- Not embarrassing for the subject
- Of a good quality
- Can be from any time during their time at Chantry
- Could be outside school but with school friends
Just a quick reminder that there is a parents’ meeting to be held on Wednesday 15th April at 6pm in the school hall.
Full information will be handed out at this stage. If you are unable to attend, information packs will be sent home with your child.
“We enjoyed dressing up in clothing from the 19th Century and and taking part in many fun activities…comparing old photos from the 1900s, taking part in the real life history and taking photos of each other in different locations.
We were amazed to see the variety of photos that were taken in the past – cricketers, miners, elderly couples, soldiers, business men and families. Pin hole cameras were massive and really hard to carry around with you.
The pictures came out in black and white and you had to stay still for a few minutes before the picture was taken which made it hard to smile. In the past it cost a lot of money but now you just press a button without costing anything. Ipad cameras only take a few seconds to take the photo!”
In their investigation, the boys created a homemade toothpaste, which worked just as effectively as the leading brands but at a fraction of the cost. The boys were grilled by a panel of expert judges and were able to confidently explain the science behind their work.
On Wednesday 18th March, The Wansbeck Music Festival opened with its first heats for Steelpans.
The event, held at KEVI, saw Chantry Steelpans enter 4 Bands, 4 Ensembles and a Soloist whilst Newminster Steelpans also entered their Band and an Ensemble who were all up against other Steelpan Groups from around Northumberland and North Tyneside.
The players all performed different pieces including Classical music, Jazz, Pop Hits and more traditional Calypso style music, all arranged and lead by Jenny Gilberg.
Read the latest Head of school blog here
Chantry students took a break from normal lessons on Friday 20 March to observe the solar eclipse taking place in the sky above.
Students assembled on the back yard with their solar viewers, welding masks and pinhole cameras. Such a rare cosmic coincidence had to be experienced first hand.
Despite cloud obscuring the view, we were able to see the magical moment when almost 95% of the Sun was blocked out by the passing Moon. For 3 or 4 minutes an eerie silence fell across the yard as the sky darkened and the Sun appeared to smile.
Year 8’s David Dowson has a keen interest in photography and took some amazing shots of the eclipse.
House matches take place next week. See below for further details:
|Monday||4 & 5||6|
|Wednesday||4 & 5||5|
|Thursday||4 & 5||8|
|Friday||2 & 3||7|
“It was an amazing day and I learned so many new things – I can now greet people in quite a few different languages!” Emma Watson