Newcastle Black Gate and Castle Keep

Castle keepYear 7 students really enjoyed their visit to one of Newcastle’s most important and exciting historic buildings!

They searched ancient passageways and chambers where Kings walked and villains were imprisoned.

New exhibits allowed our students to experience what life would’ve been like in these two astonishingly preserved medieval buildings.

Town Art Shortlist

IMG_2074Congratulations to the following students have been short-listed for the Morpeth Town Art Competition sponsored by Strutt & Parker.


The King Edward VI School Newminster Middle School Chantry Middle School
Paola Hristova (Y9)Emily Brannigan (Y9)

Amber Johnston (Y9)

Charlotte Fatherley (Y9)

Naomi Kendall(Y9)

Isabel Webb (Y9)

Shellby Patterson (Y10)

Phoebe Hoggan (Y9)

Deanne Shotton (Y10)

Kiri Lamb (Y10)

Toby Gormley (Y10)

Gracie Bolton (Y10)

Sophie Thomson (Y10)

Bali Nelson (Y10)

Amber Jones (Y10)

Caitlin Scott (Y10)

Emily Streener (Y10)

Alex Carr (Y7)Jesscia Gagie (Y7)

Maddy Stewart (Y7)

Ciaran Evans (Y7)

Victoria Smyth (Y8)

Zoe Jones (Y8)

Jay Bradwell (Y8)

Lottie Dwyer (Y8)

Thea Viennes (Y8)

Summer Allan (Y8)

Michael Smart (Y7)Rebekah Hudson (Y8)

Alistair Wilson (Y8)

Jack Simm (Y8)

Jamee Re[path (Y8)

Libby Thompson (Y8)

Alex Harley (Y8)

Danny Lillico (Y8)

Leon Smith (Y8)

Lisa McCullough (Y8)

Lauren Jackson (Y8)

These students and their parents/carers are invited to attend the showcase and prize giving event at Strutt & Parker, Morpeth, on Wednesday 8 July at 5:30pm.

A judging panel will be voting for a first place (£100 Amazon voucher) and 2 runner up places (£50 Amazon vouchers). This panel will consist of Corrymella Scott (art dealer) and representatives from Strutt & Parker and The Three Rivers.

Year 8 in London

More travelling adventures happening this week. See what Year 8 are getting up to in London.

Year 7 in Belgium

More Year 7 adventures – this time in Belgium!

Year 7 in Austria

Follow the adventures of Year 7 in Austria here!

Visit to BBC Newcastle

Lights! Camera! Action! Some of our Year 8 pupils took a trip to BBC Newcastle for a tour this week.

They saw how both the TV and radio studios work and put the theory into practise. The team performed a radio play with half taking on the roles of actors and the other half operating the sound effects.

The highlight of the day was being in the TV studio where BBC Look North is filmed.  Each group had prepared a weather forecast and followed local weatherman Paul Mooney’s top tips for a successful broadcast.  Oh, and just to make it extra challenging, they performed their forecasts in French!  Bravo les enfants!

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Art Competition

pathOne of our parents (Dr Brown) works at the Wansbeck General Hospital as a Consultant Clinical Scientist, he has supported the British Science Week activities at Chantry in the past. Dr Brown has made school aware of two competitions that our students may wish to enter.

As part of National Pathology Week 2015, The Royal College of Pathology is running four competitions aimed at students and the general public. The ‘Art of Pathology’ and ‘My Favourite Pathologist’ competitions have age related categories that our students are able to enter. Please see the details below for more information about how to enter, prizes and deadlines.

‘Art of Pathology’ competition
We are looking for artwork entries that depict objects and tools used by pathologists and scientists around the world. For inspiration, entrants can have a look at the objects highlighted in our 50th anniversary publication, ‘A History of Pathology in 50 Objects’. Prizes of £100 will be awarded in the following categories: under 11, 11 -18 and over 18. Entries to be submitted to by 11 October 2015.

‘My Favourite Pathologist’ poster competition
We invite everyone aged 5-16 to design an A1 poster on the subject of ‘My favourite pathologist’. £50 in Amazon vouchers will be awarded to the most creative poster in the following categories: primary schools and secondary schools. Entries to be submitted to by 11 October 2015.

7H visit Piramal Healthcare

7H at PiramilStudents in 7H have been learning more about careers in the STEM sector, by visiting local pharmaceutical company Piramal Healthcare.During their afternoon visit, the students received an introductory talk about the company before visiting the Quality Control labs, trying their hand at paper chromatography and seeing how an electron microscope works.


Speaking after the visit, Ellie Cape in 7H said: “It was a really good experience as we got to do a range of experiments using equipment that isn’t available in school. I also enjoyed the tour of the site”.

A big thank you to Dr Paul Nott and his colleagues at Piramal for hosting the series of visits visits for all classes. 7C have already been on this visit but 7T, 7R & 7Y will visit Piramal on 2nd or 9th of July.

Campus Explorers

5H and 5I got the opportunity to take part in Campus Explorers.

In this activity students got the chance to take part in a virtual tour of the campus of Newcastle University through an interactive map. Throughout their journey through the campus they got the chance to play fun, educational games and activities.

Oliver Barrass from 5H liked Campuslearning about all of the different sports clubs and societies at the University and Aria Donaldson in 5I liked finding out about the wide range of courses on offer at University and was particularly interested in all of the options within the School of Creative Arts.

This activity contributes towards our Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme and introduces the concept of Higher Education.

5B and 5C took part Campus Explorers in April.