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Moving On Up!

We welcomed Year 6 pupils and their parents into Southmoor for our special transition evening. This was a chance to learn more about what’s in store for September, meet form tutors and try on that all important Southmoor uniform! The following day we then welcomed back nearly 250...
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Southmoor Scholars Present Their Projects

The Year 10 Southmoor Scholars have come to the end of their projects, and presented their ideas to Mrs Maw in a roundtable presentation event. We heard about a range of projects, including: a short story, the psychology behind our fixation on horror, nutrition and gymnastics,...
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Disaster Proof Pasta

Pupils had to plan and then construct with a budget the tallest free standing tower using only spaghetti and marshmellows. It took resilience, as lots of towers fell and had to be rebuilt or adapted as the height increased and plenty of team work to make it work. Our young...
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Geography Students Out in the Field

Year 10 geographers have been out and about in the sun collecting data to help them answer fieldwork questions in their exam next year. They spent time in Newcastle and South Shields looking at the impact of regeneration around Graingertown, and sand dune development. They’ll now...
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Rookie Lifeguards Make a Splash

Students have been having a great time in our brand new Rookie Lifeguard Club! Pupils signed up for a new challenge this term and have been enjoying getting in to the life of a Rookie Lifeguard. The club takes place every Monday after school and everyone really enjoys swimming...
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Tennis & Rounders Stars

We took an enthusiastic group of Year 7 & 8 students to a summer sports competition at Sunderland’s Puma Centre. All girls participated in tennis and rounders tournaments and improved their skills and confidence in all areas of the games. We played and won games against...
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On the Trail of Bronze

Our Duke of Edinburgh expeditioners were out for adventure again. Having completed successful practice expeditions earlier in the year. They have now embarked on their final intrepid journey, heading out to brave the outdoors as well as test their skills, such as map-reading,...
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The Pandemic Project

Year 8 students from Southmoor and Sandhill took part in an exclusive ‘Pandemics Through Time’ project with Newcastle University and Durham University. They spent 4 days exploring both historic pandemics and COVID-19 through different academic lenses. Students visited...
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Insight Everywhere

Our ever-popular Insight programme was out and about in primary schools inspiring young minds with advanced topics to get them thinking about who they are and what they could be. We also welcomed Year 2 pupils from our feeder primaries for their own version of the Insight Raising...
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The Army Roadshow Southmoor Posting

We were delighted to welcome representatives from the British Army into school to run a roadshow across two days with some of our Year 9 and 10 students. The Roadshow was to give students an introduction to the work of the British Army. The students had the opportunity to find...
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