Activity Days 2019

Our Annual Tradition!

Each year we hold our Activity Days towards the end of Summer Term to reward our pupils for all their hard work and achievements over the year. Our Activity Days give our pupils the opportunity to enjoy a range of specially chosen activities within the safe environment of school. We had a fantastic 2 days enjoying a wide range of different activities and most importantly – 2 days of non stop fun and laughter!

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Thursday 11th July and Friday 12th July 2019

Animals About Town – We loved getting up close and meeting all the animals. They were all super friendly and loved all the attention! We even had our trees pruned for free by the worlds best behaved goats – bonus!
We had a lovely time with SensorySpaces who are a brilliant travelling multi-sensory resource. Jam packed with sensory storytelling, music and dressing up – all with a circus team that had the children thoroughly engaged!

Our secondary pupils had a blast on the BattleBus – a double decker bus kitted out with gaming consoles. A really unique experience and we had amazing feedback from our young people and they are all ready asking if we can do it again next year!

Kim’s class enjoyed a stadium tour of St. James Park,  before heading to visit Aydon Castle (their class castle) in the afternoon. They had a great day together 

A fabulous show from the hilarious Tony Junior, it was a perfect way to end our first day! Tony created a real buzz with his comedy magic show and had everyone hooked from start to finish and there was non-stop laughter from the whole audience

Lots of fun together on the bouncy castle

Louise and Vicky’s class had a super morning of messy and sensory play with ARTVenturers  – lots of messy fun all with a circus theme

Trish and Dillon from Ashington Shotokan Karate club delivered some fantastic karate taster sessions for us. Our pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed the experience

We got to meet some stunning and very clever birds of prey from North East Falconry Our pupils loved having the opportunity to handle and feed the birds.

Primary Sports Day

Our primary children had a great afternoon and didn’t let a rainy day spoil their sports day. A quick change of plan and a carousel of activities were set up indoors in each class and in the hall. From running races, egg and spoon races to sensory messy play – everyone had a great time!

It was lovely to see so many of our families come along and join in the fun.

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Sensory Garden Officially Open

It was lovely to see our families and friends at our open afternoon and opening of the sensory garden. Thank you to our sixth form for catering for the event – fabulous cakes as always!

The sensory garden is now complete and looking fabulous! A big thank you to Vicky for all her hard work in creating our new outdoor sensory space. Thank you to Alan Hardie, CEO for officially opening our sensory garden. We had a lovely afternoon and it was great to see the children exploring and enjoying our sensory garden.

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The sensory garden has been a huge hit and the children love spending time in there and exploring. The garden is a perfect space to stimulate the senses with lots to see, hear, touch and smell.

 

Secondary Sports Day

A lovely sunny afternoon for our secondary sports day!

Thank you to Lindsey and Mike for organising such a great event.

  

We had lots of staff participation too!

  

Press Release

We are delighted that AkzoNobel has chosen us as their community partner of the year for 2019.

“Everyone at the school, staff and pupils, are all very excited about the partnership project with AkzoNobel. The development work for our outdoor areas in particular is going to be absolutely fantastic. Our children love to be outside and it’s a great place to really make learning fun, so we’re looking forward to injecting a bit of colour to develop what is currently quite a grey area into a space where the children can engage in some lovely activities when they’re outdoors.” (Sara Wild, Principal)

Click here to link to the recent press release to read about the fantastic support we’ve received from AkzoNobel

A HUGE thank you to everyone at AkzoNobel

Independent Travel

Over the past 2 years Joe, Joe and Ryan have been working hard with Alyson, learning the skills and developing the confidence to travel safely and independently on public transport.

They have been practising road safety, stranger danger and recognising landmarks that they can use as a safe meeting point. They have also practised using the telephone and carry laminated cards with a contact number for Alyson.

For the past few weeks the group have independently walked from school to the bus stop and then  travelled to Ashington on the bus to the specified meeting point. They have then moved around Ashington to different shops to buy items from their shopping list from home.

We are so proud of what they have achieved and are confident that they have the skills needed to continue to travel safely and independently when they leave us at the end of the summer term for the next exciting part of their journey!

                       

 

RDA Regional Championships

Well done to our primary and secondary horse riders, who represented the Pegasus Centre in the RDA regional championships.

    

All of our riders were amazing and they proudly returned with lots of rosettes to show.

 

A special mention to Liam, who won and will be representing The Pegasus Centre in the RDA Nationals at Gloucester in July.

 

A huge thank you to everyone at The Pegasus Centre and Active Northumberland for all  your hard work to make the day such a success.

Súpercapacitad@s International Football Match

A huge congratulations to our super volunteer, and former student Ryan!
Ryan travelled to Malaga recently to take part in the Súpercapacitad@s match with his football team representing the Newcastle United Foundation

    

Ryan also had the honour of playing alongside Newcastle United player Jesus Gamez.    Well Done Ryan!

                       

Northumberland Games 2019

A group of pupils from Castle School took part in the Northumberland Games, organised by Active Northumberland.

     

It was a fantastic event, trying out and competing in a range of different sporting activities. Pupils also had the pleasure of meeting triple Paralympic champion Stephen Miller, who gave a motivating speech during the opening ceremony

Frozen Light Theatre Visit

Gillian’s class had a fabulous time when they visited the Northern stage to see sensory theatre company Frozen Light, perform their multi-sensory production of The Isle of Brimsker.
It was a magical morning immersed with sensory delights that had all students fully engaged from start to finish – a truly memorable experience