Engaging wartime sessions and activities for students
Newminster Middle School and Technology College organised a whole day of Remembrance and wartime-related activities last Friday.
Some of the pupils dressed up in 1940s clothing and a dance school came along to teach them the waltz, foxtrot and others ahead of a special tea dance.
Other sessions included ‘make do and mend’, war songs with WI volunteer Linda Jenson and learning about the Enigma Machine used during the Second World War that was brought along by Tom Briggs from Bletchley Park.
In the morning, a group of students laid a wreath at the cenotaph in Morpeth on behalf of the school and Chaplain Nick Rowark conducted a service.
Two Chantry Middle School and Technology College pupils – Sarah Dunsire and Georgina Jeffrey – have made it through to the UK final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers competition, which will take place in March next year.
They impressed the judges at a regional heat with their investigation into the amount of microbes around the school.
The deadline for online entries is Sunday. For more details, visit www.thebig bangfair.co.uk/competition