Molly 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.
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.
Congratulations to the DofE students who took part in the practice expedition in Grange at the weekend. The group practiced their map work skills, cooking skills, and bonded as a team ahead of their exam expedition in June.
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.
Ofsted has judged St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, Workington to be Good in a recent inspection. Teaching is good, pupils have very positive attitudes to learning, are safe and are happy in school.
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.