Inter House Lit Quiz
The Inter-House Lit Quiz took place today as a part of our World Book Day celebrations.
The winning house was Leven, with Rothay being runners up. All the students taking part competed enthusiastically. Both teams were awarded prizes with merits as follows:
LEVEN – 20 merits
ROTHAY – 10 merits
Cumbria Young Writers Award
Congratulations to Molly Parry (Year 13), who has been shortlisted for a Cumbria Young Writers Award.
Writing on the theme of ‘Time’, the award is open to outstanding young writers aged 14 to 18 who live, work or go to school or college in Cumbria. Each short-listed writer will receive a £50 book token, free tickets to attend any 10 events at the Words by the Water Festival and publication in the 2014 Cumbria Young Writers’ Anthology. Excerpts from their work will be read by actors at the Awards ceremony to a large and discerning audience before the announcement of the winner. He/she will receive a cheque for £250, with two runners-up £125 each.
The Awards Ceremony is to be held in the theatre at the Theatre by the Lake Keswick at 11.00a.m on Saturday 8 March as part of their two week annual Words by the Water Literature Festival. Melvyn Bragg is introducing it and Blake Morrison (award-winning author and Professor of Creative Writing Goldsmiths, University of London) is the Guest Speaker.
Year 7 Girls Netball:
v Dallam - lost 0 – 8
Year 8 Girls Netball:
v Dallam – won 10 – 2
Year 7 Boys Football:
v Queen Elizabeth School – lost 1 – 7
Year 9 Boys Football:
v Queen Elizabeth School – won 7 -5
Step Gymnastics Competition
We have recently played host to a Key Step Gymnastics Competition for four of our local primary schools.
The competition was for beginner gymnasts who do no more than one hour training per week and covered three elements; a floor routine, a body management routine and a vault. The competition is for Years 1 and 2 combined (Key Step 1), Years 3 and 4 combined (Key Step 2) and Years 5 & 6 combined (Key Step 3). The competition was split into large and small schools.
The winning teams now go on to represent The Lakes cluster primary schools at the South Lakes School Games event, being hosted by Cartmel Priory School in March.
This was the first time that The Lakes School has hosted this event and it was very well supported, with four of our local primary schools attending. All of the children taking part seemed to have a thoroughly enjoyable time as well as focussing on the competition.
We are looking forward to building upon the success of this competition next year, with even more schools being able to attend.
Year 7 Board Game challenge
Every year, the English department set Year 7 students the task of designing a board game. The board games are then played with by the students and the best one is chosen by the students themselves. This year’s winning board game was designed by Ben Marriott, Isaac Hodgson, Declan Hevey and Jake Todd.
The designers of the most popular games then had to make a pitch in the school’s Dragons’ Den to establish which one was the most suitable for business support for it to go into production. The winners of the Dragons’ Den challenge were Ellen Dixon, Maisie Crisp, Katherine Slader and Alyssa Miranda.
The successes of both teams was recognised in today’s whole school assembly.
Latest Sports Results:
Year 7 Netball:
v Cartmel Priory – WON 4-1
Year 9 Netball:
v Cartmel Priory – WON 16-5
We had nearly all our year 11 students out on curriculum enrichment activities last Monday. Most attended a poetry workshop where they saw the likes of Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy. A select few however travelled to the National Media Museum in Bradford to undertake an advertising workshop as part of their coursework preparation. The students worked in small groups to plan, film and edit an advert promoting the museum in just 3 hours which is no small task. It meant that they had to work quickly and as a team to complete the task in time. The results were fantastic and the students outstanding with the workshop coordinator, a media specialist, complimenting them all on the way they worked and the final products they made. During their break and lunch the students indulged in some of the exhibitions with the gaming zone (a history of video gaming), the blue screen and news rooms proving to be joint favourites. – Mrs Harper