FIRST SCHOOL FORWARD!

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SInce Head Teacher Mrs Rebecca Simpson started working at the First School at Easter 2018 there has been rapid and exciting change. For one thing, Lowick and Holy Island schools are now federated, protecting them and their resources for the future.

In November, she came to the Parish Council to tell it what has been happening recently.

She outlined the many activities the children have undertaken, including 4 visits to Holy Island in the first half of this term, painting remembrance rocks and including a name from the War Memorial on each rock.

A nursery is being developed and the school is working with the Great North Maths Hub. Pupils are currently working on a Travelling through Time project and any pictures, coins or memories would be welcome. They have contact with a school in Suffolk and are doing a project with Durham University on mammals in Northumberland.

Mrs Simpson is very keen to have links with people in the area. She believes the school is safe from the threat of closure, and would fight very hard to keep it.

The school has much warmer links with other schools now, and looking forward to building more links in the future. It is looking forward to the new 20 mph signs, promised for 2019.

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