The Bus That Went To War


The History department have been working on a project with Year 9 students. 
The project has been run by the London Transport Museum at no expense to the school. The group have used the buses that transported the soldiers to the Somme as a way of telling the story of young men from Tottenham who went to fight a hundred years ago. 
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Our students have produced some amazing work as a result and it is due to go on show in Bruce Castle Museum from October until December from then it will go on tour. 
The project is not stand alone and will run in total for 5 years. As a result of their hard work they have been nominated for the Lottery Heritage Fund and are hoping to win the award. They have already beaten off stiff competition: there were 600 entries to the Awards, and there are only seven finalists in the Heritage category. Winning the award now depends on ensuring supporters spread the word and vote. 
Voting is quick and simple. 

VOTE by clicking this link then entering your email address 

Please feel free to pass the link on to anyone you know so that they can all vote as well. It would be great to help give something back to a team who have worked so hard with our students and helped them produce amazing work. 
Mrs E Adams

Accelerated Reader Triumph

Last week Northumberland Park  students in years 7 and 8 rose to a reading challenge and competed against 11 other schools to see who could read the most books and pass quizzes in a week.

We read an AMAZING  2,541 books and led the field over the week. Top quizzer was Jayden Clifford – Hamilton in 7R who read 48 non – fiction texts during the course of the week quizzing at lunch, break and after school.


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Prizes won on each day of the competition will be used for lucky dips and to reward outstanding individuals:

Monday: a selection of the Usborne fully Illustrated Classics

Tuesday: 3 of Enid Blyton’s stories

Wednesday: Mortal Instruments series

Thursday: £20 book token

Friday: a complete Alex Rider collection with each book signed by Anthony Horowitz  and for the winning the overall prize a mammoth box of books.

Message from the Accelerated Reader team at the end of the competition :

“The overall winner for the 2016 Read the Most Challenge is: 1st:  Northumberland Park Community School (who read a jaw dropping 2541 books!) Congratulations, you will soon be receiving a treasure trove of books (once we find a big enough box!)