On Thursday 13th June, to help kick off the men’s 2024 Euros, Crew Stanton are hosting a football tournament at school.

The first match will kickoff at 3:45 so students will stay at school to get ready for the match.

Everyone must have shin pads. Y7 and 8 will be on the MUGA, Y9 have the option to wear studs as they will be on the grass.

There will be a tournament for every year group and every Crew will play 3 matches (dependent on sign-up) and by the end there will be 1 winner per year group, with the winners getting a trophy.

We will have a barbecue as well as a tuck shop selling sweets and drinks. There is space for  5-8 people per crew to sign up and play, so if your child wants to play for their crew team, it will be £1.50 which will go towards our crew charity Tiny Lives.

Student supporters, parents and siblings can come and watch for £1 per person.

Thanks for your support,

Crew Stanton

Crew Stanton RUN for Tiny Lives!

Crew Stanton (G28) have decided to continue their fundraising efforts for Tiny Lives by partaking in the Junior GNR 2024!

The majority of the crew are already signed up (and are hoping the last couple sign up too)! My wife and I will also be running the GNR the following day.

Crew Stanton have set themselves an ambitious target of £2000 which we are trying to raise collectively. We have set up a shared fundraising page for the whole crew and we would be extremely grateful if you could sponsor us or, more importantly, share our fundraising page with friends and family and on your social media channels.

We appreciate your support,

Crew Stanton

Crew Stanton’s Crew Day

Crew Stanton started the day with a check in about favourite childhood toys and games. We then played a fun crew builder called ‘fruit and veg’. 

We had 2 visitors to our crew day who supported us with 2 activities in the morning. 

Mason, Anya, Laisey, Sonny, Rafa, Tyler and Lily D showed craftsmanship and quality whilst working as a crew to construct a toy box that will be donated to the family room of our chosen charity Tiny Lives. Students worked carefully and safely using drills, saws and clamps. Lily D worked on designing stencils which we will create then use to decorate the box.

Archie, Oliver, Jess, Lily T, Katie and Leighla learned how to knit so that they could knit squares which would be sewn together to create a baby blanket. They also showed craftsmanship and quality, as well as resilience to develop a new skill. 

In the afternoon we were joined by Mrs Downes and headed to Windy Nook nature reserve for a crew picnic. We then tried to find a geocache but unfortunately we were unsuccessful. We also selected a good location for our own geocache. We have submitted the location for approval and will plant our geocache once we have been granted permission. 

The whole crew have shown great compassion and respect throughout the day and have worked brilliantly as a crew. Our knitting group have gone home with needles and wool to continue their squares and the toy box group will complete decorating in the coming weeks during crew time. 

Beautiful Work from Lucy

Lucy has produced a beautiful charcoal illustration of Mr Lovatt’s Dad’s miners’ lamp for our From the Ground Up book. We particularly like how the bands of consistent tonal values give the impression of the metallic surface on the barrel of the lamp. Great work Lucy!

Lucy has also been busy honing her line skills at home over the Christmas break, producing these wonderful sketches of Disney characters.


Reverse Advent: Above All… Compassion

Today was the end of our reverse advent in school. Students and families have been providing important supplies of food and household items throughout December.

This morning Emily and Macie from Crew Mosley and Lucy and Sonny from Crew Tatters were able to drop off the supplies to our local Gateshead Food Bank on the Team Valley.

The volunteers at the food bank and we would like to pass on our huge appreciation to all of the students and families that contributed. Your compassion will help spread a little more joy to families in need this Christmas.