Sky Mentor, Keith Cook – Scottish and GB fencing champion – visited Chantry today to work with our Sports Leaders. The leaders had a fantastic day working on lots of team building games and even having a go fencing.
Keith also did a whole school assembly where he gave a very inspirational talk about his journey to becoming a fencing champion.
Pupils were very impressed when he did keepy ups with a table tennis ball and a sword.
The whole school took part in the County Orienteering Championships at Wallington Hall on Friday 17th June. Well done to everyone involved.
On the 13 and 14 June, over 200 pupils from Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools put on a spectacular Summer Showcase.
With some help from the staff, the students created magical evenings full of singing, music, dance and even a spot of drama. Most of the smaller acts had been put through a series of auditions to get a place in the Summer Showcase.
In addition to all of the student performances the sound and lighting was manned by a crew of year 7 and 8 pupils. They were overseen by Mr Hughes and Mr Holmes and did a wonderful job making the showcase look fabulous and run so smoothly.
The set had been created by the Bronze Arts Award students and was designed in the style of murals by Dzine and Beatriz Milhazes. Art work was produced by year 7 and 8 students and used for the tickets and posters.
Some of the acts included dancing in various forms (jazz and modern, street and Irish), piano duets, solos, the joint schools choir and a hilarious drama sketch performed by a group of year 8 boys. The show exuded diversity, inclusivity and variety.
The last number in the showcase was a whole cast rendition of Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ which gave the pupils a final chance to shine.
Truly memorable and inspiring performances – well done.
Review written by
Milena Y8, Newminster
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Not long now until Year 8 go to London! Here is all the information you will need
Chantry took 60 pupils to the Area Athletics at Monkton Stadium yesterday. Luckily the rain stayed off and all our pupils performed really well with lots qualifying for track finals and the county finals in Hexham on 25th June. Well done everyone!
About 70 students from Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools in Morpeth, part of The Three Rivers Learning Trust, performed at Wyevale’s Heighley Gate Garden Centre on Saturday 11th June. They were helping the Garden Centre’s fundraising activities in aid of the Henry Dancer Days charity which provides support to children and young people 18 years and under diagnosed with Primary Bone Cancer (http://henrydancerdays.co.uk/).
In total, both groups raised £255.
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The June Newsletter is now available to view.
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Our Year 6 team raring to get started
Twenty six teams from Tyne and Wear and Northumberland took part in this year’s Mini Lit Quiz, which is written and produced ‘in house.’
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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On Friday 10th June Chantry hosted our annual careers fair for the entire school. We attracted 17 visitors to run workshops for all year groups. We were delighted that 9 of our visitors were parents and one was a previous Chantry student. Thank you to all of the visitors that took part.
Year 5 the student workshops were led by:
- Mr Lockwood from Heart FM
- Mr Stott from Newcastle University
- Mrs Watmore from Manchester College
- Dr Walsh from the NHS
Year 6 student workshops were led by:
- Mrs Hindhaugh a Fitness Consultant
- Mr Adams from The Three Rivers
- Dr McFetrich from the NHS
- Mrs Hall from Boots Opticians
Year 7 student workshops were led by:
- Mr Yates from Capgemini
- Mrs Jones from the NSPCC
- Mrs Simpson from Think IT Design
- Mrs Wensby-Scott from British Airways
Year 8 student workshops were led by:
- Mr Moorhead & Ms McCallum from Northumbria Police
- Mrs Shutler from The Three Rivers
- Mrs Fish from Alnorthumbria Veterinary Practice
- Miss Desai from Wansbeck Hospital