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Sarah and Milly

Well done, Milly and Sarah!

April 24, 2014

Writers quickly tire of the question – “Where do you get your ideas from?”

Looking for ways to spark creativity is often a challenge for those who want to write.

Early April 2014 saw ‘Inspired? Get Writing!’ judges draw contest winners from over 700 entries from around the world. The competition was organised by the National Galleries of Scotland, the English-Speaking Union Scotland and the Scottish Poetry Library. It is supported by the Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, the Scotsman and The Educational Institute of Scotland. Entrants were invited to produce creative pieces inspired by works from the galleries’ permanent collections.

Applicants were invited to write a poem or a piece of prose inspired by one of the works in the collections of the National Galleries of Scotland. Winners can now find their work permanently housed on the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) website.

Year 9 student Milly Parker submitted an original poem using ideas based on Away From The Flock, a modern artwork by Damien Hirst. Milly’s piece entitled The Perks of Not Being Half a Cow, was awarded first place in the 12-14 age group.

Sarah Bennett in Year 10 chose James Nasmith’s Back of Hand as the inspirarion for her story, and placed as Runner-Up in the same category

Both pieces of work were read aloud in the Scottish National Gallery by members of the Scottish Poetry Library, in front of public audience, on 18 April during the closing event. Along with this both students have been invited, with their class, to a creative writing workshop at NGS.

Head of English, Amy Sanderson, said “Milly and Sarah should be extremely proud of their success in this prestigious international competition. We are thrilled that their creative talents are being recognised in this way, and hope that other students will be encouraged to take part in the future.”

Further information and a list of all competition winners can be found on the NGS website by using this link.

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Netball Superleague

April 1, 2014

On 28 March a group of students went to Northumbria University to watch Team Northumbria play Loughborough Lightning in the Netball Superleague. Our girls were invited to be mascots for the evening and a fantastic night was had by all.

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Michael Jones

Table Tennis Champion

March 27, 2014

Congratulations to Year 10 pupil Michael Jones who has played in the National Junior Table Tennis League and National Junior Cadet League. Michael was undefeated all season in the Junior League and lost only 1 fixture in the Cadet League.

He gained first place medals in both leagues as National Regional Winner! What a tremendous achievement!

Sports Results

U14 Boys Hockey

The U14 boys played an excellent game of hockey against RHS on Tuesday, ending the game with a 2-1 defeat. Player of the match: Alex Connor

U12 and U13 Boys Hockey

On the 20 March the U12 and U13 boys hockey teams played RHS. The U12 boys drew 1-1 and the U13 won 6-0

U16 and U18 Football

The boys have played two matches against Polam earlier this week, with some fantastic results. The U16 team winning 6-0 and the U18 team winning 3-0. Players of the match: Edward Lorenz and Mark Horton who both scored hat-tricks!

U14 Girls Hockey

On Monday night the U14 girls played Richmond U15 . The team, which was made up of Year 7, 8 and 9, played a fantastic match, gaining a lot of experience against a team comprised mainly of Year 10 girls.

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Oliver!

March 24, 2014

On 19 and 20 March Teesside High School performed Lionel Bart’s musical ‘Oliver!’ based on the Charles Dickens novel to a sell out audience.

The title role was played by Year 7 student Catherine Hewitt, and she was supported by a cast of around 30 students whose ages ranged from Year 7 to Sixth Form. The actors were supported by a technical crew and stage crew of staff and students who provided lighting, sound and set design.

The cast rehearsed every week for several hours to prepare for the performance.

Head teacher, Deborah Duncan said ‘The cast and crew should be very proud of themselves, they performed to a high standard on both evenings and their dedication and commitment to the show really paid off. Well done to everyone involved.’

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Non Pratt Visit

On Wednesday 26 March, former Teesside High pupil and now author Non Pratt will be visiting school to run two drop in sessions. She will be hosting a Writing Workshop for those who enjoy reading stories to think about writing them.

The second workshop will be a careers talk on gaining insight into the publishing industry beyond the obvious jobs and ways to start a career in publishing.

Non will be bringing along some copies of her book ‘Trouble’ which will be available for sale on the day.

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Year 7 District Hockey

March 20, 2014

On Tuesday the Year 7 Hockey squad won the Stockton District Indoor Hockey Tournament. They worked together brilliantly as a team and gained confidence throughout the tournament.

The results were as follows;

THS 1 – 0 Egglescliffe

THS 1 – 0 Red House

THS 2 – 1 Yarm

The team was captained by Katie Bainbridge and included Lucy Branch, Jasmine Donaldson, Lucy Corlett, Elena Bausor, Victoria Bainbridge, Catherine Hewitt and Jenni Lee-Orlopp.

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Into English & Journalism Information Evening

March 18, 2014

On Tuesday 1 April, 6pm to  8.30pm, Teesside High School will be holding an ‘Into English and Journalism’ information evening.

On the night there will be thought provoking seminars delivered by:

  • An admissions tutor and lecturer at Teesside University
  • A current English student studying at Teesside University
  • A professional journalist from the Evening Gazette
  • A published author, poet and teacher
They will provide invaluable details and tips about application and selection processes for careers and degrees in English and Journalism.
Space is strictly limited so booking is essential. Please contact Teesside High School to confirm your attendance by Friday 21 March.

Darlington Festival for Performing Arts

March 12, 2014

Teesside High School is celebrating after some fantastic performances by pupils at the Darlington Festival for Performing Arts.

The pupils in the Prep School choir celebrated another excellent performance in the Primary School Choir section of the festival.

Year 7 pupil Eleanor Duncan celebrated first place in both Recorder Solo and Brass Solo.

In Speech and Drama pupils from across the Prep and Senior school also excelled, as  follows:

Ross Clapton 1st place humorous prose reading

Sophia Christon 1st place verse reading

Abigail Holmes 1st place verse reading

Ellie Clapton 2nd place humorous prose reading

Eleanor Duncan 2nd place solo acting

Well done to the following students who also took part in the festival:

Vignesh Janakiraman, Vedhika Janakiraman, Alexandra Flint, Emmeline McGloin, Elisa Holden, Rohan Vagadia, Laura Havis, Sammy Atwal and Ammy Atwal.

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U12 Hockey Success!

The U12 A and B teams played some fantastic games of hockey against Egglescliffe on Monday night. Both matches were very competitive and the standard was very high.

THS A team won 1-0 (Goal scored by Jasmine Donaldson) Players of the Match: Jasmine Donaldson and Lucy Corlett

THS B team won 1-0 (Goal scored by Jenni Lee-Orlopp) Player of the Match: Jasmine Ditta

Congratulations must also go to Beth Connor and Gabriella Bell, who were both fantastic in their first ever hockey match.

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