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To the Stars with Southmoor Scholars

Peter Swift from Durham University’s Physics Department visited the scholars bringing with him the University’s pop-up planetarium! Students learned about our galaxy, observed stars, constellations and explored the planets in our solar system. They were taught how to spot star...
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New Scholars are Set

Our scholars programme is all set to return after half term with a record number of 45 students from Southmoor, Sandhill View and, for the first time, Castle View Academy joining us at The Sixth Form for a series of unique lectures from fascinating guests that will...
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Southmoor Scholars with Oxford University

Dr Lucy Busfield from St Anne’s College, Oxford visited The Scholars to introduce them to the online Oxplore Platform which is the home of big questions. Students learned how to formulate research questions for their own projects and debated questions such as ‘Does...
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Newcastle ACE Day

The Southmoor Scholars had a taste of university life when they attended the Newcastle ACE Day. They took part in activities including budgeting, university Pictionary and managing their timetable, followed by a campus tour around the site.
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Southmoor Scholars Stand & Deliver

The Scholars began the ‘Study Skills’ aspect of the programme which provides them with high level academic skills to get a flavour of university and prepare for their academic project. The ‘Stand and Deliver’ workshop was presented by Northumbria...
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Southmoor Scholars Shoot for the Stars

Peter Swift from Durham University’s Physics Department visited the scholars with a very special prop – an inflatable planetarium!  Students learned about our galaxy, observed stars, constellations and explored the planets in our solar system.  They were taught...
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Southmoor Scholars Get Political

The scholars were visited by Gertjan Hoetjes, a politics researcher from Durham University. They learned about the United Nations, including its history, evolution from the League of Nations, and its current role today. They then debated the position that the UK might have in the...
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Southmoor Scholars Get Creative

We welcomed Jarrow School to our Scholars lecture series. The session was delivered by Teesside University and focused on comic book illustration which is now seen as a serious form of artwork that can be studied at university. Students created cartoon characters of themselves...
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Southmoor Scholars Set for Success

We recently saw the launch of The Scholars Programme – a joint endeavour between Southmoor and Sandhill View – to give students a flavour of university study with the independence to design and complete a personal project.  Students will attend a series of guest...
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