Calling All Knitters

IMG_2417As part of our work with Making Winter Warmer, we are raising awareness of homelessness but creating a knitted installation in Newcastle City Centre.

We need knitters or croheters to donate anything they can to our cause. We would really appreciate lengths of knits (a bit like scarves and granny squares). We also need little knitted animals and people – anything made of wool!!!

If you can help, please provide your items before the Easter break, 27th March.

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An achievement milestone for our U13 footballers

IMG_0943Last Wednesday our U13 boys football team, accompanied by Mr Riley and 9 very excited parent supporters, travelled the 2 and a bit hours to Lancaster to take on Carnforth High School U13’s in round 5 of the English Schools Football Association National Cup.

This was the first time that any Newminster football team has made it this far in a National tournament and a win here would have seen us into the last 8 in the country.

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Cafe Scientifique Workshop

Lego Radiotherapy MachineYear 8 pupils were invited to a ‘Cafe Scientifique’ workshop where they were lucky to hear from Steve Locks, a Medical Physicist, who works in the Radiotherapy Department at the Freeman Hospital’s Northern Centre for Cancer Care.

Steve explained how his knowledge of Physics is crucial when testing and calibrating machines, developing treatment plans and ensuring safety for staff and patients. He also detailed what type of skills and knowledge are needed to progress into such an interesting and rewarding career.

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School lunch price increase

School-lunchThe cost of a school lunch is going up from Monday 13th April 2015

They will go up 15p per day, from £2.10 to £2.25.

We have tried to keep our prices low, whilst ensuring that we provide the highest quality food that we can. We have managed to keep prices the same for the last 5 years, despite food costs having risen considerably.

We hope you agree that this increase is reasonable and we will continue to provide the best service we can.

Badminton sessions at the Riverside Leisure Centre

badmintonDo you want to learn how to play badminton in your spare time?

Classes are on a Saturday morning from 10am – 11:30am at Riverside Leisure Centre.

The cost is approximately £4 and start from beginners/intermediate level and work towards advanced and potentially representing the county.

Slippers for Shelter


We raised £137.78 for Shelter’s ‘Slippers for Shelter’ day at the end of last term.

What a great selection of slippers in 5D!

Well done to everyone who took part!

Carol Service

IMG_0948A 120 strong choir from Newminster and Chantry sang to the rooftops at St James’s Church at their carol service on the 17th December.

They were joined by piano soloists, readers, the wind band playing an uplifting rendition of ‘Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’ and the steel pan bands, whose beautiful sounds filled the air with ‘Santa Baby’ and ‘Jingle Bells’.