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A Lesson at the Opera

As a reward for their recent success on stage, the cast of Beauty and the Beast were given the chance to work with Opera Sunderland and performed a mini version of the classic ‘Carmen’. At the end of the workshop students were offered the opportunity to perform in the chorus of...
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Southmoor Scholars Study Durham

The Scholars had their first trip to Durham University. The morning started in Palace Green Library with a quiz on ‘What is a book’ before learning a new skill – paleography – by analysing a Tudor inventory. Students then split into two groups looking at primary...
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Aspiring Authors Get Published!

Miss Bartram’s Year 8 pupils took part in a ‘Young Writers’ competition composing a 100 word mini saga around the theme ‘hunted’. We are delighted to hear that 16 Southmoor students had their short stories selected to feature in the published collection of chosen...
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Skeleton Science

Southmoor Scholars got up close and personal with skeletons. Durham University ran a workshop about the history of medicine through the lens of bioarchaeology. They had three tasks: 1. To assemble a skeleton. 2. To analyse amputated bones and trepanned skulls. 3. To look at...
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