Bishop Auckland Christmas Lights Switch On
Woodhouse Community Primary School were chosen to open the very first advent window in the ‘Light 1000 Christmas Lights’ event in December. Our Art Club designed and created the very first window, to be prominently displayed in the Town Hall. The window itself was unveiled by the Mayor of the town and we led the singing of the carol Now Light 1000 Christmas Lights for over 1000 people. What a fantastic occasion for our school to be involved in!
Woodhouse Community Primary School have successfully been chosen to be one of only 3 school in the North East to receive a SUDs garden and wildlife area in our school grounds. Sponsored by Northumbrian Water and the WWT, we have worked with our Eco Warriors in school to plan and create swales, a marshland, dipping pond and Rain Garden.
Parents, carers, governors and staff have worked together to plant the areas and we look forward to seeing how it grows and develops in the spring. Watch this space!!
Auckland Youth and Community Centre
The Mission of Auckland Youth and Community Centre is to provide the children and young people living on the Woodhouse Close Estate in Bishop Auckland with opportunities to enhance their development and widen their horizons through a range of activities, interventions and learning experiences appropriate to their age and developmental needs.
Our Local Community
We also enjoy working with Robbie the police dog, who we can post questions to on a special board in school, that he answers when he comes to visit with his handler.
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Bishop Auckland Police Station
The community police officers are regular visitors to our school. The children know them well and they are made very welcome.
The local police officers also visit our school to talk to us about keeping safe in the local area.
We have also had regular visits from Jet and Ben the police dogs who teach us to ‘Say no to strangers!’.
The Local Fire Brigade
We have close links to our local fire service. Firefighters visit to teach us about safety and, if we are very lucky, we sometimes get to use the firefighter’s hose when they visit in the fire engine.
The fire education officer also visited to tell us about the value of water and told us why we should not waste it.
Woodhouse Close Church
We are very proud to have close links with Woodhouse Close Church. We also welcome visitors from other churches, such as Cockton Hill Baptist Church, where Trevor Rowe conducted our school Harvest Festival Assembly this year.
We are regular visitors to the church. Pupils have taken part in Harvest Festival and Christmas services, they have sung to members of the church community and they visit to learn more about the Christian faith as part of their RE lessons.
Our Choir enjoy participating in several events throughout they year, particularly entertaining the residents of local Care Homes and Butterwick Hospice. We have also been invited to sing at Barclays Bank and Homebase, as well as performing on stage at the Gala Theatre, Durham and the Sage, Gateshead.