Bird's Eye View

A glimpse of what the Juniors are doing at Polam Hall School

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Year 5 Shakespeare Workshop

On Thursday when we had over 200 Y5 children join our Y5s in the theatre for the launch of the first Darlington Shakespeare festival.  Mrs Barker, from Seniors, led a drama workshop introducing the children to some characters and themes of Shakespeare and Miss Todd, from St Mary’s Cockerton told us about thing she their school have done previously around Shakespeare, including performing in Stratford.

The children will now work in their own schools before getting back together in March for a grand performance.


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U10 & U11 Rugby

Last Friday the U11 and U10 boys rugby teams had a fixture V Bow School (Durham) at Polam. For many of the boys it was their first experience of a contact rugby match and they were all very excited about the opportunity to play. The games were played with excellent team spirit with all boys making positive contributions to the games and trying their best. The U11 team lost narrowly by 1 try (7trys to 6) and the U10 won convincingly. It was all very exciting and all the boys loved representing their school in rugby. A great first fixture of the year and we look forward to many more exciting sporting competition this year. Well done lads!

Mr Wilkinson (Oct 2017)



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Children raise money for Barnardo’s

Our Reception Class held their yearly Barnardo’s Toddle at the end of June and unfortunately it was exceptionally wet at the time so we had our picnic in the classroom and discussed how Barnardo’s help the boys and girls by raising money.  The yellow Believe in Children collection boxes were taken back to branch and counted.  To date we have raised £957.80 with some boxes still to be counted.

 Spyke Marshall Burnell (Yr 5) raised £150 and Angel Grace Smith (Reception) both independently raised large amounts of money and were presented with a special Barnardo’s teddy by Miss Yarrow during our celebration assembly.

 Spyke cake sale among other sponsorship things.