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War Memorials

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A ceremony was held in school on Monday 27th June to mark the opening of a restored war memorial display which suffered severe damage during the Carlisle floods in 2015.Local City Councillors, School Governors, those who were involved in the restoration work and those who took part in rescuing the original documents from the floods were invited to ...
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Spellbinding Awards 2022

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A huge thank you to all of the Spellbinders for taking part in this year's awards, for all of their reading, reviews, comments, engagement, and enthusiasm. It really was amazing to see reading for pleasure celebrated in such a way. Five of the Spellbinding group were invited to attend the Spellbinding Book Awards last week to represent the school a...
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Carlisle Schools Cricket Competition

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 Well done to the Year 7 boys who took part in the Carlisle schools competition today down at Carlisle Cricket club. The boys won 2 games against RRC and Limehouse losing in games against RRM and Trinity. It was pleasing to see the boys improve as the day went on. Hopefully they will continue to attend after school cricket club on a Monda...
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Carlisle District Athletics Competition

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Well done to all the Year 7 & 8 pupils who took part in the Carlisle District athletics competition yesterday. We had both team and individual success on the day. The Year 7 boys and girls combined score meant that we finished in 3rd place overall behind Caldew and the winners Trinity.We also had a number of individuals who finished either 1st ...
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Cumbria Libraries Summer Reading Challenge 2022

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It`s Summer Reading Challenge time again!  This year the theme is Gadgeteers, so join in and discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you. For more information visit the Summer Reading Challenge website.  Signing up is free, you just need to be a library member (which is also free!) The Challenge is si...
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Year 11 Exam Revision

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For the first time in several years GCSE examinations are taking place. To help pupils prepare the Exam Boards have released guidance on what pupils should be revising. They will only be tested on the content in this booklet. Teachers have been supporting the pupils with revision skills and highlighting the key content.  As exam time...
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War Memorials

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If you are an ex pupil or member of staff then you may recognise our new display at school. Thanks to Peter Naylor, the artefacts which were severely damaged in the last flood, have now been restored and with the addition of some information boards written by our current pupils now have pride of place in our school hall. Big thank you to Councillor...
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Family Action

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Family Action is a charity that provides practical, emotional and financial support for families. Pupils in school have already been introduced to Family action through a Y7UP Assembly and informed of when drop in sessions are. For support call 0808 802 666 text 07537404282 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. their website is www.family-action...
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Year 9 BTEC construction class

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Our Year 9 BTEC construction class had been given the brief to design and manufacture some public seating for the school. This first lesson was research, so they were looking at existing benches that we have in school and in local areas to see design ideas and ergonomics. Luckily for them the sun was shinning.
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Year 12's Visiting Newcastle University

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All pupils in Year 12 visited Newcastle University on Thursday 21 April. The aim of the day was to help pupils to think about whether Higher Education is the right choice for them. They took part in several activities, including choosing the right course; student life; and study skills.
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Whole School Careers Fair

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We had a fantastic whole school careers event today.  All year groups visited the event and had the opportunity to speak to local employers and higher education providers. The pupils really engaged with all the various employers and the event ran throughout the day was a great success.  
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KS3 Achievement Trip to Fusion

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As part of our Key Stage 3 student of the month rewards programme we had a great morning at Fusion trampoline park this week.
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Year 8's visit the Newcastle Life Science Centre

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An amazing day was had by our Year 8's on a visit to Newcastle's Life Science centre. The pupils enjoyed all the exhibits including a visit to the International Space Station, a virtual tour of the solar system in the planetarium, investigating Climate change with some experiments in the lab, broadcasting the news and off course checking out t...
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Year 7API planting trees as part of Science Week

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 Years 7's are plating trees this week as part of Science week.
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Exam Season

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It is exam season soon. You can't start to prepare too soon so here is a guide for pupils to help to prepare.  Download PDF File Here
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Science Week

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It's Science Week next week and the theme this year is Growth. We have lots of activities happening in school: Pupils in Years 7-9 are going to plant a tree in science lessons and have a competition to see whose can germinate first. The BBC 'Science Focus' weekly journal is being launched in the LRC.The  LRC is running a competition for the be...
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Local Authors

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We continue to get books donated to our library by local authors. We really do appreciate their generosity. We hope to inspire our pupils to become authors of the future and what better way than to showcase local talent,  Big thanks go to  John and Peter Scholes Roger Bolton Mike Routledge  Martin Lawson Derek Nash Denis Perriam ...
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Science Fun

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Year 9y2 have been using microscopes to study the organisation of plant transport systems. They demonstrated wonderful practical skills and have produced micrographs of stomata from leaves and xylem tubes from rhubarb
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Easter Retreat At Castlerigg

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Easter Retreat!!It's happening April 14-17th, it's open to young people and young adults in year 10 or above (up to 25) and it will cost £85 for everything - accommodation, food, retreat etc etc. This retreat is ran by Castlerigg and bookings need to be made directly through them. The Easter Retreat is a chance for people to enter into the rea...
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SALAD DAY - THE SPANISH WAY

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For SALAD day today 7SVB studied the Day of the Dead and other South American cultures. See some of their fabulous designs including alebrijes (spirit animals)and calaveras (sugar skulls). Muy bien! Enter your text here ...
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