Now and again, you catch yourself and realise how lucky you are. This week (and there are more occasions than I care to recall) the most memorable was, during Meccano club, where two Y5 boys were have a gentle disagreement over the exact lines in Verse 2 of Tyger, Tyger by William Blake - while building, no creating something from tiny metal panels. That is the point of what we do. Rich and varied opportunities to learn - off by heart something which will remain with them for a lifetime, while lost in an entirely different activity. Magic.
Sport is one of our four drivers for us at Seaburn Dene and this week the variety in what we offer remains something that we are proud of and underlines our status as a Platinum Sports School. I was able - through the course of my week- watch Street Dance, Rugby, a cracking Y5/6 football match (W 8-0, W 4-1), skipping and KS1 gymnastics.
Donations for the harvest collection will be welcome from this week. Anything you send in will be given to the local food bank so please ensure products are in date. We will be celebrating this year with Fulwell Methodist Church, enhancing links with our local community. On this very note, the Friends of Fulwell will be helping the children plant bulbs around the school grounds, to add a splash of colour once Spring arrivers. It is so important for us to support our local community, at every opportunity.
Poetry Recital Competition
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Poetry Recital Competition 2018. The standard was even better than in 2017, with most of the finalists leaving us abolutely amazed by the performances. Both the runner up and winner had wonderful dramatic interpretations to enhance their poems, with Beau, from Yr 6, lending a comic twist to the Adventures of Isabel by Ogden Nash which, completely dressed as a huge set of fangs, he delivered with dead pan brilliance. Macy's atmospheric Witches' Chant from MacBeth was similarly inspired. We are proud of all the children who took part and thank you to the audience for supporting every child.