The Lydia Centre is named after a young lady named Lydia Pearson. She was a signalman’s daughter and the first pupil to set foot in our school on its first morning as a mixed grammar school in September 1901.
In the centre pupils are encouraged to access a range of activities which both educate and entertain them during their break times, lunchtimes and free time after school.
The centre is available for quiet reading during break time.
Currently we have the following activities already set up and in the near future we look forward to adding more resources to Lydia.
Over the past term pupils in Creative Café have creatively explored activities relating to life in medieval times, celebrated the 60th anniversary of Snoopy, created a Diamond Jubilee woodland copse, made gingerbread houses and were delighted to attend Durham’s Gala Theatre to watch the premiere of balletLorent’s Rapunzel, written by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.
If you would like to join us in Creative Cafe please come along to Lydia on a Wednesday from 3.00 to 4.00 pm. Everyone welcome!
Creative Café 10.08.2012
Over the past month pupils in Creative Café have creatively explored activities relating to the Olympics, Wimbledon and Bastille Day and have enthusiastically showed their talent in limerick writing, silhouette art, Eiffel Tower modelling, various Olympic challenges and word tennis! We’ve also had much pleasure in sampling related snacks!