As part of prize for the Smarter Parker Campaign breakfast presenters Simon and Danielle from Sun FM and Sunny the Seagull came along to present the Congestion Crusaders with their award.
This team wrote and produced a forty second advert for Sun FM’s Smarter Parker Campaign. The aim of this campaign promoted smarter parking outside schools and the surrounding area. The advert was heard on Sun FM, Metro Radio and Capital radio stations across the North East for two weeks.
The Congestion Crusaders are: Nell Dickson, Lauren Hubb, Niamh Carr, Katie-May Eastland, Claudia Crossling and Ellen Proud.
A big thank you to everyone at Sun FM for their help and support and congratulations once again to the Congestion Crusaders for their very catchy advert.
And remember…Be a Smarter Parker!
Durham Unwrapped – A Trip to Durham University
Last term, twelve Year 10 students enjoyed a taster day at Durham University.
Our students experienced a flavour of academic life at Durham. They participated in many activities and seminars including: how to manage their finances while studying, information regarding student accommodation and the numerous courses which can be studied at Durham.
They also received interesting information on the clubs and societies which were available. They found out about playing Quidditch on Palace Green and the exploits of the Harry Potter society which they found very interesting.
The Durham student ambassadors hosted a tour of the site where students could ask questions about living and studying at Durham. Our students asked questions about the application process and entry requirements to Durham and how the students cope with the demands of living away from home.
A very enjoyable day.
The students participating were: Sam Dawson, Daniel Malloy, Patrick Painter, Daniel Preece, Jonathan Taylor, Chloe Codling, Bethany Grey, Alexandra Heywood, Rumbidzai Muchenagumbo, Georgia Revell, Melissa Thamprasertwong and Sian Dickson.
Last term, a selection of KS3 students enjoyed a Newcastle University taster day. The aim of this day was to provide participating students with a variety of information about higher education and student life.
This one day event focused on the opportunities that are available while studying at university. Through a variety of interactive sessions, our students gained lots of knowledge about the benefits of higher education. They worked with current undergraduates to gain an invaluable insight into university life.
The programme included a short tour of Newcastle University’s main campus and facilities. This allowed the attending students to have their questions answered by staff and students alike.
Newcastle Student Ambassadors (current Newcastle University students) were on hand to support our students throughout their visit and encouraged them to ask questions and participate in a variety of workshops.
A big thank you to Mr. Nesbitt, Mrs. Robertson and Mr. Barnes who accompanied the students on the trip.
Academy Production 2017 Tuesday 28th – Friday 31st March 2017
Joe Casey- Owen Saunders, Sarah- Grace Parkin- Galway, Joe’s Dad- Joe Gowland, Kath Casey- Emily Smith, Reecey- Kieron Jackson, Emmo- Aaron Barrow, Lewis- Jensen Carr, Billie- Abigail Nichols, Angie- Jemma Martin, Mr Pressman- Kieran Worboys and Callum- Patrick Painter.
Academy Band- The Camden Buskers:
Sam Dawson- Drum Kit, David Currie- Keyboard, David Ord- Trumpet, Jackson Thomas- Bass Guitar, Ms Fisher- Piano and Mrs Robinson Saxophone/ Flute/ Clarinet
Supported by an amazing ensemble of 70 Academy Students
“Our House has without question been the highlight of my final year here at Lord Lawson. All of the time and relentless hard work we put in for 6 months absolutely paid off. I hope those who came to support it enjoyed it as much as I did.”
Owen Saunders, Year 13- Leading Role Joe Casey
A huge congratulations to all of the Our House Cast, Crew and Creative Team on an amazing week of Our House performances last week.
Our House the story of leading character Joe Casey was told through a challenging split story line and through the classic songs of Madness. Musical numbers such as Our House, Baggy Trousers, It Must be Love and I Like Driving in My Car gave a new creative interpretation to the music and story line.
The whole cast have been a delight throughout the whole rehearsal process. Thank you to each and every one of you for your dedication, enthusiasm and creativity. We are so very proud of your performances and the production as a whole, achieved through your tireless rehearsal process, talent and team work.
Thank you to everyone who contributed and allowed our show to be of such high quality. I would like to especially thank the Performing Arts team for their time and handwork in supporting the students and making the production happen from initial ideas to the stage.
Our House is the final Academy production for our incredible Year 13 students. Many of whom have performed in every production for the past seven years. Thank you for your long term commitment and enthusiasm. We hope you treasure your Performing Arts memories forever. You have inspired a new generation of younger performers throughout the Our House process and should be extremely proud of all of your achievements. We could not be prouder of you all.
