North Cumbria Table Cricket Success

An excited table cricket team headed to Carlilse College to compete in the Lord’s Taverners North Cumbria Schools Table Cricket Competition on Wednesday 13th March. The competition grows each year and this time there were 13 teams from across the North of Cumbria fighting for a place in the county finals this coming Friday. The…

High Praise for Eve with Headteacher’s Award

Year 9 student, Eve Palmer, was presented the Headteacher’s Award this week. Eve attends many extra-curricular activities around school and, despite her own personal challenges, shows the utmost resilience and takes part in all PE activities to the best of her ability. Last year, Eve could not bounce on the trampoline without support but last…

Focus on Fish

Year 10 GSCE Food Preparation & Nutrition students are currently studying protein as part of their course. They have looked at the nutritional benefits of oily fish such as salmon and were therefore delighted to be chosen as one of 300 schools to receive free salmon as part of the Food Teachers Centre Fish Hero’s…

Geographers at the Coast

A group of Year 10 Geography students had a fieldwork trip to the Solway Coast on Friday (15th March). Mrs Magson said, “It’s been a really great day – no rain at all. We broadened the day to include trying lots of different techniques for the fieldwork paper, as well as collecting data for students’…

Comic Relief Karaoke

There was certainly some ‘comic relief’ in the performance hall during lunchtime today, where a teachers’ karaoke thrilled the audience and raised a fantastic £225 in the process. Students were able to purchase tickets for £1 to witness the starring staff perform like they’d never seen before! History teacher Mr Campbell kicked off the show…

U15s City Netball Tournament

It was the turn for our U15 Netball teams to play in their City Tournament against other Carlisle Schools (Austin Friars, Caldew, Trinity, RRMA, and Newman), on Thursday (14 March). The competition was a round-robin, which means all teams play each other. The wet conditions made each game challenging; the ball was slippery and the surface…

Bikeability Confidence

Groups of students are getting on their bikes this week for some Level 3 Bikeability training sessions, delivered by Cyclewise. The ‘Bikeability’ training scheme is an up-to-date version of the old Cycling Proficiency course and is designed to give children the necessary skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on today’s roads. www.bikeability.org.uk “Years…

Linking Careers with Year 9 Options

In support of their forthcoming GSCE Options choices, Year 9 students had a careers information morning today to help them find out how subjects can link to possible career pathways. We had a range of employers in school to help illustrate the possibilities. A representative from David Allen spoke about routes linked to mathematics, and Gen2…

Celebrating World Book Day

Today is World Book Day so we celebrated the joy of reading by having a ‘get comfy and read’ themed day. Students and staff arrived in school dressed in comfy clothing ready with their books. Extra opportunities for quiet reading were provided and the whole school shared a gripping story “The Hitchhiker” by Anthony Horowitz,…