Parliamo Italiano a Norden!
A team of able, gifted and talented Year 9 language students became language teachers for the day this month as they delivered an ‘Italian Afternoon’ to their Year 7 counterparts.
This event followed on from a recent trip that the Year 9 group had to UCLAN where they enjoyed a language enrichment event which included sessions in Italian and Arabic languages.
The talented students planned all the afternoon activities and worked hard to create an exciting taster programme. They then delivered the activities and taught the sessions to the Year 7 students.
Both groups enjoyed the event tremendously. Mrs Suzanne Aldridge, Modern Foreign Languages teacher, thanked both year groups for participating in this excellent event and praised their enthusiasm.
Year 9 Success through Sport programme
Boys in year 9 have started a 'Success through Sport' programme aimed at improving boys’ achievement. Nationally results show girls make better progress than boys during secondary school and here at Norden High School and Sports College we are aiming to narrow this gap by motivating our pupils through sports participation.
Selected boys attend a 45 minute Science or Maths revision session after school and then participate in various sporting activities, the boys are really enjoying both aspects of the programme and their enthusiasm is fantastic to see. Well done lads and keep up the good work.
Our year 7 Football team lost 5 - 1 against a good St Christopher’s side in the first round of the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley cup competition. Norden played well and the improvements made over the course of this term were there for all to see, however the better team won on the day with some excellent individual players. I hope the Norden lads are proud of their performances so far and I am looking forward to seeing more from them after the Christmas holidays.
Year 8 Sports Hall Athletics
The girls and boys Year 8 sportshall athletics team which competed on Tues 19th November in the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Inter school sportshall athletics competition. Unfortunately they did not progress to the Lancashire finals but they competed brilliantly with some good individual performances.
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Friends of Norden meeting - Monday 27th January 2014 at 6.00pm in E2 - all welcome!