At Wolsingham Primary School, we really appreciate our wonderful surroundings and the friendly people and businesses we have near by. We seek out opportunities to use our local community to help with our learning.
Community Safety Responders
Laura and Ross our Community Safety Responders came to work with our Year 5 and 6 pupils. In session one, they talked about choking and the recovery position, demonstrating what to do and allowing the children to have a go. Whilst they were here, Year 5 and 6 had a look in their vehicle and at the equipment that they carry around with them. In session two in the Spring term, they will look at resuscitation and how to use the defibrillators that are now a familiar installation in Weardale.
School received thirty saplings from the Woodland Trust. So the Eco Warriors wrote a letter to the Parish Council to ask if they could plant them in the village. This was agreed and the Eco Warriors went down to the riverside with Jeff and Mr Marshall and they planted all thirty of them.
SHOC Flood Project
Year Six have been working with Jill Essam, investigating the reasons that the Trod Beck in Wolsingham is prone to flooding. During the second half of the Autumn term, they have carried out some investigations, taking measurements in the Trod and Waskerley Becks. On Tuesday 9th December, they presented their findings and recommendations to parents and to the Parish Council. Children also produced leaflets that were sent out to families.
Keeping Ourselves Safe
As part of our Keeping Ourselves Safe active learning week, our local police officers came to teach us more about crossing the road safely. Jet and Ben came along to talk to Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 about stranger danger and they also brought the police van, which was great fun.
Reception visit to Robsons of Wolsingham
Our Reception children are caravan crazy, so we asked Robsons of Wolsingham if the children could go along and find out more about different types of caravan and they kindly agreed. The children had a great time and would like to thank Robsons very much for helping them with their learning.