PICTURES JULY 2014 OUR TERM IN www.whitleybayhighschool.org
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Enquiry Based Learning This year our Y9 Enquiry Based Learning projects were fantastically varied and took students on journeys both into the wider world and the further reaches of their imagination as they rose to the challenge of their enquiries. Our Term in Pictures | July 2014 Name: Andrew Hepplewhite Enquiry: Children’s Stories “Being creative at writing children’s stories was great. I had a very good experience.” The aims of the three day projects were to encourage students to think creatively and solve their given problem, to ensure high quality work and to give something back to the community, either in school or beyond. Students came away with some new skills as well as many memorable moments. Here we take a look back at just a few of the enquiries and hear from students about their experiences. Name: Rachel Appleby Enquiry: Bees “I really enjoyed taking photographs of the wild flowers and talking to the PhD student about them and how they help bees.” ADAM CHEDBURN BOWS OUT 2 Our inspirational and much loved headteacher Adam Chedburn retires at the end of this term after 21 years centre stage. A great lover of theatre, sport, languages, the arts, history and all things cultural, Mr Chedburn’s vision has made Whitley Bay Teaching School a recognised centre of excellence nationally for its ethos, its training programme and its Teaching & Learning. But more importantly from his point of view, is that it is a happy school where every student can flourish and succeed. Not many parents know that Adam was an international runner before he became a teacher and the qualities that led him to excel in athletics are the very same characteristics that he has used as a great head teacher - he is relentlessly optimistic about the future; he enjoys a challenge; he works unbelievably hard; he knows how to bring out the best in himself and his team; he is full of humility about his successes and yet a real crowd pleaser. This photo captures him at our staff Summer Fair event fundraising for the RVI Bubble Foundation and Cancer Research UK, happy as always to celebrate the achievements of others. www.whitleybayhighschool.org oleman Name: Ellie C de Of t You’re Ma Show Me Wha a at the Enquiry: ance of Evit ch a perform cluding got to wat tage tour, in “On day 1, we had a backs hen Empire and t back to Sunderland tre. We went s in the thea t bout the ghos re coming learning all a orkshop befo a theatre w on day 2 for entations Sunderland tise our pres re and prac ally ol to prepa nquiry was re back to scho day 3. The e s on for the judge which we did long!” een all week wish it had b fun, I only 0191 200 8800 ry Cable Name: Har sa hat Make Enquiry: W pion? Surf Cham We did was class. “I loved it, it ood like make f s of things load ng in ness but goi d beach fit an part.” s the best the sea wa Name: Er in Ruddy Enquiry: Theme P ark “I liked v isiting L ightwate r Valley bu t I also e njoyed wo rking with the Year 6 students where th ey had t o buy rid es & build the ir own th eme park s.” 3
Enquiry Based Learning This year our Y9 Enquiry Based Learning projects were fantastically varied and took students on jou...
