November 2011

Recently a group of year 10 students showed exceptional skills in the Hexham and Newcastle Catholic Partnership Debate Competition. The outline of the day taught students how to debate effectively by following the established rules which we can use not only in the classroom but life beyond. Some of the topics covered were extremely difficult, including allowing parents access to their Facebook account!

Year 9 were visited by guest speaker from Amnesty International, Simon Ross this week. Simon is from the US, though lives in the North East and works at Durham University.

He has been a volunteer for Amnesty International for 22 years, writing letters to prisoners of conscience and supporting their campaigns to people who have been unjustly arrested, imprisoned and even tortured throughout the world.