Our local member of parliament Emma Lewell-Buck recently attended school to hold a question and answer session with our year 8 students. However before under going a grilling from our year 8 students Mrs Lewell-Buck met our recently appointed Deputy Head students and offered them an insight into the world of politics.
Several of our students competed against other schools from within South Tyneside at the annual Cross Country competition held once again at Temple Park. The event saw students compete around a 1mile course (year 7's) or a 2 mile course (years 8&9 and 10&11) over varying terrain in wet and difficult conditions. Our students once again did [...]
Some of our eager linguists attended an event held by Routes into Languages North East at Newcastle University on 04/11/15. This involved us being able to talk to and ask questions to a variety of people who work with languages and find out where and how learning a foreign language has helped them. This was [...]
We have just launched in school our secret postcard sale project. Inspired by the gift of a beautiful bird print from artist Anna Tosney through Access Art, Students and staff will be creating postcards which will anonymously go on sale along with cards by local artists all to raise funds for the RSPB. Look out [...]
Campaigns are currently underway in school for the position of Deputy Head Student. Five students are in the running for the position with voting taking place next week, with the winning candidates to be announced on Friday 23rd October. Candidates for the position have already undertaken an interview with senior management before being asked to create [...]
Members of our student council lead by our head students recently met with Elizabeth Lukes South Tyneside schools Catering Services Manager after canvasing the student voice for their opinions on the food on offer. After presenting their findings a plan of action was agreed. The new 'Noodle Bar' being the first of many changes to come. The 'Noodle Bar' has [...]
To celebrate foreign languages and instil enthusiasm in learning a foreign language here at Mortimer, our year 7 students took place in a fun filled day of various activities linked to a different language. In relationship with Europe Direct and Routes into Languages students completed different activities including French snail racing, Bengali scripture, Italian ice [...]
The Humanities departments annual France/Belgium trip is currently taking place with students visiting the Somme battlefields, experiencing life in the trenches of the 1st World War at Ypres Salient and visiting Flanders Fields. You can follow the students adventures on twitter @mccfrancetrip.
Our annual school production this year saw students hanging out on Skid Row whilst performing Little Shop of Horrors. Students and staff led by director Mr Brown assisted ably by Mr Stephenson, Miss Hallway and Miss Chalker made sure the performances over three evenings were ones not to be forgotten by the audience. Praise must go to [...]
Miss Shakespeare was delighted that the Year 8 girls cricket team she coached came first in the recent inter school tournament. The girls will now go on to represent South Tyneside in the Regional Cricket final and also the school games competition. The Year 7 team were also very successful and came second. All pupils played very well and are [...]