PICTURES JULY ‘15 OUR TERM IN www.whitleybayhighschool.org
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An Engineering Project at the Jam Jar Cinema “Our challenge was to come up with a solution to the access problem at the Jam Jar Cinema and find a way that would get a disabled person up the stairs. In order to do this, we visited Whickham Thorns dry ski slope where we learned about their lift system (as well as getting to try skiing!) and we had a go at building our prototypes. I was pleased to see our design come to life and we even managed to get Sam up the stairs at school using our model.” Sam Van Den Bos, 9ZMM Duke of Edinburgh Students who have been selected to tackle their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award next year spent their time exploring and developing the skills they will need to successfully complete their award. This included map reading and route planning, putting up tents and cooking on camping stoves. “I had a lot of fun over the three days and it was helpful to do some preparation for doing the Duke of Edinburgh award next year. I particularly enjoyed the freedom we were given to do things on our own, like preparing meals. We made a stir-fry first of all and it was quite nice but we managed to burn the noodles and it took ages to clean the pan! Our burritos were the tastiest though, so I think we will make them again.” Emma Dalhuijsen, 9BWC 2 www.whitleybayhighschool.org
An Engineering Project at the Jam Jar Cinema    Our challenge was to come up with a solution to the access problem at the ...
This magazine is kindly supported by: Our Term in Pictures | July 2015 £10,000 IN THREE DAYS This year, students had the chance to participate in this unique and very important challenge: could they raise £10,000 in three days to fund next year’s Enquiry Based Learning activities? Students created a video using footage from this year’s projects, speaking to students, group leaders and members of the community as well as local businesses. They then met with fundraising experts who shared their top tips for success before heading out into the community to meet local businesses and discuss sponsorship opportunities. Students rounded out the project with a presentation to representatives from national and international businesses in an attempt to secure donations for 2016’s projects. “On the first day of our enquiry, we got to film lots of the other EBL projects taking place in the local area which was great fun and then on the second, we went out and spoke to businesses in Monkseaton. My favourite part of the project was the third day when all of the students did a presentation to business people to pitch for sponsorship and for gifts that we could use in future raffles. I think we must have done well because Proctor and Gamble pledged £1500 worth of cosmetics!” Alexander Harvey, 9VAJ 0191 200 8800 3
This magazine is kindly supported by   Our Term in Pictures   July 2015    10,000  IN THREE DAYS This year, students had t...
Creating a Children’s Book Taking inspiration from the local landscape, students developed their own children’s story books, having spoken to pupils from nearby first schools about their favourite tales. The project concluded with Whitley Bay students going back into schools to read their books to the pupils who helped create them. What makes a great theme park? Students travelled to Lightwater Valley to investigate and research the workings of a successful theme park. They used their experiences at the park and knowledge to design, test and evaluate a ‘Plan and Build Your Own Theme Park’ activity which they delivered on a fun-packed Friday to students from local middle schools. “Obviously my favourite part of the theme park enquiry had to be going to Lightwater Valley! It was great to go 4 on all the rides and the Ultimate was the best out of all of them. My friends actually had to push me to go on the rides because I was a bit scared but I’m really glad I did it. I think it helped me be a bit more resilient. Going to Lightwater Valley also helped us imagine what would make an ideal theme park: big, bold rides to draw in the crowds and then lots of variation to make sure there is something for everyone.” Kelsey Mawson, 9KGB www.whitleybayhighschool.org
Creating a Children   s Book Taking inspiration from the local landscape, students developed their own children   s story ...
This magazine is kindly supported by: Our Term in Pictures | July 2015 The Unforgettable Smile Foundation “The Unforgettable Smile Foundation helps to raise money for Cancer Research UK and as part of our enquiry we learned about how the charity works. To help with fundraising we organised a sponsored run for Year 2 and 3 pupils from Appletree Gardens and Rockcliffe First Schools. The best part for me was working with the children and motivating them on their run.” Fae Pennicott, 9SL Which players should Newcastle United FC sign for the 2015-16 season? A group of football enthusiasts had the chance to be NUFC’s management and recruit new signings as part of their enquiry. Starting with a tour of St James’ Park and Newcastle city centre, students used images and footage to create a promotional video which they showed at a presentation on the Friday. Not only that, but students took part in a NUFC training session and planned their own as well as going to workshops on financial management and how to be a good football scout. The enquiry finished with a presentation of their work to an expert panel. 0191 200 8800 5
This magazine is kindly supported by   Our Term in Pictures   July 2015  The Unforgettable Smile Foundation    The Unforge...
