Kendal College to open clinic for rescued animals

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

STUDENTS will learn how to nurse animals when Kendal College opens its wildlife rehabilitation and rescue centre later this year.

Charlie cooks up a solar stove

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DESIGN & Technology student from Sedbergh School has won a prestigious national award.

Lakes School cast of Miss Saigon meet their West End counterparts

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The cast of a Lakes School production had a day to remember when they were invited backstage to meet their counterparts in the West End.

Charlotte Mason legacy to be highlighted by University of Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IN RESPONSE to requests, Charlotte Mason’s name will be acknowledged on a board near the entrance to the University of Cumbria campus, subject to planning consent, the community liaison group has been told.

South Lakes schools group marks ten year anniversary

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN ORGANISATION set up to boost students’ achievements in South Lakeland is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Families head back to class in special day

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

MORE than 100 grandparents went back to the classroom to join in activities at a north Lancashire school.

New primary school opens today in Lake District

The Westmorland Gazette: New primary school opens today in Lake District

8:10am Thursday 19th June 2014

A SPECIAL ceremony will mark the opening of a new primary school in the Lake District.

Tributes paid to retiring Giggleswick School headteacher

The Westmorland Gazette: Giggleswick School headmaster Geoffrey Boult

3:58pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

FULSOME tributes to the retiring headteacher of Giggleswick School have been paid by governors and staff at the school's speech day.

Windermere School celebrates prize day

The Westmorland Gazette: Windermere School pupils celebrated their high achievement

12:00pm Monday 9th June 2014

WINDERMERE School welcomed governors, parents, staff and students to their annual prize day.

More than 40 universities and colleges to attend education fair at Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Successful exam results can be a passport to an offer from universities and colleges

10:00am Monday 9th June 2014

MORE than 40 universities and colleges from around the UK will be exhibiting at the annual South Lakes Higher Education Fair.

School packed lunches feedback wanted

The Westmorland Gazette: Sandwich shop gets three stars

4:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

PARENTS’ views on school packed lunches are being sought by Leeds Metropolitan University.

Pupils get global food for thought

The Westmorland Gazette: Goodly Dale pair Lucy and Rachel gets hands-on at the event

8:35am Monday 2nd June 2014

MORE than 80 pupils descended on the Lakes School to learn about ‘valuing the little guy’.

New headteacher at Heversham outlines her vision for the future

The Westmorland Gazette: Cleo Cunningham

8:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

THE new headteacher of a small rural primary school says she is ‘committed to getting the best out of children’.

Whinfell come out tops

11:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

KENDAL’s Whinfell school came out on top at this year’s Consumer Challenge Quiz, organised by Cumbria’s trading standards team The event, held at Penrith Leisure Centre, aimed to educate young people how to be consumer savvy.

Cumbrian parents reminded about free places for early learning

4:51pm Monday 19th May 2014

PARENTS and guardians across Cumbria with two-year-old children eligible for free early learning are being reminded to apply before time runs out.

Kendal's Castle Park School celebrates Ofsted report

The Westmorland Gazette: Helen Richardson, head teacher at Kendal’s Castle Park School, celebrates the ‘good’ Ofsted verdict on the school with pupils

12:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

A KENDAL primary school has been heavily praised by education watchdog Ofsted.

Lancaster University is flying high

The Westmorland Gazette: Lancaster University

4:55pm Monday 12th May 2014

LANCASTER University is the highest placed UK university listed in the Times Higher Education world’s best young universities.

Ambleside professor to speak at summit in Singapore

The Westmorland Gazette: Professor Jim Bendell

4:00pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

AN AMBLESIDE-based university professor has been invited to speak at this month’s inaugural World Cities Summit (WCS) in Singapore.

Holme children raise cash to support owl sanctuary

The Westmorland Gazette: Matthew Constantine, Helena Constantine, Joshua Fecitt and Abby Littlefair with owls

3:20pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

FOUR primary school children had a hoot of a time raising cash to support an owl sanctuary.

Lancaster University appoints new chancellor

The Westmorland Gazette: Alan Milburn

1:22pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

Lancaster University has appointed former Health Secretary Alan Milburn as its new Chancellor from  January 1, 2015.

Sedbergh teenager wins place at top London performing school

The Westmorland Gazette: Liam Bell

2:30pm Monday 28th April 2014

A TALENTED Sedbergh teenager is looking to make his mark at a prestigious performing arts school.

Pupils pen poems about their Eden village

10:10am Monday 28th April 2014

CHILDREN from an Eden Valley primary school have been writing poems to help them understand how they relate to where they live.

Grasmere pupils cook up a treat

The Westmorland Gazette: Year 5 and 6 with Greens’ chef Andy Nuttall, headteacher Jo Goode, Karen Healy and Rob Stuart

10:02am Thursday 10th April 2014

CHILDREN held a ‘Come Dine With Me’ event at the innovative café and bistro Green’s of Grasmere.

Long-serving Kendal headteacher retires

The Westmorland Gazette: Retiring head Anne Hallam with pupils at Kendal’s Vicarage Park primary school

6:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE long-serving head teacher of a Kendal primary school walked out of the school’s doors for the last time today.

Pupils go back to nature with award-winning business venture

The Westmorland Gazette: Queen Katherine School students at the awards night

8:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

Queen Katherine School (QKS) pupils are celebrating after picking up two top awards at the South Cumbria finals of Young Enterprise.

South Lakes teacher offers her expertise to schools

The Westmorland Gazette: Liane O'Kane

5:05pm Monday 7th April 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland teacher has just the technology for worried colleagues as a new computing curriculum is set to enter primary schools later this year.

