Great North Swim
Huge congratulations to Isobel Kelly who took part in The Great North Swim recently completing the half mile course in fifteen minutes and two seconds. Isobel was narrowly beaten in to second place even though she came through strongly in to the finish.
Needle Case Competition
Mr Cunningham recently had the pleasure of judging the Year 10 needle case competition. As you can see below, the Cath Kidston inspired designs look lovely and would be snapped up in any local gift shop.
Part of the trip is to experience speaking and listening in German and it was nice to see so many of the group learning a few words and taking an interest in the country. Despite some wet weather, we managed to stick to our programme and managed to pack in an amazing variety of experiences to our four days, visiting Munich, our twin town Diessen, historic Fussen and the area around the Ammersee.
Next spring we expect the Carl Orff school group to visit us here at our school as part of their Windermere trip and I hope that the students will look forward to helping on that day and also in the evening. Perhaps everyone could wear their 'tour shirts' for that event. Parents can get involved too, with a variety of activities throughout the year with the Windermere Twinning Association, so please look out for publicity around the local community regarding their events.
Vielen Dank, Herr Revell.
Year 10 Work Experience
We have once again had a successful year of work experience placements for our Year 10 students. Thank you to Mrs Murray and Mrs Buxton for organising such an important week for our students. We have received so many positive reports from employers who have been impressed by the way our students take the initiative and work well with the public.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the employers, from near and far, who look after our students. Impact call it Work Inspiration and it certainly seems to have been just that for all of our Year 10s. Thank you Mrs Musetti for capturing some of them in action recently...
Lancaster University is a regional Computing at School centre and we are proud to say that Mr Revell has played a key role in developing the computing curriculum across the north west.
We recently received a lovely letter from Lancaster University, thanking Mr Revell for his dedication and recognising his outstanding work as part of the Honorary Teaching Partners Scheme at the University. Mr Revell was also instrumental in securing the BBC Microbit devices for the school which have been used by Year 7 students as part of their computing curriculum. Well done Mr Revell.
Year 6 Outdoor Adventure Day
We have 98 Year 6 children joining us in September and nearly all of them were able to join us in June for our annual Year 6 Outdoor Adventure Day which this year took place at Windermere Outdoor Centre on Rayrigg Road.
As you can see from the images below, the children had a fantastic time taking part in a wide range of team building activities including Swim Safe.
Shot Put Success
Congratulations to Caleb Macdonald who was recently selected to compete in the national shot put finals in Middlesborough on July 9th. He came 14th with a distance of 11.39m; the winner achieved a distance of 14.65m.
Our GCSE Product Design students have been busy making footstools recently and they have made a fantastic job of each one. Ex Lakes School teacher, furniture maker and restorer, Hugh Wright, has been a huge support to our students over the years and he came along to cast his expert over the footstools and decide on the best three.