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On Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 16:14, Miss Donnelly, a General Visitor, wrote:

I have just completed two days placement with North Lakes as part of my Secondary PGCE course, I would just like to say what lovely polite and engaging pupils I had the opportunity to work with in year 5 and 6. I really enjoyed meeting them all, and thank you to all the children and staff for a lovely welcome. 

 

On Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:01, Anna Smalley & Sarah Forster, a General Visitor from Tullie House, wrote:

We have been working with Elterwater, Buttermere and Rydal Water on a Border Reivers inspired project at Tullie House this half term. Yesterday we went to visit the pupil's Mini Museum and we were blown away by how much effort, skill and thought had gone into the display. From the outdoor fire demonstration (!) to the museum shop and café, everything was truly fantastic. The pupils had worked incredibly hard creating objects for their museum and they all took their roles on the day very seriously which was great to see. Looking through the pictures on your brilliant website has really brought home how much work has gone into the project.

 

Working with the pupils and teachers has been an amazing experience for us, thank you so much for all your hard work.

 

Anna & Sarah from Tullie House 

 

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 09:56, Freddie Machin, a General Visitor from Now>Press>Play, wrote:

I had a lovely time at North Lakes School this week. The staff could not have been more hospitable, making for a really positive energy in the school and the students were engaged and happy.

 

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 15:32, Emma Hooson, a General Visitor from RNutr, Food for Life Partnership School Food Plan Regional Manager - North of England wrote:

I would like to commend your school for the nutritious, delicious and appealing display of meals that you have on offer at North Lakes. It is apparent that you have catering staff dedicated to providing tasty school meals to meet the nutritional needs of your growing active children. Keep up the good work!.

 

On Friday, April 24, 2015 at 13:15, Debra Maxwell,  a Parent  from Penrith wrote:

We (Rachel and I) attended another session of the Saturday Morning Orchestra held at North Lakes School. Rachel has been attending since October and by Christmas she hit her end of year maths target. I was so surprised by this achievement and I think Rachel was too. We have been attending since then. Rachel has played her flute which she is learning at school. We have three guitar's at home and Rachel has been learning base guitar. The Orchestra has lots of instruments for kids to try out. I have seen other kids really come out of their shell at the session and it is brilliant to hear what they have been learning at the end of the season. I've been learning different instruments too. Parents can stop and have fun. Its a great place to learn and improve many different skills. Please give it a try.     

 

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10:12, UCC,  a Twitter Visitor from @ullswatercc wrote:

Congratulations @NLSCHOOL! It looks great!

 

On Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:41, Cumbria School Library Service,  a Twitter Visitor from @CumbriaSLS wrote:

@NLSCHOOL Wow! Love your new website - lots of photos and links. Can I come to your school?

 

On Monday, March 9, 2015 at 9:38, Sing Up,  a Twitter Visitor from @SingUpTweets wrote:

@NLSCHOOL I think it looks great! I especially like all the slide shows.

 

On Monday, March 9, 2015 at 9:32, Soundwave,  a Twitter Visitor from @SoundwaveCA14 wrote:

@NLSCHOOL Nice! Check out our brand-new website too! http://soundwave.org.uk/  #musicincumbria

 

On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 17:32, Mark Mackie,  a Twitter Visitor from JTRS  @MarkMackie6 wrote:

@NLSCHOOL I like it! I hope you get as many visitors as with the old site. #ukedchat

 

On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:43, Tim Rylands,  a Twitter Visitor from  @TimRylands wrote:

@NLSCHOOL Another stylish & useful site. Well done

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 22:23, Glenridding SC,  a Twitter Visitor from @GlenriddingSC wrote:

@NLSCHOOL  fab new website! We like it :-)

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 20:22, TaleTrails,  a Twitter Visitor from  ‏@taletrailswalks wrote:

@NLSCHOOL website looks fantastic, what an exciting time you all have at school!

