I would like to pass on my thanks to our school community for the amazing efforts made in raising money for our Readathon event in March. Linked to our World Book Day celebrations, the sponsored Readathon looked to raise money to buy books and to hire storytellers for extremely sick children in UK hospitals. In total, over £485 was raised which has been used to support hospital libraries in children’s wards in a number of hospitals. Thank you!
I am pleased to announce that this year we will be supporting the Cancer Research UK Race for Life by holding our own special event in school. Pupils and parents/ carers will be able to take part in the ‘Race for Life’ around our school grounds. Participants will be invited to wear pink for the event and all sponsorship and money raised will go towards this incredible charity. We are anticipating the event will take place on Friday 1st July.
Our final Parent Meetings of this academic year will be held in school during the afternoons of Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th July. As for the Spring Term meetings, we will be operating an on-line booking system. More details will follow shortly.
Ahead of a busy week of assessments, I would like to wish all of our Year 6 pupils the very best of luck. We have an amazing team in Year 6 – you CAN do it!
Our pupils have been out among our school community this afternoon campaigning for a reduction to the speed limit on the road outside school. Already, they have done an outstanding job of publicising our campaign and objectives to parents/ carers and have collected many signatures for our petition.
The petition is going to be supported by our local council representative and submitted to the council during Team 5s visit to County Hall on the 22nd June.
I am pleased to announce that Stanley Crook Primary School will be supporting The Church of St. Thomas during their ‘open week’ starting on 27th June. During the week, displays of pupil’s work and projects will be available to view in the church. The ‘open week’ will culminate with St. Thomas’ day on Sunday 3rd July. We are also planning to showcase an ‘Art Exhibition’ in the church towards the end of this academic year.
As a school community, we are extremely keen, and recognise the importance of, supporting our wider local community to improve sustainability to all areas.
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Pupils from our UNICEF Rights Respecting Group met with Cllr John Hart and representatives from Durham County Council yesterday to discuss plans for the regeneration of the park in Stanley Crook village. Cllr Hart was extremely impressed by the input of the pupils and the maturity shown be them when discussing aspects of their work around the Convention of Rights of the Child.
Team 5 have enjoyed an excellent PE session with Mr Gray from Parkside Academy. All pupils demonstrated to the coach how well they follow our T.E.A.M ethic and showed what excellent sporting values they all have. Well done Team 5!
As part of their Computing curriculum, pupils in Team 3 and Team 4 have been enjoying using ‘Scratch’ this morning to create a storyboard about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Well done everyone!
I am extremely satisfied with our two new trim trails which have been installed on our school field. The pupils are looking forward to getting a chance to play on the new equipment!