Our SENRUG Competition Entry
We present, on this link, our entry for the SENRUG film competition. As you will see our media crew made some brave decisions during the planning and making of this ten minute piece of first class investigative journalism.
Click the picture to see the video.
Young Leaders win a trip to Sky Sports
The short film below was written by Molly and is a look at our Young leaders recent visit to the Sky Sports Academy.
Senrug Crew film Ian Lavery
Some of our media students were filming in Ashington today as part of a project to create a promotional video for the South East Northumberland Rail User Group. As well as interviewing a number of members of the public the crew conducted interviews with Dennis Fancett, the SENRUG Chairman, and our old friend Ian Lavery MP. The picture shows Brian Cosgerove, our Media Manager (left) and the crew with Ian Lavery MP (centre).
Pathways in Action
As a part of our Curriculum Pathways project, students from our Spanish Plus group have been getting a taste of life as teachers! Their brief was to plan and deliver Spanish language lessons to our year five students. They had to deliver and evaluate their first lesson and then improve on their skills to make the second lesson even better. The video here, created entirely by the students involved, is a look back on the project.
Big Jack is Back!
Football legend and former Hirst Park student Jack Charlton has been back to his old school to meet the staff and students. The 1966 World Cup winner was in demand for autographs from staff and students alike. Jack had a look around his old school and was keen to give some words of advice to students playing football in the school yard. The visit was part of a World Cup year documentary feature being filmed by the BBC One Show.
A bright future for education in Ashington
The Governing Body of the Ashington Learning Partnership (ALP) is proposing a change of school organisation. The rationale behind the proposal is that of extending provision and driving continuous and sustained improvement for the benefit of families across Ashington and the surrounding areas, not just for the next few years but for many years to come. The ALP recognises that it cannot stand still and must lead change in partnership with local people and other organisations. The proposed change involves moving from a 3-tier system of schooling to 2-tier by using all existing main school sites and with effect from September 2015.
The Ashington Learning Partnership is committed to delivering the best possible education for children and young people. This is an exciting time for the Partnership with already good school provision and a fierce determination to improve further by creating 'outstanding' schools. The ALP will involve as many people as possible in the forthcoming consultation process.
Chris Smith Chair of Governors, Ashington Learning Partnership
Parent Questionnaire 2014
Your opinions and suggestions really do matter to us and it is always our aim to make Hirst Park an outstanding school. Your help in doing this is invaluable and we hope you will set aside a few minutes to fill in our short on-line questionnaire. This shouldn't take long to complete and you will have a chance to add your own comments and suggestions at the end of the form.
Please use the link below to fill in the questionnaire.
Whithaugh Park 2014
The explorers are back from their adventures in the Scottish borders. Videos and picture gallery on this site soon!
Media Crew at St James' Park
Our media crew was invited to St James' Park, home of Newcastle United, to record a football match between the mighty AkzoNobel team and a 'mystery' opponent.
As well as recording the match our students filmed a series of interviews with the players, spectators and AkzoNobel staff.
Everyone enjoyed the trip - even though the AkzoNobel team were narrowly beaten with a final score of seven, one to the opponents!
You can see the finished video on the link below.
Return to Low Hauxley
Our student film crew have made an unexpected return to the Northumberland coast to catch up with Dr Clive Waddington and the team as the recent storms have revealed some exciting new archaeology on the site.
You can see this latest video on the link below as well as the rest of our videos in the Rescued from the Sea series. These videos have now been seen worldwide and we have attracted over 100,000 hits to our Rescued from the Sea pages and videos.
Wansbeck Music Festival 2014
As you can no doubt guess from the rather happy looking students in the picture this year's Wansbeck Music Festival has been another resounding success for Hirst Park Middle School.
To find out more about what we have been up to, and view our Festival gallery, click the link on the left or simply click the one below!
Our AkzoNobel Projects
Hirst Park Middle School are proud to be working with AkzoNobel on a number of exciting projects.
Our media crews are creating a series of videos about the new recruits to the multi-million pound manufacturing plant AkzoNobel are building on the outskirts of Ashington. AkzoNobel, best known for their 'Dulux' range of paints, are behind our 'Design a Bus' project. Click on The AkzoNobel Project to find out much more.
Class 6SB (aka. 6SBeatz) became a literacy flashmob, invading classrooms, offices, labs and almost everywhere in school to get their poem, Drip Drop (written by class member Brooke), out there and heard! This film could not have been made without the help of assistant cameraman Jared (also from 6SB).