News and Events
21st May 2017
Duck Race 2017
We made an amazing grand total of £1536 towards fixing the field at our duck race on Sunday! It was a fantastic day and the sun shone - thank you to all who supported us.
Tag Rugby Festival
We have had a super day in the sunshine at the Tag Rugby Festival today! It was fantastic to see so many schools competing and the children really enjoyed their matches.
Easter Service at Corney Church
Thank you to all who were able to join us at St John's at Corney this morning for our Easter service. It was lovely to hear the walls ringing with the sounds of the children singing, and to be joined by so many parents and members of the local community.
National Cross Country Championships
Well done to Olivia who represented the county in the Year 5 race at the National Cross Country Championships in Leicestershire. She represented the school and the county well and ran her socks off!
Comic Relief - We have raised £366.55 from our coffee morning, red nose sales and non-uniform. Well done everyone!
Cumbria Wildlife Trust Visit
Today we had a visit from Jamie Normington from Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Class 1 and 2 enjoyed learning about the birds that visit the school grounds and we all made bird nest boxes that we will be putting up around the school site to help look after our birds.
A really huge thank you to Jamie and Nugen for sponsoring the visit and funding the resources.
The Bird box kits were skilfully prepared by 'Skills For You' from Cleator Moor, a project that offers practical skills to people who may find them useful when seeking employment.
Cumbria Cross Country Trials
A really HUGE well done to our cross country runners. The going was tough and the races were fast but our runners gave it everything they had!
Christmas has arrived at Waberthwaite School...
We have all had a fantastic Christmas dinner today!
A huge thank you to Mrs Jenkinson and Mr Drage who worked extremely hard to provide us all with a delicious meal!
Also, a big thank you to the Governors who were able to join us!
Christmas Jumper Day
STEM Rocket Car Challenge!
Class 3 took part in the STEM Rocket Car Challenge organised by Millom School and Sellafield. We had a great day at the finals, and were represented by the winning Waberthwaite team. We competed against 7 other local primary schools and learnt lots and met a hist of new people!
Check out the write up about the event from the Evening Mail at:
Friday 11th November
Waberthwaite Remembrance Service with St Begas School
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Class 3’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ brought the house down at The Theatre by the Lake at Keswick! We were delighted by the reception they received and would like to thank parents for their support, and we could not be prouder of the children for all of their efforts. A full range of photographs from rehearsals can be found on the website. If you missed our performance, do not worry! We will be performing it again as our festive treat to you!
Cumbria in Bloom Award Presentation
Monday 12th September
During the summer holidays we received a special invitation to the Cumbria in Bloom Awards Presentation! As the event clashed with our whole school trip to the Westmorland Show it meant that our young gardeners were unable to attend to see if we had won an award. Luckily, one of our school governors, Mrs Winzor offered to represent the school and attend the event on our behalf. Today, Mrs Winzor came in to our assembly to tell us if we had been successful and helped us to celebrate all the hard work that the pupils, staff, parents and members of the community had put into our garden since we started to develop it at Easter time. Mrs Winzor told us all about the presentation and how there were over 200 people there who had been busy making their schools, villages, towns, hotels and gardens look beautiful over the past months. It was good to hear how school gardening is going from strength to strength across our county with 26 schools entering the school category of Cumbria in Bloom this year!
This is how we did...
...in the Edible Garden Section we received a Commended Award and in the Queen's 90th Birthday Special Category we achieved Runner's Up and £25.00! We also received some pea seeds from the Mencap charity as part of their 'Give Peas a Chance' campaign which we have put somewhere very safe so we can plant them next spring.
The children have been enjoying home grown vegetables for their school dinners (and will do for some time yet!) so receiving awards for their gardening as well was extra special. Thank you to Mrs Winzor and EVERYONE else who has helped, donated, advised and supported our gardening, it has all been very much appreciated and will continue to be welcomed with open arms! WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Westmorland County Show
We had a great, if a little damp and muddy, visit to the Westmorland County Show on Thursday 8th September. All of the children, from nursery to Year 6 were invited to attend and we would like to thank the show organisers for providing us with free tickets!