Our Mini Police were out in force in Wolsingham with Ross and Laura to carry out their first Community Speed Watch. They monitored the speed of the cars coming into Wolsingham along Durham Road and used their emoji signs to let drivers know if they were happy with their speed or not. They managed to catch 5 motorists travelling above the speed limit!
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.
As part of our Endangered Animals Week, Rob from Zoo Lab came to visit and brought lots of interesting animals with him. Each class from Reception to Year 6 were given the opportunity to find out more about the animals and even hold some of them. The animals included a snake, a tarantula, a rat, a cockroach and a tortoise. The children had a great time – the perfect way to start our week!
On Monday 22nd May 2017, we launched our Mini Police, which proved to be a resounding success. Durham Constabulary and the National Police Air Service arrived in style with the helicopter landing on our school field, much to the delight of all the excited children and staff alike. We had the privilege of the High Sheriff, Caroline Peacock, joining us to help us celebrate the Mini Police launch.
A group of Year 5 and 6’s from our Eco Team travelled up to Thornley Woods with Mrs Wilkinson on Tuesday afternoon. There they met Anne and Laura from the Wildlife Trust who talked to them about the changes that were being made to the area. All of the evergreen trees had been cut down as they were blocking the lovely view and weren’t attracting any wildlife to the area. The Wildlife Trust; along with the Parish Council, are now in the process of redeveloping the area making it into a picnic and a wildlife rich area. We were shown how to plant the oak trees correctly, then we set to work. During the whole of the afternoon we managed to plant 69 trees! We were very lucky that it was a dry, sunny day and the group of children worked extremely hard.
Congratulations to our swimming team who took part in a swimming gala this week and came in joint first place. They did a fantastic job! We now have to wait until next week’s heat has taken place to see if they have a place in the final – we’re keeping our fingers crossed!
The Christmas fair on Friday was as always extremely well supported, thank you to everyone who helped to make it a great success and everyone to came along.
Please see below for the winning raffle ticket numbers:
Bradley Burn Hamper – Yellow 986 (Kelsey)
Laura Ashley Collection – Yellow 895 (Turnbull)
Teddy Hamper – Yellow 883 (Turnbull)
Prosecco – White 529 (Proud)
Chianti – Yellow 66 (A. Clarke)
Christmas Eve Set – White 812
Glasses – Blue 438
Paper Box – White 980 (Bond)
Heroes – Pink 548 (J. Veitch)
M & S Biscuits – Blue 80 (L. Elliott)
M & S Biscuits – Blue 68 (Betty)
Pool Table – Blue 585
Baking Hamper – Pink 836
Candy Cane Cup – Blue 53 (Ruby)
Santa Christmas Sign – Yellow 917
Snowman Christmas Sign – Blue 246 (Euan)
Christmas Cake – White 663
Cup in a Box – Yellow 872 (D. Anderson)
Sand Art Picture – Blue 448 (SW)
Sanctuary Spa Box – Pink 698 (J. Falcus)
Hello Kitty – Pink 536 (JV)
Fish & Chips – White 414 (Owens)
Dog Mat – Blue 383
Bay Horse Voucher – Blue 478 (Fiona)
Portrait Session – Pink 41
Hall Hill Farm Voucher – Blue 583
Duke of York Voucher – Yellow 261
All About Me Nails – Blue 235
All About Me Blow Dry – White 997 (Marshall)
Emoji Cushion – Blue 501 (J. Wilson)