An Art Show at the Jam Jar Cinema Students were set the challenge of creating art work to be displayed at the Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay which they tackled with great enthusiasm and imagination. Following a tour of the Laing and Baltic art galleries in Newcastle, they visited the studios of a local artist, Cath Walshaw. Cath worked with the students to develop pieces on the theme of youth culture and how the media portrays young people. They used a whole range of materials including sculpture and their fantastic pieces are still on display to the public at the cinema. “My favourite part of this enquiry was visiting the galleries in Newcastle and getting to meet the artists. It was also nice to get feedback from Cath Walshaw, a local artist about our individual pieces. She gave us all some great ideas about how to make our work even better.” Sam West, 9SL Selfies of the Art World In the age of the selfie, students spent three days exploring what it takes to make a good one. Following a visit to the Laing Art Gallery, they worked with contemporary artists to look at how photography and graffiti can be used to portray self-image. By the end of the three days, students worked with a print-making artist and consolidated their ideas and imagery into a layered image. A final exhibition of their amazing work was put up in the school’s gallery. “This EBL project was really enjoyable because we got to go out and about in the local area. Not only that but I liked how collaborative it was. We got to meet new members of staff and they really got stuck into the project too.” Jessica Bailey, 9AMP “I enjoyed the range of different art activities that we did and it also felt great to see our work go up in the A Block gallery. It gave me a real sense of accomplishment.” Megan Rice, 9CIJ 6 www.whitleybayhighschool.org
An Art Show at the Jam Jar Cinema Students were set the challenge of creating art work to be displayed at the Jam Jar Cine...
This magazine is kindly supported by: Our Term in Pictures | July 2015 Station Master’s Garden: Promotional Video Working in small groups, students were tasked with creating a short piece of film to highlight and promote the work of the Station Master’s Garden in Whitley Bay. They were given a tour of the garden and the Yoga Station by volunteers who help out there as well as having a parkour (free-running) taster session, which is one of the activities run at the garden. Students spent the first two days developing storyboards and filming before editing their final pieces for a showcase at the Jam Jar Cinema on the last day. “I had a great time making the promotional video for the Station Master’s Garden. My favourite part of the process was editing our footage using Adobe Premier because I like ICT and learning about different software. I was a bit nervous about showing our video at the Jam Jar Cinema on the final day so I can’t believe my team won! The judges gave us great feedback and I was really pleased with my prize (a chocolate orange).” Brendan Fischer, 9ABK Pop-Up Food Stall at the Station Master’s Garden Over the course of three days, student learned all about how food can go from the ground to the plate and how a pop-up food stall can bring together strands of the community. Following a tour of the garden, students worked with chefs from Papa Ganoush to prepare their own healthy and delicious street food which they then sold to the public, with proceeds going to fund the Garden’s development. After working hard to promote the stall to the local community, students not only managed to raise £129 but also sold out of their amazing falafel! “The most enjoyable part of the project for me was marketing our food stall when we went out into the local community to spread the words about it. It was amazing to speak to people and see so many people being really enthusiastic about our project.” Nicole Stephenson, 9AMP 0191 200 8800 7
This magazine is kindly supported by   Our Term in Pictures   July 2015  Station Master   s Garden  Promotional Video Work...
This magazine is kindly supported by: Re-funk, Rejuvenate and Re-think Could we continue to furnish our homes and lives without making anything new? Students spent three days turning old, unwanted objects into beautiful upcycled pieces. After learning about different methods to make-over used items, students collected materials from the House of Objects to use in their designs. They then put their new skills into practice and transformed their items into lovely pieces which were sold to raise money for a homeless charity. What makes a fitness craze? Students showed their entrepreneurial spirit and passion for exercise in this three day enquiry when they developed their ideas for the next fitness craze. Students participated in sessions with three fitness professionals and visited the Naked Deli in Heaton to learn about “clean eating” and nutrition. They then shaped their ideas and designed their own fitness package, including a healthy eating and business plan, which they presented to a panel of entrepreneurs. 8 www.whitleybayhighschool.org
This magazine is kindly supported by   Re-funk, Rejuvenate and Re-think Could we continue to furnish our homes and lives w...
