A superb match between the league's two outstanding sides was played out this week.
Both teams contributed to a thrilling 5-5 draw, which was perhaps the fairest result as losing would have been harsh on both sides. Around six of the goals would not have looked out of place on Match of the Day's Goal of the Month competition and it certainly took something special to beat NSB keeper Max M who was on stellar form. NSB were 3-2 up at half time with two goals from Alex N and a good finish by James H. Oliver M was the second half hero with two excellent strikes from long range.
Well done to the whole squad.
This week, Year 6 have been listening to Stardust by Neil Gaiman which was adapted for Radio 4 and played over Christmas.
Boys enjoyed listening to the story on iPlayer and were soon lost in this wonderful fantasy story where their imaginations were stirred by wonderful storytelling.
Neil Gaiman is hugely popular with children, young adults and adults alike and he has won numerous awards for his children’s writing. Boys really enjoyed listening to a radio version of a story and commented how it inspired their imaginations and made the words come to life in their heads. A memorable way to start a term of reading and storytelling.
Nursery had an amazing trip to Gosforth Fire Station on Wednesday morning.
They started off with a tour of the kit room and the appliance bay and even got to try out sliding down the fireman’s pole! Next they sat inside a fire engine and tried out the thermal imaging camera, looking for hot spots on each other. The best bit was having a ride around the compound with the lights flashing and sirens sounding just like real fire fighters, as can be seen in the video. Lastly after a quick tour of the gym, they were all able to try to soak our teachers with the hoses and try on the fire helmet and breathing apparatus.
What a wonderful learning opportunity for the boys who now know how to stay fire safe.