The Westbourne Chronicle

Issue 9



A Moment with Miss Craig!

This week we interviewed Fleet's Class teacher, Miss Craig...

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be?

A cartographer (map drawer) because I love maps.

Where are you originally from?

Sunderland. Up north - way north.

What is your favourite holiday destination?  

My family caravan in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

What are your hobbies? Cricket, hockey and watching box sets.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have a loud cat called George.

What do you like best about teaching?

The children.

What is your favourite subject?

I know it sounds cheesy but I like all the subjects.

What is your favourite sport? Controversially, I like hockey.

What is your favourite sports team?

Durham County cricket.

Have you always been a teacher?


What did you study in University?


What did you want to be when you were younger?

A P.E Teacher

On the 12th to the 14th of November Derwent and Medway class had an amazing trip to Marchant's Hill. They stayed there for 2 nights and they were completely exhausted when they returned to school. The children really enjoyed the trip and said it was,

"Fantastic, awesome, fun and amazing."

Marchant’s Hill is an Activity Centre for primary school children who want to have an adventure. It is a child friendly place and has a sports hall, multiple classrooms, an open playing field, a shop, a disco room, spacious rooms that sleep 4 to 8 people and much, much more. The children took part in activities such as the Zipwire (the name tells all) , the survivor challenge (they had to work together to build a fire and a shelter  during this puzzling task), the giant swing (again, the name says it all), quad biking (which involved a few crashes) and fencing (swords). They took part in many other activities too and were in bed and asleep by nine o'clock on both nights!

The children would like to say a very big thank you to all of the teachers that came with them and took part in the activities - Mr Regan, Miss Cameron, Mr Jiggins, Miss Caulfield, Mrs Schofield and Miss Porkolab.

By Isabella, Emily, Sabrin, Tanvi and Selena