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.

Sedbergh School launches new course which explores all aspects of modern farming

The Westmorland Gazette: Lawrence Wallace and Tamsin Brown, Year 12 & 13 pupils respectively at Sedbergh School, get up close and personal with cows at Low Sizergh Barn

7:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A NEW course exploring all aspects of modern agriculture has been launched at a York-shire Dales school.

Primary school pupils enjoy new fitness trail

The Westmorland Gazette: Pupils Daisy Schwarzer, Kelcie Berry and Liam Curry using the trail

8:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014

EXERCISE is the latest buzz word at Kendal’s Castle Park Primary where a new fitness trail has been created around the perimeter of the school grounds.

Dallam students head to Oxford and Cambridge

8:00pm Monday 27th January 2014

OXBRIDGE is on the horizon for two Dallam School students.

Dallam School pupils bid fond farewell to teacher

3:00pm Monday 27th January 2014

DALLAM School staff and students have said their goodbyes to one of their longest serving teachers.

Ulverston apprentices take up the challenge

12:00pm Monday 27th January 2014

ULVERSTON-based Siemens Subsea has entered two teams in to the nationally recognised Brathay Apprentice Challenge.

Appleby pupil scoops £1,100 prize

11:10am Monday 27th January 2014

AN APPLEBY Grammar School pupil has scooped a £1,000 prize after winning an inaugural writing competition for Cumbrian sixth formers.

University of Cumbria team on a mission to track snow leopards

The Westmorland Gazette: Dr Ian Convery

7:00pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

A PROMINENT Lake District conservationist is to lead a team from the University fo Cumbria to Asia in a bid to protect the highly endangered snow leopard.

£23m destined for Cumbria's schools

9:00pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

THERE has been a double boost for Cumbria’s schools after the announcement of two multi-million pound packages.

University's new chaplain glad to be 'home'

3:28pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

THE University of Cumbria has welcomed a new chaplaincy coordinator who describes her appointment as a ‘real homecoming’.

Kendal College signs up to new partnerships

2:35pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

THE principals of two leading international colleges were in Kendal this week to mark the launch of a new partnership.

Pupils raise money for South African charity

5:50pm Monday 20th January 2014

PUPILS and staff at a Kirkby Lonsdale special school have raised £1,000 for a South African children’s charity.

Lake District school hailed for its green credentials

The Westmorland Gazette: Pupils William Myers, Alasdair Stephenson and Paige Oldham with headteacher Joyce Hallam at Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School

8:46am Monday 20th January 2014

A TINY Lake District village school is leading the way in looking after the environment and showing others how to be green.

New bid to save Burton-in-Lonsdale school from the axe

11:30am Thursday 16th January 2014

AN UNDER-threat North Yorkshire primary school has been given a stay of execution.

Students want to go to university away from home

4:51pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

STUDENTS are likely to want to go to university outside their local area, suggests new research tracking the intentions of sixth formers.

Sporting youngsters get new kit thanks to sponsors

The Westmorland Gazette: Tom Fearnhead and Kate Thompson in their new gear.

8:20am Tuesday 14th January 2014

STUDENTS at Settlebeck School, Sedbergh, are enjoying the benefits of the generosity of two local companies.

University of Cumbria helps develop new curriculum to improve dementia education

4:00pm Monday 6th January 2014

THE University of Cumbria is one of a group that has developed a new curriculum to improve dementia education in the UK.

Cartmel C of E primary school named one of best schools in country

11:30am Sunday 5th January 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland primary school has been ranked as one of the top performers in the country.

My hopes for 2014: Stephen Wilkinson, Queen Katherine School head teacher

The Westmorland Gazette: Stephen Wilkinson

8:50pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

My hope for 2014 is for all children in the South Lakes who attend one of our excellent state schools.

Winning jewellery course proves a gem of an idea for school

The Westmorland Gazette: Andrew Fleck, Christine Davies and Simon Arnold of Sedbergh School

8:00pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

SEDBERGH School has been recognised for the work it does to offer jewellery training opportunities to students.

Dowdales School Ofsted report

11:14am Tuesday 31st December 2013

DOWDALES School has been awarded a ‘good’ grade by education watchdog Ofsted.

School term ends on a high

The Westmorland Gazette: Performers in the QKS production

1:46pm Monday 30th December 2013

KENDAL’S Queen Katherine School had a busy run up to Christmas.

Ofsted joy for Ulverston Victoria High School

5:00pm Wednesday 25th December 2013

OFSTED inspectors have rated Ulverston Victoria High School as good, with outstanding features.

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