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Bernard Gilpin Primary School
Tyne & Wear
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Bernard Gilpin Primary School has recently received a national award in Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friendly Awards. Our school was the winner in the “Best educational initiative” category for our work in supporting people living with dementia and their carers in our local community. We attended the awards ceremony in London where we were presented with our award by Angela Rippon.
Click here to read the report in the Northern Echo.
Click here to read the article in the Sunderland Echo
National Dementia Award Winners
Active Kids Vouchers
Our School Council would
like to say a big "Thank You"
for collecting Sainsbury's
Active Kids Vouchers before
the Summer holidays. We
collected, counted and
submitted over 4000 vouchers. A delivery of new sporting equipment (footballs and skipping ropes) and some gardening equipment has arrived and was presented to our Leader of Sport, Mr Bainbridge, by members of the School Council in assembly this week.
Over the past 2 weeks our children in year 6 have been making lanterns for the opening night parade at Houghton Feast. Take a look at our pictures from the parade and click here to see more pictures on the Sunderland Echo website.
Houghton Feast Lantern Parade
Denise Lewis pops in for a dance...
Olympic Gold medalist, TV presenter and star of 'Strictly Come Dancing', Denise Lewis paid us a visit. Accompanied by the film crew and production team for the Great British Bake-off, Denise came to report on our Living with Dementia Project.
The film will be shown early next year on national television as part of Sports Relief 2016.
Lego robotics champions and record breakers!
A team of six year 6 children took part in the northern finals of the annual Lego robotics tournament in South Shields. The children had a brilliant time competing against other schools from the region. Our team of robotic engineers managed to win the ‘robot game’ in which a Lego Mindstorms robot has to complete a range of challenges in two and a half minutes. This involves programming the robot’s motors to perform complex actions and building a range of add-on parts to carry out different tasks.
In the final our
team scored 405
points – the
ever recorded in
the northern finals
which have been
going for ten years
now. A fantastic
The Friends of Bernard Gilpin and the School Council teamed up to provide two fantastic discos for KS1 and KS2.
On the TV again...
Please find below a recording of Denise Lewis' report about our Living with Dementia Project which appeared on BBC1's Great Sport Relief Bake Off this month.
School ranked in Sunderland's top 4
The Real Schools Guide has ranked Bernard Gilpin Primary School within the top four in Sunderland. The guide gives a more
comprehensive picture of schools. It factors in 42 different sets of data including SATs results, pupil to teacher ratios and absence rates.
The Real School Guide aims to measure beyond Key Stage 2 results and give parents/carers an indication of which schools will help their child succeed regardless of their starting point.
The report analyses whether all children are making progress and whether pupils are doing better than expected. The Schools Minister, David Laws said, “It's vital that we continue to raise standards so that all children can leave primary school with a thorough grounding in reading, writing and maths.”