Carlisle City Athletics Championships

A group of year 8/9 & 10 students represented the school at the City Athletics Championships on Wednesday 24 May at Caldew School.  Well done to all the students who took part and the following students have qualified for the County Championships in June:

Junior Boys – Max Kelly (200m), Matthew Hartley (800m) and Dominic Murray (high jump).

Inter Boys – Leonardo Peres (400m), JJ Smith (1500m) and Alex Nugent (discus).

Junior Girls – Elisse Riley (1500m) and Holly Little (shot) .

Inter Girls – Denise Rowland (javelin).

Salters’ Festival of Chemistry

Mrs Orton took a group of year 7 students to the Department of Chemistry at Lancaster University to take part in the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry.  The students spent the day in the laboratory, on two experimental challenges with prizes awarded to the winning teams in each challenge.

Chelsea’s Choice – Alter Ego Theatre Company

Our year 9 students have attended a performance of AlterEgo theatre company’s Chelsea’s Choice in conjunction with Cumbria Constabulary. The students gained an understanding of the devastating impact that exploitation can have on a young person’s life.  It has hopefully raised their awareness of the issues relating to exploitation, giving them some skills and knowledge to be able to protect themselves from this form of abuse.

Nestle Factory Visit

A group of students from across the year groups visited the Nestle factory in Dalston on Wednesday 17 May.  The visit included a tour of the factory and activities based around designing a new product. This was a wonderful opportunity to engage with an international employer and the visit led to the students being better informed about careers in the fields of science, engineering, technology, manufacturing and business.

Metro Radio Visit

On Tuesday 16 May a group of creative students set off to the studios of Newcastle’s Metro Radio to record an advert which they had created in school with the help from staff at CFM Radio.  Their advert will be broadcast on CFM in June to promote our Year 5 open evening.

Lucky students’ visit the West End

A group of staff and students enjoyed the winning trip to see `Wicked’ at the Apollo Victoria theatre, courtesy of WST School Travel.  They even got a chance to take in some of the sights on what was a beautiful evening, whilst walking to the restaurant near Leicester Square.

Key Stage 3 – Dance Workshop

Kelly McClelland from Eden Dance was in school on Wednesday  delivering an introduction to high quality dance training to some of our year 7,8, & 9 students.

Year 10 Discovery Day

A group of year 10 students have been taking part in a health discovery day at the University of Cumbria.  The day has been based around a real life case study with students participating in interactive sessions in radiography, nursing and rehabilitation.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award

Congratulations to the students who successfully completed the practice expedition on Lake Ullswater over the weekend.


Microsoft Office Specialists

Congratulations to six of our year 11 students, Lucy Nugent, Jordan Hall, Olivia Harris, Kelsey Jessamine, Anna Armstromg and Natasha McClafferty who have successfully become Microsoft Office specialists after passing their online exams.  The students have made excellent progress with this qualification which will also contribute to their final GCSE grade.  In year 10 Charlotte Emmerson has already passed 2 of the modules with a superb score, which now puts her in with a chance of being put into a national competition with the schools service provider, Prodigy Learning.

Newman School Parliament Presents – Not So Strictly Come Dancing – Friday 31 March 2017

Our Not So Strictly Come Dancing event returned for its 3rd year on Friday with Mrs McAree and Mr Cooper back to defend their title and try to retain the glitter ball trophy!  The evening was a huge success and well supported.  This years winners were the Village Papal with 90 votes!  The total raised was in excess of £800 for the Jigsaw children’s hospice.

Crime Scene Investigation Project – Thursday 30 March 2017

A group of students visited the University of Cumbria’s crime house as part of an ongoing project in collaboration with the forensic science department at the University where they were faced with a real crime which had been staged for them to investigate. Over the following weeks pupils will analyse the evidence that they have collected before law staff from the University will return to school to demonstrate how evidence would be presented in court at a mock trial.  This is a really exciting opportunity for our students to gain an insight into the demanding work of a crime scene investigator.

BBC Media Bus

On Thursday 16 March we welcomed the BBC media bus as part of the BBC School Report project.   Using the equipment on the bus, and with support from BBC staff and partners, the students learned to create mock weather bulletins and broadcasts.  The students’ in-school School Report project is centred on girls’ football and James Phillips, Radio Cumbria’s Carlisle United sports commentator was also in school talking about commentary and sports reporting.

Creative Writing Workshop – Year 9’s

CFM Radio were in school on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March and delivered a creative writing workshop where the students developed an advert for the school year 5 open evening.  The group that is judged to produce the best advert will have the opportunity to visit Newcastle Metro Radio at a later date to see it produced!

Spelling Bee Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd round of the Key Stage 3 Newman Spelling Bee Competition Please click here for more information

Rocking Ur Teens Empowerment Conference

On International Womens Day,  a group of Year 9 students took part in the Rocking Ur Teens Empowerment Conference for girls, hosted by NatWest Bank at their Bishopsgate offices in London. The aim of the day was to motivate, empower and support young teens by creating a platform to provide them with aspiration and inspiration in relation to their future goals and career paths. Keynote speakers shared their life experiences and inspiring messages.  It was a really great day for the students.

Instrumental Music Lessons

If your child is interested in starting/continuing instrumental music lessons here at Newman then please see the attached letter which contains all the relevant information Please click here or contact Mr Deakin in school.

Extra Literacy Support

Would your child like more support with reading and spelling? We are currently running a voluntary online programme to offer support to students who would like to boost their reading and spelling age. More details can be found below.

IDL information

Information on School Bus Routes and Times

Bus Timetable March 2017