Newcastle Falcons PE lessons at Duke’s Sport

Newcastle Falcons have been in to deliver PE lessons for the boys before May half term and the girls since returning. On Thursday they held their first girls tournament  with the aim to encourage girls getting into rugby. The tournament was contact free, touch rugby style. We were so impressed with how the girls engaged. All students were presented with a T-Shirt.

Week 2 and Joyful June!

Welcome back it is week 1.

This month’s well being theme is all about finding the joy in life, even when things are difficult.¬†¬†Research has shown that experiencing positive emotions in a 3-to-1 ratio with negative ones leads to a tipping point beyond which we naturally become more resilient to adversity. So let’s train our brains to find the joy.

Farewell Y11 & we see you on results day !

Today we said goodbye for now to Year 11!

Year 11 were treated to a bespoke quiz about their time at Duke’s followed by a festival in the field with food vans and sporting activities.

Students celebrated with staff with signing of shirts followed by an amazing assembly by Mrs Graham who created videos of the NCEA journey from primary to now with images of school concerts, plays and sports days. One student received a Head teachers award of Mr Atkinson and students with high attendances also received prizes.  We also had Mr Blight pass on words of wisdom for their next chapter with a motivational video.

Finally every student and staff member in their bubbles, stood and applauded our Year 11 students as they walked out of Duke’s.

We can’t wait to see Year 11 again for 6th form transition and results days.

But in meantime we say farewell and good luck.

Race for Life : Total so far!

Super well done to all the students and staff who took part in the ‘Race for Life’ in PE lesson these pass two weeks.

Total so far!: The school has raised £1870 up to now for the race for life, which is an amazing effort.

If you still wish to donate, please use this link https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/dukes-secondary-school

Extra thank you to Duke’s Sports for organising this terrific event.

 

Au revoir Year 11

Today GCSE Y11 French had a traditional French breakfast with their teachers.

There are many activities happening across our school, wishing students well done and good luck for the future.

In regards to the last day of term for Y11 and Y13 only, please refer to the parent mail that was sent out to parent/carers directly.

Also live now – on Y11 Career/Unifrog google classrooms is a list of current Apprenticeship Vacancies posted in the North East area.