Having learned about the humanitarian crisis and the plight of innocent children in Yemen as part of a Geography Case Study, four of our Year 8 students decided they would write to the Prime Minister to express their concern over this current issue. Earlier this week they received a reply from 10 Downing Street, recognising their concerns while commending them on an extremely well written letter. A fantastic achievement of which all at Jarrow School are extremely proud.
On Thursday 10th January 2019, our Year 10 Scholars visited Southmoor Academy in Sunderland to attend their first workshop as part of their Scholars Programme. This series of interactive workshops is aimed at providing students with a more informed understanding of the vast array of degree programmes offered at University with the intention of inspiring them to want to go on to a University Education. This first workshop focussed on comic strip drawing and was the perfect way to demonstrate how Universities now offer degree courses to fit the specific skills and interests of any student. Special Thanks must go to Julian Lawrence from Teesside University for conducting an extremely engaging and enjoyable workshop and to Southmoor Academy for allowing us to participate in this programme. The cartoons the students produced of themselves were truly amazing!
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Congratulations to ex-Jarrow School student Izzy Saint on being offered a place at Oxford University to read Chemistry next year. A truly outstanding student, Izzy achieved a grade 9 in both English and Maths alongside a further 6 A* grades and 1 A grade in her GCSE studies. On behalf of all the staff at Jarrow School we wish Izzy the best of luck and look forward to hearing how her future studies and career progress.