Our parents will have read in the recent newsletter about the county consultation on the removal of the School Crossing Patrol service at lunchtime. We have concerns about this as the impact could go beyond lunchtime. If the role is changed there will be a reduction to the wage and this may, in turn, make the post less attractive for someone looking for employment. I would like to encourage parents to respond to the consultation by going to www.durham.gov.uk/consultation and expressing your views. All responses need to be made by 7th November.
Last week the Team Captains for this year were announced. We were very proud of how many children put themselves forward for this responsibility. They all made a speech to their fellow team members and it was a hard decision for our voters. However, choices were made, votes counted and these children were the successful candidates. Well done and we look forward to a great year with you all leading your teams.
Today we had a guest speaker from Living Streets talk to us in assembly about a new project we are going to be involved in, encouraging us to be more healthy as well as having fun walking to school. The target is for all of us to walk to school at least once a week. We will record how children get to school and every child who walks, cycles or scooters at least once a week to school in a month will receive a special badge. If you check this blog in October I'll make sure there is a picture of the first badge you can earn. If you live a long distance from school then you could 'ride and stride' - ride most of the way and then walk the last part. It's possible for everyone to be successful. Good luck and let's see if we can become a healthier, fitter and happier school community as well as helping the environment.
Have you looked in our Upper School P.E. cupboard lately?
We have P.E. cupboard monitors who should help us to keep the P.E. cupboard tidy. No-one else should go in.
Please keep to these simple rules.
If you head down to Tanfield Village this weekend you're in for a big surprise! One of our star pupils has taken up residence in the grave yard!! Do not fear though - he's looking very pleased with himself. He has every right to be, he is part of the Tanfield Scarecrow Festival. If you look carefully you'll see more strange sights!! Well done to our Year 4 children for making our special scarecrow - you did a great job!
Our Star Pupil
Our weekly trophies are looking rather tired and so we've decided to try something a bit different. The competition has been announced to the children - can they design a banner for one of our 4 weekly class trophies - the poster here gives the children all the information they need. Once we have our winning designs we'll be getting AA Flags to create our new banners. All entries must be in by 27th September.