Both schools have achieved the National School Games SILVER award for PE and Sport delivery and competition from last academic year.
The School Games Mark is is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics…
- Participation – how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
- Competition – how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
- Workforce – how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
- Clubs – how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?
Last week 10 boys from across the Federation took part in the annual County Durham 6 a side Cup. 5 boys from each site were selected and headed up to Consett Academy on the school minibus to take part in the 12 team competition. The event was organised into mini leagues with winners then progressing to the knock out stages. Games were played against the host school Consett Academy and then eventual winners Biddick school. Both games were very close and the team were desperately unlucky not to score. The boys played the games with great spirit and enthusiasm and are looking forward to the rest of the season.
Race for Life is underway at The Durham Federation. Totals will be revealed at the end of the week but we’ve already had a huge contribution from years 10 and 11. Congratulations to our Race Winners Thomas Park, Shelia Hyde, Kyle Huberry and Antonia Smith. Award winning fundraisers so far are Kelsey Young and Mackenzie March. Thank you for your contributions. Some students chose traditional pink but others chose football shirts or blue to remember Bradley Lowery.
In memory and respect to Bradley Lowery, our own student Stephen Thompson and all children who are fighting against illness, we will be holding a 1-minute silence today at 11 am. This will be followed by a whole Federation charity event next Friday when all students will be invited to share their kind thoughts and reflections as a community. If you are able to contribute a donation to this appeal please send 50p (or more if you are able to give it) into school with your child next week. Our sincerest thoughts are with all families affected by this. Thank you.
The Fourth Monkey
Superbly constructed and immaculately paced’ – The Daily Mail
Brilliant. Complicated. Psychopath.
That’s the Four Monkey Killer or ‘4MK’. A murderer with a twisted vision and absolutely no mercy.
Detective Sam Porter has hunted him for five long years, the recipient of box after box of grisly trinkets carved from the bodies of 4MK’s victims.
But now Porter has learnt the killer’s twisted history and is racing to do the seemingly impossible – find 4MK’s latest victim before it’s too late…
For one day only get all the tastes of America in the diner as we go all American for one day only!
Five Hundred Miles
What’s It About?
For brothers Cole and Ruben it’s another rainy morning in the badlands of East London, selling dodgy paperwork for even dodgier motors. But arriving in a grimy pub on their latest errand, the brothers stumble across a trio of gangsters, a beautiful young girl and a monkey in a cage – and their entire day is knocked off course. They soon find themselves fleeing in a hot-wired car, girl and chattering monkey in tow, surrounded by police. Their final destination: Oban, five hundred miles north, where they hope to find sanctuary.
About The Author
Kevin Brooks had many interesting and unusual jobs – working in a zoo, a crematorium and a post office – before turning his hand to what he does best: writing hard-hitting and utterly compelling teen fiction. He has won awards for his brilliant novels, most notably the recent Carnegie winner, The Bunker Diary.