Food”, was also highly commended by the judges.
It is the second year that Chantry students have been nationally recognised for the quality of their Science investigation work. The whole school congratulates them on their hard work and success.

Championship Title Match: Rebecca Hudson v Emma Lawson: 1-6

finalYear 7’s Rebekah Hudson and Emma Lawson, seeded 8 and 3 respectively, faced one another in this year’s championship match. The tournament this year was mixed and the pair sailed through to the final with ease beating all of their Year 8 male counterparts on the way.

The sun came out for the afternoon and centre court was flooded with Year 7 and Year 5 spectators.

The girls are without doubt two of the most talented players we have ever had grace the final. Their shots were powerful and accurate with both Rebecca and Emma favouring play from the baseline.

The match got off to a steady start with both girls winning their opening service games. However Emma broke service in the third game and although there were several deuces in the following games, Emma proved the stronger competitor on the day winning 6-1.

Miss Said would like to thank all competitors for a fantastic championship. She would also like to give a special thank you to the ball boys and girls who helped out this year and to Mr Nicholson for co-umpiring the final.

See you in 2016 for another enthralling top tennis tournament!

The 5th Mini Literary Quiz

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Chantry A round winners: Jess Hawkins, Helena Marley, Stephanie Cartledge and Morgan Brown

The 5th Mini Lit Quiz, written and produced in-house, was even bigger than last year’s – there were more schools, more teams and more prizes! Thirty teams from Tyne and Wear, Teesside and Northumberland took part and, with an additional four schools pledged to join us in 2016, the contest seems set to grow.

Our Quiz is modelled on the Kids Lit Quiz (UK) with both individual and team prizes, but has five rounds instead of ten and its own unique style. Each round of ten questions follows a particular literary theme but, unlike the KLQ, there is also a Pictionary round featuring picture clues and between round elimination competitions for cash prizes.

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Sports Day 2015

Well done to everyone who took part in Sports Day activities and to Middleton House Team for getting the most points!Sports Day

Big Bang North East Fair

TCJUOOiRWUAAsHuCwenty-one Chantry Year 7 students attended the annual Big Bang North East Fair at Northumbria University on 7th July.

The students, who successfully completed the Bronze CREST Award earlier in the year, presented their project work to professional scientists and engineers who were judging the regional heats of the prestigious National Science and Engineering Competition.

Later in the day the students took part in an interactive lecture with science educator Professor Brainstorm. They also had the opportunity to visit the open exhibition area, which included interactive chocolate welding, robot making and computer coding.

Speaking after the event, Ethan said: “We had a good day at the Big Bang Fair and enjoyed discussing our CREST Award work with the judges”.

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Tetrahedron Workshop

6C & 6J took part in a Tetrahedron workshop led by Business Ambassador for tetraNorthumberland County Council, Carole Richards. Four Business Ambassadors supported the workshop. Miss Phillips, Employment and Skills Manager and Miss Gray, Sales & Marketing Graduate both represented GallifordTry, one of the UK’s leading housebuilding and construction groups. Mr Walker, Policy Officer for Public Health represented Northumberland County Council.

The workshop is part of our Carers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) and Enterprise programme of study. The experience aims to develop the students understanding of the world of work and develop their teamwork, organisation and entrepreneurial skills.

Congratulations to 6C for winning the competition after creating and testing an impressive structure. 6S & 6N will take part in the Tetrahedron workshop on the morning of Wednesday the 15th of July.

10th Anniversary of The North East Book Awards

IMG_2989This, the tenth year of the North East Book Awards, didn’t get off to a promising start when most of our Y7 participants discovered that the ceremony clashed with their trips to Belgium or Austria.

When it became clear that only two of the five shortlisted authors would be coming, we were very downcast.

However, this pair – joined by the charismatic and popular local author, Dan Smith – more than made up for the absences with their engaging personalities and lively talks. If the intense heat took its toll of the adults, it didn’t seem to dampen the enthusiasm of our young judges.

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