We had some excellent campaign posters brought into school and after a morning of tense voting our new school council was announced in assembly. Already they have been working with Durham City Homes on a bulb planting project in the local area.
I would like to tell you about my first ever triathlon. My triathlon was during the 6 week’s holiday on 8th August 2015.
Before my triathlon I learned that people who do triathlons normally just call it a ‘tri’. Also, I decided I would try to keep it a secret but I got too excited and told my wonderful head teacher.
To do a tri you have to get a tri suit. It’s specially made to keep you warm during the event. Also, you do a lot of training so you are ready and have good tactics. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a tri is because I’m going to tell you now. It is a mixture of sports which are swimming, cycling and running one after the other.
Thank you for sponsoring me because I managed to raise £200! £100 is going to Durham Food Bank and the other is going to my school’s PTFA.
Well done Lizzie – from everyone at Cassop
Votes for Women!
As part of their local history work, Class 2 have been finding out about the Suffragette Emily Davison, whose parents were from Morpeth here in the North East. They looked for clues in photographs and newspapers and saw the shocking report about her brave dash in front of the king’s horse. They all agreed it wasn’t fair that women couldn’t vote so made their own posters and went on a (very noisy) protest around school.
Everyone agreed that they were glad men and women could vote in the general election this Thursday.
Sarah Mc Allister, from Inspire, joined us to lead workshops with Class 1 and Class 2. The children made a Lychee smoothie, five spice stir fry and curry with chick peas. Gabby, our school cook made curry in the kitchen behind ready for lunch today. There were lots of interesting new flavours and textures as you can see from the photos below!
Thank you to all the friends and families that joined us for the event.
Classes 1 and 2 took part in the workshop and as well as trying lots of new foods the children also gave some interesting descriptions!
- The piece of ginger: It looks like a funny potato.
- The lychee: It was awesome.
- Natural yogurt: It tastes sour.
- The smoothie: It smells like banana.
- The Chinese five spice: It smells like gingerbread.
- The lychee: I didn’t like the middle bit. It was wet.
- There were a lot of thumbs up throughout the sessions and everyone should have recieved a copy of the recipes used.More photos are on the Class 1 and Class 2 page.
The Low Mill group are enjoying lovely weather and everyone has tried everything so far! They all went abseiling on the first day followed by a night walk and last night they played team games and rounders. They’ve got one more activity today before returning home. Once they’re back I’ll upload the photos onto the school website.
(They also enjoyed birthday cake last night – Happy Birthday Ben)
Once again our school council organised the day. They wrote letters home and encouraged everyone to ‘Make your face funny for Money.’ There was a voluntary donation of £1 to wear non-uniform and all money raised was given to the Comic Relief Charity.
Welcome to the test post for this website. We now have a new WordPress website and have added some new features to our front page including latest news, links to popular pages and some lovely images of our school and our pupils.