June 28, 2021

Excerpt from The Northern Echo. Read full article.

“Sporting superstar Jamie Peacock attended Sedgefield Community College, in County Durham, earlier this week to inspire youngsters to be their best selves.

Mr Peacock is working in partnership with the Laidlaw Schools Trust to share the 30 Day Wellbeing Challenge programme.


Geoff Robinson, headteacher at the school said: “We are rolling out the Be a Champion wellbeing programme in part to try and address the impacts of the pandemic. We hope it will allow the students to be the best versions of themselves.”

Following the assembly, Mr Peacock led a presentation at the school recognising their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of their students.

The school scooped a silver award in the annual Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Accepting the award head boy, Charlie Potts, said: “It means so much to receive this award. It’s massive and we are going to continue to be better and improve.”

Craig Hutton, deputy head teacher at Sedgefield Community College, was also given a special commendation receiving the award for digital innovator of the year.

He said: “It’s a fantastic achievement and means a lot. It’s five years of hard work in the making which the school has been recognised.”

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