We were so lucky to receive a very special visit from a team of future champions in sport all the way from South Africa. The boys, all teenagers, and their coaches spent the whole afternoon working with the children in classes, playing music for Reception outside and challenging the school to a huge football match. We learnt a lot about life in Johannesburg and the similarities and differences in our cultures.
Our warmest congratulations go to Grace Wilkinson in Year 6 for beating all of the competition at the Durham Primary School’s athletics tournament in June 2014. Grace became the girl’s javelin champion for the second year running extending the record already held by her. We are extremely proud of this incredible achievement!
Our weekly lunchtime boxing club is one of our most popular extra-curricular activities; no wonder when we are surrounded by so many boxing talents! Ex pupil Martin Ward came in to boxing club to show us his English Bantamweight championship belt and to check out the new stars that we are creating!
We were also very pleased to welcome back ex pupil, Mark Dickinson to show us the Schoolboy European Bronze medal that he won recently in Russia.
Congratulations also to Jon-Lewis Dickinson, uncle to Mark and current pupils Kizzy and Samson, on becoming British champion at Cruiserweight. We are very proud to be linked with all of you and thank you all so much for your continued support of our school.