Enquiry Based Learning This year our Y9 Enquiry Based Learning projects were fantastically varied and took students on journeys both into the wider world and the further reaches of their imagination as they rose to the challenge of their enquiries. Our Term in Pictures | July 2014 Name: Andrew Hepplewhite Enquiry: Children’s Stories “Being creative at writing children’s stories was great. I had a very good experience.” The aims of the three day projects were to encourage students to think creatively and solve their given problem, to ensure high quality work and to give something back to the community, either in school or beyond. Students came away with some new skills as well as many memorable moments. Here we take a look back at just a few of the enquiries and hear from students about their experiences. Name: Rachel Appleby Enquiry: Bees “I really enjoyed taking photographs of the wild flowers and talking to the PhD student about them and how they help bees.” ADAM CHEDBURN BOWS OUT 2 Our inspirational and much loved headteacher Adam Chedburn retires at the end of this term after 21 years centre stage. A great lover of theatre, sport, languages, the arts, history and all things cultural, Mr Chedburn’s vision has made Whitley Bay Teaching School a recognised centre of excellence nationally for its ethos, its training programme and its Teaching & Learning. But more importantly from his point of view, is that it is a happy school where every student can flourish and succeed. Not many parents know that Adam was an international runner before he became a teacher and the qualities that led him to excel in athletics are the very same characteristics that he has used as a great head teacher - he is relentlessly optimistic about the future; he enjoys a challenge; he works unbelievably hard; he knows how to bring out the best in himself and his team; he is full of humility about his successes and yet a real crowd pleaser. This photo captures him at our staff Summer Fair event fundraising for the RVI Bubble Foundation and Cancer Research UK, happy as always to celebrate the achievements of others. www.whitleybayhighschool.org oleman Name: Ellie C de Of t You’re Ma Show Me Wha a at the Enquiry: ance of Evit ch a perform cluding got to wat tage tour, in “On day 1, we had a backs hen Empire and t back to Sunderland tre. We went s in the thea t bout the ghos re coming learning all a orkshop befo a theatre w on day 2 for entations Sunderland tise our pres re and prac ally ol to prepa nquiry was re back to scho day 3. The e s on for the judge which we did long!” een all week wish it had b fun, I only 0191 200 8800 ry Cable Name: Har sa hat Make Enquiry: W pion? Surf Cham We did was class. “I loved it, it ood like make f s of things load ng in ness but goi d beach fit an part.” s the best the sea wa Name: Er in Ruddy Enquiry: Theme P ark “I liked v isiting L ightwate r Valley bu t I also e njoyed wo rking with the Year 6 students where th ey had t o buy rid es & build the ir own th eme park s.” 3
Enquiry Based Learning This year our Y9 Enquiry Based Learning projects were fantastically varied and took students on jou...
Bees and Wildflowers Commemorating World War One As the centenary of this significant period in history is due to be marked and remembered this year one of our EBL groups looked at how best to address the memorialising of WW1. Visiting existing memorials and even stepping back in time at Beamish the students worked towards presentations which they gave at the end of the three days. Is all the world actually a stage? Our Term in Pictures | July 2014 Working with various wildlife experts to investigate the importance of bees and wildflowers to our environment this group of scientists was extremely busy working with PhD students at Newcastle as well as beekeepers in Sheffield. Their research took them into very close quarters with the bees and their hives and they’ll be looking at how they can attract more of these important and industrious creatures to our school site. Enquiry Based Learning Channelling creativity In this enquiry our students ‘channelled their creativity’ by engaging with the local environment and receiving inspiration from a visiting graffiti artist. Following that they visited the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art before creating memorable and lasting works of their own. For the enquiry ‘Is all the world actually a stage’ students embraced the bard and, following a workshop in school, took to the streets of Newcastle to perform their own version of the famous speech from Shakespeare’s As You Like It. As well as performing at Live Theatre and Northern Stage our budding actors got to present their interpretation in such varied places at Whitley Bay beach and the Quayside in Newcastle. 4 www.whitleybayhighschool.org 0191 200 8800 5
Bees and Wildflowers  Commemorating World War One As the centenary of this significant period in history is due to be mark...
Bees and Wildflowers Commemorating World War One As the centenary of this significant period in history is due to be marked and remembered this year one of our EBL groups looked at how best to address the memorialising of WW1. Visiting existing memorials and even stepping back in time at Beamish the students worked towards presentations which they gave at the end of the three days. Is all the world actually a stage? Our Term in Pictures | July 2014 Working with various wildlife experts to investigate the importance of bees and wildflowers to our environment this group of scientists was extremely busy working with PhD students at Newcastle as well as beekeepers in Sheffield. Their research took them into very close quarters with the bees and their hives and they’ll be looking at how they can attract more of these important and industrious creatures to our school site. Enquiry Based Learning Channelling creativity In this enquiry our students ‘channelled their creativity’ by engaging with the local environment and receiving inspiration from a visiting graffiti artist. Following that they visited the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art before creating memorable and lasting works of their own. For the enquiry ‘Is all the world actually a stage’ students embraced the bard and, following a workshop in school, took to the streets of Newcastle to perform their own version of the famous speech from Shakespeare’s As You Like It. As well as performing at Live Theatre and Northern Stage our budding actors got to present their interpretation in such varied places at Whitley Bay beach and the Quayside in Newcastle. 4 www.whitleybayhighschool.org 0191 200 8800 5
Bees and Wildflowers  Commemorating World War One As the centenary of this significant period in history is due to be mark...
