Congratulations to all members of UCC for their efforts to raise funds for the Philippines appeals. The Sixth Form “dress as a friend” event as well as numerous cake sales, collections and the “bleep test” event raised £517.95. A further £54.23 was raised at the same time for Children in Need.
Our Year 10 Rugby team beat Cockermouth by 19:24 in the NatWest National Cup on Friday 22 November. Man of the match was Ethan Swann, with Alex Fawcett also playing phenomenally well in defence. The team is now through to the 5th round, playing Bolton School at UCC in December.
Our Year 7/8 gymnasts have also been competing in the Novice County Schools Competition. UCC took three squads. Our A team won Team Gold and the B team won Team Bronze. Overall, individual gold went to Lucy Monk
and Sophie Hunter won silver. A fabulous achievement for all UCC competitors.
Our Prize Day review film will soon be released for a premiere showing in assemblies; it will then be available on the website for anybody who would like to have another look at our spectacular Prize Day ceremony.
The art department are having a one week sale of work to raise funds for materials. Please come and support the department and school. There are lots of art works on sale including; life drawing, painting, sculpture and
textiles; ideal for Christmas presents.
The exhibition is open at 12.35-1.35 & 3.40-4.40 on:
Monday 2nd December
Wednesday 4th December
Thursday 5th December
Friday 6th December
Head of Creative Arts
It’s three weeks since Prize Day but I’m still thrilled with the whole event.
I was overwhelmed with the quality of dance, acrobatics, music and drama. The opening sequence complete with Video introductions from The Muppets and the Rob Norbury (Hollyoaks) Showreel really set the tone of the event and our pupils lapped up the quality, excitement and pace of the event. Our prize winners were justifiably stars in their own rights – parents were quite entitled to be very proud indeed as were all colleagues and teachers of the school.
What a great day! Huge thanks to all involved and especially to sponsors for their support for prizes.
Our Year 11 parents evening last night was a real pleasure too. Students and staff are working so hard to outperform last year’s new record and things look very good for an even better set of results next summer.
On Friday 18 October our Year 7 Cross-country Team competed at the County Championships at QEGS. There were over 21 boys’ teams and 19 girls’ teams competing. Our girls’ team finished in a very respectable 11th place with some good individual performances… and the boys’ team won. James Salt came 2nd, Luke Hunter 3rd and Joe Newby 12th. All three of these now qualify to run for Cumbria in the County Championships in November.
On Tuesday 12 November our U15 Rugby team played away at St Bees School. UCC won 38 : 14 against a strong St Bees. Ethan Swan scored a hat trick and Nathan Hamilton was named ‘man of the match’ in what wa a fabulous UCC performance.
We are, of course, expecting Ofsted as part of a Local Authority review of Secondary Education. We are grateful to students and parents for completing our annual survey to support inspection and set the agenda for the coming 12 months.
It won’t be long till Christmas – our pantomime rehearsals are well under way and occasional Christmas choral pieces drift down Westmorland corridor from the Music Department.
Good luck to Year 11 in your forthcoming Mock Exams (25th November).
"Cheers for a great day @ullswatercc very proud to have been there today and all pupils and staff are great! Was a pleasure"
- Guest Star, Rob Norbury, via Twitter
"It was great to see some ex North Lakes children gaining prizes and the gymnastics, drama, music, and dance was hugely impressive."
- Head Teacher, North Lakes School
"Just a quick note to say how very much I enjoyed UCC's prize day...! The whole occasion was beautifully planned,
and went like clockwork. The students are such a credit to the school - and themselves: I thought there were some really remarkable talents among the actors (loved the Headmistress, and the group work...), the gymnasts (that was
very spectacular) and the musicians (the last girl who sang has a wonderful blues voice). I was so glad to have been there, there was a real sense of community and belonging."
"Just to say that I was blown away by this morning's Prize Day, I feel so proud to be associated with UCC. Congratulations to everyone."
"Having attended this afternoon for the second year running, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to congratulate
both you and your team on what is a fabulous initiative! What is thoroughly evident is the passion for teaching from your team, and the pride in the school from your students, well done! As with last year, it was an incredibly uplifting event, and one which we are proud to support, and will continue to do so in the future."
- North Lakes Hotel, Sponsor
"We just want to say how much we enjoyed the UCC Prize Day of 25th of October. Obviously an incredible amount of preparation goes into such things and the overall effect was very, very impressive - and the gymnasts were astounding! The choice of guest speaker was just right - in that he suited the demographic - but he was also very natural - which was refreshing. This kind of event - as you well know - works on so many levels in terms of nurturing both pupil esteem (our Alice was ‘made up’ to be part of this) and school identity in the community. Listening to the buzz amongst the sponsors was gratifying."
"I would just like to say a big thank you for being invited to the Prize Day and what an amazing event. I was so proud of being a parent with a child here at UCC but also as a member of staff. Well done to all who were involved and for putting on a spectacular event."