"Young people of all ages from across Cumbria came together to discuss their concerns about climate change with local councillors attending to hear what they had to say. The event was attended by representatives from 30 schools, and was hosted by Learning, Education and Development Centre, University of Cumbria." Thanks to Robert Ferguson Primary School in Carlisle for the information and the below film:
We are pleased to say that a new club is on offer on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes for Year 10 and 11 Agriculture students to be able to work on their written assignments and to chat about what they are doing on their farms or the farms where they work outside school. The club takes place between 12.35-1.35 in the ALC in the Applied Learning Centre.
The first ever UCC eSports FIFA Tournament has been won by Year 11 student Kacper. Kacper won it after beating Year 7 student Shay in a high scoring final, finishing 4-2. 64 students took part in the competition over a period of 10 weeks. Top effort from all involved and the challenge is now on to knock Kacper off top spot!
As a result of the crumbling UK government, young people like us are being blatantly ignored when it comes to the subject of our plant. As a result, the Eco-Council at UCC came together to host a formal event raising awareness of the ever growing issue which is Climate Change. This event along with interviews with local councillor, Rory Stewart, will hopefully help our world in the long run. #climatestrike #climatechange #strike4change
Ella, Year 12
We would like to thank Mr Stewart for giving up his time and displaying a clear enthusiasm for engaging with students, whilst offering an intelligent sense of realism to the discussion. We look forward to further meetings, as we aim to address this crucial issue.
Oli, Year 12
More than 50 Bronze D of E students attended after-school training where they honed their skills of plotting a route, estimating distances and walking times, and taking bearings. By the end of the session they had worked in their teams to plan their expedition route as well as producing maps and route cards. Excitement is building for their expedition in May!
Last week, students enjoyed a magical evening of Hogwarts-style fun for this year's Harry Potter Book Night. Over the course of the evening, students were sorted into houses by the sorting hat, made fantastical wands and chocolate frog boxes (complete with real chocolate frogs!) and even tried their hand at writing using ink and feather quills. The night was rounded off with a hearty, Hogwarts feast.
Last week, students travelled to Energus. Lillyhall, Workington to compete in the 2018/19 First Lego League Cumbria Qualifier. This year's theme was "Into Orbit" with the students competing against other schools to solve space themed tasks with a Lego Mindstorms robot. As well as the robotics game the students had to give a presentation explaining how they would solve a particular space based problem and explain how well they worked as a team.
Although we didn't win any parts of the competition this year the team worked exceptionally hard. They are keen to enter again next year, they are already redesigning their robot and looking for team sponsorship from local firms. Watch this space!
Come to Cookie Club on a Friday at lunchtime its the perfect place to socialise and meet with friends, and don't forget to come along for your cookie!
There are some brilliant clubs available over lunch to keep everyone entertained, they are as below:
All of these clubs are available to you in the Eamont Block