St. James girls took part in a festival of football at the Beacon of Light on Wednesday, playing five games against some very strong teams from across Tyne and Wear.
The state of the art facilities beside Sunderland’s Stadium of Light are very impressive indeed, as was some of the football produced on the day from the girls. Four of the squad were spotted by the Sunderland scouts too, giving them a chance to put their skills to the test in the Player Development Programmes. Well done girls.
It has been great to see the interest in girls’ football growing in the past year at St. James. Here’s to another successful year girls.
The Artsaward children in Y5 presented their work to family and friends. A really successful year. Well done.
St. James football team attended the Academy of Light on Monday to take part in the annual Champions League event held for league winners in the district.
After winning the Hebburn League for the second successive year, the team played five games on the day in beautiful sunshine. The results didn’t go as well as the children would have hoped, but they battled hard and showed excellent pride and resilience against some very impressive teams on the day.
I am very proud of their efforts all season long and they are a credit to their school and their families. Each and every one of the children gave their all for their team which is fantastic.
Well done girls and boys.
Year 5 and 6 enjoyed a fantastic day at Monkton Stadium on Tuesday, competing against other schools in the KS2 Quadkids Athletics Competition.
The children had a great time showing off their skills in four events; the standing long jump, the howler throwing, the 75m sprint and the 600m run. The 600m proved to be the toughest for the children and the funniest to watch for the spectators, with some of the children forgetting to pace themselves and sprinting for the first 50m before realising they had 550m still left to go. However, they stuck to their task and gave each event their best effort.
We now have a wait to see if we have qualified for the Tyne & Wear Finals later this term, but regardless of the results, the children have done themselves and St. James School proud.
We had a lot of fun at the Easter Disco. We danced and played games to win prizes. I think it is safe to say we all had a lot of fun!
Thank you to all who were able to make it on Tuesday evening for our Rome and Robinwood meeting.
For those who weren’t able to make it, I’ve attached both PowerPoint slides that I shared during the meeting.
I stressed at the meeting that the cost of the trips (whilst heavily subsidised by school) should not be a stumbling block to your child / children going. Please speak to myself or Mr Clephane if you require any further support for these fabulous opportunities and we would be delighted to support you in any way we can!