In 2015 West Cumbria Rivers Trust launched an exciting competition for children in West Cumbria to keep them busy over the summer holidays. They were seeking budding young artists to draw pictures of river related plants, flowers, bugs and beasties. The 10 best pictures were to be made into transfers and stuck on their new van for all to see as they drove around West Cumbria!
A walk along the local river to look at wildlife for inspiration. Maybe being lucky enough to see an otter, a heron catching fish or the blue flash of a kingfisher. Dragon flies, butterflies, mayflies and bees flying around and a few common plants, such as meadowsweet and yellow flag iris may have also been seen.
Two of the winning designs were sisters from Orton School.
On a recent outing in the Lakes one of the designs was spotted on the side of one of the vans, so naturally the 'artist' snapped up the chance to grab a photo.
Watch this space...hopefully we will soon find the van with the other winning design!
Astral Circus came into school on Monday14th December 2015
to deliver a series of workshops with the children.
“Circus arts are an ideal catalyst to promote health and exercise, spatial and self-awareness, confidence and give a wonderful feeling of well-being and achievement."
is a qualified and experienced teacher and practitioner of the performing arts.
Each class had an hour long workshop in which they were introduced
to a variety of circus skills.
On Tuesday 15th, after Christmas Dinner, the children will perform a selection of their new skills to the rest of the school!
Wear it Pink
This year we collected donations of tinned food, flour, rice and fruit and vegetables
to take to Town View Hostel in Kendal.
The centre was very grateful for our donation.
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