Change 4 Life Celebration Festival
Our Change 4 Life Club were invited to take part in a celebration event at Temple Park last week. The children took part in a range of activities led by professional coaches, these included: Gymnastics, Football, Rugby, Skipping, Boxing, Dance and Hula Hooping. Both the children and the staff had a fantastic day and it was lovely to see the children taking part in sport confidently and enthusiastically.
Year 3 Kreative Kitchen
As part of our Healthy Lifestyles Week, children were treated to a Kreative Kitchen workshop where they were able to prepare and eat foods from the Mediterranean. Children in Year 3 had a fantastic time and tried foods they had not tasted before – as you can see from some of the expressions, the olives didn’t go down too well!
On Monday 17th July Year 5 went on a trip to the National Trust property Gibside.
Year 3 Tag Rugby Tournament
The bad weather may have cancelled the Year 3 Rugby Festival at Whitburn School but it did not stop us holding our own Rugby Tournament at Biddick Hall Junior School. The children in Year 3 were split into six teams of nine and played against each other in a number of matches, giving them the opportunity to show off the skills learned during their coaching sessions. They battled against the rain and Team 2 were declared the overall winners.
Year 6 enjoyed a visit to Simonside Climbing Wall and went orienteering at Cornthwaite park in Whitburn as part of our Outdoor Education activities.
We all participated in Sports Day. Yellow house were the 2017 champions!
This week, pupils enjoyed an inspirational visit from GB Pole Vaulter, Sally Scott. As part of our annual sponsor to raise money for sports equipment for our school and support the ‘Sports for School’ charity, children completed a circuit of four exercises and were then treated to a motivational assembly by Sally Scott herself, where she recounted her amazing experience at the Commonwealth Games. The children enjoyed learning about this exciting sport and understand just how important hard work, a positive attitude and resilience can be in athletics.
Year 4 had an amazing visit from That History Bloke Richard. We had a great session learning all about Egyptian life. We had great fun finding out how to mummify a body which included removing major organs from the body and storing them in Canopic Jars. We even had our own class Pharaoh. We handled artefacts and finished our session writing Egyptian hieroglyphics. We are now Egyptian experts.
Year 3 visited Arbeia Roman Fort to end our topic on the Romans. We had an amazing time – children were given the opportunity to take part in an archaeological dig to find objects from the past; they were put through their paces in soldier training by the Centurion, Maximus and also sketched artefacts from the museum to produce a frieze for school.