On Saturday 28th November several Lord Lawson students took part in an event at Birtley Library which consisted of some performances from the Year 7 choir and some instrumentalists, rhyme time activities for tots, Christmas origami and a range of stalls.
The event was organised through the links the library has with our reading champions and reading activists who ave been working hard to develop these links with Gateshead and Birtley library. It was a lovely day and well and truly started the festive season with a bang! Well done to all involved!
New Sixth Form student Molly Hayward achieved some of the highest GCSE results in Lord Lawson history with 10 A* and 1 A grade. Molly in her own words gives us her guide to exam success…
During my GCSE exams, I can say that I had 12 hours of sleep every night, I ate only nutritious food and put in 6 hours of mind-numbing revision every night after school. I can say with absolute certainty that I followed my revision timetable to the letter and spent hour after hour revisiting and rehearsing everything that I had learned over the course of 2 years. I could say that I was always entirely focused on achieving the best results that I could, however, I can also say that everything I have claimed so far would be a lie.
The 13th September 2014 marked Roald Dahl’s birthday.
2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
To mark these events our Year 7 students took part in various events to celebrate the famous children’s author.
Events included: taking part in a survey to find out Lord Lawson’s favourite Roald Dahl book, listening to extracts from the ‘Book of the Day’ and entering writing and drawing competitions to win ‘gloriumpitious’ prizes. The competition details can viewed below. All competition entries were given a golden ticket and entered into a prize draw.
We are delighted to announce that 16 of our students attended their very own graduation ceremony at Durham University on Wednesday 17th September as part of The Brilliant Club.
The Brilliant Club is a charity whose mission is to widen access to highly selective universities for outstanding pupils from non-selective state schools. The project we were involved with formed part of their Scholars Programme.
These students represent the first cohort in school who have worked with The Brilliant Club and two PhD students from Durham and Newcastle Universities. The events have included two trips to Durham University to learn about study skills and life at University and several tutorials held within The Academy with their PhD tutors.
Ryan Spencer has fought back against all the odds to become a karate champion despite suffering a rare medical condition.
The teenager is one of only a few hundred people in the country who has been diagnosed with Hereditary Multiple Exostoses, a painful bone condition.
Yet, despite living with HME for more than nine years, Ryan has gone on to become one of the country’s most promising young karate stars, picking up World and European titles along the way.
A ‘sparkling spectacular’ would be a fitting description of our first ‘MAD Awards’ (Music, Media, Dance and Drama).
A wonderful evening with a truly sensational cast of performers. The event was made possible due to the ‘world class’ Performing Arts team consisting of Miss Brown, Mrs Fisher, Miss Brookbanks, Mrs Endacott, Mrs Taylor and the amazing Matt and Chris.
Chris Walton did just what he said he would do- ‘Take Lord Lawson to another level.’
A huge thank you to Ian Robinson in the Design Studio and Mrs Tiryaki and her year 10 BTEC students for the refreshments.
Following the success of the Year 7 Spelling Bee the search got underway for the Year 8 champion.
The house block heats began on Tuesday with Fleet and Turner. Competition was fierce but, after many close rounds, Jade Kenmuir for Fleet House and Matthew Seager Rooke for Turner House emerged as victors.
The following day it was the turn of Brookside and Talbot. Rebecca Ovington and Alex Jones beat off all competition and were worthy winners for Talbot and Brookside respectively. The final four competitors battled through several close rounds with the audience unable to pick a winner.
Huge congratulations to Amber Wilson who, thanks to your votes, is through to the Grand Finals of the TeenStar singing competition http://www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk/singing-competitions-live-shows
The singing competition National Grand Final will be held on Saturday 19th July at National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT! The Grand Final will feature performances from competition finalists, guest acts, along with a fantastic line up of guest judges!
A fantastic achievement Amber. Well done from everyone at Lord Lawson of Beamish academy and best of luck in the finals 🙂
If you haven’t heard Amber sing check out this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u4f3Jv6uiw
Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy are proud to announce that work on their £1,000,000 purpose build Independent Learning Centre and Immersive Learning space is complete and students are already benefiting from the ‘World Class’ facilities.
The centre, which has been seamlessly crafted to the existing building, was officially opened by Lord David Puttnam on June 10th.
Mark Lovatt, Principal, stated “It was an absolute honour and privilege to welcome Lord Puttnam to our Academy and to have him perform our opening ceremony”.