New members join our Sports Crew
We are delighted to announce that Ford, Shannen and Caitlin have joined our School Sports Organising Crew.
Nomination for Primary School of the Year Award
We are pleased to announce that we have received a letter from Durham County Council informing us that we have been nominated for the Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary School of the Year Award.
This is due to the contribution that we make to sport and physical activity within our community and we are overwhelmed that this has been acknowledged.
A panel will judge and select a winner from the nominations and this will be announced on 25th September.
We will keep you informed!
UPDATE! – We were successful in our nomination and are now the Chester-le-Street and Durham Partnership Primary School of the Year.
Sainsbury’s Gold Mark Award
We are so pleased to now announce that we have received the Sainsburys School Games Gold Mark Status. Schools that apply for the Government led programme are assessed on their approach to developing competitive sports across the school and the community. Gold is the highest mark that a school can achieve.
Rock-it Climbing operate the only 5 climber 25 feet high mobile rock climbing wall in the North East of England. The wall came to our school today for the children to try out rock climbing in a stimulating, safe and controlled way. It was also a treat for the children for all their hard work this year. The children and staff had a great time trying out the wall.
UNCRC (Article 6) Governments should ensure that children survive and devlop healthily
Sainsbury’s Games Day
Thank you to everyone who came to our Sainsburys School Games Day and well done yellow team (UNCRC Article 6)
Sainsbury’s School Sports Games
Sainsbury’s School Sports Games Announcement by SSOC’s roving Reporters Ana Lee, Mitchell Gray, Devin Creighton and Dylan Milburn. On Wednesday 9th July at 2pm we are holding our Sainsbury’s School Sports Games on the school field. The events we are hosting are themed on WWI as it is the Centenary. They will include:
- Run for your life – as the running race
- Land mine – as the blindfold race
- Bouncing bombs – as the space hopper race
- Carry the bomb – as the egg and spoon
We hope that you can make it and support our school in this sporting event.
Sainsbury’s Small Schools Games 26 June 2014
Report by our SSOCs Roving Reporter Ana Lee & Grace Lee, Alex Pallister and Leah Debrick Class 1.
Sainsbury’s Small Schools Games 26 June 2014 Report by our SSOCs Roving Reporter Ana Lee
We travelled by bus to Maiden Castle for the Sainsbury’s small school games. When we arrived we all sat down together and awaited instructions.
We went to watch the football first. The football players from our school lost their first game but won the second – it was great to watch and there was a lovely team spirit. Ben Nicholson was the team captain and the players showed respect for the captain and the rest of the team which was lovely to see.
We then went to see the infants who were at the games and they were doing multi skills. They looked like they were having fun and they had lots of activities like hula hooping and tennis.
It was then time for lunch and we all sat together in the sunshine. Once lunch was over we were instructed to make our way to the field where we were about to take part in the athletics competition.
We completed and long distance run and we are pleased to announce that I came second and Samuel Sweeney came 3rd which we were really pleased about. The next event was the short distance run, four of us had to race each other and someone was noting our times. Once we had done our run we went to the part of the field where the javelin was taking place. Harry Render from Class 2 got the highest score out of everyone who took part in the competition – we were very proud of Harry!
The long jump was the next event, there was a mat on the floor where we were measured and the results were all noted down too. The next part was where we all got together (the infants joined us too) and waited for the results. We could not believe it we were so excited WE WON!!!!!!! We were really proud of each other and we all had a brilliant day as we always do at Maiden Castle – we can’t wait for the next event!
Roving Report by Grace Lee, Alex Pallister and Leah Debrick Class 1
We went to Maiden Castle on Thursday 26th March 2014. We went with Mrs Hill, Mrs Lee, Mrs Aspinall and Mrs Ruth. We went on the bus and when we got off the bus we walked to the grass. Then we walked to the things that we were going to do. First we played tennis, Rhianna liked playing tennis. Then we played football, Alfie liked the football and Keira liked the football. We had lunch on the grass. After that we jumped the long jump, you had to jump to 10. Nettlesworth won a trophy and there was a walking trophy. Our favourite part was hula hooping. Eryna liked the hula hoops.
My VIP experience at Spennymoor Leisure Centre by Class 3’s Ana Lee
When we went to Spennymoor Leisure Centre we had the good fortune to speak Amy Tinkler’s mam who told us all about Amy and how she trained 25 hours a week and she has been doing this since she was 2 years old.
I was so lucky as I later found out not only did I have a signed photograph of Amy but I was given the opportunity to be a VIP guest to an evening of celebration and reflection following Great Britain’s historic medal winning performances at the recent European Championships. Amy Tinkler was going to be there as she is a triple European Medalist.
I felt really excited to see her as I love gymnastics and train every Saturday and have done since I was a baby. I really enjoy the vault work but my floor displays and bar work are by far my favourite.
I was looking forward to seeing how she trains and to see if there is any help and guidance she can give me.
I hope to go to University in the future and become a gymnast, the visit to the celebration evening was a look at what I could achieve if I work hard and keep challenging myself.
Link to Amy Tinkler’s Official Website
Cross Country Final by Mitchell Gray
On Friday 14th March 2014 it was the Durham County Primary Schools Cross Country Finals. This event was held at Parkside Sports College.
Along with about 600 people our Ellie Bates from Year 6 was there running for us!! Not only was Ellie running for us, she was running for Durham Sports Partnership!! Ellie’s team mates were: Eboni Wilson and Naomi Erlevach, both from Shincliffe School. With a very successful run Ellie finished 42nd out of 150!!!! We are very proud of Ellie!
We are very proud to have achieved the accreditation of the Sainsbury’s Games Bronze Award and to be a proud member of the ‘Sainsbury’s School Games’ network (part of the ‘Youth Sport Trust’). Within our school we have adopted the ‘Ethos of the Games’ by using the values: Passion. Self Belief. Respect. Honesty. Teamwork. Determination.