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Recycling Week 2019 | September 30, 2019

Recycling Week 2019
The children picking rubbish out of sand.

We recently held a Recycling Week here at school. Our aim was to ensure that the children know:

  • What is pollution and what link does it have to recycling?
  • What is recycling and why is it important?
  • What impact can you have to help our environment?

We did this by carrying out a number of discussions and activities with all the year groups.

Key Stage 1 did such things as looking at the story of the Messy Magpie and how collecting litter ruined her habitat. From this the children had a discussion about the impact of pollution and wrote a poem about 5 ways we can help the Earth. This culminated in an activity to sort through rubbish left in different terrains to see what needed to be recycled and what thrown into the rubbish.

Recycling Week 2019
The children separating normal waste from recycling.

Key Stage 2 watched the BBC documentary The Blue Planet, and followed it with a discussion about how waste, including plastic waste is having an extreme negative effect on our planets oceans. They made a poster showing 5 ways to help the Earth and carried out an Environmental Review where they answered check boxes and left comments about how our school meets up to the expectations of the Eco Schools Ten Sustainable Topics.

env-review
An example from our Environmental Reviews carried out by the children.

Northumbria in Bloom Planters | July 17, 2019

Northumbria in Bloom pots
The finished pot in position in Sunderland.

RAPS Gardening club representative showing their skills of design and planting to the Northumbria In Bloom judges. Raising awareness of the importance of reducing plastic waste clogging up our oceans. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Sunderland in Bloom 2019 | July 16, 2019

The finished pots.

Gardening and Art club working together in partnership with Sunderland City council to design two large plant pots to be displayed in Sunderland City centre. The children designed a Sustainable theme to highlight the importance of reducing plastic waste entering our oceans to help save our seas and marine life. #RAPSplastic

The children planting up the pots.

Sunderland Tennis Champions | June 12, 2019

The Year 4 Sunderland Tennis Champions.

The Year 4 tennis team represented the school at the Sunderland Tennis Finals. They competed in both tennis skills and matches and every single member of the team played brilliantly.

We ended the day as champions and will advance to the Tyne & Wear Finals.

Well done!

Year 5 and 6 Sunderland Tennis Champions | June 10, 2019

The Year 5 Sunderland Tennis Champions.

The Year 5 and 6 Tennis team took part in the Sunderland Tennis Finals. They showed great determination in both their tennis matches and in the skills events. After all the points they gained where added together we had beaten everyone else and where named Sunderland Champions.

Well done everyone!

Year 4 visits the Mayor | February 27, 2019

Year 4 visits the Mayor
The children in the Chamber

Year 4 visited the Madam Mayor today to discuss the issues that are affecting our local area. The children were invited to the Council Chambers where they put discussed their problems with Madam Mayor and local councilors. The children were invited to help design an artwork project which will take place behind the school next year.

Year 4 visits the Mayor
A Year 4 child with the Mayor
Year 4 visits the Mayor
A Year 4 child with the Mayor

Year 3 and 4 Sunderland Hockey Finals | November 26, 2018

The Year 3 and 4 hockey team.

Our Year 3 and 4 Hockey team went to Silksworth to represent the school in the Sunderland Hockey Finals. They won every game in their group to advance to the final. After going 1-0 behind they showed great determination to come back and win the game 4-1 to become the champions of Sunderland and advance to the Tyne and wear Finals.

Well done everyone and good luck!

Rugby Champions! | November 7, 2018

Y5/6 Rugby Champions
The Y5/6 Rugby Champions

On a number of Monday evenings after school the Y5/6 Rugby team took part in the first ever Sunderland Tag Rugby League.

The team played seven games demonstrating great team spirit and dedication as they came from behind on a number of occasions. They won three games, drew three and lost one to be named as joint champions.

Y5/6 Rugby Champions
The Y5/6 Rugby Champions

Very well done to everyone who participated.