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🤩 Fantastic flash mob by superstar dancers 💃🕺at Newton Primary School 👏

Photos from Craft Studio and Glass Works's post 31/03/2021

Well done! 👏

Photos from Kendal College's post 24/03/2021

Our fantastic school is rapidly approaching a BIG date!!!
On Friday 26th March it will be 40 years since our school was officially opened to the children and families of Dalton.
Although times are tough at the moment, we still think this is worth celebrating! Please send us any photos or memories of your time here - especially if they were from 1981!!!
Many thanks DR🙂👍🙂


Monday and Thursday- 4pm to 6.30pm

Dowdales School, working with Cumbria County Council and the Cumbria Fire Service, are proud to offer Community Covid-19 Lateral Flow Testing Monday and Thursday evenings from 4pm with the last test at 6:30pm. For peace of mind, you are welcome to access this testing if you work with the general public. You do not need to book; you will register for the test and take the test on site – the whole process takes less than 15 minutes in total. The result will be sent to your mobile phone. It is advised that you have two Lateral Flow tests per week – so feel free to come on both evenings.

Photos from The High Sheriff of Cumbria's post 14/02/2021

Almost every child will go through the "neophobic stage," a normal developmental stage that usually occurs around two years of age.

During our ancestor's time, foods were not packaged with the list of ingredients and expiry dates like what we have nowadays. Our ancestors relied on the colours, smells, tastes, and textures to determine whether the food is edible or dangerous. Hence, the "neophobic stage" is believed to be an evolutionary response from identifying harmful food.

Although "neophobia" means the fear of new food, children may also refuse familiar food that they previously accepted during this developmental stage. It generally takes 10-15, sometimes 20 exposures, before a child eventually accepts the refused food.

Exposure to food can also be done beyond meal times, such as allowing messy play with food, cooking, or reading stories about food.

In addition, parents should never pressure their children to taste new food if they are not ready to do so. If a child eventually accepts the food, shower him or her with praises.

Do take note that some children may develop extreme food refusal which requires professional help. Here are the signs.

1. BDA: The Association of UK Dietitians
2. AAP

Credits to Dr JoAnn

Timeline photos 22/01/2021

We are now recruiting a small group of volunteers who are willing to share their ideas, feedback and experiences to help us improve how we support people in Cumbria who have lost a loved one to su***de. For more information visit https://www.every-life-matters.org.uk/focus-group-volunteer/

Timeline photos 18/01/2021

LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING - Su***de First Aid - Half day online course now available for people living and working in South Cumbria . Book a place now at http://ow.ly/APpf50ChDhp

Su***de First Aid teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about su***de and competently intervene to help create su***de-safety as a first aid approach.

The course is taught using tutor-facilitated Socratic learning, mini-lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience delivered via Zoom.

Learning outcomes

• Su***de behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.
• Role of the carer in managing su***de interventions; different roles with different people
• Understand approaches and process of su***de intervention including desired outcomes
• Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with su***de and people at risk


🙏 Thank you Mrs Farrell - this is brilliant 👏🎼🎸


NEW 4 WEEK BLOCK PROGRAMME! Early Days you won't want to miss! Contact Claire to book your place.


Supporting home learning routines: Planning the day

Consistent routines are important for behaviour. This checklist is designed for schools to share with families, to support them in embedding home learning routines during partial school closures.

Available to download here: https://bit.ly/2VmhgTT


🌟Travel To Tokyo Challenge🌟
‼️Open to staff and parents of pupils who attend schools in the Furness Area‼️

Instead of 50 small challenges to take part in daily, we are going for one big challenge. Can we as a district, virtually, travel to the National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, with an eye to the Olympics that will (hopefully) take place in the summer. The challenge starts today and will last until the schools reopen properly.
9,411km in total‼️
To take part follow the instructions below:
1️⃣ Request to join the Strava Club 'Furness School Games Travel To Tokyo Challenge' https://www.strava.com/clubs/819855 (No pupils should be in the Strava Club).
2️⃣ Once accepted, comment what school you are associated to on the post within the Strava Cub.
3️⃣ Walk/Run/Cycle with the people in your household throughout the week and keep track of how many km you complete.
4️⃣ At the end of each week a post will be put up in the Strava Club, asking for your km for the week which, you will comment on the post (Parents can enter the km that their child(ren) have completed for them).


We know this week’s school closures have had a big impact on parents, tutors and teachers, but CGP is open (at www.cgpbooks.co.uk) and ready to help however we can...


Regular reading routines can offer lots of opportunities for learning during school closures

Our '7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home' resource is designed to be shared with families to support them in developing their child's reading skills

Download: https://bit.ly/3bcp3Mr

BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history - including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two 06/01/2021

Starting on Monday 11 January, each week day on CBBC will see a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher and much loved titles such as Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.


BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history - including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two The BBC is to deliver the biggest education offer in its history across more of its platforms. It will bring together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver a new education offer to children, teachers and parents as a third national lockdown begins.


Pre-schoolers present? These shows will support the class of 2021! 🙌 Streaming on iPlayer now along with BBC Bitesize ❤️👩‍🏫👨🏼‍🏫


Tomorrow we will restart our free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on YouTube for children to watch at home during school closures.

Practise Set 1, 2 and 3 sounds in Speed Sounds Lessons; learn to read Red Words and practise reading and writing using Hold a Sentence.

All lessons will show at 9.30 am each day and be available for 24 hours.

Go to www.ruthmiskin.com for the daily schedule (available shortly) and further information.

Timeline photos 31/12/2020

If you are struggling with thoughts of su***de, its important to remember that help is available over the festive period. You are not alone 💜

- Samaritans offer a 24/7 crisis phone line

- The CALMzone provide a men's helpline 5pm-midnight

- Text Shout to 85258 which provides a 24/7 crisis text service

- PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Su***de offer a young peoples helpline 9am - Midnight

For more information on where to get help visit

Timeline photos 15/12/2020

Without help, children thinking of su***de may become teens who act on those thoughts. In just one day, we can teach you what to look for, how to respond, and what to do, that can make a life-saving difference for a child at risk of su***de. Booking and more information https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/every-life-matters-19933502566


Train to teach in Barrow & the Furness area with South Cumbria School Direct Please like and share their new page

Our new ITT website is live at www.southcumbriaschooldirect.com
Please like our new page South Cumbria School Direct and follow us on Twitter to help raise awareness of our ITT programmes. Thank you! Teaching Yarlside Academy Victoria Academy Parkside Academy Furness Academy 🎓


How fantastic! 🤩


Are you a forward-thinking business? Join our ‘T Party’ to find out all about T Levels and how offering an industry placement can bring fresh thinking to your workforce. The session is on Wednesday 9th December from 11.00am - 12.00 noon and it is all virtual on Microsoft Teams. To sign up email: [email protected]
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust Barrow Borough Council

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