‘Frame your World’ Photographic Competition

frame-your-idea---milkshake-adHow good a photographer are you? Why not try and see. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter. Entries will be accepted from anybody from The Three Rivers Learning Trust and Collingwood School and Media Arts College.

Aimed at photography enthusiasts, from our community the judges are looking to award the best single shots across five diverse categories, individuals may enter a maximum of three photos in each category. All submitted images must have been taken in either 2015 or 2016.

In each category judges will award 1 winner, 1 runner up and up to 5 commended entries. All group winners of each photo category will be entered in ‘The 2016 Frame your World’ Grand Photography Final where one photograph will be the overall winning entry.

Click below to find out more – including photo categories and prizes!

Continue reading

Visit from Sky Sports Mentor

20160620_205543Sky 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.

Review of our Summer Showcase

IMG_0199On 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

Click below for more images from the show.

Continue reading

Chantry Area Athletics

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!

Newminster and Chantry perform at Heighley Gate for Charity

IMG_4122About 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.

To read more, including a special email we received from Heighley Gate click ‘continue reading’.

Continue reading

The 6th Mini Literary Quiz

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.

To read the full article click ‘continue reading’.

Continue reading

Careers Day 2016

LockwoodOn 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:Hindhaugh

  • Mrs Hindhaugh a Fitness Consultant
  • Mr Adams from The Three Rivers
  • Dr McFetrich from the NHS
  • Mrs Hall from Boots Opticians



YWensbyear 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