Recent News 2018-2019


Sports Day

Well done Ennerdale! 

What a fantastic afternoon we had! The children had such a great time and enjoyed competing against one another. There was good sportsmanship and teamwork displayed by all teams! 

Mrs Shankland's Retirement Assembly 

Thursday 11th June

Just a taste of Mamma Mia from the dress rehearsal!

Saturday 29th June

Saturday cycling club to Buttermere....fantastic ride out in the sun!

Monday 24th June

What a fab day for our whole school Buttermere walk! Everyone made it round for ice cream at the end!

Thursday 20th June

What fantastic weather we have had this week for  our Outdoor Activities Week. All children in school have been out and about at the forest, at Hawse End and in the local environment experiencing a wide variety of fun activities in the wonderful area in which we lived. I went Ghyll Scrambling with Year 5 and 6 and we had a great time!!

Wednesday 19th June

Our orienteering team took part in the final event of the season on a glorious day in Ennerdale. We were placed third in the Small Schools Section and Oliver Muller was also placed third Year 5 boy from the series of events leading up to the final. On the final day's event Oliver was the first Year 5 boy. Well done everyone!!

Tuesday 18th June

We had a great day in the sun at the annual Kwik Cricket Tournament, only narrowly missing getting into the semi final on run total, not games lost. We represented India at the event.

Wednesday 12th June

We were delighted today to welcome Maggie and her team from NISCU to share their assembly with us all about 'Creation' which everyone enjoyed, particularly the puppets and the singing!

Thursday 23rd May

Lots of KS2 children took part in the cross country event at Cockermouth School today. Well done to them all on completing the course!

Thursday 23rd May

Leavers hoodies have arrived for our select group of Year 6 children.....Joe forgot to wear his today!

Tuesday 21st May

The second day at Bassenfell was just as good as the first!

Monday 20th May

Everyone has had a great first day on the Bassenfell residential. The sun has been shining and there's been lots of new activities to try!

Thursday 16th May

Year 5 and 6 have had a great afternoon at Cockermouth School taking part in a consortium athletics event. Well done everyone for trying your best and performing brilliantly! We were third out of eight schools.

Wednesday 15th May

What a fantastic venue for today's orienteering! Wonderful sunshine and all the children finished the course. Well done everyone, a longer route today too!

Wednesday 15th May

We have started working on the mural as part of the re modelling of the school library. It's going to look fab!

Sunday 12th May

Well done to our mixed 5-a-side football team who reached the final of the annual Rotary Competition yesterday afternoon, in glorious sunshine. It was a great afternoon and although they were beaten in the final, they were up against a school much bigger than ours so we were very proud of them all!

Tuesday 7th May

Well done to all those children who took part in the Whitehaven Music Festival today. They all performed really well and were awarded with excellent marks. A proud day for BPS!

There was lots of practising to do before the event and some brave girls volunteered to perform in assembly!!

Wednesday 8th May

We now have our ABLE motto displayed even more around looks great!

Saturday 4th May

Today was the first cycling club and the children did really well getting to Navvies Bridge in Workington. Well done everyone!!

Thursday 18th April

We've had a very busy day today with our Easter Fayre. We've had an Easter Bonnet parade, decorated egg competition and our annual Egg Dump won by Molly Potts!!

Mrs Shankland did very...she won the Heads Easter Bonnet Competition...luckily for her she as the only one in it!!

Class 3 did a lovely assembly today called 'Special People' and there were some teary eyes in the room, including Mrs Shankland!

Wednesday 17th April

The orienteering season has begun again with the first event at Whitehaven Academy and the weather was glorious!

Friday 29th March

 A special assembly for World Autism Awareness Day.

Thursday 28th March

It's always a pleasure to give 100% attendance certificates at the end of term. Some of these from Spring also had 100% attendance during the Autumn term so they're hopefully heading for a full year of perfect attendance! Well done to everyone today.

Monday 25th March

The choir performed well as part of Mr Strachan's joint school concert at Dearham School last night. There were some lovely soloists from our school who sang beautifully!

Monday 19th March

Well done to Anya, second left, for representing school in the annual Cockermouth Consortium Speakers Competition at the United Reformed Church last night. She was very articulate with her speech about Women's Rights! It was lovely to have Ian Routledge, Assistant Head at Cockermouth School and David Mulloy the Mayor of Cockermouth, to present the winning prizes.

Friday 15th March

What a fantastic day we had at Rock Challenge yesterday. Everyone rose to the challenge and performed brilliantly. A huge thank you to all those who made our entry  possible!

Thursday 14th March

Head Boy Elliot and Head Girl Faye did a presentation about Red Nose Day in assembly today

Then they set Mrs Shankland up in a Red Nose Quiz.....she had to sit on her throne...….Faye got the easy questions, the answers to Elliot's questions were all 'pass' and Mrs Shankland got the hard questions and came last!

Monday 4th March

Helen needed volunteers in her assembly today

Thursday 7th March

Mrs Shankland and her little 'Where's Wally' friends!

There were some fantastic characters!

The staff joined in too

Thursday 14th February

Have a look at more pictures of Class 4 and their Internet Safety assembly in Celebration Assembly.

Class 6 World War 1 Project 

Thursday 31st January

Well done to the Year 5 children who all passed their cycling proficiency test today. A big thank you to Adam from Cyclewise for working so hard with them in very chilly weather!

Wednesday 30th January 

Fun in the snow!

