On the 25th June we had a whole school trip to Levens Hall. It is an Elizabethan historic house famous for its beautiful gardens and topiary. Each class had a talk by the head gardener Chris, who told us all there was to know about topiary, the orchard, vegetable growing, plants, trees and bees around the beautiful gardens.

On the 18th June Class 1 had a fabulous trip to Maryport Aquarium. We met Hayley who showed us a film all about the fish and wildlife in the sea around Maryport. After that we looked at all the fish and sea creatures around the world. We enjoyed looking at the seahorses which we were going to learn about in school.

On Tuesday 5th June the school took part in Sports Day. The sun was shining and while family and friends watched we had great fun running lots of different races: the long distance, relay, skipping, egg & spoon and the novelty relay race. This involved putting on a pair of wellies, gardening gloves and a hat, running to a tray of compost to find a small coloured object and putting it into a tray. What a fantastic time we all had!

On Friday 18th June the whole school took part in a Fairtrade Royal Wedding Tea Party. In DT each class had designed and made two lots of sandwiches and two batches of biscuits or cakes using Fairtrade or local products. Parents, family, friends, the church ladies and the mayor were invited. What a wonderful afternoon we had.

The four winners of the Design a Fairtrade Bag competition had a lovely day at the Youth Zone last Friday learning about Fairtrade, modelling their bags, meeting the mayor and enjoying a delicious Fairtrade lunch.

On Thursday 10th May the whole school looked around Kirklinton Hall. We all had a talk by the head gardener about the fruit and vegetables produced there.

On Tuesday 17th April the whole school went to The Edinburgh Botanic Gardens. We had a wonderful day playing different games, looking around the gardens and in the hot houses at the exotic plants and cacti. What a brilliant day the children had.

On Wednesday morning Frankie’s mummy brought in two pet lambs to show the children in Class 1. They were three weeks old, one was called Dotty and the other we had a go at naming and we learnt that they were different breeds.

Kate and John from the Brampton Fairtrade Town Group came to our celebration assembly on Friday to present prizes to the children who had taken part in the Look for the Logo shop trail.

Lynn from Orion came to present a prize to competition winner, Lola Crouch, who was the lucky recipient of a tablet! Well done, Lola!

Last Tuesday 13th March we took a group of 24 children to the Old Fire Station for the opening ceremony of the Fairtrade Art exhibition which was attended by the lady mayor.

We had a wonderfully well supported Fairtrade coffee afternoon last Tuesday. Many thanks to the Fairtrade committee – Izzy B, Gracie, Josh, Christopher, Scott, Beth, Heidi and Amelia – who helped make the event such a success.

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