An outstanding way to mark achievement

Whitley Bay's Valley Gardens Middle School pupils dress up to mark Outstanding Day joined by Headteacher Michael Homer.'REF 2709130235
Whitley Bay's Valley Gardens Middle School pupils dress up to mark Outstanding Day joined by Headteacher Michael Homer.'REF 2709130235
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Pupils at a Whitley Bay school spent the day in the classroom with ‘Superman’, ‘Albert Einstein’ and other outstanding figures.

Students at Valley Gardens Middle School rubbed shoulder with many outstanding characters as the school held a special ‘outstanding day’.

Teachers decided to have a themed day, with all teaching dedicated to exploring outstanding people or objects.

It was all part of the celebration’s from the recent ‘outstanding’ judgement from Ofsted.

Staff and pupils dressed up in a wide range of costumes from superheroes to suffragettes, as well as objects including Angel of the North, the Eiffel Tower and a Rubix Cube.

Headteacher Michael Homer, who dressed up as Superman, said: “Our students and staff worked very hard to achieve our ‘outstanding’ judgement.

“And we wanted to make sure that the pupils understood the idea by taking time to explore examples to see what it takes to be outstanding.”

Teachers responded to the idea with a range of lessons concentrating on outstanding, including great writers, explorers in geography and athletes in sport.