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 17:23, Chris McWilliam,  a Twitter Visitor from  ‏@mr_macmac wrote:

@NLSCHOOL great website. Very child centered

 
On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 14:25 pm, Helen Lehan,  a Twitter Visitor from Leeds, England @HLehan wrote:

@NLSCHOOL what a wonderful example of how school websites should be! Fun, easy to navigate and packed with info.

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12.07,  STOP PRESS  TWITTER Retweets so far include...

@MrThorne @SAPERE_P4C @chrisquigley @Roy_Leighton @SwitchedOnComp @DickKingSmith @thought_weavers @patronofreading @Will_Ord @rosBIGWRITING @redgierob  @alanpeat @mberry @alpacaly  @MichelleBellHR @cumbsocmed @brilaprojects @MorlandArea @StIlltydsEng @lozzy_williams @bobhouse59 @PrimarySite @HLehan @scholarPack @mr_macmac @JamesNottinghm @CumbriMusicHub @taletrailswalks @GlenriddingSC @TrayBakesUK @TimRylands @MarkMackie6 @CumbriaSLS @SiundwaveCA14 @SingUpTweets @ullswtercc

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:42, Chris Quigley,  a Twitter Visitor from @chrisquigley wrote:

@NLSCHOOL A great school with a FULL SPECTRUM curriculum.

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:40, Roy Leighton,  a Twitter Visitor from @Roy_Leighton wrote:

@NLSCHOOL Looking good. Easy to navigate, great content and parents will find this very useful. Keep posting.

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:30, David & Lee,  a Twitter Visitor from @thought_weavers wrote:

@NLSCHOOL excellent website! looks a great school!

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:17, Will Ord,  a Twitter Visitor from @Will_Ord wrote:

@SAPERE_P4C @NLSCHOOL Northlakes website is wonderful! Especially like the P4C approach & policy there! Congrats to all!

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:14, Rob Smith (Literacy Shed),  a Twitter Visitor from Ramsbottom, England @redgierob wrote:

@NLSCHOOL it's a great site.

 

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:08, Ros Wilson,  a Twitter Visitor from @rosBIGWRITING wrote:

@NLSCHOOL Lively & fun website, well done.

 

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 22:44, Miss Rollings,  Deputy Head from NLS wrote:

Very impressed by the new website. The links are very clear. The different sites can be easily accessed. Very user friendly. Thank you. 

 

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 22:38, Michelle Woof, a parentfrom Penrith wrote:

Fabulous new look website! My son couldn't wait to get home and add it to his home screen on his ipad.  I take a minute to look every night to make sure I know what is planned for the following day, week, month.  I always have a peek at the children's blogs  (makes me laugh what some write about) but they are having a go which is fab.  Myself and my son often look through past sporting events where he has represented NLS to see if he's on any photos. Keep up the good work, I'd be lost without it! 

 

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 19:53, Miss Cheesebrough, a teacher from Penrith wrote:

 I think the website looks great!! The children really enjoyed exploring it during Computing Club; we heard lots of  'wows' and 'This looks so cool!' Thumbs up!! 

 

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 13:21, Leah LW, a pupil from Penrith wrote:

 I really like the new website because of it new features.  

 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 19:45, Bob House, a General Visitor via Twitter from @sapere_p4c wrote:

This is one of the best school #P4C sites I've seen. Check out the resources. @NLSCHOOL @SAPERE_P4C

 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 20:38, Clare Wyllie, a parent from Penrith wrote:

This school website is great!

 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 18:48, Debra Maxwell, a parent from Penrith wrote:

Nice... Website well done !!!!! :) 

 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 17:52, Jackson, a pupil from Penrith wrote:

This is AWSOME I really like the new font - good job!!

 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 17:17, Miss Hayes, a Teacher from Penrith wrote:

The new website looks fantastic. I cannot wait to explore it with Coniston Class! 

 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 15:50, Allyson Coward, a parent from Penrith wrote:

Great website! 

 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 13:42, Buttermere, a Class from NLS wrote:

We like the new writing font and the information is really clear. We like the way the website changes depending on which device we use to access it. We really like the slideshow, how it flicks across showing our photos. The language changing feature is really useful and We like how the size of the page changes when you change the box.  

