The infant boys made the most of their last week of term with celebrations throughout the week.
On Tuesday, the boys enjoyed their Christmas lunch with all of their teachers and Mr Tickner. The boys tucked into a roast turkey dinner followed by a choice of Christmas pudding or chocolate arctic roll. The Christmas crackers were a big hit with boys wearing their hats outside for the rest of the lunch break!
Santa then made a quick stop at North Avenue and brought the infant boys lots of magic and a small gift to keep them going until Christmas. The boys were able to ask Santa all sorts of questions and he was able to tell them how old he is, how he pops down the chimney and how many elves work for him at the North Pole.
The follwing day, the infant boys enjoyed their Christmas party. They played party games such as Pass the Parcel and Musical Bumps whilst Mr Gray played the piano. The boys enjoyed an hour of fun followed by a very yummy party tea which included pizza, sandwiches, cake and fruit.
This week, the infant and junior boys enjoyed a visit to the Northern Stage to see the Roald Dahl classic, James and the Giant Peach.
This was a highly original performance and boys delighted in the music, acting, costumes, puppets and of course the giant peach itself which was great fun to throw around the auditorium towards the end of the play.
James Henry Trotter is a very sad and lonely little boy who lives with his horrible aunts. They make him do all the jobs in the house and he isn't allowed any friends to play with or books to read. One day this all changes when the peach tree in his garden grows a peach that is almost as big as a house! Inside the peach, James meets Old Green Grasshopper and his insect friends who help James escape his cruel, selfish aunts and together they go on a great adventure. What a magical story which the boys enjoyed immensely.
The Year 9 boys have retained the county cup with a resounding win over Whitley Bay High School at the Falcons' Kingston Park Stadium.
From the start, NSB played with skill, pace and precision and scored at regular intervals to secure an 89-5 win. Tries were scored by Oliver F (2), William H, George H, Joshua L (2), Alex N, Lewis R, Jake S (3) and Tristan Sl (2). Joshua L added 6 conversions.
Well done to the whole squad.