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The School PE department have been fortunate enough to obtain tickets for court number 2 at this year’s Wimbledon Tennis championships. The tickets will initially be offered to our hard working sports leaders who have spent the year helping out at our primary school festivals.
Sports development Officer Mr Wise was naturally delighted; “This will be our fifth School trip to Wimbledon and it is always an amazing experience”. “We have been lucky enough to see players such as Federer, Williams, Djokovic and Andy Murray in the past and to actually be at Wimbledon to see them close up is something else”. “We are so excited for what should be a great couple of days in the capital”.
The trip will take place in early July.

A poem

A poem written by one of Miss Doran’s Year 7 set 2 students who was inspired by her recent visit to Castlerigg. Sylvie has used some excellent vocabulary within her poem and has successfully employed use of poetic techniques to encapsulate the beauty and power of nature. We are very impressed with your work Sylvie. Well done!

We love to see our students showing enthusiasm and enjoyment of their creative skills in English beyond the classroom. Have you written anything in your own time or in lesson that you’d like to share with the English department?

If so, please email your English teacher with anything you’d like us to read or showcase.

Reading Riot…We Won!

As the ‘Reading Riot’ came to an end, Cumbria Libraries set up a prize draw.  The names of all the young people who had taken part were included in the draw and two students from our school were lucky winners.  Congratulations to Amber and Katie-Louise who each received a bagful of fiction books.  We hope the contents give them many hours of pleasurable reading.  In addition, the School Library received a stack of new paperbacks to add to our collection for any student to borrow and enjoy.  Cathy Fidler from the Library service paid us a visit to present certificates and prizes to our keen readers.



The annual staff and pupil primary school Table Tennis event took place at St Joseph’s school on Tuesday the 22nd of February and what a cracker it was! The competition is unique because the accompanying staff member is also part of the team, playing the often crucial fifth rubber and it gives a real sense of togetherness with a little bit of fun thrown in!

With year 9 leaders from St Joseph’s in charge of proceedings the scene was set for a day of excellent Table Tennis.

The event attracted 7 Schools (14 teams of 5 players) with the level of play very high and the sportsmanship even higher and after two very entertaining hours (and 20 matches and 100 rubbers) of very competitive matchplay we ended up with Beckstone and St Patrick’s in the final with Beckstone coming through 4 rubbers to 1 to regain the title they won a couple of years ago.

Sports Development Officer Mr Wise enthused; “This is one of the best events of our sporting calendar as it’s so good to see the staff members getting to be part of the competition rather than just supervising”. “Our sports leaders managed proceedings fantastically well and it was a good day all round”

Our next event is year 3 and 4 Football on the 29th of March.


Our annual inclusive Dodgeball event for key stage 2 children took place on Tuesday the 8th of February 2022 and it turned out to be a day of fantastic skill, teamwork and excitingly nail-biting matches. With 128 pupils taking part the event was the largest of our calendar so far with the excitement and anticipation ramping up by the minute with two teams from Westfield, 1 from St Patrick’s and 1 from  Beckstone emerging as semi-finalists from 24 fast paced and skilful group stage matches. From here the drama just increased with anyone of the four teams deserving to win the event. In the end it was a final to end all finals as Beckstone emerged victorious against an equally matched Westfield team.

Our next event is Key Stage 2 Table Tennis on the 22nd of February.