What a busy half-term in the lead-up to the Easter holidays we have had at Bassenthwaite School and Ducklings Nursery.

To start with, the junior children visited The Hancock Museum in Newcastle as a fantastic finish to their Egyptian's topic and a super start to their dinosaurs’ theme. The KS2 children put their acting skills to the test, when they were visited by Theatre by the Lake’s Dave Cryer for a workshop following on from their Christmas production of Beauty and the Beast. They also participated in the cluster of Keswick Primary Schools’ annual choir concert which was an astounding success.

Other music success stories this half-term have included several of our pupils learning to play the violin and had the opportunity to take part in the Carlisle Music festival. One pupil, Rosa from Year 6, was presented with a trophy as the most promising young musician in the whole competition. Three children have also been entered to take their Grade 3 and Grade 5 exams. They will be waiting with bated breath for their results!

The whole school took part in a Careers Day run by KAEFER and came to school dressed up as a

Bassenthwaite School to Keswick School ensures our children have a quality education from the age of 3 through to 18.

An inspirational morning for the whole school was had with world champion wheelchair basketball player Nat Pattinson. After sharing his amazing story, all the children participated in an inclusive basketball match.

future career aspiration. We were even visited by one of the dads who is a pilot for TUI. The junior

children spent the afternoon

manufacturing, buying and selling their cube products which was run by Red Pike Education. Megan Simpson age 11 said:”We all came to school dressed up as what we wanted to be when we are older and a great day was had by all with lots of excitement!”

As part of World Book Day, we all had croissants, pain au chocolat, and lots of toast before embarking on a shared reading session. We invited the governors and the local community along. The breakfast was supplied by the catering staff of Keswick Multi Academy Trust of which Bassenthwaite School is part of. The smooth transition of our children from

30 hours FUNDED childcare for 3 & 4 year olds.

Our Breakfast and After School Clubs have been full of excitement with shrieks of “en garde” in the Fencing Club, fabulous singing in The Greatest Showman Club and anything goes in the Pot Luck Club. Athletics, Eco Warrior and Art Clubs will start after4 Easter.

I am certain that next half-term will be just as exciting, with many curriculum opportunities open to all our pupils. That’s what being part of a #smallschoolwithBIGopportunities is all about. If you'd like your child to be in our 'small school with BIG opportunities’ and have a guaranteed secondary place at the outstanding Keswick School, get in touch with us on 017687 76365. To stay up-to-date with our fun, keep an eye on our school Facebook 'Bassenthwaite School and Ducklings Nursery'.

Sara Royle, Headteacher Bassenthwaite Primary School and Ducklings Nursery,Bassenthwaite,Keswick,Cumbria CA12 4QH•017687 76365

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