Archives for the month of July 2014

Best Sustainable School Winners 2014! | July 16, 2014

Miss Halliday with the winning students
Miss Halliday with some of the winning students.

We are excited to reveal that we’ve won the Best Sustainable school Award!

The Eco/Gardening club entered the Journal and Gazette newspaper School awards July 2014 and were shortlisted into the top 3 Best Sustainable school Award.

Miss Halliday took Poppy Smith, Shane Spoors, Tyrese Giblin and Lauren Green pupils from Year 4 and Eco/Gardening club members to the award ceremony at Ramside Hall. The children took part in golfing activities and had a mini-beast experience before the award ceremony.

As part of our Sustainable school entry we made a book all about RAPS Sustainability projects both new and ongoing within our school. We also made a ‘News report’ video showcasing our fantastic provision for an Eco friendly learning environment.

As a school we have ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ at the heart of our philosophy for moving forward. We have embedded the sustainable curriculum into our lessons and over time have developed fantastic provision for children to develop their knowledge of maintaining and developing a sustainable school.

Our Friendship garden includes developing a bee environment by planting lavender to encourage bees to use the school grounds to collect pollen. Our wildlife garden continues to grow with the building of a second bug hotel and planting of more wild plants. We have developed a new allotment plot over the last two years and are very successfully growing a variety of fruit and vegetables.

Thank you to the Journal and Gazette newspaper for recognising the staff and children’s sustained efforts in this important subject.

Robin of Loxley | July 15, 2014

Year 6 Robin Hood
The Year Six Students in their dress.

This morning our leaving year six students said their farewell in the grand form of the theatre.

The weeks of preparation with their teachers Miss Green, Mr Warkman and Miss Howard paid off as they put on a flawless take on the story of Robin Hood.

Filled with lots of great acting, singing, dancing and a pie to the face, the performance was a real treat for everyone involved and it’ll be sad to see them all move on.

We wish them all the best.

Raising Money for Age UK | July 15, 2014

Children present Age UK with a cheque for £800
The children present a cheque to Alan Patchett of Age UK, Sunderland.

Over the past academic year the school has been raising money through different fundraising events for what we call our ‘home’ charities.

As a total we have raised £3,200 and have divided it between the various good causes.

We were visited by Alan Patchett, the Director of Age UK Sunderland who we presented with a cheque for £800.

Attendance Record Pays Off | July 11, 2014

Year Six celebrate
Year Six celebrate winning a trip to the cinema.

All the students of year six have won a private screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2, thanks to their attendance record.

The children of 6W had the overall best attendance in the school, but because 6G give them a run for their money and also to treat them as part of their leavers celebration we have decided to reward them all.

Tomorrow they will be visiting a local cinema for a private screening of the film.

Very well done to all.