News from Sixth Form Trip to Iceland
11.15pm: We are now camping at Sgogar near the 62m waterfall. We have visited the plate boundary at Thingvelir, snorkelled along the Rift Valley, walked through a lava cave, swam in geothermal pools and spotted whales in Reykjavik Bay. The group are all well and have been amazed by the unique landscape of Iceland. Trekking on glacier tomorrow (Mr Gallop)
News from Sixth Form Trip to Iceland
1.00pm: All safe in Reykjavik. Tents up, heading to harbour for whale watching trip. (Mr Gallop)
Today’s News from Diessen
Th Germans are very happy following their 7-1 win against Brazil last night! Many students watched the game in their rooms.
We have had a great day today walking upto Neuschwanstein Castle with a short guided tour. We then spent the afternoon on Fussen doing some last minute shopping.
Tonight the group will be starting their packing followed by a swim in the splash pool, presentations and for some, watching the other semi final of the 2014 World Cup.
The group have gelled well over the last few days and have been a real pleasure to be with. (Mr Field)
Today’s News from Diessen
Great day in Munich yesterday; lots of shopping, eating and enjoying the City. Superb visit to the BMW museum with students trying out the latest motorbikes and cars. After surviving an impressive thunder storm we headed for the Telecommunications Tower and took in the magnificient vista of Munchen! The day ended with a swim to cool down in the Amersee followed by a presentation by the Diessen Twinning Association and exchange of gifts. We have received a lovely welcome from the students and staff at the Carl Off Schule and we are heading for the swimming pool in Landsberg after lunch. We hope it stays fine!
News from Diessen, Germany
All arrived safely late last night. Lovely welcome from our hosts at Dettenschwang and from Mike our coach driver.
We are having a nice morning in Munich and the weather is being kind.
Year 7 District Athletics Results
Congratulations to all the Year 7 students who took part in the South Lakes District Year 7 Athletics competition yesterday. Particular congratulations go to the following students whose brilliant performances have earned them a place on the District team in next week’s County Year 7 Championships – well done and good luck!!
Joshua Clark – High Jump
Caleb McDonald – Shot Putt
Morgan Henderson – Discus
Leah Aughpin – Shot Putt
Lucy Prescott – Discus (reserve)
WELL DONE also to Luke Bowen, Jamie Hill, Lauren Robinson and Amy Wood who all travelled to Carlisle last Saturday to compete for the South Lakes Schools Athletics team.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jamie who achieved a personal best of 1.65cm in the High Jump, finishing 4th overall and to Amy (Long Jump) and Luke (1500m) who both finished in second place in their respective events to earn themselves a place in the County team which will compete against other Northern counties at Gateshead Stadium on Saturday. GOOD LUCK!!’
Wordsworth Poetry Competition Winner
Congratulations to Year 7 student Kirsty Laverack who has won the prestigious Wordsworth Poetry Prize in 11 to 13 age group with her poem Dandelion. The prize was presented by William Wordsworth’s great-great-great-great-grandson Christopher Wordsworth. The award ceremony took place at Rydal Mount near Ambleside, which was Wordsworth’s home for most of his life. This is her winning poem:
I am restless,
Wasting my energy trying to move,
My face cannot help but stare up at the sky,
That once gave me hope.
But now, I think not,
Now my bright yellow days are gone,
Something inside me, stirs,
I need to know the truth,
Of the outside world.
I need to move.
But now my gaze is drawn towards, a child.
She runs to me and jumps and laughs,
Just as my soul lifts into pieces towards the sun
And floats away…
The Lakes School: 67 for 6
Queen Elizabeth School: 68 for 3
The under 15 cricket team held their heads high against a very good QES team. Dan Sykes played a captain’s innings, opening the innings and scoring 44 not out out of 67 for 6. As QES scored quickly in their reply, Tom Blenkarn and Luke Chapman took wickets which, along with a sharp run out, put pressure on the opposition who finally won by 7 wickets.
Rounders Results v The Queen Katherine School, Kendal
Year 9 Girls drew 8 – 8
Year 8 Girls won 10.5 – 9
Year 7 Girls lost 17.5 – 10.5
Students undertake the Great North Swim
Two of our students, brothers Alex and Oli Benjamin are taking part in the 2 mile Great North Swim to raise money for Cancer Research. Their father, David has been diagnosed with Melanoma for the 3rd time just recently. Anybody willing to sponsor them can do by TEXT OBAB61 to 70070 or visit www.justgiving.com/Oliver-Benjamin.
County Hockey Success
Two of our hockey players have been recognised by the Cumbria County Hockey Development Group for their dedication and hard work in the sport.
Sarah Hayton was awarded the Under 15 Girls Cumbria Schools Hockey Association Trophy for Most Improved Player, whilst Aidan McDougall won the Under 17 Boys Hadwins Lindale Ltd Trophy for Most Improved Player. Our congratulations go to both players.
The awards were presented at the Hockey Development Group’s Annual Awards Evening by our very own Mrs Wadmore.
Language Perfect Championship
Year 9 are doing well in the Language Perfect Championship with the school now in the top ten for England.
Today we staged our first ever Global Learning Conference for our local feeder primary schools.
The aim of the day was to examine the world we live in now through practical workshop activities and start to plan what we need to do to be effective global citizens of the future.
A team of Year 7 ‘Global Leaders’ ran the day and looked after over 80 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils as they challenged themselves to investigate a range of important global topics – such as how to purify dirty water.
Other activities included in the day ranged from examining human migration, the sustainability of food supplies, human rights and Fairtrade.
Our visitors concluded the day by presenting their thoughts and hopes for the future to Mr Cunningham, our headteacher.
Together we aim to secure a safe, happy and harmonious school so that we can all become effective and active global citizens.