Ten of our pupils are currently in the middle of the German Exchange programme, having returned from Germany last week and now awaiting the return visit from our German partner school next week. The pupils travelled to Herdecke with Mrs Knight and Ms Cross during half term to take part in the exchange. All pupils, who were from years 10 to 13, stepped a little out of their comfort zone in order to stay in host families where they experienced German family life and had no option but to put their German into practice. Pupils accompanied their partners to school and observed a variety of lessons.
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy will be taking part in Readathon.
Readathon, a nationwide charity, uses the sponsorship money raised to support carefully chosen charities. They help seriously ill children and their families.
These charities include: ReadWell, CLIC Sargent, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives.
Readathon, in partnership with Scholastic Books, provide free resources enabling schools to run sponsored reading events. To date, Readathon has raised over £25 million in sponsorship money. Around 3,000 schools throughout the UK participate each year.