Here at Longbenton we are extremely proud of two of our students. On Thursday Ella Davidson and Andreia Campos were chosen as mascots for the England v Italy Rugby game at St James' Park which is taking place on Friday 6 September. The girls have followed the RFU schools' pathway for rugby, whereby they started playing in school and soon became involved in competitions which, in turn, has led them to represent the local club Novocastrians. The girls were escorted by our very talented PE Teacher and year 11 Leader Mrs Cooper. The interview can be seen on the BBC iPlayer under Look North for Thursday 5 September evening programme.
North East Regional SENDIASS - Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Services are offering a 2019 training programme for parents/carers
Congratulations to our students who are receiving their A level results today on their well-deserved success. A lot of hard work has gone into achieving this success over the past two years and we are thrilled to see so many of our pupils do so well. Click on the title to read more.
Four Year 9 students were selected to perform in Stratford upon Avon with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Longbenton girls and students from Sacred Heart performed alongside other schools and created a final version of Romeo and Juliette in the RSC's Playmaking Festival. Each school had rehearsed a scene and under the direction of the RSC an amazing play was put together.
Two students Lauren Archer (Y13) and Sophie McCarthy(Y11) were proud winners of the prestigious Mike Baker Award through their involvement with the Tyneside Villiers Park STEM Scholars scheme which has been running now in school for 4 years. Many other schools are involved but both Lauren and Sophie have been recognised for their continuous positive and hardworking attitude in their studies throughout the year, as well as their dynamic and enthusiastic approach to Villiers Park activities. In fact, this is the second time that Lauren has won the award, she did so back in year 10. Both students are progressing on to the next stage of their academic careers. Lauren is pursuing a Chemistry degree at university whilst Sophie is staying on into Sixth Form at Longbenton to take A levels in Chemistry, Maths and Biology. We wish both students every success in their next step. Well done!”
We have created a formal link with Forest Hall Community Tennis Club and it is a great environment for your child to improve their tennis skills. Please find attached the relevant information about the club. Please contact the PE Department if you require any further information. Kind regards, Mr Towler
On Tuesday 9th July Amy Barlow received the Longbenton Rotary Award for Service to the Community. Amy has just completed her A levels and is about to go to University to study Adult Nursing.
Our 2019 park Run which raises funds for St Oswald's Hospice in memory of Mr Bruce Hutchinson was once again a huge success.Big shout out to all our Staff and Students who took part in the Park Run and our volunteers who also did an amazing job.
Congratulations to our Year 10 student, Alfie Ward, who received the School Physicist of the Year Award 2019. Alfie is a confident, hardworking, mature and conscientious student. He supports others with their studies as his own understanding of increasingly difficult physics concepts continues to improve. Well done Alfie!
Our Year 12 Art Students have completed a workshop at Sunderland Glass Centre and their art work is now on display in Washington Arts Centre. The exhibition is called “People's Pyrex” and references the glass industry of Sunderland and Washington. You can visit the exhibition anytime should you wish to (and can contribute any Pyrex!). The exhibition will be open from 21 June – 27 July with a celebration event on Saturday 27 July. More details can be found on the Arts Centre Washington website. The students involved were Leah Cardwell Charlie Cook Elle Curryer Ellena Hindmarsh Eliza Wood In the image, the works are ‘HORIZON’ restyled by Leah Sky Cardwell (on the larger wall) and ‘DOTS’ remix by Charlie Cook. All other students work are in the sample book on view in the exhibition. Their work is a major part of the exhibition and we are very proud of their creativity!