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We were lucky enough to receive a phone call from Nick Grimshaw, Radio 1 Breakfast show presenter.  Abbie in Y10 spoke to him about what we were doing on the day.  She said “I really enjoyed getting the chance to speak to Nick, it was an exciting opportunity – also everyone else on the news team said they were too shy. Nick was really funny and helped put me at ease.”
 rambert-theatre-tripwweb RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY TRIP
On Thursday 4th February Y9 and Y10 Dance students went off to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal to watch Rambert Dance Company perform 3 short works entitled ‘Frames’, ‘The strange charm of Mother Nature’ and ‘3 dancers”. The variety and richness of the dance works provided our students with a fantastic experience which I am sure will support their future studies and performances.
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A group of our year 10 GCSE Triple Science students  attended the  2nd of this year’s Work Discovery Sunderland Programme of Sector Days.  The event was held at the S A S M I site at Nissan and was based around routes into advanced engineering.
Our students found out about apprenticeships and opportunities at Nissan and other local Advanced Manufacturing businesses and viewed  static displays from the companies involved. Towards the end of the morning our students had the opportunity to talk to some of the trainees about their experiences and career journey so far.

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As most of you will know the London trip taking 40 students on a grand tour of London has just finished .Students left school early on the 11th off February and made their return late on the following Sunday. For the first night a trip to the theatre was planned but this was re-arranged due to a theatre flood, but we didn’t let this spoil our fun we took a flight on the London eye to see the stunning sights and view and witnessed 2 proposals in doing, so afterwards a trip to Namco arcade.
The following day was packed with more activities a trip to Covent Garden followed by the famous BBC studios and later on in the night a new theatre trip to a show called Kinky Boots they say they were very pleased to have us as we were the first school trip to ever see it.
Day 3 and another busy day Madame Tussauds wax work museum, the science museum, m&ms world and Ripley’s believe it or not museum. Madame Tussauds was full of famous faces and many others who changed the modern world and the second you walked into m&ms world you greeted by the smell of chocolate and lots of different colours littered round the building.
The final day wasn’t as busy but was still filled with a spectacular trip to Harry Potter world and a 5hour trip home. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was a sight to behold magic and mystery round every corner it was a young wizard or witches dream. We strongly recommend if you ever get the chance to go on one of these spectacular trips to London you go for it and see what you think, we promise you won’t regret it!

From January to March this year, the Young Writers competition has been in order and thousands of entries have been submitted for entry across the country. Multiple students from this school have also competed- From Year 10 - Sarah, Rebecca, Jessica and Molly, who won an award for her writing. The participants had to write five hundred words describing how beautiful the world is. Other competitions included Young Speakers, Young Musicians and Young Photographers. The participants either received a yellow certificate for entering, a blue certificate for being one of the winners, and a pink certificate for having special praise from the founders of the competition- which only Harriet from Year 9 received for her photography.



On January 28th Newsround came to talk to our year 7’s about online safety. They had the opportunity to go and watch Leah from Newsround. They also were interviewed by Leah regarding their experiences on cyber relationships and bullying. Most schools have a blocking system to prevent students from going on websites they shouldn’t at school.

Safer Internet Day

As a school Farringdon takes internet safety very seriously – rather than a ‘Safer Internet Day’ we try to keep ourselves informed constantly. In Y7 students follow a scheme of work in ICT which teaches them about protecting themselves online, including the dangers of things such as trolling and cyber bullying. They create posters and presentations detailing the dangers. There is also a poster displayed on our schools Frog Learning which encourages students to think before posting pictures ‘if you wouldn’t show your grandma – don’t post it!’


Last year on BBC News Report Day we did an article and interviewed our head of ICT. He told about the filters we have in place in school to keep us safe, this is called our network fire wall but how at home we don’t always have that level of protection but there are still ways to find out how trustworthy a site is – the tips he gave were:

  • Does it have contact details e.g. an address?
  • Is the site up to date?
  • Does it have http at the top – this means it is more secure
  • And if you get messages asking you to do something you don’t want to or things like cyber-bullying occur you should screen shot as evidence and pass onto an adult.


We have also had a representative from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) visit us in assembly and talk to us about taking the ’10 Steps to Safety’ to protect yourself online and in PHSE we learn about the dangers from making friends with people they didn’t actually know personally and watch some of CEOPs many supportive videos.


In Y10 students do a ‘Building my Skills’ employability course – they look at examples of social media profiles that employers might potentially see and think about how that might represent them in terms of getting a job – even your e-mail address needs to be kept sensible to give yourself the best chances. In today’s world it is more than likely students will use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on; it is so important to know how to keep yourself safe and represent yourself well.



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