World Book Day 2018

World Book Day is an annual event that schools around the world take part in. It’s always held on the first Thursday in March and started over twenty years ago.  On this day,everybody dresses up as their favourite book character.

This year at Chantry all the teachers dressed up as staff from Hogwarts and there were special events like sponsored reads and themed lessons. The winners – two from each year – won bags of sweets.  There was lots and lots of great costumes from Gangster Granny to Tom Gates!

Here are the winners!

The winners of the best dressed costume, were dressed up in great costumes and they all won a bag of sweets.

The teachers joined in the fun too!







The teachers were all dressed up on the theme of Harry Potter.    

By Emma 8J                                                                                     

The Three Rivers County Vase Success

On Monday 26th February, The Three Rivers rugby team won the county vase at the County finals night. They eased past St Cuthberts and Kings to get the cup. I spoke to The Three Rivers winger, Jack Loughnane:

Q: How do you feel about winning the county vase?
Jack: I’m really happy because it took a long time to get there and it was good beating rivals to win it.

Q:Do you think you played well?
Jack: I think I played alright but not my best.

Q:Whats your aim for the rest of the season?
Jack: Hopefully to win more silverware with school and Morpeth.

Q:Who was your man of the tournament?
Jack: Either Dan, Nathan or Oli.

Will (Year 8)

i heart radio music awards 2018

The i heart radio music awards took place on March 11th 2018 in The Forum in Los Angeles. The awards show gathers some of the biggest names in the music industry today to honour them with an award. DJ Khaled and Hailey Baldwin hosted the amazing not to miss show. The awards also had an incredible line-up set to perform. These people included: Camila Cabello , Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Charlie Puth and The Backstreet Boys.

Some types of awards given out were, Best Solo Singers, Best Girl/ Boy bands, Best fan army , Breakthrough artist , Latin artist etc. These awards went to:

Song of the Year

  • Shape of you, Ed Sheeran

Female Artist of The Year

  • Taylor Swift

Male Artist of The Year

  • Ed Sheeran 

Best New Artist


  • Cardi B


Best Duo / Group of The Year

  • Maroon 5

Best Collaboration

  • Something Just Like This, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

Best Fan Army

  • BTS, BTS Army 

Cutest Musicians Pet

  • Toulouse, Ariana Grande 

Best Boy Band


  • BTS


Best Remix

  • Little Mix & CNCO 

That night, Pop-sensation Taylor Swift, premiered her new music video at the award show for her song ‘Delicate’ off her sixth studio album ‘Reputation’. The video was shown after Taylor won the award for best female artist.

BTS were nominated for these awards and won them both! They did not get to attend the awards ceremony in LA for their own reasons, that they may be too busy creating their new album, ‘Face Yourself’. Many people are looking forward to this new album which releases on April 4th.

A new category that was added this years was ‘Cutest Musician’s Pet’ which was won by one of Ariana Grande’s dog Toulouse. Ariana has 8 dogs that she adopts from rescue shelters. Ariana did not attend the award show as she is currently working on her 4th album but she sent in a video of Toulouse saying thank you for the award. Ariana and Toulouse celebrated the award with friends and family with balloons and a cake saying ‘Congratulations Toulouse’!

New popstar, Camila Cabello, performed her hit single ‘Havana’ in style. She won. Later she won an award and made a powerful speech about never giving up on pursuing your dreams. Camila Cabello pursued her dream as a solo pop artist as she used to be in a girl band called ‘Fifth Harmony’ but left the group to make her debut album Camila early this year.


Aria and Elisa (Year 8)

Malta Money Run

Gemma, a student here at Chantry, is raising funds for her gymnastics trip to Malta. We are helping her through the journey right until her flight but this trip is mostly relying on funds. Therefore we’re helping her fundraise. Starting by raising awareness for the cause. We are arranging a bake sale around the 23th of March to raise money for this trip.


Q: So what are you going to be doing in Malta?
A: I will be doing an international gymnastic competition and then doing a five day camp.

Q: How many people are competing with you?
A: There will be 9 people going from my gymnastic club including myself.

Q: Will you be competing all four pieces?
A: Yes, I will be competing beam, bars, floor and vault.

Q: Which one is your favourite?
A: Definitely floor.

