Sixth Form students explored the origins and traditions of Halloween, they found out that square pieces of bread with currants called soul cakes were begged for by the poor before the Christian festival of All Saints 



Today sixth form enjoyed archery at Spennymoor leisure centre. 


Rights respecting schools logo competition

In family groups, students have designed logos for a competition. The winner will have their logo on every piece of work we carry out on Rights Respecting Schools. Here are some of the logos. The winner will be announced next week.

Unfortunately we have had to disqualify this first entry as staff are not allowed to enter (Sorry Mr Lock!)

While school Macmillan coffee morning

All of the students enjoyed our cake and coffee morning in aid of Macmillan.Thank you to everyone that contributed.

Coffee morning preparations

Some of the sixth form have been making and decorating cakes ready for the whole school Macmillan coffee morning on Thursday.  

Daily living skills

Today, some of the sixth form have been learning how to iron flat items safely. They listened to instructions well and completed their given task. 

Friday afternoon enrichment – bouldering

The bouldering group had their first session of the term on Friday. It was a new activity for the majority of the group and they tried really hard and listened really well to the centre coach.

Basket ball

Some of the sixth form attend an adult multi skills sports session as part of their Friday afternoon enrichment activity. Today, they developed their basket ball skills and ended with a game of mini basket ball. It was very competitive. 

Looking after the home

Some of the sixth form practised their cleaning skills. When the cleaning was done they rewarded themselves by making toast. 

Peer support

We have held assemblies this week for the whole school to find this year’s Peer Support Students. Peer Supporters work alongside staff during lunch and break times to ensure other students always have someone to talk to. They notify staff of any bullying issues they might see at break times and make sure no one feels alone. We have a fantastic group of student offering their support this year from years 7 to 14.