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The latest from across the school...

Children in Need

Friday is Children in Need Day. Swalwell School is supporting this charity. Why don't you come dressed as Pudsey Bear; come in wearing spotty clothes; wear yellow; or just wear bear ears? There is a Junior Magpie prize for the best dressed from every class. Remember...

Anti- Bullying Week 16- 20 November

Every November the Anti - Bullying Alliance campaign against bullying. Bullying is unacceptable in schools and communities.This years 'stay safe in cyberspace' campaign focuses on cyberbullying- bullying that takes place via mobile phones and the internet. Any...

Reading with the WI

We are grateful to the ladies of the Womens Institute who often come into Swalwell School to hear our children read.The children get so much pleasure out of reading to a different audience. Thank you ladies for using your spare time to do such a worthwhile...

Swalwell welcomes Birtley East

For the second of the linking schools project workshops Swalwell played host to Birtley East Primary School pupils. A cultural day was organised which included African mask making,drumming and gumboot dancing. Children from both schools enjoyed dining together and had...

COMMUNITY POLICE

The Community Police do a lot of pro-active work around education and safety. We feel it is really important to create links with professionals and our young people , so Year 5/6 welcomed Shaun ,a Community Support Officer, into school today. He talked about his...

Music Workshop

We welcomed four members of Gateshead Music Services into school. Andrew (drums), Julia (piano), Gareth (bass) and Julie (vocals) entertained and educated us with a fabulous music workshop based on the topic of numbers.The children now realise how a conductor standing...

RBL Poppy Day Appeal

We have launched our British Poppy Day Appeal. Children in Year 5 /6 are selling the poppies in school every morning from now until 11th November ,pupils can purchase a poppy for a small donation .Rememberance Day is a day to remember the end of the first world war...

Cycle Training

Children in Year 5/6 have been given the opportunity to take part in a six session on-road cycle training course.The course began today and was administered by trained and qualified instructors from Gateshead Council. The first session on the school yard enabled the...

Shakespeare for Swalwell

We have a strong working relationship with Whickham School and Sports College .Today our Year 6 children were fortunate enough to join other primary schools in the Whickham cluster for an ideal first introduction to live Shakespeare. The Comedy Of Errors has been...

Discovery Zoo

Discovery Zoo brought exotic animals in to our school today. We were thrilled with the hands-on workshop which featured a variety of animals including a snake , scorpion and tarantula . Pupils appreciated the demonstrations and activities provided by the experienced...

Arty-Fact Theatre Co- Digging the dirt

Our visiting theatre company this term encouraged us to discover history through drama. It provided useful information on Romans, Tudors and Victorians.This was an enjoyable production which interacted with all children in our school. It combined facts and fun....

National Film Week – Groovy Movie

National Film Week provided us with the opportunity to see a film at our local Odeon Cinema in the Metrocentre entirely free-of -charge. It was a chance for Y4 / 5 and 6 to watch Bridge to Terabithia on the big screen.The film is based on a book by Katherine Paterson...

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