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As part of our recruitment campaign we are holding a virtual open evening with Sellafield Ltd for learners who are looking to start a Sellafield Ltd apprenticeship or degree apprenticeship in September 2022.

The event will run on Tuesday 25th January from 5pm to 6pm.

During the event you will find out detailed information about the Sellafield Ltd apprenticeships and degree programmes on offer and the application process. There will also be a Sellafield panel who will be on hand to answer your queries.

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For further information about Sellafield apprenticeships please visit: Sellafield Applications 2022 – Gen2


Tuesday the 7th of December saw 7 Primary Schools descend on St Joseph’s School to take part in our first ever Boccia festival. Related to Bowls and Petanque, Boccia is an inclusive sport that plays out in a similar way to Bowls with participants aiming to bowl  to get as close to the jack as possible.

Teams are made up of three players with each player bowling twice and with each School bringing 2 teams it was a non-stop 2 hours of competitive play with every child totally focused on their respective matches. With the clock ticking on and after 20 matches completed we arrived at the gripping final between St Patrick’s and Beckstone which Beckstone edged by a few centimetres!

As ever, organiser and Sports Development Officer Mr Wise was elated at the outcome; “Boccia is a wonderful Sport and it was so good to see these primary school children enjoying themselves whilst competing”. “As this was our first Boccia event I was a little nervous at how it would be received but the children absolutely loved it and with our year 8 leaders hosting the event so adeptly  my worries were very much allayed”.

Our next festival will be key stage 1 Dodgeball in January.


Tuesday the 16th of November saw 7 Schools, 14 teams and 112 children descend on St Joseph’s School sports hall for our first ever year 3 and 4Benchball competition. In what was the first taste of School representation and competitive action for most children the event turned out to be everything that we had hoped for. The sheer energy, sportsmanship, teamwork, competitiveness and skill on show was something to behold with the added bonus of expert leadership, officiating and organisation from our year 9 sports leaders.

Organiser and Sports Development Officer Mr Wise could not hide his delight; “I am sure that this was one of the best events we have ever held here”. “It was full of so many of the things that are so good about sport and it was played with so many smiles on the faces of the children taking part”. “The pandemic has denied this age group the opportunities that were afforded to the children before them and their pure joy and enthusiasm at taking part was very clear to see”.

The event came to a thrilling climax as Beckstone and St Gregory’s fought out a “next one wins” final with Beckstone taking the prize with an amazing throw and catch.

Our next event will be a BOCCIA competition on Tuesday the 7th of December.


Tuesday the 21st of September saw the triumphant return of the ever popular primary school festivals to our school site. After what seems like an age it was really good to see so many children taking part in the first of our 15 events for the year.
With 8 schools and over 200 key stage 1 children in attendance a gloriously calm Autumnal afternoon saw the children tackle 10 different multi skill activities designed to test and improve their all-round sporting skills.
The activities were hosted by our year 8 leaders who were so adept at demonstrating their activities and interacting with the children that they received many favourable comments for their efforts from the primary school staff.
Event organiser and Sports Development Officer David Wise was ecstatic about how things had gone; “This festival had been a long time coming and we were blessed to have the weather and great commitment from the schools and their children who were taking part in this sort of activity for the very first time”. “I have to mention our excellent year 8 leaders who made the event so special with their brilliant delivery and fantastic rapport with the children”. “A truly special day and so good to be back delivering festivals”.
This year our activities are coming thick and fast with key stage 1 back on site again in 2 weeks for a football festival quickly followed by a year 5 and 6 Benchball competition.