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The Art Department hosted a very successful 2 day workshop with the “high end“ product designer Liam Hopkins. Liam is a very successful designer who produces bespoke products such as furniture, jewellery and ornaments; his clientele include Marriot Hotel, Bloomsbury and Habitat. The students designed and produced a lampshade based on simple geometric principles.

St John's students have been making great progress with revision using SAM Learning. There are currently 160 active users in Year 11, 100 in Year 10 and 181 in Year 9. The avergae user in Year 11 spends 6.12 hours on revision and learning activities. 

St John's School & Sixth Form College, A Catholic Academy


A Feast of Words and Music

to celebrate

The Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen

Please vote for Leroy Allen using the link below.  He is a finalist in a business competition, If We Can You Can- Challenge 2012.

In March the whole of Year 9 participated in a retreat day at the Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe. The day was led by Steve Murray, a Christian mime artist who really got Year 9 thinking with his mimes and stories about the challenges faced by teenagers today.  

On the 20th of April 8Y did a popcorn and cake sale in the food rooms to raise money for CAFOD.



CONGRATULATIONS to the Year 8 football team who on Tuesday completed the league and cup double for the second year in a row. Well done.


Captain and hat-trick hero Steven Taylor


Dr Mark Truran, a Senior Lecturer from Teesside University, came to talk to Year 12 ICT students about how Google (and other search engines) work as part of their coursework.  Students were introduced to the basic concepts of search engine creation during the interactive talk. 


A small group of more able and talented girls visited the University of Teesside for the Girls and Gadgets Conference.  They were able to meet current university students who had various interests such as animation, concept design and programming.  They were able to see work produced by these students and were able to hear about the industry experience that they girls has gained such as during her placement at 'Disney' where she had been involved in creating characters for a game which is no


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