Robin Stevens – Author Visit

On Thursday 25th May, Key Stage 2 pupils will be meeting Robin Stevens, award-winning author of the Murder Most Unladylike series, and will be able to buy signed and personally dedicated copies of all her books, featured below.

Agatha Christie meets Malory Towers in these thrilling detective mysteries set between the two World Wars. Neatly plotted, they have plenty of twists and a particularly engaging narrator in Hazel. Linking the books is the development of the two central characters, Wells and Wong, which is as fascinating as the crimes they strive to solve.

Blackwells Bookshop will be selling all the books on the day for a discounted cash purchase price of £5.00. Please note that we cannot, therefore, accept cheques.

The event promises to be exciting and inspiring and we are very much looking forward to it!


Campus Explorers

Some year 5 students 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.


IMG_20170517_082014910This activity contributes towards our
Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme and introduces the concept of Higher Education.

All year 6 students are taking part in Raising Aspirations workshops with the outreach team later this week.

Y8 visit to Northumberland College

On Wednesday the 3rd & Thursday the 4th of May students visited Northumberland College to find out more about the world of work and post 16 courses as part of our Careers Education, Information & Guidance (CEIAG) programme.

On Wednesday the students were at Kirkley Hall for a World of Work Conference. Students got the opportunity to take part in some of the workshops below:

  • The Day in the Life of a Police OfficerBeaver
  • The World of Construction – Lego Tower
  • Tax Facts
  • CV Writing and Interview Skills
  • Know Your Preferred Learning Style
  • Leadership and Teamwork Workshop
  • Student Life
  • Star Student Board Game

On Thursday the students were at Northumberland College take part in taster sessions in a range of departments. The departments running the taster sessions were:

  • HospitalityHospitality
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Rural Tourism

Construction Day

20170331_094256Year 7 took part in a day themed around the construction industry with NCC Business Ambassador, Carole Richards & Robertson’s Construction.

All students took part in workshops including:

  • Changing the World with Engineering
  • Straw Tetrahedron
  • Roller-coaster
  • Paper Bridges
  • Education Lego
  • Build a Shelter
  • Egg Tower

Year 8 Girls Attend Big Bang Science Fair

Year 8 students Sarah and Georgina recently attended the national Big Bang Science Fair at the Birmingham NEC.

The girls were selected to present their project work called “Investigating the Amount of Microbes Around School”. They had previously presented their work at the regional Big Bang Science Fair in Newcastle and had been selected to go through to the national finals.

The Birmingham finals is a massive event and the girls were up against hundreds of the sharpest science minds from across the UK, many of whom were much older and more experienced. Despite their nerves, the girls gave a very creditable performance to the panel of judges who viewed their work.

Very well done to Sarah and Georgina for representing Chantry on the national stage.IMG_5340


British Science Week 2017

British Science Week takes place between the 10th and 19th of March 2017. BSW17The majority of the events at Chantry took place on Friday 17th of March. We had the entire day devoted to enrichment activities relating to the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The aim of all of the activities was to:

  • Engage every student in a range of STEM enrichment activities
  • Raise the profile of STEM subjects at Chantry
  • Help the students see the fun side of STEM

Click below to see what each year group got up to.

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Hartlepool Power Station

EDFSome students in year 8 visited EDF’s Nuclear Power Station in Hartlepool as a satellite event of British Science Week. Students found out more about how a gas cooled nuclear reactor works and saw how safety was the overriding priority on site. During the tour students got to see the reactor, boiler, turbines, condenser and transformer. They also found out about the 3 categories of nuclear waste and how the waste is processed.

Trout Ticklers Workshops

trout ticklersThank you to those students and parents who attended the Trout Ticklers Workshop and learnt the skill of fly tying last week.

There will be further workshops on Tuesday 7th, Tuesday 14th and Tuesday 21st March from 6.30pm – 8.00pm with Sid, Lance, Barry and Bob. There is a some charge of £3 per session to cover the letting of the room and resources. Please report to Chantry Main Entrance at 6.30pm.

We are hoping to arrange some fishing events on Saturday 8th April and Saturday 6th May – watch this space for further details.

Girls in STEM

digitalWell done to all year 7 girls that took part in the ‘Girls Go Digital’ event at Sage Gateshead.

All girls got the chance to work with industry experts and got hands on experience with a diverse range of digital technologies. It was a great opportunity to develop their skills and be inspired by ground-breaking women from this exciting sector.

Interactive sessions covered; Minecraft, Raspberry Pi,& Forensic workshops

All girls got an Accenture goody bag at the end of the event.

Careers Afternoon 2017

On Friday 3rd February, Chantry hosted our annual careers fair for the entire school. We attracted 18 visitors to run workshops for all year groups. We were delighted that a significant proportion of our visitors were parents. Thank you to all of the parents & volunteers that took part.

Year 5 the student workshops were led by:NHS

  • Mr Nainby from Northumbria Police
  • Mr Latimer a Personal Trainer
  • Mr Cunningham a Mechanical Engineer
  • Mrs Moody form the NHS

Year 6 student workshops were led by:

  • Dr McFetrich from the NHS
  • Mrs Hindhaugh from Lotus Fitness
  • Mrs Taylor from  NHS
  • Mr Brannen from the NHS
  • Mr Lough from the offshore sector

Year 7 student workshops were led by:fire

  • Mr Shutler from the Apple Store
  • Mr Thompson from DWP
  • Mr Thompson from the Fire Service
  • Mrs Buckland from P&G

Year 8 student workshops were led by:

  • Mr Lockwood from Heart FM
  • Mr Manning from Cenelec
  • Ms Harwood from NHS
  • Mr Simpson from Hewlett Packard
  • Mr Mein a Tree Surgeon