Sunday Lunch  £23.50

Do you want to be part of a national initiative to commemorate Armistice 100 - but in a different way?

During WWI, more than 1,400 of England’s bellringing community laid down their lives for peace in the ‘War to End All Wars’. These fallen ringers came from all walks of life, as bell ringers still do today.

For 2018, government is encouraging bell ringers in an official capacity to symbolically replace those who gave their lives 100 years ago. The central church body governing bell ringing (CCCBR) and the bell ringing training scheme (ART) are gearing up to provide resources and opportunities to welcome and train new bell ringers.

Perhaps you have connections with someone who fought in WWI and would like to honour their sacrifice. Learn the skills of England’s 400-year-old tradition of bell ringing and help replenish the 1,400 who fell during the War.

Cockermouth and Bridekirk bell ringers are planning to run several training sessions for anyone over 11 years old. If you are interested, please contact Richard Green on 01900 824311. There will be some amazing bell ringing across the country on Armistice Day 2018 - be part of it!

Richard Green

A Keswick School team of students have qualified for the First Lego League UK Finals for the second consecutive year.

The UK Finals will be held at the University of West England, Bristol at the end of February. The First Lego League is a worldwide competition open to students aged 16 and under. It consists of four categories: Core Values; The Project; Robot Design and the Robot Game. The theme of this year's competition is Hydro Dynamics with a focus on the human water cycle.


presentation highlighted the need to reduce the use of disposable water bottles, making the point with a box of plastic flotsam taken from the beach at St. Bees. Keswick School is now encouraging the use of reusable bottles and the team hope that everyone will make this change to cut plastic waste.

The Keswick Lego Innovators Club (KLIC) won the regional heat at St. Bees, competing against 13 other teams including Keswick Water Savers (KWS), a team of Year 7 Keswick students competing for the first time. KLIC won all the categories except 'core values' where they came second. They were delighted to be crowned champions and are now preparing their robot and project for the tough test of the UK Finals. KWS put in a tremendous first appearance and won the core values category and came second in the robot design category.


KWS looked at reducing waste water for their project. It also went down well with the judges with the statistic of the day being that Keswick School students could save enough money in one year to buy a Ford Focus just by turning off the tap when brushing their teeth!

Both teams had teething problems with their robots to begin with but resolved these issues and tweaked the code during the competition. With each round, their robots got better and better, completed more tasks and scored more points. The students were able to demonstrate excellent problem solving, communication and teamwork skills.

KLIC selected plastic waste as the theme for their project before it became a national issue following BBC Blue Planet II. Their

The qualities required to succeed at anything worthwhile involve commitment, resilience and process of repeated trial, error and failure. This competition epitomises all these qualities. Both teams have done incredibly well and have enjoyed the experience. We look forward to even more students undertaking this challenging, innovative and highly rewarding competition at Keswick School in the future.

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Sunday Lunch in the Beautiful Borrowdale Valley

Enjoy friendly service alongside a selection of roasts from our traditional carving trolley and delicious homemade puddings


Share a wonderful afternoon this Mother’s Day at the Borrowdale Hotel, and enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch with silver service in the elegant AA Rosette restaurant


Courses £23.50

THE BORROWDALE HOTEL To book call 017687 77224 Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UY

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