I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer holiday. We are looking forward to the children returning back to school to start a new academic year. Can I remind parents that the new school term will begin on Tuesday 3rd September. Thank you.
Britain’s best riders will tackle the country’s toughest criterium circuit once again in May, as the OVO Energy Tour Series returns to the historic city of Durham for a record-breaking 10th year. As part of the promotions our school was visited by two professional cyclists, Hannah Farran and Jack Rees, who are both competing in the Cycle Tour Series. Our visitors spoke with all the children, during a whole school assembly, about the sport of cycling and worked alongside our younger children in the hope of raising their aspirations to become life-long or even professional cyclists. It was a fabulous experience for our children and we all look forward to watching the Cycle Tour Series on Saturday 18th May. Good luck Hannah and Jack and all the cyclists in their respective teams – Team Boompods and Team Ribble.
Please check out the following press release link.
Cycle Tour Series comes to Durham!
A day of fun, fast and free cycling activities will be held in Durham on Saturday 18 May, culminating in elite women’s (17:30) and men’s (19:00) races around the series’ grueling and iconic 1.4-kilometre circuit. Taking place in the shadow of the city’s cathedral, the challenging cobbled climb of South Street has become synonymous with thrilling racing and a party atmosphere.
Wishing all of our staff, children and families a holy and happy Easter. I hope that during the Easter period you will all find time to rest and have quality time with family and friends. School re-opens on Tuesday 23rd April.
Our Mini Vinnies provided our parish SVP members with an afternoon tea party. It was a lovely opportunity for our children to meet up with SVP members in school school to share good work being carried out in our community. It was a lovely afternoon with delicious tea and cakes provided.
Thank you to all parents and helpers who attended our Reception craft day. It was great to see you all enjoying your time in school making crafts and working with the children.
The Friends of the School are holding their coffee morning on Wednesday 3rd April at 9:00am in the main school hall. Everyone is welcome to join them for a cup of coffee and a cake. There will be an Easter raffle with the chance to win a fabulous Easter hamper. Raffle tickets are still available – please contact the school office or a Friends of the School represaentative if you wish to purchase a tacket.
Congratulations to Ellen-Marie Atkinson, from Year 6, who came 4th in the cross country county finals today. What a fabulous achievement, considering that the best 75 runners from across the county were competing. We are all very proud of you Ellen-Marie – well done!