8th February 2017

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DofE Awards Evening - Bronze Banner
On Monday the 6th of February, the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver awards were held in the lecture theatre to celebrate the Harton students who had achieved their respective awards.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s is the generic name for a youth awards programme made in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, or as he is better known The Duke of Edinburgh. The programme is hugely successful and has now expanded to 144 nations. The awards recognise young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises.

The requirements for receiving a award are to you must be willing to do:

  • Some type of volunteer work
  • Try to learn a new skill
  • Do some physical exercise
  • Go on an expedition

Depending upon which award you are entered for, you may have to do as much as six months for two of the four sections.

From all of us here we would like to congratulate everyone who achieved their bronze or silver award on Monday night.


Year 7


Isaac, from year 9, is here to discuss all the latest news in the world of technology.

Local News

Hi! I’m Ben and welcome to a local South Shields round up! Starting off with a local phenomenon Ray ‘Tommy the Trumpeter’ Spencer, a man who has entertained so many people across the borough, who celebrated his 60th birthday this week. During an interview Ray said “I consider myself a very lucky man to have a fantastic family and great friends who were able to be with me to celebrate a special birthday and in doing so raise money to continue the work we do with some of the most vulnerable people in South Tyneside.”

Ray has performed out in the streets, in the customs house and many other places. He is the executive director of the customs house and he turned 60 on February 5th 2017.

Now moving onto a man from South Shields competing in the Mr England title completion final. He intends to win the competition which judges people on physique and morals. Best of luck to him.


Year 8


Alex, from year 9, has a roundup of all the latest sporting news.