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How Children Helped Win WW1

Children helped the war efforts during World War One in lots of different ways. They helped the soldiers in strange ways, which you wouldn’t expect. Our Year 5 have spent some time researching this. Read on to find out the interesting ways in which children helped win...

Games for Fundraising Friday Led by Year 5.

Well done to our wonderful Year 5 class today for their very creative approach to our CAFOD ‘Big Fish Little Fish’ campaign. They organised a range of very exciting ‘fishy’ themed games for everyone to take part in for a chance to win sweet...

Y5 Go Cycling at Herrington Park!

Across three days this week, our Y5 class, accompanied by Marcus from Cycling Generation and their teachers (some who admitted they hadn’t been on a bike for a while!), all took part in a cycle ride around Herrington Country Park. The children learnt lots of new...

House Group Badge Design Competition

Well done to all those who entered the competition to design a new badge for our school House Groups. The winning designs are shown below, along with the runner ups. These colourful badges will be displayed around school.  ...

Lenten Promises and Fundraising Fridays.

Turn Little Fish into BIG fish. (Cafod 2017) Following on from our CAFOD Lenten assembly, led by the Mini Vinnies, (see photos below) the children all wrote their Lenten promises on the theme of pray, fast & share. These promises were then displayed in our school...

Our Spring Clean Up Squad!

On Friday afternoon a team of litter pickers, who had all volunteered to part of the Great British Spring Clean-up initiative, donned gloves and went out into the streets around our school to pick up litter. Our community-minded volunteers managed to fill six black...

A Shell Scandal – Birtley to the Rescue!

An addition to our Birtley – The Belgian Connection project. A shortage of ammunition for the British army led to the ‘shell scandal’ that shook the country in 1915. Generals claimed they lost the battle of Neuve Chapelle because of ‘the want of an unlimited...

Celebrating World Book Day 2017

A wonderful array of book characters turned up at our school this morning from Fantastic Mr Fox to a very purple Violet Beauregarde! We had a lot of Harry Potters and Hermione Grangers and even Professor Trewlawney. At least two Willy Wonkas, lots of Mildreds (Worst...

Spring Sing at the Sage Gateshead

Well done to our Year 4 class on their wonderful singing at the Sage Gateshead this week. The class were taking part in the Spring Sing along with other Gateshead Schools, an event organised by the Gateshead and South Tyneside Music Education Hub. Following workshops...

Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of a very important time in the liturgical year – Lent. So to mark this very event, our school’s Mini Vinnie group and Mrs Thomson prepared a special liturgy. Deacon Peter came along with ashes prepared by Father Tony, to...

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