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Hands-on job skills highlighted for 500 pupils

AROUND 500 pupils from 20 junior schools across West Cumbria took part in a careers event designed to highlight jobs in the local community.

Last updated 28 June 2012
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MAKING A DRAMA OUT OF A CRISIS

CETITNIC240505 THINKING about the thoughts and emotions that might have been felt by passengers on the Titanic was one of a host of ways that pupils of Victoria Junior School in Workington learned more about the stricken vessel.

Last updated 24 May 2012
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Hard-fought contest

CEBALFBOAT02 EIGHT young people from Balfour Beatty came third in the first Apprentice Team of the Year competition, following a six-week contest against teams from some of the country’s leading employers.

Last updated 26 April 2012
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A term of celebrations

cemonaghan THE summer term has always been one of my favourites and this year is set to be one jammed full of celebrations. Headteachers across Cumbria will be opening their daily post to find a plethora of Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 initiatives.

Last updated 26 April 2012
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TITANIC

cetitanic05 CHILDREN from a Workington school were given a unique insight into the SS Titanic last month at Lakes College.

Last updated 26 April 2012
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All change! School staff on the move

cemikechapman THE headteacher of one of Cumbria’s most successful schools is retiring at the end of this academic year.

Last updated 26 April 2012
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TA man aims to teach Cumbria's next generation

Nathan Major photo For a man who used to serve in the Territorial Army giving something back to young Cumbrian cadets was his way of saying thanks.

Last updated 30 March 2012
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School at heart of estate life

CECHILL01 SCHOOLS are at the heart of most communities – but few can claim to serve those around them more so than St Gregory and St Patrick’s Catholic Community School, Whitehaven.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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Valley Primary’s head on the spirit within school

cetimlee WHITEHAVEN’S Valley Primary School welcomed new headteacher Tim Lee only a few weeks ago, but the South African – who has over 14 years’ experience as a headteacher – said it was the strength and spirit of the school which attracted him to West Cumbria.

Last updated 29 March 2012
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ENTERPRISE ZONE...

ceenterp01 THIS month saw National Enterprise Week take over schools across West Cumbria.

Last updated 24 November 2011
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HIVE OF ACTIVITY CREATES A BUZZ

CEBRANST07 NO school deserves to fly the community flag more than Bransty Primary & Nursery School. Set in the heart of the neighbourhood, the Whitehaven school has moved forward over the last few years and is now enjoying a bright future ahead of it.

Last updated 24 November 2011
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Plan for a milestone on life’s exciting journey

WHATEVER decision we make for our children, we always strive for it to be the best it can be.

Last updated 24 November 2011
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LEARNING BY DOING

cetwister06 THIS term saw the launch of a unique learning initiative at Workington’s Stainburn School.

Last updated 24 November 2011
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Easing the move into a bewildering world

CESERR02 THE teacher from a Workington comprehensive school was worried. He was about to bring 150 11- and 12-year-olds to Tom’s Midnight Garden, the 2010 Christmas show at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, and most of them had never been to the theatre before.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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Pre-school understands the needs of each child

ceplatt05 COCKERMOUTH’S Mary Platt Pre-School is one of the longest-running centres in West Cumbria, having been set up in 1963.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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Giving children confidence to try out new challenges

cesouthadv03 A WORKINGTON school has taken learning in a new direction after launching a unique initiative for the second year running.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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STUDENT VOICE: THE THOUGHTS OF WEST CUMBRIAN YOUNGSTERS

CEARIGBY2209 WELL, here I am, sitting in the newsroom of the Times & Star newspaper on a cold, wet Wednesday in Workington in the middle of August.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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Putting quarts into pint pots

IT’S that time again – a new academic year. I look at the audience at my first assembly, expectant and nervous, smart in their new shoes and clothes, knowing that they had to be dragged out of bed after a long summer away from classrooms – but enough about the members of staff. The students don’t look bad either, and although they pretend otherwise, most of them are pleased to be back, seeing their friends again, and yes, to be “differently exercising” their grey matter.

Last updated 29 September 2011
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The apprentice who became a role model

cemlee02 A WORKINGTON apprentice who is carving a career as a teaching assistant has also been relishing the role of breaking gender stereotypes.

Last updated 25 August 2011
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Giving something back

cestjo02 PUPILS at a Workington school have taken a new scheme on which encourages them to give something back to the community.

Last updated 25 August 2011
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