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After what has been one of the most difficult years the country has ever faced, there were smiles all round as three charities in the North East received a surprise lift to the new year when they were presented with a combined donation of £77,000 by Primula.   

As part of the charitable Kavli Trust, Primula gives all its profits to charities and good causes around the world and each year colleagues in Gateshead can nominate charities close to their hearts from the local area. The Children’s Heart Unit Fund at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital, Great North Air Ambulance and Dunston Hill Primary School in Gateshead were those chosen in 2020 and the donations were appreciated more than ever given the difficulties faced by fundraisers throughout the pandemic.

Dunston Goes Tech

Here at Dunston Hill we are fortunate to boast a dedicated ICT suite of 30 pcs, 15 classrooms and a further 6 teaching areas which have their own whiteboard, projector, laptop and visualiser to support teaching and learning. Including iPads and kindles we have over 200 devices (of various ages) in which to maintain and replace.  Additional to this we have costs to maintain wi-fi connectivity, servers, licences, offsite back-ups, software to support the curriculum etc. 

To find out more to how we reached our target.

Dunston Goes Green

Since the school was opened in 2008 we have committed a huge amount of resources to create a fantastic environmental area to ensure that our pupils have access to green space in a safe and relaxing environment. The area has vegetable and flower beds, a small orchard, pond, fire pit and cosy corners for pupils to investigate and work in. Pupils plant beetroot, courgettes, herbs, lettuce, peas and radishes, which are sold to enable us to buy further resources for our environmental area. 

To find out more to how we reached our target.

Sportswear Sponsors

Wearing team kits to sporting events has helped to create a sense of pride in school and allows all children to feel part of the same community.  We have also seen that there has been a positive influence on our children’s attitudes, behaviour and professionalism when representing our school

To find out more about this project and about those who helped it become a success please click here.