Year 6 pupils enjoy a break from hard maths sums to try on their Y6 Hoodies. It is a tradition at school to allow our Y6 pupils the opportunity to enjoy this particular ‘rights of passage’ for their time remaining at Hedworth Lane School…. now back to that hard maths!
Local Children’s Author David Waugh’s Visit
Keeping Safe from Danger in our Home and Environment
On Monday 13th January pupils from Year 6 visited Safety Works in Newcastle. At Safety Works, young people and community groups can experience a range of interactive safety scenarios in impressive, true-to-life settings, helping them learn how to prevent danger and live safely. The children learnt about keeping safe when travelling by metro, fire safety, criminal responsibility, basic first aid and how to respond if they suspect a gas leak.
‘Safety Works is a multi-agency interactive safety centre serving the community of Tyne and Wear. Safety Works provides an innovative learning experience. Visitors can take part in realistic situations illustrating everyday hazards and how to prevent them. The realistic scenarios in Safety Works creates an immersive learning experience.’ (Gateshead Council)
Lest We Forget….
The School Council supported the sales of Poppies and other Remembrance Day items in the week leading up to 11th November. We have received a letter of thanks from the British Legion. Each year we remember those that have served, died or were injured in The Great War and subsequent wars and conflicts.
We remember too, past pupil Pt. Thomas Young, who served as a stretcher bearer in the D.L.I. in the Great War. Thomas was awarded the Victoria Cross. The VC is the highest and most prestigious award of the British honours system. It is awarded for valour “in the presence of the enemy” to members of the British Armed Forces. As a little lad Thomas attended Hedworth Lane School and he is our ‘Hero’!
Good Manners Are Free…
or at least worth a ‘slap-up’ meal at a nearby restaurant as a treat!
12 children, ranging from 7 years to 11 years accompanied Mr Gill, our Head Teacher, to one of our local restaurants as a treat for having good manners in our school hall at lunchtime. Our super well-mannered pupils demonstrated their great behaviour in public and enjoyed a fab meal to boot!
Food to The People’s Kitchen
Our School Council helped load the van full of food and toiletries to be taken to the Peoples’ Kitchen in Newcastle. There it will be used to feed and assist the homeless on the streets of Newcastle. These homeless people are from all over our region and they will be helped by the generosity of the families at Hedworth Lane School.
The LEGO League Final!
Mariner Mascot Rhys brings SSFC Good Luck!
Hedworth Lane pupil Rhys, led the Mariners out to a recent home game. Rhys was joined by his cousin on the pitch of South Shields Football Club along with all of the players. A day to remember!
A Spottytastic Day!
We all had a fantastic time dressing up and coming to school in our spottiest clothing on Children in Need Day. We all had a fantastic time and raised important funds for the charity. Our most spottiest children in each class won a prize. This year part of the prize was provided by the WEA Craft Group, who knitted the amazing Pudsey Bear pencil toppers you can see in the pictures. Thank you ladies of the WEA for thinking of us.
You have done it again! Many thanks to the parents, pupils and staff who helped us fill our second Aldi sticker chart. We have now collected over 600 stickers to allow us to claim a free sports kit for our school. We are also in with 2 chances to win £20,000, so keep your fingers crossed.
We have now ran out of time and will not need any more stickers so thank you to all parents and family members who helped with this.