Sport

Athletics Competition / Astroturf Activities

Staff and students at Whickham School and Sports College have good subject knowledge and often share this with primary school teachers and children. They provide many competitions and events for cluster schools . On Wednesday 23rd November our Y5 class took part in a...

Sports Day

Our annual sports day was, once again, a great success. Children from Reception to Y6 participated in a variety of events and all showed good sportsmanship. The weather was kind to us in the afternoon . Children astounded us with their skills when they took to the...

Destination Judo

On Monday 4th July, Year 1 to Year 5 children, participated in a judo session. Judo is a disciplined sport which does not involve any kicking, punching or striking. It provides physical fitness and mental stimulation in a fun and exciting way and is thought to improve...

Gateshead Athletics Festival 2016

On Friday July 1st, 24 children from Swalwell Primary School took part in the Primary Schools Athletics Festival at Gateshead International Stadium. The event was well supported. As usual, our children behaved well and were a credit to the school . All children did...

Just Ace It Day

Just Ace It Day took place in our school on Friday 24th June.  Just Ace It is a health and well being programme for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. The sessions were delivered by Nathan French and Peter Bakare (former Olympic athletes) who represented the Great...

Go Run For Fun

Go Run For Fun is the world's biggest children's running event aimed at 5 to 10 year olds. On Friday 27th May, Swalwell School Children from year 3 to Year 6, joined more than 3ooo others from Gateshead, taking part in the campaign to get kids active. The morning...

Quad Kids

Quad kids is a sporting concept designed to give children the opportunity to enjoy athletics.  Our Y3 class attended an event at Whickham School on the afternoon of Wednesday 25th May. Pupils were encouraged to participate in running, sprinting, throwing and jumping...

Healthy Hearts Festival

On Tuesday 19th April, Y4 represented Swalwell Primary School at a Healthy Hearts Festival in Northumbria University Sports Central, Newcastle. The multi skills and healthy lifestyle event was arranged and led by students at Northumbria. Our children, along with...

Dance Festival 2016

Schools from the Gateshead area took part in a dance festival at The Sage on Wednesday 16th March. Swalwell’s  Y4 children, did us proud. They danced to a medley of songs: Annie, Singing in the Rain, Frozen, High School Musical and Mary Poppins .Congratulations to...

Fitness Festival

Y4 took part in a fitness festival at Whickham School. They competed against each other to see how many star jumps, step ups and other exercises they could do in one minute. There were a series of other activities on offer such as shuttle run, skipping, speed bounce...

Keeping healthy in school

Keeping healthy in school How do we encourage your children to be healthy? We thought you’d be interested to hear some of the ways in which we promote a healthy lifestyle at Swalwell Primary School. * Fruit is available to every child in Nursery to Year 6 every day. *...

Y2 Multi Skills at Whickham

Year 2 attended a multi skills festival organised by Year 12 students from Whickham School. Multi Skills develops social and lifestyle skills as well as physical and sport specific skills. It develops competence, creativity, character building and a caring attitude....

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