Morpeth Partnership Ceilidh Saturday 6th February

IMG_4639The KEVI Ceilidh Band and the Nemwinster and Chantry Ceilidh Bands combined together to provide the music for dancing. We had a big turnout with the dance floor full every time with students of all ages and parents dancing together. 

There were Solos performance spots from Scott Martin and Annie Jessop, and Alice Oakey, Sophie Lamont, Alistair McCubbin and Matthew Forster. The Pie and Pea Supper was organised by KEVI PTA, and we had the local Irish dancing group performing at the interval which has a mixture of KEVI and Middle School students. This is going to be an annual event, so watch this space!

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Get Active: Spring 2016


Feb Half Term

The activity programme for the February Half Term is now available to view online here.
A variety of activities are taking place including Cricket Camps, Dance Camps, Archery and much more. There is also the chance to take part in Clip ‘n Climb sessions at Concordia Leisure Centre.
You can also collect a brochure from any Active Northumberland site.


New Ability 2 Play Scheme

Ability 2 Play is set to launch a new referral scheme which will allow adults with disabilities the opportunity to access a range of leisure opportunities in Northumberland.

The launch event on, Thursday 2nd June 10am – 3pm, at Blyth Sports Centre invites anybody interested in the scheme to attend the free event to take part in taster activities and learn more about the programme.
For more information please contact Ronnie Scheu on 01670 622181.


Friday Night Kicks

A weekly NUFC Foundation session taking place at Hirst Welfare, Ashington has proved a popular choice for young adults. Every Friday at 8pm the centre regularly welcomes over 50 14-17 year olds who want to play football in a social setting.
Contact Gary Middleton on 01670 857810 for more info.


Get Newbiggin Running

A new running initiative in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is set to provide a new opportunity for residents to get into running to raise their general health and fitness levels. A weekly running group invites anyone interested to meet at Newbiggin Sports & Communtiy centre every Wednesday, 5.30pm, sessions are open to all ability levels for a small charge of £1.
The town is also set to host a Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 20th March where people can Walk, Jog or Run a 1, 3 or 6 mile route. Those interested can register on the Sport Relief website at
For more information on the Newbiggin Running initiative please contact Sam Moore on 01670 622223.

Safer Internet Day 2016

Harvey&MollySafer Internet Day gets hundreds of organisations involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policy makers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Ultimately, a better internet is up to us!

The theme of this year’s event is: Play your part for a better internet.  At Chantry, we are using the day to inspire a kind, respectful and inclusive internet, and help raise awareness about the issue of online hate. We are getting involved in the #shareaheart social media campaign to help inspire kindness online.

Active Kids Vouchers

Sainsburys-Active-KidsWe are again collecting for Sainsburys Active Kids vouchers.
If you shop at Sainsburys you can collect these vouchers as you shop.
If you then bring them to school and put them in our collection box, in the main foyer, we can then put the final total towards PE equipment!
In the past we have been able to get invaluable resources through this scheme.
Thank you
Chantry PE Department


Sign2Sing 2016

P1100288The pupils of Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools took part in the Sign2Sing event today. They signed and sang the song ‘Reach Out Your Hand’ which was filmed, along with singing other songs and taking part in activities which have taught the children a new and valuable skill as well as raising awareness of Deaf issues .

The event was done as two whole schools (over 1000 children and all staff) and took place in the Chantry School hall.

SignHealth, which is a national charity, dedicated to improving the health and well being of deaf people, are behind the event.

Thank you all for your kind donations and well done for your excellent efforts.

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Book Fair 2016

IMG_4409This year’s Book Fair has been exceptional! Our children’s enthusiasm and good humour – despite the crush – have been incomparable. At break times, the library was so full it wasn’t possible to take pictures!

Takings are up on our previous best by an extraordinary 30%. What more can we say except, “THANKYOU!” Thanks to your tremendous generosity and support, our week long annual Book Fair has exceeded our wildest expectations with a grand total of £2603.01! This has raised a magnificent in £1,554.00 commission, which will be spent on books and resources to stimulate literacy and a love of reading throughout school.

It was a real pleasure to meet those of you who were able to visit the Fair after school! We do hope that you enjoyed the opportunity of discussing the titles on sale and making your selection in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you very much for coming!

As we sold out of dinosaur, cubic and sputnik rubbers and to ensure that no one is left disappointed, new supplies will be on sale every break time this week!
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Well Done Ella!

IMG_2640After winning the FutureChef 2016 Local Final last year, Ella Riches has represented Northumberland and Newcastle in the Regional Final of the competition at York College!

Ella made supreme of chicken served with fondant potato, kale and pancetta crisps, goose fat roasted roots and a jus followed by apple, pear, cider and cinnamon syllabub topped with macadamia nut crumble and caramel sauce.

Ella has worked extremely hard in preparation for this event and the professional chef judges were delighted with Ella’s high level of practical skill, creativity and organisation.

The winner of this stage of the competiton was Abbie Frost from Beverley High School.

Book Swap

booksIf you have any spare books at home which are now not used, we would hugely appreciate them to start up a book swapping club.

This will give students the chance to choose their own book which will hopefully make it more appealing to read.

It also saves books being read and then gathering dust or being thrown away when someone else could enjoy it.

Could any books be brought in to Mr Ord.

Thank you in advance and thanks to all those who have already kindly donated.