South Lakes Partnership

Year of Formation:2012
Hub:Queen Katherine School
Co-ordinator:Ian Barnes

Partnership schools:Dallam School; Kirkbie Kendal School; Kirkby Stephen Grammar School; Lakes School; Queen Elizabeth School; Settlebeck High School

The South Lakes Partnership tries to provide events for each year group. Highlights this year included a visit by Polestar Planetarium, which was enthusiastically attended by Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. An evening interactive talk by Dr Mark Lewney, Rock Guitar in 11 Dimensions was attended by KS4 and KS5 students and their parents and received very good reviews. A careers speed-meet session with 20+ STEM Ambassadors was arranged for Year 9 pupils. This was very informative and enjoyed by all. Visits were arranged to Heysham Nuclear Power Station with time at the new visitor centre for sixth form students. This helped their understanding of the topic in their A-level course. KS4 pupils attended GCSE Live at Manchester University and teams were entered for Physics Olympics at Liverpool University and for Extreme Physics hosted by Dallam School. Science lessons were also delivered again in local primary schools by secondary teachers in the partnership.