Having had a wonderful December at St Agnes, how better to round it off with a fine performance from the youngest members of the school. Here are the photos.
It’s what’s on the inside that counts!
It’s what’s on the inside of a person that counts, not what you see on the outside. This was the theme of the Key Stage 1 nativity play at St Agnes this afternoon. Thank you […]
Christmas entertainment at St. Agnes
Having had extensive building work carried over the last seven months, we have, for a large part of the time, been without a television. On acquiring a very nice one about a month ago we […]
Whatever happened to… Sleeping Beauty?
I’ve been on the committee of Ryton Festival for a couple of years now, and I’ve heard my friends Liz and Trevor Peart mention being committed elsewhere for the first week of the Festivals, namely, […]
Another hit at St. Agnes!
St. Agnes has had a change of leadership since I was last there. The previous head, Mr. Geoff Laidler, has moved on and has been succeeded by Ms Joanne Woods. One thing that hasn’t changed […]
Lovely afternoon yesterday down at Crawcrook Fair. It’s the first time I’ve been to the event and it was smashing. The sun shone, and the music (particularly from Doug Musgrove and another band called The […]
The best until last?
Mr Laidler, the head of St. Agnes Primary School, is clearly very proud of his pupils and staff and the hard work they put in. Not just at Christmas of course, but I suppose that […]
A Christmas cracker!
Another cracking St. Agnes Primary School performance this afternoon, this time the turn of Years 1 and 2, classes taught by Mrs Watson and Mrs Hankin. A polished performance, with some lovely singing, great costumes, […]
St. Agnes Day Nursery – First Nativity
Now I see where the talent I witness at St. Agnes Primary School begins. I was delighted to be invited to St. Agnes Day Nursery yesterday, to see the childrens’ first ever nativity play. Thank […]
St. Agnes raise the bar yet again
The surprising things about the productions staged by St. Agnes School in Crawcrook, is that every time I go, I think that it would be impossible for them to get any better, and yet they […]
Thank you Ryton and Crawcrook CO-OP!i
A massive thank you to local residents who nominated Ryton Library and Ryton Festival of Music Speech and Drama as beneficiaries of the CO-OP’s drive to support the local community. Big thanks too to the […]
St. Agnes brighten a rainy afternoon!
Some more St. Agnes magic this afternoon when we were entertained to their annual summer concert. The young people brightened up a rainy afternoon. Well done guys!
More St. Agnes magic! Years One and Two
I was privileged to be invited to yet another wonderful St. Agnes production this afternoon, the Years One and Two nativity play, Midwife Crisis. The standard was well up there, nothing less than I’ve come […]
Oh yes they do! St. Agnes do it again!
There was some controversy in the press last week over a head teacher charging a quid per person for parents/relatives to see a nativity play. A right old hooing and hahhing. One father wrote, in […]
Puttin’ on a show!!
When it comes to putting on a show, St. Agnes RC school in Crawcrook do it in style. Mrs Hankin kindly invited me along to what she termed as “A concert in the yard.” I […]
Ryton Festival – Baby Boomers
My former English teacher Richard Reid kindly suggested I get in touch with Susan Emmett who lives in Ryton and runs the Throckley Drama Group. They are going to be performing Baby Boomers Behaving Badly, […]
St Agnes reception..more nativity magic !
Another wonderful afternoon along at St. Agnes Catholic School in Crawcrook to see the last of their nativity plays, this time the turn of the reception class. Lovely to get chatting to two of my […]
Nativity magic from St. Agnes !
The first thing that struck me when I arrived at St Agnes Catholic School this afternoon, is that even though I got there half an hour early, the queue of parents, friends and relatives stretched […]
St Agnes treat us to Oliver!
I was delighted when the head of St Agnes School in Crawcrook, Mr Laidler, allowed me to sit in on their atmospheric production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! I’ve seen professional productions of the show twice, […]
Straw and Order, an Emmaville treat!
Christmas is a time beloved of the young, the lead up to it being more exciting than the day itself I think. A major joy during the run up to December 25th is the school […]
St. Agnes Catholic Primary conjure up fairy dust!
Thorp Academy had better watch out, because the KS2 Drama Club, at St. Agnes Catholic Primary School in Crawcrook, are snapping at their heels. When it comes to end of term celebrations, St. Agnes know how to do […]