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To celebrate the work all classes have done this term on mining in our local area, we held our very own Miners' Gala! Thanks to Bemont Community School Brass Band for playing for us!

KS2 worked with Oases and planted over 90 native trees around our school grounds as part of the Trees for Children project. Thank you to Hannah and Rachel for helping us!

We celebrated World Water Day and talked about the importance of water in our lives. This year, the theme of WWD is ‘Water for Peace’ and we created our Peaceful Water Mandalas. Everybody contributed their creativity skills and presented environmental consciousness through art.

Year 5 had a lovely morning taking part in the Easter Journey at Carrville Methodist Church. Thank you very much for inviting us.

Year 5 and Year 6 had a brilliant day at Ushaw College. Thank you to Megan for inviting us. We are delighted with our completed stained glass windows.

Reception had a brilliant morning at the SSP Bear Hunt Festival at Maiden Castle.

During Mental Health Week, Year 1 created a peace tree celebrating the things we can do to look after our mental health and the people who can help us

We took part in "Skip into Spring" again this year and Year 5 had a great time representing St Hild's at the celebration event at Maiden Castle.

Year 4 took part in a Learn2Bounce Resilience workshop during Mental Health Week

We thought about how we can show love to each other and be good friends during Random Acts of Kindness Day

We had great fun on World Book Day!

Congratulations to our "Bee Happy" competition winners. Thank you to Chartwells for providing the prizes and thanks to our kitchen team for picking the winners.

To celebrate Peace Day, we took part in the Durham Peace Cranes Project. Our cranes will be displayed in Durham City Centre then sent to Hiroshima in Japan!

Thanks to Craig from Durham Karate Academy for delivering an after school karate taster session in school

We learned about the importance of charity and helping others during Comic Relief Red Nose Day

End of Term Dojo Party Arts and Crafts designs 🐣🐥🐰🐇

To celebrate the life of our wonderful caretaker, Mrs Bell, we opened a new room in school, the JoyCE Room, where we can spend time with our friends or have quiet time if we need to think. We think this is a wonderful way to remember such a special lady.

We are very busy in our Arts and Crafts After School Club.

We enjoyed a tasty end of term Dojo treat!

A huge thank you to Chloe, Claire and Lauren for making our delicious Christmas Dinner!

We took part in a family Christingle service with Father John and Father Lee.

KS1 and KS2 took part in a live Christmas PE lesson with Durham SSP and LK Health and Wellbeing

After school Arts and Crafts club has been great fun! We have created amazing light catchers and Christmas decorations.

KS1 had a lovely visit to Durham Cathedral

We all really enjoyed Beauty and the Beast - thank you to Take Away Theatre for coming into school again!

This advent, we are thinking about the values, 'kindness' and 'peace'. All classes took part in the Picture News Peace Chain Challenge. The combined length of our chain is 15.26m!

After school PE club has been great fun! We've played a whole range of games and developed lots of different skills.

Y2, Y3, Y4 and Y5 have been working with Gemma from Durham SSP to develop their dance skills this term.

We enjoyed a snowy playtime - it was great fun!

During Parliament Week, a film crew came into school to find out more about our PSHE lessons in school. Some people were even interviewed! It was really exciting!

Green Watch from Durham Fire and Rescue came into school to remind us to stay safe when we are near fireworks and bonfires.

During Interfaith week, we found out more about lots of different faiths then we all made peace bracelets to remind us to spread peaceful behaviour.

KS2 worked with Tin Arts and created "Autumn " themed dances

Year 5 were chosen to contribute to an installation for the Lumiere Festival.

Year 5 and Year 6 entered Durham SSP's Autumn Athletics Competition.

We wore odd socks during Anti-Bullying week to celebrate our individuality. We all have our own skills and talents and we all "shine bright"!

Thanks to Meghan from Chartwells for working with KS2 this term. We explored food from around the world and thought about healthy swaps we can make to improve our diet.

In our Arts and Crafts After School Club, we were inspired by the theme of Remembrance Day and created our own collages of poppies. We also practised our cutting skills and made split pin poppies.

Chris from Durham SSP asked our Year 5 Sports Leaders to lead a KS1 PE festival at Maiden Castle - they did a brilliant job!

Durham NHS Trust Charity asked Year 5 and Year 6 if they could make Christmas cards for patients who will be in hospital over Christmas. Everyone showed kindness and compassion and lots of people volunteered to stay inside over lunchtime to make extra cards.

In PSHE, we found out about democracy then each class held elections and voted for their School Councillors.

Thank you to everyone who was able to make a donation for our Harvest Festival

In our Arts and Crafts After School Club, we explored different techniques of observational art. We created our own observational drawings and focused on ‘Beautiful Autumn’.

Breakfast Club made beautiful bunting to cheer up children who will be in hospital this Christmas.

In our Arts and Crafts After School Club, we created our own masterpieces in the style of Henri Matisse.

Thanks to our friends from Open the Book at St Giles' Church for visiting us again

All classes in school are working with Mrs Parker from DMS this year. KS2 are learning to play the ukulele.

We took part in the NSPCC "Speak Out, Stay Safe" programme again this year.

Year 6 hosted a coffee afternoon to raise money for MacMillan cancer support - thank you to everyone who came along

We had a special Collective Worship with our friends from Open the Book at St Giles' Church who told the story of Abraham.

All classes worked with Captain Chemistry. We had great fun!

Congratulations to Year 6 for working so hard this year. We enjoyed lots of post-SATs treats!

Well done to everyone who represented St Hild's at the Durham Dash.

Year 6 represented St Hild's at the Leavers' Service at Durham Cathedral. We had a lovely day.

We all took part in the Hoop Starz activities today. We gave a 100% effort in our movements.

It was lovely to welcome Liz Million back into school. Thanks for coming, Liz, it's been too long!