Here are pictures of past visits and experiences that the children of Greenhaugh School have been part of in 2018-2019.
Storyteller, Jim Grant, from Northumberland National Park visited us in school at the end of January 2019 to tell us tales about Ancient Northumberland. The children were enthralled by his stories and inspired to make up their own tales during the session.
Rising to the challenge of Calvert Trust’s climbing wall on Wed 13th February at Calvert Trust, Kielder– We would like to say a huge thank you to the Calvert Trust for hosting the Planetarium (see below) and providing the children with fantastic experiences on their climbing wall and inflatable Velcro Olympics course.
Inside the inflatable planetarium. This was hosted by the Calvert Trust as they had a large indoor space that could accommodate the planetarium at its inflated size. What a wonderful learning experience this was for our children.
Happy Birthday Greenhaugh First School! To celebrate the fact that we have been in this build of our school for 25 years , (officially opened on 17th February 1994), we had a party at lunchtime with a fantastic picnic lunch in the Hall.
Wild About Adventure Day – The children spent a fantastic day with Paul Mordue from Wild About Adventure, taking part in team games and problem solving activities, including Trust Circle and Balance Beam. These Outdoor Adventure days teach the children the importance of co-operation and communication, as well as giving them the chance to develop their resilience when it comes to facing challenges. We are already looking forward to our summer activity day!
Visit to Calvert Trust (again) We were very fortunate to be invited back to the Calvert Trust at the end of April where Class 2 children experienced the “Kielder Coaster”, with the rest of the school enjoying activities such as the High Wire, King Swing and archery. Our very grateful thanks go to everyone at the Calvert Trust involved in making the day such a fantastic experience for our children.
We were proud to be invited to be a part of the Forestry Commission’s 100th Anniversary celebrations at Kielder on 10th & 11th May 2019. Following our woodland walk, the children were inspired to paint pictures and write poems showing what woodlands mean to them. We displayed their work in school for everyone to enjoy.
The whole school enjoyed a visit to Mrs Macgregor's farm in May. Mrs Macgregor is a school governor and gave the children a very informed session.
A Collaborative Beach School Day for all our Year 4's (within our mini school partnership) took place on Tuesday 9th July at St Mary’s Island. The children had a great day taking part in a scavenger hunt, sandcastle competition, rock pooling and a climb to the top of the lighthouse. Photograph: Striking a pose
Ms Jo Trotter (Interim Headteacher) Greenhaugh Primary School, Greenhaugh, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1LX