Visits and Visitors

The author Helen Stephens visited school to tell us about her new book, “How to hide a Lion” which is set in Berwick."
Monica showed us how to eat noodles with chopsticks. We enjoy finding out about Chinese New Year."
We have a Burns Lunch every year. The pipers play while the haggis is carried around the Hall. A man says a poem and cuts the haggis with a very big knife. After our haggis, neeps and tatties we sing songs and do Scottish country dancing."
We have been to the Heatherslaw Mill. We first go down stairs and look at all the machinery and the water wheel. When we go up stairs we look at the grinding. When we are there the lady or man explains how everything works."
Every year the children go to the Gymnasium Gallery on a trip. Matthew tells us all about the pictures. We also pick a favourite at the end, after we’ve had a look around. We walk over to the Granary Gallery and have a look there too. There are pictures everywhere! All the pictures are unique and interesting in their own way. The children enjoy this trip every year. Sometimes there are refreshments at the end."
We have a lot of visitors that come to our school and we always enjoy them coming. We usually have them to come into our classroom. They always tell us good information which helps us with our future. Just last Friday a woman called Caroline came in from Scottish Power to tell us how to keep safe from any kind of electricity. The lady in the photo is Martha, the Education Officer from Paxton House. She pretended to be a Victorian teacher and we dressed up in Victorian clothes to be her class. It was fun!"
Pudsey Bear Day (Children in Need) is great. Every time when Pudsey comes we get our photo taken with him and he meets all the children. Pudsey Bear Day is brilliant because the dinners on those days are yummy. It is good when we do the work about him and then he sees it. He loves seeing all of it and its great seeing him."
We went on a lovely trip to Glendale Countryside Day. We enjoyed it very much. We were shown combine harvesters, tractors and safety on a farm. We got a colouring in book and a star pen. We all got into groups with a teacher and I had Ms McElroy. We had our lunch near the sheep being rounded up in the ring. We watched the dogs fantastic skills. They’re amazing!"
We visited Norham Castle and Flodden Battle site to find out all about the battle of 1513.  At school we re-enacted the Battle of Flodden.  It was great fun and no-one got hurt!"
The children enjoy lots of lovely trips.  These included trips to The Hirsel, Coldstream to work with Sally Fleming from the Farm to Fork project, Coldingham Beach where the local marine ranger helped them to explore the wildlife in the rock pools, Glendale Countryside Day. We also visit  Edinburgh Zoo, Scottish National Galleries, Dynamic Earth, National Museum of Scotland and in Newcastle we visit the Laing Art Gallery, The Sage and Tynemouth Aquarium. Year 4 children take part in a residential visit to Kielder together with other Year 4 children from local schools.

Part of Our Community

The school enjoys close links with our local community, including organisations such as local churches, the Rotary Club and local charities. Within our grounds, and managed by the school, is Scremerston Community Building.

This provides a home for Lucky Ducks independent Pre-School for children aged 2½ - 4 years.There is also a Community Room which is used by our Parents and Toddlers group, by adult and family learning courses and for meetings of groups such as the Parish Council.

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Scremerston First School
Berwick Upon Tweed
Northumberland, TD15 2RB

School Prospectus

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