Car park at the front of the Tearoom

Syke Farm Tearoom, Buttermere Sykefarm.Buttermere

We offer Traditional

Farmhouse style food with a variety of homemade cakes scrumptious breakfasts afternoon teas and lunches

These include Gluten Free and

Vegan options, introduced at the beginning of 2018 and these have proven to be a huge success!

Our experienced cook Cathy is the creator of our unique cake display and diverse lunch menu. She makes everything on the premises, including the fruity chutneys and savoury pastries

Cathy’s aim is to ensure that all our customers leave Syke Farm Tearoom smiling and sustained!

We offer generous afternoon teas, these are booking only on 017687 70277

Serving a variety of loose leaf tea and locally roasted seasonal espresso blend

Dogs of all shapes and sizes are lovingly welcomed


This is always a busy time for Year 11 students; with the GCSE exams looming this summer, it must feel that everything is rushing to a head.

Our World of Work day on Tuesday 30th January provided a welcome opportunity to slow down and reflect on the significance of their current endeavours. Working in partnership with Inspira and benefitting from the generosity of more than 50 local businesses, all 220 Year 11 students spent the morning developing their plans for the future. Dressed for the workplace, students investigated different careers online, matching

their skills and interests to a range of job roles and began researching different routes into these professions. There was also the opportunity to work together to develop team- building skills to solve a series of physical challenges and attend a session that helped explain the many educational pathways that exist for students post-16.

The highlight for many students was the opportunity to meet and interview delegates from a diverse range of local employers; we were thrilled to welcome bankers, engineers, estate agents, medical professionals, painters, publishers and solicitors to name just a few. Special thanks should go to Melody Martin, Socio-Economic Technical Co-ordinator from Morgan Sindall, who, during 6 packed sessions, spoke to all our Year 11 students about local opportunities in West Cumbria. These interactions with our guests helped students understand what is required of them to progress onto their chosen career path, as well as explore future career progression and build their confidence in interview-style situations.

Feedback from our Year 11 students has been overwhelmingly positive; the



9.00am until 5.30pm, 7 days a week Breakfast served from 9.00am to 11.00am Lunches served from 11.30am to 5.00pm

buzz of excitement and enthusiasm could be felt throughout the whole school community as our students engaged with the delegates in the Eco Centre. Many of the businesses represented have already expressed a willingness to return next year, and we are delighted that the day was so successful. We trust that this event has motivated and encouraged all our students to consider their future plans and given them a better understanding of the incredible variety of opportunities out there. I’d like to wish all our students the very best as they begin this next, crucial stage of their education.

Rik Smith

Assistant Headteacher - Head of Key Stage 4 ISSUE 423 | 22 FEBRUARY 2018 | 27

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