Q: What makes you like floor the most?
A: Because it shows off people’s personalities and almost everyone’s floor routines are unique to them.

Thank you for your time and good luck!


By Katie and Emily (Year 8)
Featuring Gemma

All New Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Returns is out in cinemas on December 21st, 2018 in the UK. It is set in the 1930s and Jane and Michael are all grown up.  Michael has three children: Annabel, George and John; they live in Cherry Tree Lane in the same house as Michael growed up in. They live with a housekeeper called Ellen.


  • Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins
  • Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks
  • Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks
  • Pixie Davies as Annabel Banks
  • Joel Dawson as George Banks
  • Nathanael Saleh as John Banks

This Mary Poppins has a range of thoughts on it some people think their shouldn’t be another one but some people think it is a great idea. Emily Blunt is such a inspiration to young women who want to act or get their voice heard.

Imogen (Year 7)

Arts award – Going for Bronze

Over the past years, many Chantry students from all years have taken part in a creative arts (performing arts) award. Students collect evidence for a special portfolio which is sent away for checking and evaluating; once this process has taken place, you get back your projects and get a special certificate.

When you get into Arts Award there are four different parts, part A, part B, part C and part D. Part A is taking part. This consists of collecting evidence to complete this certain part. For example, I included my dance, acting and singing in my part A taking part.

The next part is part B, arts review. Elise used  going to see hairspray for her arts review experience. She included how the show made her feel and how well put together the show was, she also included what her favourite parts were.

Part C is arts inspiration. For this part of evidence, we have to include facts and information about our arts inspirations / people who inspire us in the performing arts world. For example I included Matt Stephannia (a fantastic street dancer and choreographer)  as the person who inspires me, I also included Darcey Bussell an amazing prima ballerina. Elise included information about Ariana Grande and why she inspired her so much and how dedication pulls off, as it did in Ariana’s case. Part D is Skillshare. This is where you used the skills that you know and help other students and people out of school develop those skills so they can also use them in the future.This piece of evidence gives us the opportunity to use our peoples skills and develop them further.


Here we have Miss Wilson’s (Head of Arts Award) interview…


Elise: How long have you done Arts Award for?

Miss Wilson: I have been doing Arts Award for 3 years now.

Elise: What do you enjoy the most about Arts Award?

Miss Wilson: I like seeing the children’s progress and how the work on their own.

Elise: Why did you choose to do Arts Award within this school?

Miss Wilson: Because there are lots of talented students in Chantry and Newminster and I like to see what they’re capable of.

Lottie: What do you feel like the students achieve by doing this project?

Miss Wilson: I feel like the children get a good experience and understanding of their capability and also they get a qualification at the end of the project.

Lottie: How important do you think it is for students to be involved in this creative experience.

Miss Wilson: In my opinion it is really important because it helps them to develop their skills and know their potential and have a good time doing it.

Lottie: Which part is the most interesting and why (Part A, part B, part C or part D)?

Miss Wilson: Part A because it gets you most involved within the activities that we do.

Elise and Lottie (Year 8).  

Winners of The Oscars 2018

Best picture:
The Shape of Water

Best actress:
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing

Best actor:
Gary Oldman – Darkest hour

Best director:
Guillermo Del Toro – The Shape of Water

Best original screenplay:
Get out – written by Jordan Peele

Best original song:
Remember Me – Coco

Best animated feature:

Best costume design:
Mark Bridges – Phantom Thread

Best film editing:
Dunkirk – Lee Smith

Best animated short:
Dear Basketball

The Academy Awards – known as The Oscars – are a set of 24 awards that celebrate artistic and technical merit on our screens. The winners are judged by an Academy voting panel, which is a highly honored membership that consists of 1,200 people!  

As the Oscars receive so many viewers, it’s a perfect time for celebrities to use them to campaign for what is important to them. This year, Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Annabella Sciorra used the stage to deliver a message – Time’s Up – to everyone who was watching. This ‘protest’ was about the allegations of sexual harassment that have been highlighted in the media recently, and how women shouldn’t keep quiet.

The protest has happened at ceremonies all over the world, including the BRIT Awards where women wore white roses  to show solidarity with all those women who have allegedly been affected.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Oscars 2018!

By Alice and Katie (Yr8)