GETTING PERSONAL ON OPEN MORNING
Students Maya, Jamie and Eliza added their personal touch to Morpeth School’s open morning held on Wednesday 14th September 2016, when they told parents and prospective pupils what Morpeth means to them.
Maya, in Year 9, chose Rock School and Spanish as her options for this year. She said: “The school supports and encourages you to develop. My advice is to join as many clubs as you can, and to make the most of as many opportunities as possible. When I took up music I realised lessons are free, so I said why not?”
Year 12 student and former head boy, Jamie, is currently studying Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport; he said: “Teaching and learning here is at a high level, there’s so much support and care.”
Year 13 student Eliza said: "I left my secondary school to come to Morpeth. Being here pushed me out of my comfort zone. Teachers are very supportive and so are the mentors. Before my exams last year I had one to one mentoring sessions.
"The school stresses independence through supervised study. I’m personally extremely happy and would encourage students to come to this school.”
This was the first open morning held for pupils considering joining Morpeth in September 2017.
Speaking to the audience, Headteacher Jemima Reilly said: “We reflect our local community and see this as a great strength”
“We put great emphasis on developing good, strong relationships. Visitors often comment on the positive atmosphere in the school and the way everyone mixes and works happily together.
"We also invest heavily in enrichment opportunities - we don’t believe these should just be confined to the classroom. A great deal of time and money is spent on extra activities such as free music lessons, which is a rare thing in schools nowadays.
“We also have a wide range of sporting activities including our highly successful table tennis club - we currently have a former pupil, Ashley Facey, taking part in the Paralympics; he’s among the top 18 table tennis players in the country.”
Open events are an opportunity for families to tour the school, talk to staff and students, and to see what goes on in class.
Further open mornings will take place on Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd September, starting at 9.30am. The sessions end at 11.00am.
An open evening will be held on Wednesday 28th September at 4.30pm to 7.00pm.
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