Year 9 CIAG Evening

We recently welcomed Year 9 students and parents to our Careers Information and Guidance Evening. The presentation that was given on the evening can be viewed below, and if you need more information, you can contact the Year 9 team, Mrs Warneford and Mr Williamson.
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New Year 7 Challenges Initiative is a Hit!

This term we launched the new Year 7 Challenges initiative, which is a personal development programme giving students different ‘challenges’ to complete. The monthly challenges have seen our students finding something to look forward to every day. From growing something to eat and the latest challenge is to develop the character trait of enthusiasm, go...
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Year 10 Students complete first year of ICanToo Programme

Ten of our Year 10 pupils have recently completed their first year of the ICanToo Programme with the REACT Foundation. The REACT Foundation is a STEM-based organisation which helps West Cumbrian young people to:   – have raised aspirations, through schemes helping them realise their potential in STEM subjects;   – see the range of...
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Year 9 Careers, Information & Guidance Evening 2021

Welcome to our Careers, Information & Guidance Evening for Year 9 students. Although we can’t welcome you into school this year, we still have lots of useful information for you below. Starting with an introduction video from Mrs Jackson our Head Teacher, our Head of Year 9, Mrs Dawson and also Mrs Kelso & Mr...
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St Benedict’s pioneers Bright Stars business enterprise programme for secondary schools

Student from our school are the first to take part in a new Bright Stars Secondary enterprise programme that will see them partnering with local companies to run their own businesses. The new programme for Year 8 pupils is building on the success of the Bright Stars programme for primary schools in Cumbria organised and...
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St Benedict’s praised for Best Practise linking curriculum to careers

St Benedict’s has recently been the subject of a case study into ‘Best Practise linking the Curriculum to Careers.’ Cumbria LEP produced the case study, and talked to various members of staff and students alike to find out how we promote careers within the school curriculum. Careers education is an integral part of the curriculum...
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Year 10 Students presented with VWEX Certificates

A group of our Year 10 have this week been presented with their certificates for taking part in a Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) scheme over half term. The students involved were Olivia Thomson, Joe Cottrell, Caleb Smith, Emi-Leigh Rudd, Rhys Jackson, Aaron Smith, Harry Finlinson, Layla Fatialofa, Jessica Kitchen, Missy Freestone and Bethany Forbes. The...
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St Benedict’s Set Great Example on Careers Education

St Benedict’s has been cited as a great example of how to deliver careers education and work experience despite the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. St Benedict’s has continued to roll out a full careers programme to all students across all year groups despite school closure and periods of lockdown. It has done so...
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