Once again Our House Cast thank you for making us so proud (have I mentioned that we are proud of you all!?), you are awesome… It really must be love!
The Performing Arts Department is a lot like Number 25 Casey Street “Our House it has a crowd, there’s always something happening and its usually quite loud” …and that is just how we like it and how we intend it to stay!
Subject Leader Performing. Arts
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Congratulations to Year 7 student Reece Lunt, who last night was announced winner of the Personal Achievement Category (8-13 Years) at the Sunderland Young Achievers Awards 2017.
Since being diagnosed with diabetes, Reece has become an advocate for the education of others and fund raiser for Diabetes UK. When attending Rickleton Primary he presented school assemblies and helped to organise a World Diabetes Day which raised hundreds of pounds. Since joining Lord Lawson, in Project Time lessons Reece has continued to make his peers aware of what Diabetes is, how to spot the signs and symptoms and how the condition can be managed successfully. He is a remarkable young man, who is not only determined to do well himself but also cares about the welfare of others.
Reece became one of only eight children Nationally to win the Jubilee Award for Character 2016 and was presented with his award at a prestigious ceremony at the House of Lords in July.
This is an amazing achievement Reece, many congratulations from everyone at Lord Lawson.
- Starter – 20 mins of tricky True/False questions, in which the team can work together.
- Main – A 20 min comprehension task in which the students had to work in pairs, not allowed to confer with the other pair. The theme was “tables of squares”, giving the students some idea of the difficulties previous generations of students had to go to before calculators were commonplace.
- Dessert – 20 mins. 6 problems. 4 full solutions required, worth 5 marks each.
- Petits Fours – A 16 question relay. Again the students work in pairs, with no conferring between pairs. The answer to one question (marked and corrected instantly) acted as an input to the next. This proved the most enjoyable round, and has given Mr Lewis plenty of ideas for his lessons – watch out 8yY!
Last Thursday, two teams of Lord Lawson students took part in the Smarter Parker final at the Mansion House in Newcastle.
Our Year 7 students were asked to write and perform a 40 second advert for SUN FM prompting safer parking and reducing traffic congestion around schools and in the local neighbourhood. Our two Year 7 teams were: the Congestion Crusaders and Bumper to Bumper. They presented their findings to a panel of SUN FM and Go Smarter representatives. After strong competition from Biddick and Boldon Academies, it was the Congestion Crusaders who emerged victorious.
There advert will be professionally recorded at the SUN FM studios and will be broadcast across the North East at the end of March. You can also hear the advert on Capital FM and Metro Radio as part of their prize.
Well done to both teams for taking part and remember to… Be a Smarter Parker!
THE CONGESTION CRUSADERS
BUMPER TO BUMPER
Well done to everyone who took part.
Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy proudly presents…Our House the Musical
Tickets are on sale now for our Amazing Production of Our House the Musical running from Tuesday 28th March- Friday 31st March 7pm.
The Performing Arts department are proud to present our Kneehigh theatre inspired interpretation of Our House.
Our House is a unique musical inspired by the music of Madness which follows the story of main character Joe Casey who on his 16th birthday has a moral decision to make. Does Joe make the right decision? Does he take the right or wrong path in life? Find out how Joe’s life, relationships and character are affected by his decisions that night in a fun, thought provoking and heart-warming tale.
The Our house sound track includes many Madness hits including…Our House, It Must Be Love, I Like Driving in my Car, Baggy Trousers and many more. Prepare to sing along and see these old classics be performed through a completely new interpretation.
Our cast have been a credit to the Academy, over 70 students are involved in the production, so get your tickets now to support your friends and family involved before they sell out!
Tickets are on sale now from the Academy reception for £4.00
On Wednesday the 8th of March a team of Business students from year 12 and 13 attended the prestigious regional ICAEW BASE competition. The day provided students the opportunity to meet employers and learn about a variety of careers within the accountancy sector. This provided students with an insight into a number of different career paths within business. On the day of the heat the students were presented with a scenario that outlined a number of business issues which they had to analyse and propose solutions to. The students were supported for the day by a professional mentor to help them prepare their final presentations. The task allowed students to develop their communication, team work, decision making and problem solving skills.
The students were in competition with a number of schools across the region to secure a place in the National Final to be held in June. Competition was fierce and the students worked extremely hard to prepare a professional presentation. At the end of the day, the team presented their analysis and advice to a panel of highly respected judge’s form the Accountancy sector, who decided the best proposal.
The hard work and determination paid off with the students securing 1st place with one judge commenting “what a superb presentation well done”. A great result for the Business students who took part.
A huge congratulations to the following students who took part and represented the Academy
I look forward to the final in June where the students will compete to become the National BASE champions of 2017.