Race For Life 2016


For the 6th consecutive year, on Sunday 10th July, a group of children from St Joseph’s school will be taking part in this years Race for Life in Carlisle.
Last year there were over 100 of us and we raised over £6,000 – the most money we have ever raised in one go in school!

National Women in Engineering Day

nwieToday (23rd June) is National Women in Engineering day. Some year 9 and 10 students were able to participate in a webinar organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors and Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

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Superb Day at the Allerdale Athletics Trials

Ath_track.fwI took 11 year 7 pupils to the Allerdale Athletics Trials held at Copeland stadium on Thursday 16th June. There was some excellent performances by all, particularly Adam Porter who came 1st in his heat of the 200m sprint, Seraphina Demetriou and Zoe Carter who came 2nd in their heats of the 200m sprint and Chloe Newton who came 2nd in her heat of the 100m sprint.

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Thrilling climax to St Joseph’s Year 5 and 6 Football Competition

photo 1 (1)Tuesday the 14th of June saw the annual St Joseph’s Football Festival for year 5 and 6 students take place on the Astro pitch. With the best weather of the week shining down on us the Football on display was of a similar disposition as teams from 8 Schools in the Workington area fought out match after match of thrilling skill laced Football fare. The level of play was only matched by the level of sportsmanship and respect for each other.

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ccc150x150Absence from school due to family holidays taken in term time can be disruptive to children’s education. It can also be disruptive to other pupils in the class. In addition, I am concerned that there could be some misunderstanding of the law in relation to absence from school because of holidays taken during term time.

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