Ninja Warrior fun!

We were treated to a wonderful visit from Jonny and Michelle last week from Ninja Warrior Kids! Jonny, who won the Ninja Warrior final in 2017 delivered an inspiring assembly about growth mindset, resilience and achieving our goals. Each class took part in their own Ninja Warrior style obstacle course throughout the day which was fun and challenging for all! Thank you for a wonderful day!

Class 4 Vaping Workshop

Class 4 have recently been involved in a workshop run by the Cumbria Addictions Advice and Solutions (CADAS) team. We explored the risks associated with vaping – particularly in children and young adults. This is a trend which unfortunately appears to be on the rise nationwide, so it was useful for our students to get the facts and learn more to keep themselves safe. All of the students engaged well with the session and asked thoughtful, considerate questions – well done all!

Further advice and support on this issue, along with many others, can be found on the CADAS website.

Brilliant Bushcraft

The sun came out for Class Three’s trip to Saint Catherine’s Wood in Windermere. We started the day by learning how to start fires. Brilliant teamwork was demonstrated as the children worked together to collect sticks and they then showed resilience using the flint and steel to start the fires. The children then learnt how to whittle using peelers and cut up willow and peeled it in order to make artist charcoal. After lunch, the children used their newly acquired skills to make a wooden butter knife out of hazel. Endurance could be clearly seem as the children persevered and all make an excellent wooden knife. We finished the day creating pictures using our own charcoal.

A wonderful day in the woods was enjoyed by everyone and the children are already asking, “When  can we go again?”

Bay Search and Rescue visit Class One

A huge thank you to Dan and Helen from Bay Search and Rescue who came to visit us this morning in Class One and talk to the children about their roles. They showed us photographs of the types of rescues they are involved in and the vehicles they use. Dan and Helen also gave us some important safety advice about when we are out on the sands and near open water. We were then lucky enough to see the pick up in real life, try on equipment and listen to the sirens. We learnt so much and had a wonderful time! Our current Christian Value is Service and this was a great example of how people in our community show service to others, something we have been exploring through our whole school assemblies.

Treasure Island!

Reception had a wonderful day out to Derwentwater yesterday in search of treasure! We caught the launch from Hawse End and were dropped off on a large ‘island’ for the day! We listened to a story about a famous pirate who liked to reward children who demonstrated good team-working skills. We had to work together to solve problems and find clues which lead us to our treasure! Well done Reception!

Water Safety on our Lakes

Years 5 + 6 enjoyed a wonderful day at Fellfoot with Jaqui from Waterwise, teaching us how to be safe when we are out having fun in the outdoors whether that be in the sea, in lakes or rivers.  As well as teaching us all about the dangers of open water, she also provided us with lots of useful advice about how to reduce risk of harm by the decisions we make, what we wear and how we react in different scenarios.   Then we all got into Lake Windermere to put our skills to the test.

During the day we also enjoyed orienteering, a trip to the park, a few team games and a delightful picnic in the sunshine.

Harold visits school!

We enjoyed a wonderful visit from Harold and Steven yesterday from Coram Life Education who provide our SCARF curriculum. Each class took part in workshops ranging from exploring the brain to managing friendships. Harold made an appearance in each class too! Thank you Steven for a brilliant day!



Wheelchair Basketball

We were incredibly lucky last week to welcome wheelchair basketball world champion Nat Pattinson to Levens! Nat came and delivered a whole school assembly and the staff and children had a wonderful time learning how to play wheelchair basketball – a sport which develops collaborative team work, perseverance and resilience.  Nat is passionate about raising awareness of disability in sport and answered lots of questions from the children, telling them about how he manages everyday tasks in his daily life and what it was like competing in the world championships. A wonderful day was had by all!

Kendal Mountain Rescue visit Class One


Nursery and Reception were lucky enough to receive a visit on Monday from Tony who is part of the team at Kendal Mountain Rescue. They found out all about the types of work Mountain Rescue do and when they might be called to help someone out. They explored lots of Tony’s kit and equipment, finding out about the importance of each item. The highlight of the visit was a trip outdoors to have a seat in one of the vehicles. Thank you Tony for a super afternoon!