Boldon - Down Your Way
Earlier this Year 10 and 11 students at Boldon School completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award in Cumbria. The students had to carry all of their equipment and provisions (including tents and cooking stoves) for the two-day and one-night expedition and had to camp in freezing temperatures. Throughout the expedition, the students had to work together, following their route cards and map through the countryside, trying not to eat all their rations. Everyone made the most of the trip, taking photographs behind a waterfall and managing to get covered in mud head to toe.
The annual tug of war competition, organised by the management of The Wheatsheaf in West Boldon every August Bank Holiday, will take place on Sunday, August 28, at 10.30am. There will be about six teams taking part. The proceeds will be donated to the Boldon Miners and Community Banner Group and Boldon Heritage. The competition, which is fiercely fought between rival Boldon teams will take place over the River Don between Boldon Colliery and West Boldon on the burn park in front of Watson Terrace. See #Tugface.
The Benefice Worship Music Group put together by members of the Boldon Churches has arranged a programme for two events which will take place in the autumn. Benefice will be performing on Sunday, September 25, at St Nicholas, Hedworth, Boldon Colliery Parish Church, at 6pm in celebration of the Rev David Dukes’ 50th ordination anniversary to the priesthood. On October 3 there will be a harvest sing-a-long at St Nicholas in West Boldon at 6pm with special guests. Rehearsals start on September 6 at 7.15pm in St Nicholas, Hedworth. New members are welcomed to join in.
The Big Friendly Reading Challenge continues at Boldon Library in Boker Lane. You can join in Roald Dahl inspired crafts between 2pm and 3pm each Friday. Contact the library on 0191 424 7853 to book or for further information.