Mixed Class Events
Joint Schools’ Choir Concert
Children from Threlkeld School, along with children from other local schools, performed in a Joint Schools’ Choir Concert. Threlkeld School music teacher, Stephen Strachan, co-ordinated the event and rehearses the children, bringing them all together for the final concert. The children sang tunefully and with great enthusiasm. Pupils from Threlkeld School can be seen in the foreground of the picture performing “We Will Rock You”.
Comic Relief – Red Nose Day
The School Council organised a Talent Show and we also had a Bad Hair Day. The standard of performance in the Talent Show was so high this year that for the first time ever, the judges declared all acts to be prize winners. Irene, our cook, made special Red Nose Day cup cakes, and also baked some Bad Hair bread!
Secrets of Kashmir Cultural Day
Recently we enjoyed a Kashmiri cultural day visited school. Yesmien began the day with assembly in Punjabi and Urdu. Staff and children dressed in local costume. During the rest of the day each class had the opportunity to sample other cultural activities: making chapattis, block printing, writing in Urdu and henna tattoos. Everyone sampled Kashmir treats at the end of their session.
Habitats Talk by Natural England
Children enjoyed a talk about various habitats around the world. Sue Woodland from Natural England also showed the children some stuffed animals from various local habitats, including fox, hedgehog, Tawny Owl, and perhaps the favourite, the Red Squirrel.
Christmas Concert and Nativity Play
Threlkeld School held their annual Christmas Concert and Nativity Play in St Mary’s Church in Threlkeld. In the first half, the older children played a range of Christmas music on a variety of instruments including the ukulele, violin, keyboard, clarinets, flutes, saxophones and the treble and descant recorders. In the second half, the Infant class acted the play “Hey Ewe”. The choir also opened and closed the evening.
Christmas Light Switch On in Keswick
Threlkeld School was sponsored by Keswick Lions to make a lion-shaped lantern to parade through the streets before the Christmas light switch on in Keswick. The lanterns brightened up a rather wet night!
Our Whole School visit to Appleby Castle
The Garderobe – from the outside and the inside!
A Viking soldier and a Roman teacher!
Miss Bailey’s Music Concert
Miss Bailey (our woodwind teacher) held a concert for all her pupils. They played the clarinet, flute or saxophone and finished with their own backing track to “Skyfall”.
The children took part in a number of different sports activities during Sport’s Week, including archery and golf.
This year, as it is the Rio Olympics, we organised an Olympic theme Sports Day. The teams represented different countries and paraded round with their banners before performing an opening ceremony dance.
Ten Pieces Concert
Members of the school choir recently performed at the Ten Pieces Concert held at Crosthwaite Church, and organised by Keswick School. They sang “Riptide”.
Battle of the Somme Centenary
The school commemorated the centenary if the Battle of the Somme by holding a one minute silence at the Threlkeld Village War Memorial.
Keswick in Bloom Art Competition Winners
We were delighted to hear that we had five prize winners in the recent Keswick in Bloom Art Competition. The pictures can be viewed in Booths supermarket and then in the Keswick Museum over the summer.
Overall winner – Lucy Duplock (10)
Age 4-7 winner – Quinn Howe (5)
Age 8-11 winner – Finlay Rutland (10)
Commended – Daisy Fielding (7) and Robbie Johnson (9)
Visit to Booths Supermarket – October 2016
Giant Vegetables for Harvest Festival – October 2016
New Starters – September 2016
Class 1 at Brockhole and Beatrix Potter Museum
Bird watching from the bird watching den
This is William’s buggy.
Dressing up to role play traditional tales.
Visit to Tullie House and Cressida Cowel’s “How to Train Your Dragon” Exhibition
Playtime problem solving
Class 3 pretending they own the castle!
Class 3 enjoyed a visit to Eden Camp World War II Museum as part of their history project. Among other things, they tried out various air-raid shelters.
Success in Climbing Competition
Congratulations to Isla Turnbull who was asked to make up a Keswick School climbing team. The team came first in the Cumbria Secondary Bouldering Competition at Eden Rock.