I was delighted to receive a letter this week from an Old St Beghian who left these Great British shores more than 40 years ago for a new life in Australia. The children enjoyed hearing Nigel Parker’s memories of life at St Bees School in the 1950s, and were very interested in how the boys spent their time back then.
On the subject of history, the children have been learning about the importance of the Church following the Norman Conquest. After due consideration, they voted almost unanimously to join a Benedictine order as that seemed the most comfortable. We also learned about Burnley being the number one consumer of Benedictine liqueur in the UK – every day is a learning day!
Mr Gareth Seddon, Headmaster
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This Week at School
This week in biology our pupils have been busy learning about the different body systems, but they didn’t limit this to just their biology classes. Read more below about this week’s cross-curricular activities!
Our pupils returned to the climbing wall at the Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project this week while they continue to work towards their NICAS award. They will be creating a climbing display which will also tie in their recent biology lessons by labelling the joints and muscles on the images from their climbing sessions.
This week our pupils spent one of their extra curricular lessons learning about the respiratory system. Using a plastic bottle, balloons and a rubber glove the pupils built a demonstration respiratory system. Building this allowed them to explore how the movement of the diaphragm (demonstrated by the glove) allows the lungs (balloon) to fill with air.
Take a look here to see our pupils wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! Or you can watch it here….
British Energy Coast Business Cluster #BECBC
We were proud to have a stand at the British Energy Coast Business Cluster meeting this week. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to meet new people and talk about our upcoming ‘get to know’ events and open afternoons.