Our Term in Pictures | July 2014 to stage How roduction a p Enquiry Based Learning There’s a lot more that goes into a stage spectacular than just the actors as our enquirers discovered as they visited the Sunderland Empire for a backstage tour. Looking at the work that goes on behind the scenes they were given a fascinating insight into the secrets of stage craft before presenting their own ideas on theatrical production to a team of theatre experts. Gallery of Whitley Bay What would go into a gallery dedicated to Whitley Bay? That’s what students were challenged to answer for this enquiry but as if that wasn’t enough they had to create the exhibits as well. From visual feats to delicious treats they produced work that was displayed for all the world to see at Whitley Bay public library. 6 www.whitleybayhighschool.org 0191 200 8800 7
Our Term in Pictures   July 2014  to stage How roduction a p  Enquiry Based Learning  There   s a lot more that goes into ...
Our Term in Pictures | July 2014 to stage How roduction a p Enquiry Based Learning There’s a lot more that goes into a stage spectacular than just the actors as our enquirers discovered as they visited the Sunderland Empire for a backstage tour. Looking at the work that goes on behind the scenes they were given a fascinating insight into the secrets of stage craft before presenting their own ideas on theatrical production to a team of theatre experts. Gallery of Whitley Bay What would go into a gallery dedicated to Whitley Bay? That’s what students were challenged to answer for this enquiry but as if that wasn’t enough they had to create the exhibits as well. From visual feats to delicious treats they produced work that was displayed for all the world to see at Whitley Bay public library. 6 www.whitleybayhighschool.org 0191 200 8800 7
Our Term in Pictures   July 2014  to stage How roduction a p  Enquiry Based Learning  There   s a lot more that goes into ...
Our Term in Pictures | July 2014 Engineers face university challenges! Trust in Us Exploring what makes a National Trust property and its history such a fascinating and interesting experience, this group took trips out to Wallington Hall and Seaton Delaval Hall and presented their findings to the board at Seaton Delaval. The importance of local history, heritage and conservation were at the top of their lists. On Friday 13th June a group of year 9 students was given the exciting opportunity to visit Newcastle University for a day of Technology and Engineering based challenges. The day consisted of 4 different challenges where the students were involved in building Lego self-driving robots, constructing bridges from everyday materials and even having a go at constructing character illustrations on the E-Fit software utilised by the police! The day was enjoyed by all and allowed the participating students to mix and work with others from our neighbouring schools to swap skills and talents to work towards a great team effort. Although our students were unfortunately not part of the winning team everyone had the opportunity to use tools and equipment they wouldn’t normally experience in school and to think about how our skills in Technology are used in the real world. Literature & Performing Arts Festival They even managed to try out the slide! Enquiry Based Learning 8 www.whitleybayhighschool.org For a whole week in May the school was engulfed in reading and performing mania where hundreds of students were involved in workshops, author talks and a huge variety of events. Authors Bali Rai and Meg Rosoff entertained us with inspirational talks and the rap workshop and performance poetry event gave students the chance to develop their verbal skills for an audience. We also held our first ever ‘Comic Con’ with graphic novel talks, drawing workshops and a costume event and theatre groups and ballet dancers flooded the school with their talents and drew some fantastic performances from our very own budding actors and dancers. 0191 200 8800 9
Our Term in Pictures   July 2014  Engineers face university challenges   Trust in Us Exploring what makes a National Trust...
