Video James Sunderland, head of performing arts at City of Norwich School. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk At a difficult time for the creative arts in schools, Bethany Whymark speaks to two Norfolk music teachers about their experiences. Creative subjects 'the first things to go'Cath Brooks, head of music at Northgate High School in Dereham, is a classically trained musician and was an instrumental teacher in schools before moving to class teaching around 18 years ago.She is disappointed by cuts to music education. “It is such a great outlet for children to be creative and also just express themselves especially if the children can find it quite hard sometimes to express how they are feeling,” she said.“They might struggle in other areas of their life and other subjects but they can play some chords on a guitar or notes on a keyboard they can really make progress, and it is a great confidence builder.“Sometimes … [Read more...] about ‘A great outlet for children to be creative’: Teachers’ disappointment at cuts to school music education
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PUBLISHED: 12:05 06 April 2019 | UPDATED: 12:05 06 April 2019 Representatives from Tesco with Mr Mason, Miss Titchen and Mrs Beasley, alongside Northgate High School's head boy and head girl and other students who will benefit from the funds raised. Picture: NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Archant The wellbeing of pupils at a Norfolk high school is set to benefit following a fundraising initiative. Northgate High School, in Dereham, recently received a cheque from Tesco for just over £743.The money was raised by the purchasing of books donated to the school by the local community.The books were sold during the whole of March at Tesco’s Dereham Extra store on its fundraising table.The money raised will be going towards resources to support learners and will include items for the school’s sensory garden and indoor space to promote student wellbeing. A spokesperson for the school said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated or purchased … [Read more...] about Money raised from book sale to help pupils at a Dereham school
PUBLISHED: 11:37 01 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:37 01 April 2019 Northgate High School’s council, teaching staff and the Dereham town mayor attended the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2019 which took place at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich. Picture: JULIAN CLAXTON PHOTOGRAPHER Copyright (c) Julian Claxton Photography 2017. Pupils from a Dereham high school have been recognised for their efforts in raising awareness of environmental issues. Northgate High School’s council, teaching staff and the Dereham town mayor attended the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2019 which took place at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich. Picture: JULIAN CLAXTON PHOTOGRAPHERNorthgate High School’s council, teaching staff and the town’s mayor attended the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards which took place at St Andrew’s Hall in the city centre.The awards recognise unsung environmental individuals, projects and schemes with a strong ecological or environmentally-friendly ethos. … [Read more...] about Eco-success for high school pupils at awards ceremony
Gallery PUBLISHED: 17:15 31 March 2019 Jessica Frank-Keyes Northgate High School in Dereham is holding a weekend arts festival to celebrate the school’s connection with Europe. Photo: NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL Archant A group of students at a mid Norfolk high school have spent what was meant to be the first weekend after Britain left the European Union celebrating their school’s connection with the arts and culture of the continent. Northgate High School in Dereham is holding a weekend arts festival to celebrate the school’s connection with Europe. Photo: NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOLPupils at Dereham’s Northgate High School, in Dereham, spent the weekend with visiting students from The Netherlands, Germany and Bulgaria taking part in activities to boost their cultural awareness and creativity.The event was launched by head of music Cath Brooks, who organised the weekend, which was themed around the concept: Home is Where the Art is.It … [Read more...] about High school students spend Brexit weekend at arts festival celebrating links to Europe
PUBLISHED: 18:04 20 February 2019 Steve Russell 'John retired in 1995 after 38 years of continuous service at Northgate, covering two generations of families,' says Caroline Carr. This is part of the campus Picture: Caroline Carr Archant Former Northgate teacher John Eaton has died. He spent more than 35 years at the Ipswich school – teaching geography and advising on careers as well as higher and further education opportunities. John Eaton, later in life. 'They did have loads of friends, and they were great travellers – the geographer in him!' says Caroline Carr of John and his wife Diana Picture: Caroline CarrCaroline Carr’s family first met John Eaton and his wife Diana in 1988, when the Carrs moved in next-door. “We have three children (grown up now), so I am sure it sounded like a playground next door sometimes!” she says. “We stayed there for seven years and have always remained close friends.” Here is … [Read more...] about Did you know this Northgate school teacher?