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).