Our Term in Pictures | July 2014 Engineers face university challenges! Trust in Us Exploring what makes a National Trust property and its history such a fascinating and interesting experience, this group took trips out to Wallington Hall and Seaton Delaval Hall and presented their findings to the board at Seaton Delaval. The importance of local history, heritage and conservation were at the top of their lists. On Friday 13th June a group of year 9 students was given the exciting opportunity to visit Newcastle University for a day of Technology and Engineering based challenges. The day consisted of 4 different challenges where the students were involved in building Lego self-driving robots, constructing bridges from everyday materials and even having a go at constructing character illustrations on the E-Fit software utilised by the police! The day was enjoyed by all and allowed the participating students to mix and work with others from our neighbouring schools to swap skills and talents to work towards a great team effort. Although our students were unfortunately not part of the winning team everyone had the opportunity to use tools and equipment they wouldn’t normally experience in school and to think about how our skills in Technology are used in the real world. Literature & Performing Arts Festival They even managed to try out the slide! Enquiry Based Learning 8 www.whitleybayhighschool.org For a whole week in May the school was engulfed in reading and performing mania where hundreds of students were involved in workshops, author talks and a huge variety of events. Authors Bali Rai and Meg Rosoff entertained us with inspirational talks and the rap workshop and performance poetry event gave students the chance to develop their verbal skills for an audience. We also held our first ever ‘Comic Con’ with graphic novel talks, drawing workshops and a costume event and theatre groups and ballet dancers flooded the school with their talents and drew some fantastic performances from our very own budding actors and dancers. 0191 200 8800 9
Our Term in Pictures   July 2014  Engineers face university challenges   Trust in Us Exploring what makes a National Trust...
Y10 Students head to Cambridge… This term a number of our year 10s travelled to the hallowed corridors of one of the world’s great seats of learning. Cambridge University threw its doors wide open to welcome young people from across the country and give them a taste of the academic life. With tours of the university campus and its museums, talks from lecturers and students and even a spot of sight-seeing our future dons returned to school enthused by the rigours and challenges of undergraduate life. For the last five months we have been taking part in a science and engineering project in partnership with Newcastle University and Northern Gas Networks. In February we visited the university to learn about what opportunities were available to us for our projects and we all agreed to work on one with a recycling focus. Our mentor, from Northern Gas Networks, helped us throughout the project, supporting us and giving us new ideas. We designed and created a compost bin and came up with some recommendations to improve the water system at school. To aid our project our team visit a Northern Gas Networks site in Saltwick and the trip was extremely fulfilling and provided us with many new and innovative ideas. We thoroughly enjoyed being involved with this exciting project and would encourage others to take part in something similar if given the chance. Year 9 Go4SET Project Anna Parkinson, Kate Jones, Helen Elliott, Sarah Hylton, Adele Ackinclose and Rebecca Banks, Year 9. 10 www.whitleybayhighschool.org 0191 200 8800 11
Y10 Students head to Cambridge    This term a number of our year 10s travelled to the hallowed corridors of one of the wor...
Y10 Students head to Cambridge… This term a number of our year 10s travelled to the hallowed corridors of one of the world’s great seats of learning. Cambridge University threw its doors wide open to welcome young people from across the country and give them a taste of the academic life. With tours of the university campus and its museums, talks from lecturers and students and even a spot of sight-seeing our future dons returned to school enthused by the rigours and challenges of undergraduate life. For the last five months we have been taking part in a science and engineering project in partnership with Newcastle University and Northern Gas Networks. In February we visited the university to learn about what opportunities were available to us for our projects and we all agreed to work on one with a recycling focus. Our mentor, from Northern Gas Networks, helped us throughout the project, supporting us and giving us new ideas. We designed and created a compost bin and came up with some recommendations to improve the water system at school. To aid our project our team visit a Northern Gas Networks site in Saltwick and the trip was extremely fulfilling and provided us with many new and innovative ideas. We thoroughly enjoyed being involved with this exciting project and would encourage others to take part in something similar if given the chance. Year 9 Go4SET Project Anna Parkinson, Kate Jones, Helen Elliott, Sarah Hylton, Adele Ackinclose and Rebecca Banks, Year 9. 10 www.whitleybayhighschool.org 0191 200 8800 11
Y10 Students head to Cambridge    This term a number of our year 10s travelled to the hallowed corridors of one of the wor...
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