Greenhaugh First School is situated in the beautiful North Tyne Valley, it is a very rural location and because of this we benefit from lots of outdoor space and a lovely natural surroundings for our children to explore and enjoy.
As part of the small rural community of Tarset, we like to involve the school and the children as much as possible in local activities and the friendly local community.
We contribute regularly to the “Tarset News”, the locally produced newsletter and are honoured to be invited to take part in community events, such as the “Tarset Orchard Opening”.
The children also get great benefit from our close relationship with the local Vicar, Reverand Susan Ramsaran who comes into school and also welcomes us to St Aiden’s, our historic local church for our special celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and Harvest Festival. For Harvest Festival the children are asked to suggest a local elderly person who might enjoy recieving a basket of fresh vegetables, these are then delivered, in person, by children from the school.
We have regular visits to the historic market town of Hexham, where we take the children swimming and also enjoy productions at the Queens Hall and over the years children have enjoyed a private tour of the ancient Hexham Abbey. Kielder Water and Forest is situated locally. This is such a fantastic place for the children to go, either to just explore nature in the forest, see the red squirrels or learn about the industrial side of the forest with talks and a tour given by the Forestry Commision about planting and harvesting the trees.