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Year 7 and 8 District Athletics Event

Well done to all the pupils in Years 7 and 8 who took part in the district athletics event yesterday, many of whom were participating in their first athletics competition.  At school level we finished 6th in both the Year 7 and Year 8 competitions but special mention for our Year 8 boys team whose results saw them finish 3rd of the 7 scho...
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Year 8 Breaking the Mould Trip to BAE Systems

Congratulations to the Year 8 boys for enthusiastically participating in the Breaking the Mould scheme in partnership with Hello Future. A heartfelt thank you to BAE Systems for providing an incredible day. The boys had a fantastic time learning about photography and exploring the world of robotics. Your efforts and support have truly ins...
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Year 8 Visit to The Devil's Porridge Museum

On Friday, 35 Year 8 pupils visited the Devil's Porridge Museum in Eastriggs to learn more about the role of the munitions factory during World War One. Pupils learnt about the role of female factory workers in the war effort to produce cordite for munitions, and the effect production had on their health. They also learnt about experiences of soldi...
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Year 10 GCSE Geography Field Trip

A big well done to the Year 10 GCSE geography pupils who completed one of their geography field trips this week. Even with the poor weather on the Thursday, they worked well and collected some great data, although thankfully there was better weather on the Friday trip!
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KS3 `Powering up the Planet'

Last week KS3 pupils participated in a STEM workshop `Powering up the Planet'. Electricity North West in partnership with Science Made Simple visited the school in the hope of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. The pupils were excellent throughout the workshops and fully immersed themselves during the morning. Well done ever...
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Year 12's Visit Lancaster University

Our Year 12's had a fantastic day at Lancaster University today. The day included a welcome talk, campus tour, a session on personal statement writing and a Q&A session. The students were fully engaged throughout the day. The sessions were informative and insightful and we cannot praise the Student Recruitment Team at Lancaster highly enough fo...
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Susan's Farm Visits

Our pupils have been enjoying weekly visits as an alternative provision link with Susan's Farm in Houghton. Pupils have been having hands-on experience in a safe and nurturing outdoor environment. This link is part of our commitment to provide pupils with unique, experiential learning opportunities that support their development in resili...
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Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Group Walk

The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Group did a circular route alongside the River Rothay and Dockey Tarn, with a slight detour to Rydal Caves to practise map reading, compass skills and walking together in their teams. 
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Year 8's Visit to Glasgow Science Centre

A group of Year 8 Pupils visited the Glasgow Science Centre.  They experienced `The wonders of the night sky' in the Planetarium, `The International Space Station in 3D in the IMAX Theatre and 3 amazing floors of interactive exhibits. 
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World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day on 7 March with a number of activities in school, including best decorated egg, best dressed teacher, crack the book code and many more.  
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Year 5 Primary School Visits

We welcomed Year 5's from St Cuthbert's, Wreay and Bishop Harvey Goodwin Primary Schools. The pupils took part in a carousel of workshops including DT, English and PE.  Big thank you to our Year 10 helpers on the day! 
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Year 7 Students of the Month

Our Year 7 Students of the Month for January were awarded for High Quality and Standard of Work.  Well done Year 7!
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Sixth Formers inspiring our future scientists

The LRC Science Club that has been led by our amazing Year 13's - Ayden, Witek, Abigail, Joseph & Josie has wrapped up its successful run this academic year. As important A-Level exams approach, the Year 13's decided to conclude the club on a high note. They had a blast celebrating the final session, reminiscing on all of the incredible topics ...
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Multi-skills Panathlon Event

A group of pupils took part in the latest multi-skills Panathlon event which was held at Harraby Campus Sports Hall. The pupils had a great morning taking part in a wide range of sporting activities. 
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Children’s Mental Health Week 5-11 February 2024

Our Pupil Librarians celebrated Children's Mental Health Week by organising a series of well-being activities to help pupils express their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.  A big thank you to all those who came along and got involved.
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Pupils Make their Mark - Youth Parliament

Making Your Mark is a UK wide ballot that gives young people aged between 11-18 years the opportunity to vote for the topics they feel are the most important and issues facing young people locally and across the UK. Ballot papers have been added to tutor folders for pupils to complete during form time.
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Bikeability Sessions

Well done to the pupils who took part in the Bikeability sessions last week. The pupils learned about road safety and awareness, important decision making and many skills to keep themselves safe and feel more confident whilst riding on the roads. 
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Year 10's re-enacting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

As part of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet unit this term, pupils in Mrs Johnston's and Ms Braschko's Year 10 classes re-enacted the lines of the prologue and Act 1 of the play. 
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Year 13 Budgeting & Food Session

As part of SALAD day Year 13's were learning about Uni/College life and the skills required for budgeting and food. 
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Year 10's First Aid Training

As part of our recent Speaking and Listening and Development Day (SALAD), it was Year 10's turn to focus on first aid. Pupils got to work with a trainer from St John Ambulance who taught them CPR and how to use a defibrillator.  
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