Boldon - Down Your Way
Six boys from Year 3 and 4 at Hedworth Lane Primary School in Boldon Colliery represented their class at the Junior Lego League Regional Final at The Open Zone in South Shields on June 29. Hedworth Primary school promotes STEM subjects, science, technology, engineering and mathematics through this Lego Wedo competition.
The boys, known as the Waste Walkers, designed and built a model which they named Walking Waste.The gadget was designed to encourage people to recycle more. The idea was to have a recycling chute built into new houses, beneath a kitchen bin that transported waste via a conveyor directly to the local recycling centre.They presented their moving model to judges from a variety of backgrounds, including waste management experts, a lecturer who specialises in in robotics and education consultants. They had to answer questions and explain how their model worked as well as how they had designed and programmed it. Congratulations to the boys who represented their school brilliantly and were awarded a medal for their achievement.
Members of St Nicholas Church in West Boldon took part in the Bedesway Walk in support of Christian Aid recently.The walk started at St Paul’s in Jarrow and finished at St Peter’s in Monkwearmouth, covering 12 miles on quite a warm day with a few stops along the way for a picnic lunch and refreshments. They would like to thank all who supported them in their efforts as they raised in more than of £570 from sponsorship (including a generous £120 donation from a walker’s employer Heerema), which will be sent off to Christian Aid. Another of the church’s members, Julie McCann, is also looking for sponsorship as she is taking part in the Race for Life for Cancer Support at Hartlepool in the near future.
The National Reading Scheme Summer Read will start on Saturday at East Boldon Library. This year the read will be based on stories by author Roald Dahl. Craft sessions will take place throughout the school holidays. Contact the library on 424 7853 for details.
Jarrow and Boldon Community Area Forum meetings will resume after a summer recess on Thursday , September 1, at 5pm in Jarrow Town Hall.
Boldon School provides Post 16 students with a choice of vocational courses so that pupils can build practical skills for employment and develop academic abilities for their future. Apprenticeships include Art and Design, Beauty Therapy, Business Studies, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Information Technology and Sport. Pupils are encouraged to participate in enrichment activities so that they can effectively demonstrate skills and qualities that employers, colleges and universities are looking for. These include, Community Sports Leader Awards, Duke of Endinburgh Awards, Extended Project Qualification, Global Expeditions and trips, Work Placement and Young Enterprise.
West Boldon Residents’ Association will meet tomorrow at 10am in the Wheatsheaf.
Local Folk Band Seganainm will host the Folk Club at The cricket club on Sunderland Road in East Boldon at 8pm this Thursday. On the last Thursday of July they will play at The Alberta Club in Jarrow. Both of events are free. The band will also entertain at West Boldon Residents’ Association social evening and pie and peas supper in the Wheatsheaf in West Boldon in October.
The Laughing Factory will present a Comedy Night on July 22, at Boldon Golf Club which will include a Compere and two comedians plus refreshments. Tickets, £10, are on sale at the bar of the golf club.
West Boldon Lodge Environmental Centre will hold its annual summer quiz this Friday. Doors open at 6.30pm and the cost is £2 per person and teams of up to eight people can enter. To book emailing [email protected] or call Nicola on 0191 428 1144.
Some members of St George’s Church in East Boldon will visit Barnard Castle, the Mainsgill Farm shop and Bowes Museum on a coach trip this Friday. The coach will leave from outside the church at 9.30.am and the cost, including entry to Bowes Museum to see an exhibition of Shoes Throughout the Ages entitled The Pleasure and the Pain, is £18. Contact Joyce Longstaff on 536 4464 for further details.