Archive | March, 2015

City Life: ‘Newcastle schools buck the trend’ but the ‘attainment gap’ still exists

The Newcastle City Council’s City Life newspaper Spring 2015 edition, wrote an article stating that ‘official 2014 GCSE results show that more Newcastle pupils have achieved the expected standard than elsewhere in the country and across the region.’ (Citylife Your Council Magazine, Spring 2015, pp.34). Where other school’s performance has fallen nationally after the change […]

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Thank you

Over the past few months, S4A supporters have raised £62.43 simply by shopping via easyfundraising.org.uk when they’ve done their online shopping, whether that be for clothes, food, insurance, travel and many more! No extra costs are added to your shopping basket, the donation comes straight from the retailer. Last term we were also a part of […]

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Society Sponsorship

SCAN, the volunteering department at Newcastle University, introduced Success4All to our first group of volunteers back in 2006, and the support hasn’t stopped there. This year, 4 societies have chosen to sponsor Success4All. Massive thank yous go to the Yoga, Hockey, Pole Dancing and Geography Societies at Newcastle University, who have raise funds for us […]

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Bloggers in the Making

Blogging Club lasted for six weeks and was run by Rebecca, a student at Newcastle University. The aim was to have an introduction to blogging, brush up on writing skills, and try out filming with video cameras. Blogging is a great way to practise for those English essays and English writing exams, but you don’t […]

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Greggs’ Visit to West End Cooking Club

Thanks to the Greggs Foundation, our ‘Fast Food to Good Food’ Cooking Club idea reached another 3 of our Learning Hubs. At the same time as the Cooking Club in Blakelaw, a second was based on the West Road of Newcastle, where the streets are filled with numerous fast food outlets that young people and […]

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02 Think Crochet

Lara, a volunteer who has a love for crochet because of its relaxing qualities, ran a Crochet Club at our Walker Learning Hub this term. Although some had crocheted before, most hadn’t, so it seemed fit to call it ‘Crochet for Beginners’. After successfully planning and being granted funding from 02 Think Big, she was raring to […]

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Katie’s KFC Chicken Wraps and Clever Cookies

Over February and March Katie, our Cooking Club Leader, has been running a Cooking Club at our Blakelaw Hub as part of her Career Development Module at Newcastle University. Katie was able to run the club after raising £365 with the Newcastle University Yoga Society who have been sponsoring us this year (see previous blog […]

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An Engaging Way to Learn a Language

Last term the children attending the Japanese Club at Walker Technology College went on a trip to the Japanese School in Washington last term (see previous blog for more information > http://www.s4a.org.uk/a-little-bit-of-japan-in-england/). Since then, they have made a link with another school, this time a High School actually located in Japan! The Walker and Japanese […]

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An exploration of Community University Partnerships

Early this year, Success4All were involved in organising and running the Regional Community University Partnership Event in Newcastle with the UK Community Partner Network. Here are the reflections of the day from UKCPN. ‘Later in January we were in Newcastle, where we met with community partners, academics and brokers to explore how to make great […]

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East by North East Music Project

During the February half term was the climax of a year-long East by North East Music project. East by North East is a Youth Music funded project led by GemArts, working in partnership with the Sage Gateshead, Newcastle City Council and Success4All. Young people have worked alongside regional musicians to develop their musical talents and build confidence in […]

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