Show Me What You’re Made Of Our Term in Pictures | July 2015 What does it take to put on a show? This is the question that students had to answer in this theatrical enquiry. They were given a chance to pick a scene to adapt for the stage and plan their production ideas, using a backstage tour of Sunderland Empire as inspiration. Students showcased their creativity and flair for drama by presenting their ideas to a panel on the final day. “I absolutely loved going on the backstage tour at the Sunderland Empire and getting to meet the set and lighting teams. It was a fantastic experience and I liked how much creative freedom we were given over our set designs.” Lucy Bushell, 9LPW 21st Century Gothic What is Gothic? Does it still have relevance today? Can it be used to encourage visitors? How Gothic is our local area? What spooky tales can we uncover? These are all the questions students had to answer as part of this chilling enquiry. Starting with a tour of Tynemouth Priory and a hauntingly good ghost walk around Newcastle, students let their imaginations run wild to create their own ghoulish Gothic experience. “All in all, it was a lovely experience to get to visit local historic sites but I think that my favourite aspect of the project was getting to know all the students in my group. Over the course of the three days, we became really close friends and so when it came to doing our presentations at the end, I wasn’t nervous at all whereas I am usually terrified.” Libby Ivison, 9ADR “We were tasked with developing an idea for a gothic-style story set in Whitley Bay after going on a ghost walk around Newcastle, touring the Theatre Royal and visiting Tynemouth Priory. I really enjoyed getting inspiration from these locations and being given the freedom to let my imagination run wild.” Alec Clavering, 9ZMM 0191 200 8800 9
Show Me What You   re Made Of  Our Term in Pictures   July 2015  What does it take to put on a show  This is the question ...
Creating a Sensory Garden Students spent three lovely days in the Station Master’s Garden designing and building a sensory garden for people with physical and mental disabilities. Working alongside Durham University lecturers and in close conjunction with New Prospects, a leading provider of support for people with learning difficulties, the students created a beautiful feature that can be visited by members of the public and the garden’s users. “Building the new sensory garden was really good fun and it was great to do a project that helped the community directly. The people from New Prospects came down to see the garden on the Friday and it was lovely to hear that they really liked what we had built.” Olivia Appleby, 9CIJ The ‘Grand Designs’ challenge gave students the opportunity to redesign an existing space in Whitley Bay with the aim of imagining a new community centre. After exploring the revamped Ouseburn area of Newcastle and other examples of outstanding refurbished spaces, students worked with architects, university students, interior designers and model makers to develop a feasible proposal to transform their chosen space. At the end of the three days, students presented their ideas to a panel from the local area. This magazine is kindly supported by: Seashells of Monkseaton for Quality Fish & Chips Pizzas | BBQ Chicken | Kebabs | Lunchtime specials Delivery service available Open 7 days a week Tel: 0191 252 4477 13 Front Street, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay 10 www.whitleybayhighschool.org
Creating a Sensory Garden  Students spent three lovely days in the Station Master   s Garden designing and building a sens...
Our Term in Pictures | July 2015 Under the Dome: Performing Arts Under the Dome: A Marketing Enquiry Students who participated in this brilliant enquiry used their creative brains to develop a marketing campaign that will raise the profile of the Under the Dome Festival, which takes place 18th July until 2nd August. Students were given a project brief by the festival organiser before meeting with the owner of Di Meo Delaval Ice Cream Parlour and business lecturers from Newcastle University, who gave students input on their ideas. They then worked with a professional graphic designer to create their advertising plans before students delivered their pitches to a panel who selected the ideas which will be used in the real campaign. For this enquiry, students got the chance to learn what it takes to put on a fantastic, crowd-pleasing arts festival and try their hand at devising their own performance piece. After meeting Gerry Beldon, the organiser of Whitley Bay’s own Under the Dome Festival, students participated in an incredible workshop with practitioners from STOMP. They learned about sound, music, rhythm and dance before coming up with their own STOMP-style routine which they performed in school. “I really enjoyed the workshop that we did with Stomp. The people who ran it were really patient and friendly and I came away having learned some new skills, which was really cool.” Zak Johnston, 9BWC This magazine is kindly supported by: 0191 200 8800 11
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