Whitley Bay Visit
Geography Field visit to Whitley Bay – September 11th 2014
20 Year 11 students spent the afternoon investigating the seafront at Whitley Bay. Comparing Whitley Bay to the geographical model, the Butler model.
Investigating how Whitley Bay has developed over time. The students were well behaved and found putting the model into action in a real setting very helpful in understanding what they had learned in the classroom.
Post 16 Sport
Students visit the beach
On Wednesday 17th September the BTEC Sport yr12 visited Sandhaven Beach in South Shields to do a Fartlek training session.
This was part of their Fitness Training and Programming unit in which they have to look at different methods of training. Students took part in an hour session which included running on the sand/climbing steps and hurdling obstacles.
North East Skills Event
“On 24 September, year 11 and 12 students attended “Skills North East”, the UK’s largest series of careers and skills events.
Many were inspired by interactive features and activities to follow their dreams and ambitions, by making links with the exhibitors from schools, universities, training providers and business. An invaluable event for our young people as they plan for their future careers.”
Tyneside Scouts Centre, Northumberland, £35 per person.
28 Yr7 Students enjoyed a full weekend of activities including Archery, Cragside and star gazing in the Ingram Valley!
Picnic at Tumbleton Lake, Maze Experience & a trip over the Iron Bridge.
Year 11 Rewards Night
Post-16 Students from Boldon School join the National Citizen Service
The National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England and Post-16 students from Boldon School have been taking part in social action projects to build their skills for work and life, while meeting new friends from across the UK. The scheme encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication. Our students have been taking part in a social action project that helps their local community to address a local issue they are passionate about. They have set up “The Ladybird Campaign”. Their aim is to bridge the gap between those children with special needs and those without, and they are currently campaigning to South Tyneside Council to make a change to make parks more accessible in South Tyneside. On the 22 November they are doing “The Great North Ladybird Walk” They will be dressed in black and red, and walk from Newcastle to Marine Park, South Shields, with the aim of raising sponsor money to buy playing equipment for children with special needs. The students have successfully raised £300 from O2 and are really working hard to achieve a target of £800. They had a short time away from home and took part in a team project that helped our community deal with local issues they’re passionate about. Since then they have spent 30 hours putting the project into action.
Prom 2014, Seaburn, Sunderland
10 Students travelled to London to attend a conference with contributions from Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace prize winner in 2014; Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister; alongside World at School Youth Ambassadors Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz.
Students were shown short films that featured personal accounts from some of the 58 million children who are denied the right to education.
Boldon School students were given a history lesson on a thought-provoking trip to Auschwitz. A total of 26 students from the school’s history and RE departments had guided tours of Krakow as well as the death camps at Auschwitz and Brikenau during their three-day trip to Poland.
Senior Citizens Christmas Party
Boldon School held it’s sixth annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party on 4th December 2014. The residents enjoyed another very entertaining and festive evening, where they were served a beautiful 3 course meal, listened to carols sang by a local primary school, met with Santa Claus and took part in Bingo and a Raffle. The evening was finished off with some fabulous entertainment from Boldon School Dance Academy and The Worx who both performed some wonderful dancing to some toe-tapping tunes.
Boldon School students are once again involved in bag packing at the local ASDA store in Boldon Colliery on the 17 and 18 December, The students are raising money for local charities, the Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party and the school reward system.
POST 16 BTEC Jewellery Course
POST 16 students have had the exciting opportunity to work with real silver as part of their BTEC Jewellery course. They designed and made rings set with semi- precious cabochon gemstones. The process was quite complex, but as you can see the results are amazing.
Sage Gateshead Visit
On Friday 16 January 2015 13 Year 7 girls visited the Sage Gateshead for a North East Digital Event which focussed on getting girls into STEM subjects.
Throughout the day the students had opportunities to see 3D printers in action, become forensic scientists, try out Google glass and even design a full website as part of a team. To top the day off two students were rewarded for being part of a winning team (best website as voted by judges) with the latest Amazon Kindle Fire rewarded as a prize. Well done girls!
On Tuesday 27 January, 13 Students from Year 9B Food took part in an
exclusive staff “Afternoon tea” event, which they presented to staff at the end of the day. The students had been practising their cooking and baking skills for 10 weeks previous to the day. They worked in pairs or individually throughout a 2 hour lesson to design and make a variety of savoury and sweet food products. The products ranged from cheese and spring onion scones, apple and tomato sausage rolls, salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, macaroons, lemon drizzle cake, red velvet cupcakes and the students’ favourite, rainbow cake. Over all there were 10 different food products. The students worked extremely hard and showed maturity and talent throughout. All of the teachers who attended were particularly impressed and enjoyed every mouthful.
Congratulations to all of the students involved!
Comic Relief 2015
Congratulations Tomas Shearer
Salon Culinaire is an annual competition held by “Catering Academy”. Tomas entered the “School bake off” category. There were 20 other applicants from around the UK. He came first and has won a medal, a voucher, a selection of cookery books and a fabulous certificate!
Powburn Visit March 2015
Students from Years 7 – 9 enjoyed a visit to Powburn earlier this month with school staff. The group of students had a fantastic time with great weather. They visited Brough Law in the Ingram Valley and Cragside.
Work of Work with Mitie PFI at Boldon School
Mitie PFI organised this event for Year 9’s They worked with the whole year group to explain the world of work and renewable energies to also set them a task/competition for the day. The students had to compete in teams to produce the best wind turbine using waste materials. It was a fantastic day and the students gained so much which involved team work, decision making, problem solving.
I would just like to reiterate and say what a credit the students were to the school and all your staff. Having done numerous events of this nature around the country, I can honestly say that this was by far the most enjoyable. The students were all so well behaved and really got involved.
Hairdressing and Beauty Students Visit Milan
Several Hairdressing and Beauty students and two members of Boldon School staff have just returned from and extremely successful Study trip to Milan. The students were invited to visit ‘Itely’ the Italian production plant that develops and produces the Hair and Beauty products that we use in our salons in school. This is the first time ‘Itely@ Hair Products have invited a group from a school, and due to the exemplary behaviour of our students Boldon School has been invited back next year with another party of trainees. The students spent a full day at the plant, being shown around the development labs and the production process in the morning and in the afternoon taking part in a Colour Correction Workshop at the ‘Itely Academy’ working with colour technicians from Dubai. The two other days were equally as busy with visits to the spectacular ‘Il Duomo’ (Milan Cathedral), Sforza Castle, La Scala Theatre and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele 11.
We spent the evenings eating at authentic Italian restaurants and admiring the architecture. I would like to congratulate the group, who were a credit to the Hair and Beauty department and also to Boldon School.
Hannah Spencer (Post16) achieved 2nd place in the Avant Garde category, as a department we are all thrilled for her. This means we now go to Blackpool on 16 March for the National Final.