Bag to School total


A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the Bags to School initiative. We are pleased to inform everyone that we raised a fantastic £308. If you still have any old clothes, shoes etc please keep hold of them and we will continue to collect. Thank you. .

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Examination update

On the day of the exams (Saturday 12th May) please can all children be at Dean Bank Literary Institute for 9.15am. All Musical Theatre Examinations will take place in the morning. Some Speech and Drama examinations will take place on the morning and some will take place in the afternoon. Letters will be given out at Wednesday’s session detailing times for exams and when your child will need picking up. Please note we cannot facilitate students on the premises after their exams have finished. .

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Art workshops at the station


Our resident artist Sharon Hopwood is currently providing free art workshops to pupils at Ferryhill Station Primary School. The artwork they are creating will be featured in our summer performance of ‘The Wind Road Boys’ at the Sunderland Empire on Tuesday 7th August 2012. Click here for more information about The Wind Road Boys. .

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The Wind Road Boys

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Click here to visit The Wind Road Boys website. After inheriting a curious gift, one man is taken on the journey of a lifetime that could shape his future and that of generations to come.This is an inspirational, unmissable musical production full of mining tradition, magic and passion. Show: The Wind Road BoysVenue: Sunderland EmpireDate: 7th August 2012Time: 7.30pm A Wind Road Boy is another name for a Trapper. A Trapper was a child employed to work down the mines in complete darkness for up to 12 or more hours…

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