The Lakes School News Issue 2 a caring, learning community

Welcome to our latest newsletter which is packed full of news from The Lakes School. Thank you for the amazing feedback you sent us about the first issue of our fresh and modern newsletter. We were able to see that 471 people had viewed the newsletter within two days of us sending it out; we think this is fantastic and we know you're going to enjoy our latest edition. Whether in a browser or on a mobile device, our fresh looking newsletter should look great. Simply scroll down to view.

As you know, the school is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we hope you like the opening photograph taken from our archive.

Breaking News...

...it's MADNESS!

Mr Theobald has recently announced that the school's next production will be Our House with a storyline that follows the 1998 film 'Sliding Doors' and music by the band Madness.

A large cast is required covering a range of acting, singing and dancing roles and, as always, Mr Theobald will need people to work behind the scenes.

Auditions will take place between September 29th and October 9th. Students can sign up for auditions in the music room.

Our 50th Anniversary celebrations are fast approaching so we thought we would share some of our archive photos with you like these canoeists in the old swimming pool.

Our 50th anniversary celebrations begin on Thursday 8th October 2015, exactly 50 years since the school was officially opened in 1965.

The day will begin with a whole school assembly at 9am which will feature an amazing film created by ex student and award winning film maker Mike Cummings.

At 11.30am we will be welcoming invited guests to our official anniversary proceedings which start at 12 noon.

From 1pm, invited guests and visitors to the school will be able to take a guided tour with our students.

On Saturday 10th October 2015 we will be opening the school from 11am to 4pm to visitors from all over the world. Many ex students of The Lakes School are planning to visit and relive memories of their school years. There may even be an impromptu choir and band performance during the day.

We hope you will be able to join us on the afternoon of October 8th or anytime during October 10th.

2015 School and Rotary Club Cookery Competition: Monday 21st September

Students were challenged to produce a healthy two course meal for two people for under £10. Our budding young chefs took this in their stride as once again the standard of cooking was outstanding.

With a time limit of 90 minutes the pressure was on to wow the judges from Windermere Rotary Club into being awarded a top three position to gain a place in the next round and a chance to compete against the best students in the area. After tastings and deliberations the students had a gruelling 30 minute wait to find out the judges’ results...

Congratulations to Lisa Morton, Year 8, who secured first place, narrowly beating Year 11 students Lucelia Price and Hannah Monkman who finished joint second.

A quick scrimmage in PE with Year 9 Rugby...

It was great to see our Year 9 rugby players outside in the rain and the mud recently, full of World Cup fever.

The players received expert coaching from their classmates Caleb MacDonald and James Willington who organised the session like seasoned professionals.

James and Caleb covered ball handling, rucking and moving through the phases.

The soggy session ended with a competitive but good natured game before everyone retired to the warmth of the changing rooms. Thanks to Caleb and James for running the training.

Thank you to everyone who visited us recently for our open day and open evening. It really was wonderful to welcome so many parents and children to look around our caring school. So many of you have shared such lovely comments with us for which we send huge thanks.

You told us that you were impressed by how warm and welcoming the school felt and many of you commented on the family feel that pervades the school. You also said that your children had a lovely time and you were impressed by the atmosphere in the school and the respectful and happy relationships you witnessed between students and staff.

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are so pleased that you were able to see our school as we see it everyday. Feel free to get in touch if you would like a tour or require more information; we will be only too pleased to help.

Having fun in Science and English and our transition display detailing all of the work we do with Year 7 students and partner primary schools.

Good News Snippets...

Every Friday morning the staff at The Lakes School get together for a short meeting where we share good news stories. Here are a few that we thought we would share with you.

Nick Collier, ex student, has thanked all of his teachers for their help over the years as he has just started a Masters in Biology and Biotechnology at Bangor University. Well done, Nick.

It was lovely to see our primary school trampolining club so busy last week. Please contact reception if you would like to register your child for the sessions.

Music news: Ex student Josh Ayrton has started at Birmingham conservatoire this year and he is having a great time. Matt Farren, currently a student at The Lakes School, is travelling to Glasgow every Saturday to work with the Glasgow Royal College of Music and has recently gained experience in the role of first violin.

Like Bowen continues to perform at a high level in athletics. Recently, he competed at the English Schools National Finals and came 38th in the Octathlon which is a build up event to the Decathlon.

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter and we look forward to bringing you issue 3. If you ever have information you would like to share through our newsletter then do get in touch.

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