Trip to the National Cycling Centre.

IMG_2252What an incredible day at the National Cycling Centre.

Not only did we get to ride on the velodrome for an hour with some flying laps (those corners are so steep and scary) but we were fortunate enough to meet Alan Newton Winner of a 4000m bronze medal at the 1952 Olympic Games AND witness the England and Scotland commonwealth teams in training including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Laura Trott. Anna Kay was so excited.

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Jesmond Dene immersive learning challenge.

trees8YG had a world class, cross curricular, student lead, immersive, independent enquiry based learning challenge in Jesmond Dene.

Students learned about the History of Newcastle, including Lord Armstrong, ‘the Steve Jobs’ of the nineteenth century.

The students learned about the local wildlife and even embarked on a spot of geocaching.

It was a great learning experience for the students and the Education Director from Jesmond Dene passed on her personal testimony of the trip (below):

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Transition Art Sessions

PrimaryStudents from our local feeder schools attended a series of art sessions with Mrs Liddle over 4 weeks influenced by the  Aboriginal Art.

They looked at the history and culture and produced traditional style paintings and a clay tile.

Fantastic work produced by both the students and accompanying teachers and staff.