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  • London … here we come!

    Published 05/06/19

    As most of you know, each year, some lucky Year 8s get to visit London for 2 nights and 3 days. I am going on the trip this year, along with many other people, and I’m sure I speak for everybody when I say… we can’t wait! We go from the 12th-14th of June. In those 3 days, we will go out for an evening meal on both of the nights, have the pleasure of watching 2 theatre shows, go shopping and much more…

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  • A “Major” Part of GEMS Who Will Be Missed: Miss Hodgson retires

    Published 16/05/19

    A well-known teacher who you all have heard of (Ms Hodgson) is retiring after 31 years working as a music teacher at GEMS. She will be a very big miss to everyone including former students. Everyone will agree when I say that GEMS will not be the same without her.

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  • A Memorable Experience: World War 1 Battlefields

    Published 16/05/19

    My experience in the battlefields trip was a very touching one. The amount of information that I gained from the trip was exponential as well. The amount of time that I had in Belgium and France was I think the best time I could have had. I didn’t just see the graves and memorials, I stood on the battlefields that hundreds of thousand of men would have fought and died on. It was a very emotional experience in all but the time that really moved me was  at he Menin Gate. This was more emotional than the other places we had gone to because my great great grandad would have fought over one hundred years ago about two miles away. I could picture in my mind when the volunteers were playing the last post my great great grandad in a trench with his mates from the Royal Engineers trying to get through another day of the great war.

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  • People, Performance and Peace: A celebration through the Arts

    Published 16/05/19

    The  performance on the evening of the 3rd March  was inspired by our trip to the battlefields of Belgium and France and formed part of the Legacy Project a government funded initiative. Legacy Projects are designed  to share some of the ideas of the visit and inspire others. If everyone who takes part in one of these visits can impact 110 people  through their  project, this will represent the number of people killed during World War 1.

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  • Mock Trail Update

    Published 16/05/19

    Our team (Charlotte, Leila, Johnathan, Samaha, Luke B, Aria, Alex G and Zoe) have been preparing for the big competition on the Saturday 23rd March. We would be competing against many schools in a court room, with our prosecution against their defence and vice versa. A magistrate has come in to guide us and give us a little bit of advice. We ran through the entire procedure and she gave us tip. We are very grateful for her help and as the day is edging closer and closer, we are beginning to get even more excited! We’ve had various meetings, devising questions, analysing the statements and practising for the big day. I think I speak for all of us, when I say… Bring it on!

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  • THE YEAR 7s TRIP TO THE CENTRE FOR LIFE

    Published 16/05/19

    On the 16th February, 2019 7.1 maths group, led by the wonderful Miss Pink went to the Centre For Life on a visit that involved mind-expanding activities that everyone could (and had to!) participate in including a maths murder mystery and noughts and crosses with a twist!

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  • Swimming Gala

    Published 16/05/19

    On 21st March a small group of 9 students from Year 5 and Year 6 represented Gosforth East Middle School in the Gosforth Swimming Gala at Gosforth Pool. These students were Isobel, Zachary, Olivia, Sophie, Adam, Jed, Isla, Emily and Harry.

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  • Year 5 Derwent Hill Experience

    Published 16/05/19

    On the 11th of March most of 5ER/SL went to Derwent Hill (an activity centre in Keswick). One of the activities included the Big Swing. In order to do the big swing you would need a harness and a helmet. Once kitted up it was time to head to the giant swing. We arrived at the high ropes and were shown what to do. This is what we had to do: 2 of us had to pull on a green rope which helped the person who was having their go climb up the ladder to reach a platform on a tree. When they got to the top they would sit on a wooden seat then they would swinggggg! Once it was the 2nd persons turn 2 people would have to pull a black rope which would lift the swing itself up to the top of the tree where our team leader (in my case, Zach) would be on the platform waiting to catch the swing. Then the whole process would repeat until everyone had had a turn.

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  • Daft Day

    Published 15/05/19

    A day in support of Daft as a Brush cancer support charity. We're doing a 'Crazy Bottoms Day'. Pupils can wear skirt/trousers/shorts/socks/tights/shoes of their choice - as daft/crazy as they fancy. They are invited to make a donation to the Daft as a Brush charity, but it isn't obligatory. We are suggesting a donation of £1, but this is just a suggestion.

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  • DANCE CLUB...come and join us

    Published 14/05/19

    Dance club is recruiting new members Do you have a free Thursday night? Well, you shouldn’t because you should be at dance club. It is 3:20 until 4:20pm. Steph from Beauty Beats runs dance club and she will always push you to be the best you can be. Everyone who goes loves it so much and it is worthwhile coming. Come on, and give it a try! NO more free Thursday nights, because you’ll be coming to dance club! Bring some dance wear and water, get changed in the gym then make your way down to the hall to DO SOME DANCING! ENJOY!

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  • World Book Day

    Published 14/05/19

    On Thursday 7th March, all the pupils of GEMS were a part of the annual World Book Day! On this day, pupils dress up as characters from various books. They get to choose and some of the costumes are very extravagant. Last year, one teacher dressed up as Mr Tickle from the Mr Men books! Everybody always enjoys themselves on this day.

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  • Northern Rugby Club Needs GIRLS

    Published 10/05/19

    Are you going to let the boys have all the fun? At northern rugby club we are recruiting girls. Girl’s rugby takes place on a Friday night at Northern Football Club 6:30 -7:30. All ages welcome. The other day some girls in year 7-8 girls came down and loved it they were absolutely amazing! Some even enjoyed it so much they are now playing at Northern. Recently I have observed that some girls had been playing rugby outside which is great. I have also realised that the numbers at Monday night girls’ rugby has had a rise. So come down to Northern Rugby Club  for more information or go on Facebook and search……………..Northern girls section or search on the website. 

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