Our primary science event has been running over last week and into this week, featuring over 450 students from 31 primary schools in the local area. We also had a team from The Lakes Egg Company with Sainsbury’s, who provided the eggs and strawberries!
They all took part in two activities linked to space exploration. They had great fun designing parachutes to land their astronauts (eggs) safely plus extracting the DNA from alien fruit (strawberries). With some impressive teamwork skills, feedback has been amazing!
We are very pleased to invite students currently in Year 5 at primary school, and their parents, to our Open Evening on Thursday night. The evening will be running with an introduction in the Westmorland Hall at 5pm for primaries in or close to town and an introduction at 6.30pm for primaries further from town. The school will be open to showcase all the things that go on here at UCC and there will be opportunities to chat to students and staff. There is a little more information in the poster below. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
We are beginning an exciting new trial with students in Years 7 to 12 (excluding Year 11 students) during registration time over the next five weeks. Vertical mentoring groups (VMGs) will run in addition to the current pastoral organisation of tutor groups arranged within each year group. VMGs give students the opportunity to work alongside and interact with students in other year groups. For key information about how this trial will affect students, please see the letter here.
We are pleased to announce that Rian Harris, Chief Executive of Lakeland Arts, will be the keynote speaker at our Cumbria's Schools Arts Conference in June.
The day of CPD will incorporate a mix of school performances, presentations and practical workshops with the aim of showcasing the importance of embedding creative education in a school's curriculum.
We would like to invite teachers, cultural colleagues and school leaders from the region and the North West to join us for the day.
Further details and booking information can be found on the evenbrite page here; the conference will take place on Wednesday the 26th of June and will run from 10am until 3pm.
Please contact us for future information or view the Event page.
"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:
Year 10 and 11 Child Development students have enjoyed hearing about Liz and Carina’s journey to become Mummies. We have watched the journey from conception through to the arrival of baby Sadie, who visited us in class recently. Their treatment option was IVF with donor sperm at The London Women’s Clinic. This enabled motherhood to be a shared experience right from conception.
We are pleased to be hosting Cumbria's Schools Arts Conference in June. We'd like to invite teachers, cultural colleagues and school leaders from the region and the North West to join us in a day of CPD which will incorporate a mix of school performances, presentations and practical workshops with the aim of showcasing the importance of embedding creative education in a school's curriculum.
Further details and booking information can be found on the evenbrite page here; the conference will take place on Wednesday the 26th of June and will run from 10am until 3pm. Please contact us for future information or view the Event page.
Construction students spent a day working alongside the estate manager of Patterdale Hall, learning to undertake a variety of groundwork. The students worked hard, gaining experience and applying practical skills alongside professionals. Further students will be visiting in January to complete the projects.