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Richard Avenue is a Stonewall Bronze School Champion

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Richard Avenue is a Stonewall Bronze School Champion . The Stonewall School Awards give greater recognition to schools tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and celebrating diversity. They also enable schools to effectively benchmark their progress and give direction to their ongoing work in this area. Bronze School Champions have highly inclusive school policies, actively tackle homophobic bullying, embed LGBT issues in their curriculum and staff training and support diversity in the wider school community.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – William and Kate visit Sunderland

Gabriel Coates meets Willam and Kate
Gabriel Coates Little Inventors winner.

William and Kate met Richard Avenue Primary Schools, Gabriel Coates and found out about his winning entry in the ‘Little Inventors’ workshop , during their visit to the new Arts and Cultural Centre, located in the newly regenerated Old Fire Station, Sunderland.

Gabriel Coates meets Willam and Kate
Gabriel Coates meets William and Kate.
Gabriel Coates meets Willam and Kate
Gabriel Coates meets William and Kate.

Gabriel designed a ‘Roller Lamp’ as part of a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) project. This was an ingenious remote control lamp on a motorised skateboard which could be directed to move around a room in a house, at the will of the person controlling it.

Kensington Palace asked to meet the three winners of the ‘Little Inventors’ competition, whilst on their visit to Sunderland. The visit was to celebrate culture, art and regeneration in Sunderland, with a strong emphasis on young people having a voice and a role in the future of Sunderland. Naturally, Gabriel gave a good account of himself and his invention to Kate and William.

Gabriel Coates meets Willam and Kate
William and Kate.

FairActive Award

FairActive Award

During Fairtrade Fortnight the children learned all about Fairtrade and the impact that buying Fairtrade products have on the lives of people in poorer countries.

The children made Fairtrade biscuits and held their own Fairtrade event, which raised £135.07 for the Fairtrade Foundation. As a school we have worked towards gaining a Fairtrade Award and recently have managed to do this. We are now a FairActive School.

Parent Achievement

Sonia with her son and tutors
Sonia with her son and tutors.

One of the parents of Shabad in 2C, Sonia has been attending different courses through Sunderland College. While attending her ICT class she recently entered a Competition ran by the college to produce a poster about happiness. She was picked in first place over all entrants and received a gift voucher for her achievement, presented by the colleges Vice Principle Judith Quinn.

She also has passed her ICT, English and Maths courses with the help of her tutors Judith Vasey and Zoe Hepplewhite.

Well done Sonia!

Roker Pier Photography Competition 2016 Winner

Lucy Wall Roker Pier Photography Competition Winner
Lucy and her winning image and trophy.

The school is pleased to say that one of our children has won a regional photography competition.

Lucy Wall from Year 5 has won the Young Persons Award in the Roker Pier Photography Competition 2016. The category was for photographs taken by young people aged 16 and under.

Lucy Wall Roker Pier Photography Competition Winner
Lucy’s photograph that won her the Young Persons Award.

The judges commented that “Lucy, aged 9, captures the mouth of the river perfectly with the uncommon sight of a sailboat in the harbour. As a regular visitor to Roker Park, Lucy has titled her image ‘Spottee’s Ship at Roker Pier”.

Lucy was presented with a framed copy of her wonderful photograph as well as a trophy made out of original oak flooring, salvaged from the lighthouse during its recent restoration.

Lucy Wall Roker Pier Photography Competition Winner
Montage of Lucy’s achievement.

Well done Lucy!

Tennis Awards

Tennis Awards
The children receive their tennis award.

Richard Avenue Primary School were nominated for the education setting of the year award at the Durham and Cleveland Annual Tennis Awards. There were 2 finalists in this category and Richard Avenue was voted the winning school.

Mr Spoors, Mrs Hayden and Mrs Todd, and 18 pupils who have represented the school in tennis tournaments went along to the award ceremony to collect the certificate and the trophy which will be displayed in school for everyone to see.

Well done to everyone involved.

Biodiversity Around School

Wildflowers in school
The children planted wildflowers to encourage bees.

The children have had many different experiences looking at nature and where nature makes a home.

They planted lavender and wildflowers to encourage Bees into our Friendship garden.

Nursery looked after living eggs until they hatched when a member of staff took them home to live with them.

School Chick just after it hatched
The first chick to hatch now known as Norma or Audrey.

Foundation stage had a visit from the Zoo Lab to observe and hold a variety of Minibeasts for their topic work.

Healthy Living

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.

I found out about Nolvadex when my gynecologist prescribed it to me in comprehensive hormonal treatment. There is no need to be afraid that most of the reviews and recommendations at declare that the drug is used to treat cancer. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the condition and can last from 3 months up to 5-6 years. I have been taken it already for 2 months.

Schools raised beds
The school allotment.