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Abbeyfields had great fun doing fitness circuits with our GB athlete Charlie Myers.
The Trust is pleased to announce that Stobhillgate First School launched a consultation on 7th October to join the Three Rivers Learning Trust. This is a positive step in the further development of the Trust and we look forward to the consultation responses. If the proposal is supported then Stobhillgate would aim to join the Trust on the 1st April 2020. The consultation documents are available on the school website for anyone wishing to engage with the process. There will be a drop-in session which will be attended by the Stobhillgate Headteacher and Governors and representatives of The Three Rivers Learning Trust at 5.30pm in Stobhillgate First School on Tuesday 15th October.
The aim of this session is to hear views on the proposal and answer any questions. This consultation will close on Monday 4th November at 5pm.
The results are in……..WE DID IT!!! Huge congratulations to every child in the school for winning yet another RHS Gold Medal for our outstanding allotment. And it gets better – the judges were so impressed by the standard of the allotment and children’s overall plant knowledge and Horticultural skills that Abbeyfields has been awarded Best Entry in class! We truly mean it when we say that it could not have been possible to accomplish this incredible achievement without each and every child at Forest School as they put all of their skills in to practise to make the allotment the success that it is. Let’s bask in the glory while we can as there is still plenty more work to be done to prepare for Winter crops!
We are thrilled to have appointed two new teachers to our dedicated and strong staff team who will be joining us in September for the new academic year. Rachel Wales will be joining as a Year 1 teacher and Catherine Prem will be joining us as a Year 3 teacher.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Year 1 team at Abbeyfields! I have recently qualified as a teacher through North Tyneside’s SCITT programme after an earlier career in retail advertising and more recently as a primary school librarian. Children’s literature is my passion and I love exploring words, themes and illustrations with my classes. My two sons keep me very busy in my spare time thanks to football and I keep fit through running and also enjoy crafting of all types. I’m really looking forward to meeting all the children, families and staff over the coming weeks – please say hello if you see me!” – Rachel Wales
“I have lived in the North East all my life and before becoming a teacher had a long career in the NHS working as a genetic counsellor with families with muscular dystrophy. My two boys are former Abbeyfields students and their great experiences here played a large part in my decision to retrain as a teacher. I’m a keen cyclist and can usually be found riding my bike around the local area at weekends. I am very excited to have the opportunity to join the teaching team and am looking forward to the new school year.” – Catherine Prem
We are all really looking forward to working closely with Rachel and Catherine in September.
We recently hosted our annual family camping night to celebrate the end of another school year.
Set within the grounds of the Forest School, the residential was made available to all pupils and their families.
Set around a campfire, the burning embers not only provided the perfect opportunity to cook up some tasty treats, but also to bring families together in a fireside sing-song – accompanied by an instrument or two.
At sunrise, campers were invited to breakfast with the badgers, deer, foxes and birds from the comfort of the site’s wildlife hide.
“Our annual camping event has always proven popular with our families and this year we had over 220 people joining us, which was a fantastic turnout.
As well as being lots of fun, events like these help to reinforce the work we do with our forest school in inspiring outdoor learning.
Over the last 10 years, we have taken every opportunity to inspire individuals of any age about the environment and wider ecological challenges through positive outdoor experiences.”
Mrs Middleton and her team put on another tasty breakfast for us. We were joined by school nurses, health visitors, staff from children’s centres and Karen from Operation Encompass who all had messages about how to live a healthy and happy life. Please see our newsletter (27.6.19) for their contact details.