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23rd January 18
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Christmas Carol Service


We had a wonderful Carol Service at Crosthwaite Church on Wednesday evening.  Well done to everyone who took part. Thank you to Rob Grange for the lovely photos!

Christmas Lunch


We had a fantastic Christmas lunch on Wednesday 13th December when we welcomed family members and visitors to our school to share our Christmas lunch.  It was delicious and we had fun too!

Christmas card competition winners


Learning together, growing together.


This afternoon, Skiddaw Class and Barrow Class worked together to make the different parts of a Christmas display that will be put up in the local supermarket 'Booths'.  We all look forward to seeing the finished product.

The pupils showed skills in collaboration, negotiation and resilience.

Meet the cast of Hoodwinked


Sports Day 6.7.17


Warm and dry weather greeted Braithwaite pupils as they enjoyed this year's sports day with family and friends. Events included egg and spoon races, welly wanging, hurdles and bean bag shuttles as well as sprints. Yellow House were victorious, Blue second and Red third.

Class Four climbing - June 2017


A beautiful afternoon for climbing. Thank you to the staff at Newlands Adventure Centre for their expertise and patience.


Den Day 16.6.17


With the help of Roy Henderson from the National Trust we headed to Cockshot Woods to build dens, make flint arrow heads and set traps. We collaborated to produce some great results and then enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the open fire. 

The purpose of our trip was two-fold; working together with children of different ages (Collaboration from our BLP work) and raising money for Save the Children Fund. We all donated at least £2 to take part in the day and this will go towards helping children who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Easter Egg Hunt - 7.4.2017


Thanks to Friends of Braithwaite School for organising a fabulous Easter treat for us all. 

Braithwaite School Remembers


We have been thinking about Remembrance this week.  On Wednesday we had a special assembly on this theme in St Herbert's Church, lead by Rev Lucie Lunn.  On Armistice Day, two days later, we stopped playtime just before 11am to gather the whole school round our peace sculpture for a prayer and two minutes' silence.  After that Hughie laid our poppy wreath by the sculpture.  The scuplture was made from the remains of an almond tree which we believe grew from an almond stone brought back to Braithwaite by Caleb Barnes (a former Headteacher of the school) when he was a prisoner of war.  Hughie is one of several relations of Caleb that are pupils in the school today.

Braithwaite School Cross Country


Well done everyone who took part in the Cross Country Event on 3rd November in Fitz Park.  These pupils won prizes, donated by New Balance, for their perseverance! Thanks to Mrs Harbourne and all the helpers who acted as marshalls to support the event.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


A few photos are included above to give you a flavour of our recent production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Thanks to Mr Penkett for the lovely quality of pictures.

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More sailing!


Here are some more photos of our final sailing session.  Certificates of achievement will be given out on the last day of term in our Special Assembly.  Well Done Class 4!

Class 4 Sailing


Class 4 are currently participating in a short sailing course at the Derwent Marina.  So far they have been out in boats of different sizes.  Learning has included the names for the parts of the boat, how to rig the boats and then how to sail them.  They have ben out whatever the weather and yesterday started off soggier on land then then when in the water!  However, morale stayed high and they battled on through.  Well Done!

Class 3's Fiver Challenge


Class 3 have been taking part in the Virgin Money/Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge scheme. They have each been allocated £5 and have to make it grow as much as they can by setting up and running their own business. Some have pooled their resources together and there have been a range of activities such as car washing, raffles, sales of cakes, drinks, book marks, books, stones and toys. Some groups have already made over £100! We hope you will support us - our stalls are open Mondays 2-3:30pm and Tuesdays 8:45-10am. The scheme finishes at the end of June.

Sports day Friday 27th May


Check out our photos from Sports day - thanks to Mr Penkett for being our photographer for the day!

Get Active Week


We are having a great week during our 'Get Active' Week.  We have run or walked a mile of the field, learnt and performed a whole school danceWe are having a busy week in the lead up to half term as it is the school’s ‘Get Fit and Active Week’.  During the week pupils are being encouraged to try a new sport or activity and to include more activity in their everyday lives.  Classes have been learning about healthy eating and keeping fit.  The whole school has been running or walking laps of the field first thing in the morning with the aim of completing a mile during the week, although some people have already managed this in just two days!  Everyone has also been learning a dance which was filmed on Wednesday from a drone. 

Most classes have also had a trip out of school for outdoor activities.  On Monday Class 3 visited Whinlatter to do some orienteering and a blindfold trail. On Tuesday Class 4 went to Derwentwater Marina to try sailing.  This was the first of 5 sessions so hopefully by the end everyone will have learnt how to sail the boat without spending as much time in the water!

Later in the week everyone will have a chance to try climbing on the climbing wall that is coming to school and to take part in Sports Day.  Also Class 2 are visiting Bassenfell Manor to try some team building and outdoor activities.  More news on all these activities to follow.

Summing up the week a Y4 pupil commented: “The best thing about this week is that everything is fun and it gives you exercise and energy too!”

Keswick Mountain Festival Schools Triathlon


Congratulations to our 14 Triathletes. You all completed the event demonstrating skills of perseverance, resilience and sportsmanship. I was proud to be there watching you! Well Done!

Go Herdwick Calvert Trust Public Art Trail 2016


Heather, our Herdwick sheep, is now complete for the Calvert Trust Public Art Trail. You can pick up a trail leaflet from the school office for £2. It details all 60 of the colourful herdwick sheep you can spot from Keswick through to Windermere.

Find out more about the project on the following site:


Class 3 and 4 D&T Afternoon


Class 3 and 4 had a busy afternoon on Tuesday 22nd March. Whilst some pupils accompanied Mrs Graffin to the Joint Schools Choir at Dearham School, the rest embarked on a team-building challenge linked to their work on Building Learning Power. The challenge was to construct a tower to hold a raw egg. The tallest tower which could hold the egg would be the winner! 

Each team was given 2 newspapers, 20 straws and a roll of sticky tape.

See how they did...

Comic Relief World Book Day - 18th March 2016


We had a great time dressing as characters from our favourite books and raised over £70 for Comic Relief!

Above Derwent War Memorial Booklets


We now have 2 booklets available about the names commemorated on the Above Derwent War Memorial, situated at Braithwaite Bridges on the old A66. The booklets were written by Deputy head, Karen Roberts.

Those from WW1 are included in a booklet, priced at £3.00.

Those from WW2 are remembered in a booklet, priced at £3.50.

Both booklets are available from the school office or by post. For postal enquiries please include a stamped addressed A5 sized envelope.Cheques should be made payable to "The Good Shepherd Multi Academy"

All proceeds to the school funds.