Category Archives: News

Year 11 Careers Event

Year 11 took part in a careers event on Monday 14th October to find out more about external post-16 options available to them.  The external providers included Carlisle College, Newton Rigg, University of Cumbria, Hello Future, Armed Forces, Inspira, NCS, Armstrong Watson and RWP Training.

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Sport Science Students Learn from Professional

Year 10 and 11 Sports Science students were very fortunate to have a Sports Therapist visit their lessons today to talk about her role, the career paths available, and training involved. Anthea Bowman who works as a Sports Therapist, based in the Kirby Stephen area, gave a demonstration of some of the massage techniques she […]

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A Geological Expedition

A group of Year 11 Geology and Geography students enjoyed a study trip to London and the Lee Valley last weekend. It was an excellent opportunity for the students to see and experience a range of aspects studied as part of their GCSE courses. Although the focus of the trip was geological, broader activities and […]

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Sweet Blessings

Since September the Year 11 GCSE Religious Education classes have been studying Jewish beliefs and teachings. On Tuesday they celebrated the new year festival of Rosh Hashanah with traditional dish of apples dipped in honey. Within the Jewish community this is a time when families gather together to remember all that has happened over the […]

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Drama at the Open Evening

During the Year 6 Open Evening our Drama Department became the scene of a horrific crime – the murder of Lord Re’Drum. His body was found slumped in his chair with rose petals and his last will and testament scattered around him. Suspects included the gardener, ‘Doug Deeply’; the Lord’s wife, ‘Lady Re’Drum; the butler, ‘Peeves’; and […]

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Students Challenged to Keep ‘Trying’

All Cumbria Education Trust schools are taking part in a Rugby World Cup themed competition in which students can score ‘tries’ through demonstrating CET’s core values (Respect, Resilience and Responsibility) or producing outstanding classwork or homework linked to their learning. At the end of the competition there will be rewards and prizes awarded for the […]

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‘Project Power’ Hatches Campaign

As part of the Year 9 Creative Curriculum, a group of students involved in ‘Project Power’ have organised a campaign to raise awareness of Battery Farming. As well as creating information displays and writing persuasive materials, they also arranged a chick hatching programme in school to publicize their campaign. Ten embryo eggs were quietly incubated in the […]

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Macmillan Coffee Morning for Staff

Many of our staff enjoyed a pause in their busy schedules this morning, with a cuppa, cake and a quick catch-up with colleagues. Almost £200 was raised in the process for Macmillan Cancer Support. A big thank you to all the talented bakers who supplied some incredible, tempting homebakes.

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Open Evening Excitement

We were thrilled to welcome so many families to our Open Evening for Year 6 pupils tonight. The school was buzzing with activity well into the evening as children and their families explored the school; met staff and students; and tried the variety of interactive activities on offer. We are grateful to the multitude of […]

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Watching the Rugby World Cup Action

Our students are able to join the Rugby World Cup action in Japan from the comfort of our Lecture Theatre. Each day the games are streamed live during breaktimes for any rugby fan to watch the touchline drama unfold. The timing of the matches means that, on most days, kick-off conveniently happens during Break 1 […]

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