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Healthy Living | January 26, 2016

Joyce the cook
The cook with produce from our allotment.

The school has six raised beds in our allotment. We grow a range of seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as green house produce.

Joyce, our school cook, cooks some vegetables to be served with our healthy school dinners. The school has ‘Healthy School’ status.

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Schools raised beds
The school allotment.

Richard Avenue awarded Artsmark Gold | June 2, 2015

We’re pleased to announce that the school has been awarded an Artmarks Gold award for demonstrating how our key art forms are defined, delivered, managed and developed across both the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

Inside of the Artsmark Gold Validation Report, which you can read in full here , the inspectors said:

Richard Avenue Primary School has evidenced strength in leadership at all levels demonstrating their commitment to art and culture as an essential entitlement for all. They offer Arts rich creative teaching and learning both within and beyond the curriculum.

Artsmark 2015

The inspectors went on to praise how they saw arts being implemented throughout the school on a recent trip:

The application form and school visit combined to highlight: the breadth and depth of creative, meaningful learning through a range of experiences; a wide range and depth of art form expertise readily shared across the staff team, complimented by a good use of professional artists for added value and sustainability

Artsmark 2015

Well done to all involved.

Anti-Bullying Assessment | February 9, 2015

The children from both schools
The children from both schools in front of an anti-bullying display.

Our school councillors were invited to Fulwell Infant School . We were asked us to assess them for their anti-bullying award. They showed us their ‘big blue’ Anti-bullying book and examples of anti-bullying techniques they use in their school. We were then given a tour of their school and playground.

We felt they were so good, we awarded them the Gold Anti-bullying Award!!!

Well done Fulwell Infants and thank you for being good hosts.

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.

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.

Bloom Colours | June 26, 2014

Wildlife Garden
Detail from the Wildlife Garden.

To launch the 2014 RHS Britain in Bloom campaign and to celebrate Bloom’s golden anniversary, the school has entered this years Britain in Bloom and Sunderland in Bloom competitions.

We have a long history of horticultural awards having achieved a fantastic outcome in the 2013 awards grading us the highest ‘gold’ standard within the Northumbria area to the point where the school was included in the Sunderland City in Bloom local area judging route.

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Detail from the allotment.

We haven’t rested on our laurels however and with summer slowly approaching we’ve been out re-potting and planting and watching the mature plants come into bloom bringing with them the colour of spring and summer to our already beautiful gardens.

We will fully update you with how the judging goes in time.

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Detail from the Friendship Garden.

Northumbria in Bloom 2013 “Growing together” | December 10, 2013

Eco and Gardening club along with the help of Mrs Todd, Mrs Atkinson and Miss Halliday assessed whole school grounds with the aim to continue to keep our school at a high standard of cleanliness and well designed garden areas. The children from the whole school then carried out the required tasks.

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The children hard at work, digging in the vegetable patch.

They designed flower beds around school to incorporate current themes at the time, this included pirate and butterfly flowerbeds near nursery and a lilac and lavender theme for our Friendship garden.

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Details of the Friendship garden.

An assessor viewed all outdoor areas in school grading us the highest ‘gold’ standard within the Northumbria area.

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Details of the Friendship garden.

Mrs Atkinson and some members of Gardening/Eco club attended the awards ceremony and received our second certificate.

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One of the schools mature pot.