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Cross Country ~ Going The Extra Mile !

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Sixteen children from Armathwaite School recently attended the cross country race in Patterdale. Despite the hot weather they gave their all over the mile and a half course.Hannah was awarded third place in the Year 5 and 6 Girls category with Oscar finishing second in the Year 5 and 6 Boys race.  It was a […]

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Dips Around The World

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Charlotte ,Philippa and Abigail worked together on a joint project to research, prepare and serve a variety of dips from around the world. They decided to use the funds that they raised to help to pay for the transport for everybody to attend “The Big Sing ” event in Newcastle. They worked tirelessly to prepare […]

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Christian Aid Co-ordinator visits Armathwaite School

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A great visit today with Laura who is the Regional Co-ordinator for Cumbria for Christian Aid. All the school took part in an assembly about the refugee crisis and hearing about the Christian Aid campaign #changethestory.  Then Year 5/6 were introduced to the most amazing and engaging board game based on a refugee journey from […]

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Armathwaite School in Fairtrade Fortnight Action Guide 2017 !

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Armathwaite School features in this year’s new Fairtrade Fortnight Action Guide for Schools for 2017.  You can download a copy of the guide  from Fairtrade Schools on the Fairtrade Foundation website. You can read all about our Fairtrade work on the Global Learning Programme section of our school website.

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Philosophy Enquiry with Students from Lancaster University

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Year 5 and 6 had a thought-provoking afternoon working with PhD philosophy students at Lancaster University. We were delighted to deepen our thinking around the concept of ‘being free’. We listened to a fabulous story stimulus written especially for our visit and then we worked in groups with a member of staff or a student […]

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Woodland Adventure 2016

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We had such a fantastic day in the woods, with chocolate treats hanging in the trees on our arrival and lots of exciting things to do all day. We made dens and decorated the trees with decorations we made using natural materials. We created mini mazes for mini beasts and pets and toys for stick […]

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Cock -a -Doodle Christmas

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Our play this year was Cock-a-Doodle Christmas. We had flamingos, cockerels, cows, sheep, pigs, a moose and a Pug dog as well as Mary, Joseph, angels, stars, wise men and shepherds. Everyone sang and danced beautifully to a very full and appreciative audience.

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Penrith Schools’ Music Association Carol Festival

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We had a wonderful evening at Penrith Schools’ Music Association Carol Festival. You can listen to our fantastic singers by clicking here  

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Lacrosse Training and Festival

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We recently took part in the Penrith Lacrosse Festival. We won our group, qualifying for the semi– final, which we also won. This took us through to the final. Everyone supported each other and played well, demonstrating good sportsmanship and respect for the teams we were playing against. The competition was fun and friendly and […]

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Year 6s present at London conference

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A group of 5 of our Year 6s went to London to present at the national P4C conference hosted by SAPERE.  We were honoured to attend the conference and provide an interactive workshop for many of the 130 delegates.

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