Category: Events

Sarah talks about her book

Author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald returns to CLV to thrill students with new book

JLV students rounded off the half-term with an author event with the prize-winning Irish author, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald who visited us to promote her newest book, A Strange Kind of Brave. In a departure from her usual big-hearted stories about family and friendships, Sarah’s new book is a dark and gripping thriller with a twist… Read more »

Students performing a dance routine inside a local shopping centre

Year 8 Flashmob – students entertain shoppers with impromptu dance performance

On Monday 8th July a fantastic group of students graced the floors of Manor Walks Shopping Centre to perform a dance sensation; raising funds for some of our chosen charities. During the morning our South group made their way in the Cramlington sunshine, whilst the North group students jived their way after lunch. Performing hits… Read more »

Display of Authors book on table

How to balance writing your first novel and sitting your GCSEs – Lucy Powrie gives CLV students top tips on starting their journey as an author

Girls in y7 and y8 were treated to an inspirational talk from debut author, Lucy Powrie, whose first book, The Paper and Hearts Society, was published by one of the country’s leading publishers this week. Lucy is well-known as one of the top 10 book bloggers in the UK. At the age of 12, she… Read more »

Chef Matei Baran and his son prepare a meal

Year 11 food students get a masterclass from a Masterchef

We were delighted to welcome former Masterchef: The Professionals quarter finalist Matei Baran to the school recently to cook a Masterclass to our Year 11 students studying GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition. Matei – who is now head chef at a local restaurant in Tynemouth – has recently written a charity cookbook, Big Chef, Mini… Read more »

New Sixth Form Prospectus 2019 Available

Our prospectus for students joining our Sixth Form in September 2019 is now available. It is full of information about life at our Advanced Learning Village, the courses available, our fantastic enrichment opportunities and how we support students in Sixth Form throughout their course and their transition to university, training or employment. Our information evening… Read more »

Author Lisa Thompson her talks about her career to our students

Author Lisa Thompson inspires students with her journey into writing

Best-selling children’s author, Lisa Thompson, visited the JLV on Monday to kick off the national book tour for her newest book, The Day I Was Erased. Lisa set out to inspire aspiring authors in the audience, describing her own career: from writing her very first (terrible) story aged 9, through working as a broadcast assistant… Read more »