We were delighted this morning when John, who had worked with us during orienteering, arrived for a surprise visit. He had come especially to Stannington to award some of our Year 4s some prizes following their recent trip to the orienteering festival at Wallington. Several children were awarded bronze or silver medals for their performance within their age group. One pair were also awarded the bronze medal for the county championships – wow, what an achievement!
Well done to all our Year 4s who participated so enthusiastically in this event.
Today, children in years 3 and 4 attended the Skipping Festival in Morpeth. Every member of the class competed in at least one event, against children from three other local schools and in front of lots of cheering spectators! They spent some time learning new skipping skills and also presented a skipping dance to all of the other children.
All of the Stannington children tried really hard and we were very proud of the effort which they put in – some of them even came back to school with certificates.