Year 10 Science ambassadors from Staindrop Academy have been inspiring future generations of science students by visiting local primary schools, to deliver some practical activities. Staindrop Primary were lucky enough to spend an afternoon learning about the heart and circulation, students had the opportunity to observe Mr Mappin dissect a sheep heart and listen to ambassadors Charlie Appleton and Isobel Foster discus how the heart works.
On the 27th March Gainford, Staindrop, Evenwood and Butterknowle primary schools attended a Science day at the Academy. During the day science ambassadors helped to deliver an investigation to determine which materials would be best to make a space nappy for Tim Peake. Students also participated in making their own indicator using red cabbage that would determine if unknown solutions were either acidic or alkaline.
The Academy will be hosting further science activity days for other local primary schools during the course of the summer term.
All of year 10 were put to the test in some rigorous interview sessions in preparation for life after Staindrop. Businesses employers from numerous sectors came into the school to conduct an interview on the students, similar to what they would do in the world of work.
The differing sectors that our guest interviewers came from included the NHS, EE, C A Group, Northumbria Water, Darlington College and Hitachi. The students were given some great tips to move on with in preparation to those dreaded interviews….well done Y10, we had some great feedback!!
See the link below for the PE department’s calendar of events for the next half term.
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One of our year 7 students, Kate Williams, is a sprinter for Darlington Harriers and she competed at the North Eastern Indoor Championships last weekend – 17th and 18th February. She won the 60m heat with a new personal best of 8.55 seconds and progressed to win gold in the 60m final. She also picked up medals in long jump, high jump and shot. Well done and keep up the hard work!
Staindrop’s Year 7 girls have secured another victory against King James winning 4-1. The turnout was fantastic which meant we could rotate players around each quarter which allowed everyone to take part. The performance on the court was very positive, especially in the cold weather. Year 7 and 8 netball training will be on next Tuesday and the next game is due to be played away against Ferryhill on Wednesday 28th February.
On Thursday 8th February our year 7 and 8 boys and girls travelled to Bishop Barrington to take part in an indoor athletics event. There were some brilliant performances from Staindrop, especially our Year 7 girls who won every race on the track and almost all of the field events which allowed them to progress to the next round in March (Level 3 School Game’s finals). The behaviour and effort throughout the afternoon were faultless, and you are all a credit to the school. Well done to all that represented Staindrop Academy.
Over this half term year 5 and 6 pupils from our sport cluster have been learning netball in their PE lessons. Today was the competition where they had a chance to compete against eachother. Some fantastic netball was played with some very talented players! The morning competition saw Cockfield take home the trophy for the “A” team. Whilst the “B” team competition required goal difference to seperate the winners, with Green Lane winning this competition.
More schools came in… the afternoon to compete for the trophy. Some fantastic skills on show again. But Ingleton shone through and won both the “A” and “B” team trophies! All pupils were a credit to their school.
Huge thank you also to our year 10 leaders who officiated all of the games.
Next half term our visitors will be Y1 and Y2 pupils for football.
Well done all.
See below for a copy of the newsletter which has been sent to our Primary School partners.