Inter-Schools Boccia Competition

Primary 2 class enjoyed a friendly Inter-schools Boccia competition against Gibside School on 17th October 2017. They managed to play 6 games in total and the scores were very close with Court 1 (on the left in the photos) drawing 6-6 and Court 2, (the right hand side court), lost 4-6. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and demonstrated good sportsmanship by shaking hands with the opposition at the end, saying ‘well done’ to all competitors’.

The games were umpired by Leah Sayers, Cole Lopling and Euan Hall.​

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Leadership Training

‘Our senior sports leaders completed Day 2 out of 3, of their leadership training this week at Spennymoor leisure centre, alongside Trinity School and The Oaks.
They improved their knowledge of the rules of Boccia and New Age Kurling. They developed their communication skills, their ability to organise small groups into teams, improved their confidence to use their big voices to deliver instructions and had the chance to meet and chat to other students, from other schools.
Next week they are using these skills to deliver Boccia and Kurling within a Primary Schools Festival’.

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‘Villa Real classes took part in a Paralympic Boccia day on Tuesday November 1st. Classes paired up with another class to play matches throughout the day, in the school hall. Our existing sports leaders used the session to help train up some younger or less experienced sports leaders. It was lovely to see all the classes coming to the hall, to enjoy a friendly competition, learning the rules of the game and spending a bit of time together socialising’.

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Sleeping Beauty  Performed in school hall

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World Peace Day 2016


World Peace Day at Villa Real School this year was fantastic! Eachclass chose a country to explore. Pupils made masks and class displays with the flag of their country displayed decorated with colourful masks the pupils also included some language from that country. Pupils experienced some of the languages, food, music and traditions such as Irish dancing, baking soda bread and how to eat with chop sticks! Pupils also learned about some of the animals and creatures from their chosen country such as the 3 Toed Sloth from the Amazon Rainforest.
This year’s Paralympics achievements in Rio were celebrated and 6th Form put on a brilliant performance about the different categories within the event. Villa Real School Hand chimers were also on hand to perform music some of the different countries chosen.
A pupil from each class was nominated to put the ‘Dove of Peace’ onto the Peace Pole representing their chosen country from around the world
Parents and Carers were able to take a look around school to admire the wonderful work of our pupils. Finally followed by well-earned refreshments of tea and coffee.

International Peace Day  Celebration

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 Battle of the Somme  Centenary Visit