On Wednesday the first VII travelled to Hill House School in Doncaster to play in the Society of Heads' rugby sevens competition.
Despite missing six of the starting squad, NSB's Under 16s stepped up to the plate and learned a lot from the experience. Playing against a range of new schools was great experience for the boys.
NSB finished fourth overall, recording excellent wins over Hill House and Hall Cross, with narrow defeats against Lincoln Minster, Oswestry and Welbeck College. Top try scorer on the day was Cameron B with Charlie J close behind. Well done to the whole squad.
This week, Year 8 visited Gosforth Central Middle School to meet with celebrated children's author Michael Grant.
Michael gave a thrilling and entertaining presentation about how he researches his novels, the process of writing and how he overcame tremendous adversity to become the successful author of over 150 novels.
The boys had the opportunity to ask some questions which ranged from "What is your favourite thing about writing" to "How much money did you make last year?" Students could also choose a specially dedicated book, which they will be discussing in their English lessons. It was a fantastic opportunity for the boys to further their celebration of books and, as always, the boys did themselves proud.
Year 10 boys have visited the Theatre Royal to see Willy Russell's much acclaimed musical Blood Brothers.
They were thrilled by the musical scores and shocked by the dramatic and disturbing change in the character, Mickey. Their excellent seats meant they didn't miss a bit of the action on stage.
It was a fabulous evening enjoyed by all.