Wednesday 23rd January

We had an interesting visit from Mr David Malloy who is the Mayor of Cockermouth. He talked to all the children about how he became the Mayor, what his role is and how he enjoys promoting the lovely town of Cockermouth. here he is with our elected School Council members and also Faye and Elliot, Head Boy and Girl.

Saturday 19th January 

On Saturday 19th January our school football team took part in the annual Sands Centre competition. We played very well managing two draws and one win! Unfortunately, we did not get to the second round but were very pleased to walk away undefeated! All boys played very well and demonstrated fantastic sportsmanship, we are very proud of the team. We would also like to thank the parents who came along to support the children. We think there is lots of potential for this team in the future! Well done! 

Wednesday 19th December

What a fantastic nativity Reception and KS1 performed for us today! Well done to all children and staff involved.

Tuesday 18th December

We all enjoyed a great Christmas lunch today with our special visitors who volunteer and help us all in school. Thank you to Mrs Farley for the wonderful meals she serves us all year and not on this special day!

Monday 17th December

Christchurch was full of family and friends for this year's Carol Service this morning. The children all enjoyed looking at the wonderful trees which are decorating the church this year. Thank you for having us Reverend Butland!

Friday 14th December

All the children came in Christmas jumpers today, and the staff, raising money for Save the Children Fund.

Wednesday 12th December

This year our performance was called ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’ It was a KS1 only performance (with a little help from our friends in the choir) and they did brilliantly. The children were singing and dancing away. Well done to all the children involved! 

The dress rehearsal went really well. We had visitors from the village, church and Johnson House in's promising to be a great show!

Friday 14th December


Tuesday 4th December

Mrs Cockton kindly presented Class 5s Christmas boxes to the Children's Ward when she visited recently. They were delighted to receive them.


We had a fantastic time learning all about Christmas and the Messiah. Well done to the Year 6 volunteers that helped! 

Friday 30th November

Even though it was too windy to go to Forest School today, Forest School came to the classroom!

It's always lovely to have the Rotary gentlemen in to listen to children read

Friday 30th November

Year 2 children upwards had a fascinating morning being shown lots of memorabilia from WW1. Some children got dressed up too!

Thursday 29th November

Christmas has arrived in school!

We had a really successful Christmas Fayre last night and raised £895 for school fund which was fantastic!

Monday 26th November

It was great to have Revd Butland leading our assembly this morning. He talked about the colour purple and its link to Advent. We also shared the new 'ABLE' banners with the children!

Wednesday 21st November

Mrs Bewsher launched the ABLE motto box in assembly today. This clear box is going to be kept in the hall and the aim is to fill it with red counters. A red counter will given to a child when they have carried out something related to the motto. This could be anything from opening a door for a visitor to helping someone in ned in school. Counters will be given out by members of staff only and by our Head Boy, Elliot and our Head Girl, Faye.

Friday 16th November

It was Children in Need today in school. We raised lots of money for this great cause having wacky hair styles and wearing spotty clothes! For more pictures look on class pages please

Sunday 11th November

We had a lovely service in school today to unveil the memorial stone for the scholars of Broughton Primary School who died in World War One.

There are some lovely displays of work in classes too linked to our WW1 btheme.

Thursday 1st November

Class 6 had an exciting time today with a film crew from United Utilities. They were filming and recording the children working on their WW1 project as United Utilities have provided funding for a WW1 memorial plaque to remember the ex scholars of our school who dies in WW1. The memorial will be unveiled on November 11th, Armistice Day.

Friday 19th October

All the children in Year 5/6 enjoyed their bouncy castle treat as they all completed their Strive for 5 Reading Challenge this half term. Keep it up all of you!

Friday 19th October

Today we said a sad farewell to Audrey who has been a mid-day supervisor with us for many years.

Thursday 18th October

Everyone from Nursery upwards enjoyed the KABs Halloween disco last night. 

Friday 5th October 

We enjoyed a lovely Harvest service in Christs Church this morning. There were some fantastic Harvest themed poems and songs from children from Year 1 upwards. We managed to raise £67.33 from selling the produce we collected. The money will go to the Bishops Appeal for the Hungry. 

Tuesday 2nd October

Nat came today and led all our children in a day of wheelchair basketball. It was great fun! Nat talked in assembly about the importance of perseverance and dedication in order to achieve your goals, important lessons for us all to learn.

Thursday 27th September

Thank you to all the friends and family of Reception who came to support them raise funds for McMillan Cancer at their coffee morning today.

Friday 21st September

Well done to School Council for leading our 'Jeans for Genes Day' raising £123 for this great cause, which helps children and families with genetic disabilities.

Thursday 20th September

Our six Year 5/6 runners have settled in well at Fairfield School, part of a new incentive to encourage children to run with Bodyfit Running Club and our local consortium of schools in and around Cockermouth. We're delighted that four of our G&T runners from Year 6 last year are being used as positive role models and Young Leaders at the club.

Thursday 6th September

Year 5 and 6  had a great time up at Whinlatter watching the Team Trial finish, part of the Tour of Britain. It was a really exciting day, especially pleasing as Hollie from Year 6 last year was up on the stage presenting the winning team with the jersey she designed!

Wednesday 3rd September

We had fun in assembly introducing the Jigsaw theme for this half term of 'Being me in My World' but not sure Jake enjoyed having shaving cream on his face!!

Monday 3rd September

One of our ex pupils Luke Greenbank came to share his success at the Commonwealth Games with us. Luke was part of the GB team who came second in the 400m Medley Relay, where he was swimming the backstroke leg. The games were on the Gold Coast and this was an exciting time for Luke, his family and us! We're very proud of him!

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