This week saw the end of a hugely successful football season which brought success for our brand new football academy who finished second in their league! This is great achievement for our students, surely with many more to come in what has been a very impressive start.
The students have faced many challenges this season, but their development over only seven short weeks has been remarkable and they are sure to build on the achievements they have already made. Continue reading
This week our REAL classes took a step back in time to the Northeast of the 1900s. Beamish museum is arguably the number one tourist attraction that the North East has to offer and it gave our students a ‘Real’ glimpse behind the curtain of time.
This trip was an immersion event for their current project ‘Pride of Place’ which will consist of learning about our heritage here in the North East of England and more specifically, the industries that have shaped past and future generations. Our students took part in learning activities which required them to become investigators of the past. They interviewed family members, mine workers, the mine deputy, the schoolmistress and more to try and piece together the tragic events of a young boy’s death at the mine in 1867.
The rest of the day was filled with awe and exploration as they went down the mine, rode a tram, visited the bank and, not forgetting, a visit to the authentic Victorian bakery and sweet shop to stock up on the mouth-watering traditional cakes and confectionary. Continue reading
Well done to all of our students who were awarded at our annual Sports Awards Evening last night!
It was a fantastic night with all sporting successes being awarded. Team GB marathon runner Aly Dixon presented the awards and gave a truly inspirational speech about her journey to becoming an Olympian and what it was like in Rio! Her message to our students was, if you’re committed, willing to work hard and take the setbacks you can achieve your dreams no matter how big they are!
The Sports Personality of the Year Awards went to Lewis Cairns and Isabella Dodds in Key Stage 4, and Dylan Masters and Anna Williams in Key Stage 3.
A gallery of all of our winners can be found below.