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The Final Countdown


On Wednesday last week we were all treated to extracts from the musical play "Olivia". Drama Club, as always, rose to the challenge of a very demanding script to bring us a wonderful show. It was a real luxury for me to sit back, relax and enjoy the event as I have been producing plays since early in my career. Well done to the three members of staff-Mrs Taylor, Mrs Houston and Mr. Howe and  huge thank you to Mrs Howard and Mrs Rallis for the impressive scenery. Click here to view the photographs.



It was silver at the Monkwearmouth School Olympics meet on Thursday. This is an improvement on last years' team bronze so we're going for gold in 2017! Congratulations to our neighbours, Fulwell Juniors for their first place success.



Developing historical skills and knowledge

Inspired by author Chris Lloyd's visit back in March this year, we now have a "What On Earth?" board in the main hall. Each week a pair of children set a question from the poster and the following week will draw a winner from the answers slips. Question and answers will be found in the history curriculum section of our website

The first week question set by James and Vinny was: How many people died on the Titanic? and the answer over 1500. Lily's slip was drawn first and she selected a coloured pencil set for her prize.



Learning about British culture and traditions

Bev and Ray Langton travelled all the way from Shrewsbury to lead two days of Morris Dancing workshops. What a wonderful time we had. We discovered that Morris Dancing is energetic, requires really good listening skills to follow instructions and great fun for boys and girls. Here is an extract from an email Bev sent over the weekend@


We thoroughly enjoyed our two days. The children were delightful! Superbly behaved, wonderfully enthusiastic and achieved a great deal in such a short time. Please do pass on our compliments to the children and also to the staff.


Thank you to everyone who came onto the playground on Friday to watch the display. Photos should be loaded into our Gallery very soon. Click here for the link.



<font face="Times New Roman" size="3">On Saturday I braved the drizzle to travel to Bishop Auckland to see the magical and magnificent Kynren. It is stunning and astounding. Think of the opening of London 2012 - it's even more spectacular. It's described as an "epic tale of England" but it has a much appreciated North Eastern slant to that story. The audience ranged from 5 year olds to senior citizens but all gave the performance a standing ovation. It really is worth seeing. I would recommend it for 8 years and older as there's a few loud bangs and it begins at 9.30pm when it becomes dark. Here's the website .</font>