Blazing the Trail

‘Blazing the Trail’ is the Gateshead School Sport Partnership’s London 2012 Olympic/Paralympic programme. It uses the values set by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Movement which can be applied to education and to society as a whole. These values are as follows:

  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Determination
  • Inspiration
  • Excellence
  • Courage
  • Friendship

It is these values that underpin the London 2012 Programme ‘Blazing the Trail’. The programme has been designed to help to inspire the young people of Gateshead make a positive change in their lives and communities. ‘Blazing the Trail’ comprises of various inter-related but discrete ‘pick and choose’ programmes/ events. Through involvement in these programmes and attendance at different events schools will be able to achieve 7 different ‘Value’ Marks. Schools will be awarded an overarching ‘Blazing the Trail’ Kite Mark if they achieve five or more ‘Value’ marks.

I am very proud and happy to report that Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School have been awarded Gold for the Blazing the Trail Kite Mark as a result of achieving all seven value marks.  This prestigious accolade is proof of our commitment to allowing all of our children to be the very best they can be in sport, fair play, fitness and health.

A huge well done to all of our children who have made this possible.  Below are the seven awards for each value mark.  Our school is soon to receive the official Gold Kite Mark framed certificate, which will be on display in school.

Thank you

Miss Hudson

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Athletics: Year 5/6 Cross Country

Yesterday, 30 of our year 5 and 6 children attended a cross country event at Watergate Forest Park to represent Corpus Christi with Miss Hudson.  This was a local authority event with more than 400 children from Gateshead schools attending.  Our children, as always represented our school excellently.  Their behaviour, attitude, perseverance and support to…Continue Reading

Gateshead Athletics Festival

On Friday 26th June 2015, Miss Hudson accompanied 24 children from Year 3 / 4 / 5 to Gateshead Stadium to compete in the Athletics Festival.  Each child competed in two events and we made it through to some of the semi-finals.  Each child gave 100% effort and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.   I am very…Continue Reading

WWI Art Project

During the Summer term, Year 4 had the pleasure of working alongside Carers Adventurers through Equal Arts on an art project focused on WWI.  Janie Banks led four weekly sessions with help from several dedicated helpers – Tommy, Walter, Elizabeth, Joan, Jim, Alison, Ken and Sylvia.   The initial focus for the project was to…Continue Reading

Skipping Festival 2015

Following a training session on Monday 20th April 2015, our Year 4 class entered the Gateshead Skipping Festival, which was held at St Thomas More on Thursday 18th June 2015.   Our children spent a lot of time practising individual skipping skills from the speed bounce to the pretzel.  They also enjoyed skipping together in…Continue Reading

Year 4 Scooter Ride

On Thursday 4th June, Year 4 went on a scoot ride to Saltwell Park with Ewan from Sustrans.  We scooted to the park and had some important discussions along the way about safety and the importance of fitness. At the park, we were asked to think of various types of transport and each team used…Continue Reading

Year 4 – Route Planning and Bike Repairs

The class have enjoyed working with Alison to explore the benefits of walking, cycling and scooting to school.  We looked at the differences in cost, health, time, environment and fun for using different transportation methods.  Children enjoyed using Gateshead’s Cycle Route maps to locate places within our local area, identifying them from map symbols.  …Continue Reading

Inspiring the Future

Last week, Year 4 had a visit from Northumbria Police as part of the ‘Inspiring the Future’ project.  A lady called Mrs Taylor, who is the HR manager for Northumbria Police, shared invaluable information about her role within the police and the skills needed as a HR manager.  The children were thoroughly engaged and asked…Continue Reading