The Big Draw
Children from Dean School took part in the 'Big Draw' - a national drawing event. We travelled to Cockermouth School to join in with several other schools, recreating our expressive portraits on perspex:
First Aid Training
Class 3 and 4 have taken part in first aid training this year, learning how to do CPR as well as how to treat burns and ring the emergency services. Class 4 even used a training defibrillator.
Classes 2, 3 and 4 are taking part in the 'Grow Your Own Potatoes' project by AHDB Potatoes. We have all chitted and planted our potatoes and are watching them grow. As part of the project, we harvest them on June 10th, so watch this space to see what has grown!
Rotary Engineering Competition Winners!
Our Year 6 children took part in the Cockermouth Rotary Engineering Competition, held here at Dean School. They had to make a working car that moved up and down a slope - the winner was the fastest. We entered two teams and took first and second place! Here is our winning team with their design:
Whitehaven Musical Festival Winners!
Our Dean School Choir competed in the Primary School Choir category at the recent Whitehaven Music Festival. Not only did we win our class, we also won the cup for the highest score overall. Here our the children feeling very proud of their accomplishment:
Trip to Ulverston Buddhist Temple
Class 3 and 4 visited the Manjushri Kadampa Temple (Ulverston), where they learned more about Buddhist beliefs and saw the beautiful temple and its surroundings.
Dean School recently hosted the Sportshall Athletics competition for local primary schools. Our Year 5 children were the umpires along with Chris Wright and his team, as our Year 6 children competed.
The whole school had a fantastic day dressed as Rockstars. During the morning, each class had activities and competitions to find two Timestable Rockstars for each year group. In the afternoon, we had a "Rock Off" to find the ultimate Timestable Rockstar!.
Once again the weather was kind to us on Sports Day. All the children from Nursery to Year 6 had fun participating in the different races.
Cockermouth Schools Gymnastic Gala
The children recently competed in a Gymnastics Gala at Cockermouth School. Despite the large audience the children performed fantastically and we are very proud of them!