Art and Literacy Fun!

Happy Arts and Literature Week!

Wow! What a term this has been for us all. It has been wonderful to have everyone back in school, and to finish the term on Arts and Literature week has felt extra special.

In literacy we have been reading Fantastic Mr. Fox, our inspiration for this year’s display board. To make the display we drew around our arms and hands then used natural things from the garden to paint different patterns and textures. Next we made leaves by drawing around stencils onto tissue paper before putting it all together to make the tree. Under the tree is a burrow where you can find the students having a “Fantastic Feast”. All the food for the feast was made by our students. We had chicken, scones, cakes, carrot and cucumber and amazing sausage rolls! We loved acting out “The Feast” from the story and of course enjoyed eating the food even more!

For the final day of term we all dressed as different characters, completed our display and then watched the film “Fantastic Mr. Fox”!

Happy Easter to all and we look forward to seeing everyone in the Summer Term!

Love from

Chris, Louise, Jade, Jenny, Andrea and Vicky

“Can do”project

6LD are currently working on a ‘can do’ project which covers learning about recycling and implementing it into music from around the world. Over the past few weeks 6LD have been collecting various recycling materials to make instruments. we made shakers out of plastic bottles and tambourines. We had an amazing session where Ann introduced us to Simon and Tom who taught us about native american music. We danced the afternoon away and are looking forward to more next week.

Percy Hedley Christmas Talent Show 2019

On Monday 16th December Students took part in another amazing talent show, This year we had some amazing acts there was singing,dancing, poem reading, magic show and I think a first for Percy Hedley, an acrobatic performance. Students and staff enjoyed the wonderful afternoon, seeing what amazing talent we have at our school.


Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Workshop

This is the first of 2 workshops for parent/carers and is aimed at those with children/young people over the age of 14. Please contact me for further information. It will be held on Monday 14th January.

PIP workshop invite. January 2019

PIP Poster from Contact 14th Jan 19

Ouseburn Farm

Last week students from post 16 took part in a work experience challenge on Ouseburn Farm. This involved learning about the different animals on the farm, taking part in cleaning out the animals cages, making a scrapbook and also watching a video teaching them about what animals get used for on the farm.

The students found it was a fun way to learn and had a great week.

VARC art project

On the 27th of April speech and language students took part in a art project in Highgreen near Kielder. They walked in the forest and collected natural materials to create an art printing.  After collecting the materials they created their printing pieces.

Then after all that hard work we all enjoyed a slice of pizza cooked in the open fire oven in the forest. 026031067


Girls sport May 2017

DSCF2582On Tuesday the 9th of May a group of girls from across the school took part in Girls Sports. The activities were  “TEAM WORK”. The girls took part in different games and team building exercises to encourage them to work together. They finished off with a game of football and were all presented with a medal to reward their hard work and participation. WELL DONE GIRLS!


Community Challenge

Some post 16 students have been to St Johns Church for their Community Challenge lesson. It is also part of their volunteering section for Duke of Edinburgh Award. During the visit, the students are treat to tea and biscuits and a chat with the residents of the local community The students have also made bat boxes and hedgehog houses for the church yard.