UK Youth Parliament

YOUTH-PARLIMENTMolly Davies, a year 8 student in St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, is campaigning to be elected as a member of the UK youth Parliament, representing Allerdale and Copeland District. Although she is the youngest female student to be running for election, her maturity is obvious, particularly when you read her manifesto; Mental Health and Hospital services in West Cumbria will certainly be close to the heart of many young people.

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‘Everest Files’ author Matt Dickinson is appointed Writer in Residence to the Jagged Globe 2016 Everest South Col Expedition.

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Award-winning author and filmmaker Matt Dickinson left for Nepal on the 26 March to accompany this year’s Jagged Globe Everest team. Matt Dickinson is the author of ‘The Everest Files’, a series for young readers. The second book in the series ‘North Face’ was published on the 10 March. He will be filing articles for various UK magazines and news outlets and also blogging updates to about 1,000 schools throughout the UK during the expedition.

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Outward Bound Weekend

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We had an excellent overnight residential at Derwentwater Independent Hostel. All of the pupils were enthusiastic and full of energy. We’re really looking forward to the next one. Thank you to Miss Kaye for organising a wonderful event.

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BECKSTONE MAKE COUNTY TENNIS FINALS

david-wise2A wonderfully contested Allerdale Tennis finals saw Workington School Beckstone continue their fine tradition in the Sport by making the runners up spot and qualifying for the County Level 3 Finals which will be held as part of the Cumbria School Games in Carlisle on the 12th of July.

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Duke of Edinburgh Latrigg Expedition

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Well done to the DofE team who completed their first practice expedition On Latrigg at the weekend. The team coped exceptionally well pitching a tent in the extreme weather conditions; Mr Yeomans and Miss Keevil were very impressed with the whole team.

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Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

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Use of the outdoors as a ‘classroom’ makes a major contribution to pupil personal growth, social awareness and helps develop skills for life and the world of work. There is also a great deal of intrinsic enjoyment and satisfaction to be experienced from participation in outdoor activities. Here at St Joseph’s, we are passionate about this and seek to provide students with as many outdoor learning experiences as possible.

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