Today the School Council have embarked on a mission to help a newly established trust to raise funds. We are supporting the Together Forever Trust. The trust has been set up in memory of Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford. The aims of the trust are to help children achieve their dreams and reach their full potential in sport and performance. From tomorrow the School Council will be selling wristbands at a cost of £1.00. The bands will also be available from Mrs Hawkins in Y1 after school if any parents would like to pop in and purchase adult or child size wristbands too.
The children are committed to supporting this cause and are very enthusiastic about raising as much as we can to help the trust over the months ahead.
The children from the School Council are designing a poster to advertise the wristbands so watch out for it over the next few days.
Congratulations to our new school buddies 2017-2018
This year our buddies will be very busy organising playground games and termly inter house playground competitions. They will also be there as pupil support at play and lunch times ensuring that friendship is at the centre of our play. Well done buddies I’m looking forward to working with you this year. Mrs Wetherelt
In the last week before half term, Year 6 headed to Beamish Open Air Museum as part of their topic work, studying the Victorian Era.
The children were able to explore the museum, visiting the 1913 town (including the sweet shop!), using the period transport such as trams and open top buses. They then headed to the pit village where they had to investigate the death of a young boy who had died at the local colliery.
This really helped us to understand the impact of the child workforce on the families at that time. We were also shocked at the dangerous conditions children were working under.
This week, year 6 took part in a fantastic careers event, held at St Joseph’s Comprehensive.
The event brought together representatives from many different industries and careers. The children were able to talk to representatives including: the merchant navy, the police, Sunderland A.F.C, Nurses and the NHS, scientists, vets, bakers, artists and animators, computer game design and many many more.
Our children loved asking questions and exploring the different props and equipment on show.
It was a truly inspiring morning and certainly gave our year 6 children lots to think about for their future careers!