Our High 5 netball teams played in the South Tyneside School Games yesterday. The A team won all of their games, winning gold medals and qualifying for the South Tyneside Finals which will take place at the end of February. The B team also played extremely well and just missed out on qualifying, coming a very respectable fourth place.
On Tuesday 7th January as part of the programme we are participating in with the Newcastle Eagles, our Year 5 children were joined by members of the team. The professional players delivered a roadshow within the school aimed at teaching the value of a healthy lifestyle incorporating short seminars, practical sessions and fun games. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day with these ‘giants’ of their game.
The junior children acted as ‘detectives’ to guess the jobs of several professionals who came in to school. The visitors (a nurse, doctor, electrician and firefighter) then gave overviews of their jobs. They told the children that they can do anything they put their minds to as long as they work hard and try their best! A very inspiring assembly!
New research into screen time has just been published – but parents are still confused about how much is ‘too much’.
Year 5 have created and donated hampers for young adults living in South Tyneside, who are receiving support from a local charity, The Key Project. This morning they delivered their hampers to the main office and had a first hand look at some of the work that the charity do for young people in South Tyneside.