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Celebrating Basketball Success

A huge congratulations to Year 5. Last week they took part in the Hoops for Change tournament, inspired by the Newcastle Eagles. Not only did Team Loaded win the tournament but we achieved third place too. And in addition to that 6 players were identified as having a particular talent to join training sessions in Newcastle and the behaviour of the class was nothing less than immaculate! What fantastic ambassadors for the school.


Team Loaded is to play before the next Eagles match on the evening of Friday 10th February and, if they win that match, they're through to the final which will take place at half time. The school is buying a basketball kit so that we look the part too.


Thank you to the Newcastle Eagles, especially Dan who trained the class and, to both Mr. Ashton for his enthusiasm, and Mr Traves for giving up his own time to train the team. This training will now be intensive until the day of the match but it'll be worth it.


Hockey for Years 3 and 4 begins tomorrow. We are targeting 2018 as the year for entering hockey tournaments as, by then, we will have honed our skills to a high standard. Sports Premium funding from the Government has enabled us to introduce these new sports and sporting experts into school. It is clearly having impact!


Keeping our children safe:

So far this term my own training in Risk Management and Child Protection has been updated.  With mobile technology the biggest problem for many parents today is online safety for their children. There's some excellent advice along with mini films you may wish to share with your child on the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOPS) website. If you wish to know more click this link