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The latest from across the school...

School Term Dates 2009 – 2010

School begins on 8th September 2009 with the half term holiday 26th - 30th October. We re-open on 1st November . The Autumn term ends on Friday 18th December 2009 when school closes for the Christmas break. We welcome children back into school on Tuesday 5th January...

Leavers Assembly

Our year 6 did themselves proud this morning performing their own version of Mini Mamma Mia.The children showed how talented they are with an all singing,all dancing and acting show.This was made all the more delightful when parents realised that the pupils had...

Whole School Trip To South Shields – 2009

Today we closed the school and set off in convoy on our annual whole school trip. Our first stop was to one of the best beaches in the region ...... the beautiful South Shields Seafront. The gently sloping shelves into the sea made this an ideal place for paddling and...

Butterfly Garden

Christine Constance, an artist, has been in school working with children to design our new Butterfly Garden.Children began by drawing their designs.The next task was then to cut tiles before choosing colours and tile size. The beautiful ceramic butterflies are now on...

Sports Day 2009

Today was our annual sports day .Children from Nursery to Year 6 had the opportunity to show off their sporting ability and good sportsmanship. The weather was kind to us for both the morning and afternoon events. This morning Nursery children astounded everyone with...

STS-119 SHUTTLE CREW VISIT GATESHEAD

Children in our class were delighted to pose for photographs with the crew of the Discovery Space Shuttle.The spacemen visited our region to inspire budding astronauts and to give first hand information about work in space.As well as meeting the crew we also had the...

Astronauts – Mission Complete

July 9th 2009:Today 64 pupils from Swalwell School met the crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery.The Astronauts arrived at Gateshead Stadium in a huge white limosine and were introduced to the crowd by Lee Archambault,the Commander of the STS-119 Shuttle.We had...

Take Over Days

Take over days were good opportunities for children to take charge of lessons for a day or two.It gave them a sense of responsibility and independence and enabled them to see staff in a new light.Pupils planned lessons in their own time. They organised sports...

The Co Operative’s Green Energy For Schools Scheme

We took part in an environmental theatre workshop which showed how the environment has been affected by the different ways in which a patch of land has been used throughout history.It explored green issues and made us realise how land should be used in the future.As...

Alnwick Gardens

On Friday 23rd May the school was closed and all children and staff went to Alnwick Gardens. The trip would generally cost £10.50 per child, for entrance fee and coach fair. However it was through the fundraising events held by the PTA that the school offered the trip...

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