The school was part of a cluster locally which developed an international link with a cluster of schools in Sao Paulo, Brazil as part of a British Council Connecting Classrooms partnership. The project which is now completed has helped many of our students to challenge stereotypes and participate in cultural identity projects. Many of our Key Stage 3 pupils took part in a number of activities as part of the Humanities curriculum and we embedded a new Year 7 project into the Humanities curriculum as part of a cultural identity unit in Geography called 'Who do we think we are?'
Teachers from Sao Paulo, Brazil visit Corbridge
Corbridge Middle School welcomed a group of 10 headteachers for 1 week
from 7th November - 14th November 2012.
The visitors were delighted at the warm reception they received from both pupils and
staff at school. Year 8 pupils were excellent ambassadors for our school, taking the visitors on a tour of the school before moving into classrooms to answer some questions from eagerly awaiting pupils. Pupils who attend Connecting Classrooms lunchtime club were delighted to receive letters delivered by hand from pupils in Brazil. Local Councillor Jean Fearon joined us to welcome our guests to Corbridge. Key Stage 2 assembly was an opportunity for our younger pupils to meet and greet the guests and Soul Mates delivered a delightful singing display. A walk along the Corbridge Heritage Trail in the afternoon with local historian David Waugh and local guide Jen Simpson was a pleasant finale to the day.
The visitors described the visit as 'a dream' and were truly delighted with the day. Their week continued with visits to Corbridge First school, Slaley First school, Hexham Priory school and Ovingham Middle school. Local heritage sites were visited as well as a visit to Edinburgh over the weekend. A visit to County Hall was arranged and our visitors were welcomed by Councillors and the Education staff of Northumberland County
Article in the Hexham Courant - 23/11/12
Images of Brazilian visit to Northumberland
A view from our Window
A group of pupil's from Corbridge Middle School took part in a 'View from our Window' project. The work involved taking photographs of our locality and creating a webpage to display the images. The webpage was then uploaded to the Internet and this was shared with our partner schools in Brazil. The exchange of images from each locality enabled students to learn about the similarities and differences of our localities. Find out more...
The Big Dance - 2012
Big Dance 2012 was the largest celebration of dance and dancing which took place across the four nations of the UK. As part of our Connecting Classrooms project, we worked collaboratively with our partners in Sao Paulo which enabled their students to participate in the event. We shared the Big Dance materials and exchanged projects of our event. Pupil's from Corbridge Middle School also made several visits to Hexham Priory Special School, to teach the dance routine to a group of children, who also joined us for the main event in the school hall at Corbridge Middle School. Find out more...