Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jul 19 2012

The Queen! »

Yesterday the class 3 children went to Palace Green to see the Queen pass on her way to have lunch at Durham Castle.

This photograph was taken by Gregor’s mum and she has kindly allowed us to put it onto the website.

If you would like to see what the Queen had for lunch then click here to see the menu.

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Class 3

Jul 19 2012

Fundraising Website (Friends) »

Hi, here is a quick update on It is an easy online fund raising place for most (if not all) of your online purchases. So far, it is quick and easy to register and use, which makes it very exciting.

“How it works- helps charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. So far we’ve raised over £3 million for causes throughout the UK. It works in a similar way to nectar, but instead of earning points when you shop, you raise a donation for your cause instead. It’s as simple as that!”

The registered ‘retailers’ will donate x% per purchase to a ‘cause’, in our case we are registered as The Friends of St Oswald`s C E School – Durham. To use it, you need to individually register and importantly add The Friends of St Oswald`s C E School – Durham to your account and then use it to shop online as you would for example Sainsburys, Tescos, John Lewis, Amazon etc. There are a lot of retailers!
Once we reach £15, School will receive a monthly cheque. After informally trying it out over a couple of months, two or three of us have already totted up £7.50.

“You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 2.5%, Amazon 2.5%, The Body Shop 10%, some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them!”

Any questions please ask

Nicola van den Bremer-Hornsby

(as of September- Yfke class 3, Isadora and Amke reception)

or via The Friends Facebook group- Friends of St Oswald’s

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends

Jul 11 2012

Bear at the Olympics - a Blog! »

Katie’s mum (nursery) is a volunteer at the Olympics.  She has very kindly agreed to take Class 1’s Activity Bear with her and will be keeping a blog.

You can read the blog at this link –

You can leave comments on the blog posts by logging into the learning platform.

We hope that you enjoy reading the blog.  Many thanks to Ms Munro!

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Uncategorized