March 2012

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

The St John's 'Music Night' event is a showcase of the many talented musicians from across the school.  The evening gives host to a variety of ensembles and soloists, catering for a wide range of musical styles and tastes!

From classic rock songs to original compositions, there is something for everyone!

Acts include Forte!, Blown Away, We Killed the Bass Player, The Brothers in Pinstripes and many more.....


“Strictly St John’s” is an event which started in 2011 to raise money for Project Peru. In our version of ‘Strictly’ staff and Sixth Form students take to the dance floor to compete against each other in order to win the ‘Strictly’ glitter ball. The dances range from the Cha Cha Cha to the Waltz and the Quick Step.

Eight lucky students from St John's travelled to Westminster Abbey on 12 March to attend Commonwealth Observance Day in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Having won the coveted tickets following their contributions to the Jubilee Time Capsule, the students were permitted entry to the ceremony which celebrated culture and friendship.

The BTEC Art and Design group have been commissioned to decorate the wall outside of Art2. Students decided on a jungle scene inspired by the work of the renowned artist Henri Rousseau and a contemporary Japanese artist Kasama Yoyoi. They have been working on this commission since January combining aspects of both the artist’s work to design mythical creatures of their own and a full jungle scene for the 'crazy creatures' to live amongst.

Year 9 students were recently involved in an e-safety presentation from Mr Simon Finch, Northern Grid for Learning. This presentaion was focused on raising the profile of e-safety and measures that students can take to make themselves more protected online.