Interactive Christmas Journey hits Darlington schools for second year

800 Y2 pupils from 16 different schools across Darlington have been invited to experience a multi-sensory telling of the ‘Christmas Story’, free of charge. The Christmas Journey in Darlington, organised by Revd Lissa Scott of St Matthew and St Lukes, Darlington, entails children visiting interactive scenes to hear about God’s...

Sunderland students invited to General Synod to represent the North East

(Left to right) Emily Cassap, Jack Robinson and Andrew Lusby Students from Venerable Bede CE Academy in Sunderland were invited to speak at this year’s General Synod, as the Church of England’s Vision and Strategy for the 2020s aims to make church accessible for every generation. Y10 pupils Andrew Lusby, Emily...

Etika co-founder Padma Kapoor visits St Margaret’s CE Primary School

Indian businesswoman Padma Kapoor, co-founder of etika, a supplier of ethically sourced school uniforms, visited St Margaret’s Church of England primary school last week. Launched in 2019, etika now supplies ethically sourced uniforms to 15 primary schools in Durham and has another 5 schools ready to come on board in...

Angel lands in Annfield Plain ahead of Advent 2021

An angel has landed overnight in Annfield Plain, bringing a message of peace, goodwill and joy to the community. Four schools in Annfield Plain, Greencroft and Catchgate have come together with their local Parish Church, and a newly opened business, to celebrate hope the week before Advent begins. Every child at...

School praised for innovative Black History Month exhibit

St John’s Church of England Academy in Darlington has received mass praise for hosting an innovative Black History Month exhibition. Students designed a unique exhibition using QR codes placed at different stations which, when scanned, would play a recording of pupils talking about a particular person and why they were...

School plan creative Christmas charity drive

Ian Ramsey CofE Academy staff and pupils collected hundreds of personal hygiene items during half term to donate to North East charity Nite Light. Nite Light provide vital hygiene products to those who are in need. However, their charitable plans don’t end there. This half term Ian Ramsey is doing a...

Fundraising fun at St Aidan’s Primary School

Students at St Aidan’s CofE Primary School in Hartlepool have come up with a number of creative ways to raise money for charity. While spending a term learning about the impact of charity, every year group chose a different local charity to raise money for. These included Daisy Chain, Miles...

Church School Community Expresses Gratitude for School Staff through the National...

++ Colleagues, Pupils and Parents send ‘thank-you’ cards to teachers at The Venerable Bede Church of England Academy, making it the most thanked school in the North East ++ The Venerable Bede Church of England Academy in Sunderland has been recognised as one of the schools receiving the most thank-you...

Ian Ramsey CE Academy recognised for its commitment to providing safe...

Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy has completed a comprehensive training programme demonstrating its commitment to providing high-quality remote-education, keeping children and young people safe online and supporting pupil’s wellbeing. Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy, which is part of the Dayspring Trust with sister academy the Venerable Bede Church...

Church School Gets Gold in Anti Bullying Charter

A Secondary Schools in the Diocese of Durham has been awarded Gold in a Young People’s Anti Bullying Charter Mark, set up for the prevention and management of bullying across the City of Sunderland.  The Venerable Bede Church of England Academy in Ryhope, Sunderland was awarded Gold by the City’s...