Magical Castles

An extraordinary amount of ingenuity, research and effort was on display in Miss Nicholls’ Year 7 History classes this week. The groups have spent the past month planning and preparing for their presentations on the development of Norman castles and now they had the chance to show off their finished projects. Miss Nicholls said, “The…

Inspiring Dancers

Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Kelly McClelland into school to run a two hour dance workshop in relation to the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) scheme. The session aimed to challenge and inspire dancers in areas of technique and creativity, as well as provide an insight into pre-vocational dance training. Students from Years…

Further Fundraising for Athens Adventure

Well done to the Year 12 students who organised another very successful cake sale today. They raised in excess of £200 for their trip to the European School Sport and Educational Games in Athens and Olympia. Thank you to everyone who provided cakes and to everyone who came and bought some. The raffle is still…

Showcase of Talent

The amazing talent of our Drama, Dance and Performing Arts students was celebrated on Thursday (21st March) with their DADA Showcase. There was a packed audience for the performances which included an exciting mix of features from legendary shows such as: The 39 steps, Zero to Hero (from Hercules), A Chorus Line, Olympics, Cry Me…

County Table Cricket Success

On Friday, our table cricketers headed off to compete again. This time the destination was Penrith and the event, the County Finals. Our team were excited but nervous. In this competition there were just six teams, the three winning teams from both the North and South Cumbria competitions held a few weeks earlier. This small…

NW Regional Final Boccia Win

Following on from their county final success, our Boccia team (Andrew Kyle, Samuel Kileen-McGuirk and Emily Kennon) got to test out their skills again on Wednesday at the Panathlon, North-West Regional Secondary Boccia Finals at Greenbank Sports Academy in Liverpool. The huge sports hall was already full of teams playing warm up games when we…

Deciphering DNA

Ms Densley’s Year 8 Biology class learnt about the structure of DNA and possible mutations yesterday. At the end of the lesson, they made models of the DNA double helix out of sweets to help them visualise the structure.

Latest Sports Success Stories

On Wednesday evening (20th March), the Year 7 football team progressed to the City Cup finals at Brunton Park after beating Caldew 6-2. An outstanding performance from the team with the pick of the goals coming from Theo Mckey striking the ball into the top corner from distance! Well done all & good luck in…

Maths Challenge Certificates Awarded

A huge congratulations to all of the Year 9 and 10 students who participated in the UK Maths Trust Intermediate Mathematical Challenge at the end of January. They all received a participation certificate with some of our students successfully achieving bronze, silver or gold certificates for attaining high scores. Extra congratulations to Eduard Brisca who…