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Family Hubs

The Department of Education are providing funding for 75 local authorities to set up family hubs in their areas as part of the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme. Family Hubs aim to Bring together local services and advice for babies, children, young people and their...
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Building Book Day Excitement

The excitement for World Book Day is starting to build! Pupils in KS3 have been gifted a book token from National Book Tokens in anticipation of World Book Day on Thursday 7th March. Pupils will be able to take their token to any of the local retailers mentioned below and...
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Southmoor Students Take on the STEM Reading Challenge

During the last two days of this half-term, pupils in Years 7 and 8 enjoyed lessons in English and Science as they took on the National Literacy Trust’s STEM Reading Challenge. The challenge encouraged pupils to think about how English and Science share similar skills and...
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Hendon Youth Fair

This half term Back on the Map are holding a Youth Fayre in nearby Hendon. This 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 Half-Term Youth Fayre will take place at Raich Carter Centre on Wednesday 21st February from 11am – 3pm. There is alot to take part and have fun with! Including: Music, DJing, Boxing, Biking,...
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Student Council Spread the Love

Last Wednesday lunchtime, to spread the love for Valentine’s Day and promote positive mental health amongst students, our student council handed out Haribo heart throb sweets along with positive affirmations while donning heart themed head boppers and glasses, all whilst...
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All Aboard the Zen Bus

Last week we got a flavour of americana with the arrival of the Zen bus on our school yard. The Zen Project & Wates Group present is a morning of guided Zen Sessions, focusing on helping to lower stress and anxiety levels, improve focus and increase resilience involving a...
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Southmoor Scholars Unravel Political Dilemmas

Dr Elizabeth Khan, Associate Professor in Political Theory, Durham University spoke to our scholars about political dilemmas on Monday. Scholars learnt about a range of political approaches and theories from the concept of utilitarianism: maximizing happiness by the greatest...
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National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Last week, we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week in school – an opportunity for students and parents to learn about the world of Apprenticeships as a possible future pathway. As part of this, for the second year, we held our Apprenticeship Explorer Careers Fair on...
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VEX Robotics Challenge

Throughout the year, some of our students have been working to design, build and code a robot to take part in the VEX Robotics Competition. Last Saturday, our team competed at the competition held at Whickham School. We were up against nine other teams, many of which were older...
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SCAG Still Going Strong in School

Sunderland Community Action Group, with whom we work closely in school, were once again an approved provider of the Sunderland Council and Together for Children HAF programme over the recent Christmas period. The Youth and Community based project saw record numbers of young...
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