Kendal school opens training unit

The Westmorland Gazette: At the opening at Queen Katherine School are (left to right) Alison Chapman, Tim Farron MP, Frank Green, head teacher Gareth Roscoe and executive head teacher Stephen Wilkinson

2:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A NEW teacher training unit has opened at Kendal’s Queen Katherine School.

Success for Kendal College students on Africa trip

2:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

STUDENTS from Kendal College have just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa to compete in a competition at the College of Cape Town.

'Unique collaboration' between industry and academia

3:34pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

MANUFACTURING giant Unilever has helped to develop the environmental scientists and toxicologists of the future by teaching a full module as part of Lancaster University masters degrees.

Industrial Cadets scheme launched at GSK at Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: At the Industrial Cadets’ launch day teams were given the task of creating a rollercoaster ride for a marble, using card and sticky tape.

7:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

Employees from GSK’s antibiotics manufacturing site at Ulverston and pupils from three local schools have embarked on a 10-week Industrial Cadets programme aimed at giving young people experience of industry.

Philosopher AC Grayling addresses Sedbergh students

The Westmorland Gazette: AC Grayling

4:38pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE philosopher AC Grayling delivered a lecture on ‘The Value of Studying the Humanities’ to students at Sedbergh School.

Dirty hands help pupils learn wild lessons

The Westmorland Gazette: Hawkshead primary school pupils enjoy getting their hands dirty

10:13am Tuesday 18th March 2014

CHILDREN at Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School have been learning about their local landscape and wildlife with staff at Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Visit to Lancaster Farms gives South Lakes students an insight into justice system

4:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

STUDENTS interested in the criminal justice system visited a young offenders’ institution to find out more about how it works.

Ex-trade minister to open Rural Growth Hub at University of Cumbria

4:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

FORMER trade minister Lord Digby Jones will officially open the University of Cumbria’s Rural Growth Hub.

Holly aims to tackle school stress through meditation

The Westmorland Gazette: Holly Horsley

2:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

MEDITATION could soon be on the curriculum for primary school pupils than-ks to a programme devised by a Lake District woman.

Term time holidays: No parents fined yet in Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: Eden plan adopted by county councillors

5:40pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

CUMBRIAN headteachers are taking a softly-softly approach to blocking holidays for parents taking children out of school in term time.

Schools join Fairtrade campaign to raise plight of world's banana growers

The Westmorland Gazette: Making their point in Kendal Town Hall with Mayor Sylvia Emmott are Charlotte Horn, St Mark's Primary, Natland, Mary Ormerod of Queen Katherine School and Toby Johnson from Vicarage Park Primary, Kendal

3:10pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

FAIRTRADE fortnight was marked by schools across Cumbria getting involved.

Dalton woman earns apprenticeship at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

The Westmorland Gazette: Adelise Brewer with a park resident

4:11pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

A DALTON woman fought off competition from hundreds of applicants to earn an apprenticeship with the South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

Delight as Lindale CE Primary School improves

The Westmorland Gazette: Headteacher Sarah Coleman with pupils

6:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

CHILDREN, staff, parents and governors at a South Lakeland primary school are celebrating after an Ofsted inspection.

The horror of war

The Westmorland Gazette: Students tell the story of The Accrington Pals

3:21pm Monday 10th March 2014

Kendal College Performing Arts students are staging the moving drama The Accrington Pals.

Cumbria schools to receive £2m of sport funding

The Westmorland Gazette: AIMING HIGH: Thousands of children in the region have been encouraged to take part in sport through the School Sports Partnerships

4:07pm Monday 24th February 2014

PRIMARY schools in Cumbria are to receive more than £2m of sports funding this year.

Supermarket boss visists north Lancs school

The Westmorland Gazette: Over Kellet pupils Mia Powell, Laura Fawcett, Harry Yates, Eddie Rae and Alex Armer with Edwin Booth

5:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

A SUPERMARKET chain boss has passed on his experience to inqusitive north Lancashire pupils.

Pedal challenge for Cumbrian pupils

The Westmorland Gazette: Pedal challenge for Cumbrian pupils

3:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

CUMBRIAN school children are being urged to get on their bikes and scooters to join in with a national travel-to-school challenge.

Cash boost for Flookburgh school's wildlife area

The Westmorland Gazette: Flookburgh pupils Jake Wilson, Archie Gribble and Emma Nelson take time out in the school’s wildlife area

11:32am Wednesday 19th February 2014

CHILDREN at Flookburgh CE Primary School think that learning outside the classroom is ‘tree-mendous’ after receiving a boost to their wildlife area from the Co-operative.

Merger of Sedbergh and Casterton Schools 'exceeded all hopes' says headteacher

The Westmorland Gazette: Sedbergh School headmaster Andrew Fleck pictured outside the school’s main buildings

11:10am Thursday 6th February 2014

SEDBERGH School headmaster Andrew Fleck insists the merger with nearby Casterton has gone ‘better than expected’.

Yealand pupils get writing tips from TV screenwriter

3:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

SCREEN writer Dominic Mitchell returned to Yealand to share expert writing tips with pupils at the village primary.

Windermere trio offered Oxbridge places

The Westmorland Gazette: Edward Lavender, Rosie Hoggmascall and Stanislaw Biber

9:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

THREE Windermere School students have made history after receiving conditional offers from Oxbridge universities.

Cycle race poster competition for Dales schoolchildren

8:49am Wednesday 5th February 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN are being given a chance to show their artistic side in a Tour de France poster competition launched by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Former England captain Alec Stewart bowls over young cricketers

7:50pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

STUDENTS at a South Lake-land school were bowled over with delight with a visit by former England cricket captain Alec Stewart.

University of Cumbria in Bitcoin world first

9:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

THE University of Cumbria is believed to be the first public university in the world to accept virtual currency Bitcoin as payment for course fees.

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