 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 13:12, Sonya Grey, a parent from Penrith wrote:

Love the new website. Not had chance to fully go through it as yet but what I have seen -  is great.

 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 12:09, Fiona Askins, a governor from Penrith wrote:

The new look website looks fantastic and the view particularly across devices is wonderful especially on my phone, well done NL.

 

On Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 7:35, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
What a fabulous newsletter! Absolutely packed with exciting news and photographs. I still like to read about what the children have been up to at NLS, even though my two have long left.
 
On Friday, December 19, 2014 at 15:44, Abby H, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
The new newsletter is amazing check it out on our school website of what we have done this term I really enjoyed reading the articles.
 
On Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 07:41, A historian, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
Interested to hear on Radio Cumbria and see on Border Lookaround that the school has remembered the youth of WW1 by marking the Christmas Truce 1914 in a respectful but lively way.
 
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:03 p.m, Front of House Team, a general visitor from Palace Theatre Manchester wrote:
A brilliant group of children, one of the best schools we have had!
 
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:02 p.m, A group of theatre goers @ Barnum, a general visitor from Palace Theatre Manchester wrote:
Superb behaviour a fantastic school!
 
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:00 p.m, An audience member at Barnum, a general visitor from Manchester Palace theatre wrote:
'The children are well behaved and so courteous and considerate towards other theatre goers'
 
On Saturday, November 01, 2014 at 4:01 p.m, Rory Stewart MP OBE, a general visitor from Penrith and the Border wrote:
Thanks to all North Lakes staff and pupils for the amazing visit to the North Lakes school on Friday 24th October. I was thoroughly impressed by the work that you are doing, and the clear enjoyment and engagement of the children who are clearly a fantastic group. Thank you for going to so much trouble to make us so welcome and involved in the morning assembly. Rory Stewart MP OBE.
 
On Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:03 p.m, Helen McSorley, a general visitor from Leeds wrote:
I would like to say thanks for your amazing pages on P4c. I'm a teacher at a school in Leeds and when I typed in 'p4c display' it took be straight to your school website. It seems as though you have embedded critical and creative thinking throughout many areas of your curriculum. I will certainly be spreading the word and sharing your wonderful ideas! Thank you :)
 
On Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:28 p.m, Dick King-Smith, a general visitor from @DickKingSmith wrote:
tweeting about our Summer Newsletter...
Check out @NLSCHOOL's fantastic summer e-book newsletter, including their summer reading challenge!
 
On Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:25 p.m, Rachel Doyle (@Rachel_Doyle1), a general visitor from Sing Up! wrote:
tweeting about our Summer Newsletter...
@NLSCHOOL What a great school ebook newsletter!
 
On Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 9:51 p.m, Craig Rulton (@CraigDRulton), a general visitor from JTRS wrote:
Great use of QR codes by @NLSCHOOL in their digital summer newsletter #qrcode #edtech
 
On Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 9:50 p.m, Mr Lee Parkinson (@ICT_MrP), a general visitor from @ICT_MrP & Literacy Shed wrote:
tweeting about our Summer newsletter....
Fantastic use of tech to enhance @NLSCHOOL newsletter!
 
On Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 9:45 p.m, Ros Wilson (@rosBIGWRITING), a general visitor from Big Writing wrote:
tweeting about our Summer newsletter...
@NLSCHOOL Sounds like a great time was had by all!
 
On Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 09:05 a.m, Tina Hope, a parent from Penrith wrote:
RE: Real Adventure Y5&6 Residential to Ennerdale (From NLS Facebook Page): Layla has had a fantastic time, she hasn't stopped talking about it, a great little confidence boost for her x She still very tired today x thank-you to everybody involved x
 
On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 6:03 p.m, Sonya Grey, a parent from Penrith wrote:
RE: Real Adventure Y5&6 Residential to Ennerdale (From NLS Facebook Page): Many thanks to all staff and helpers, Lewis has had a brilliant couple of days at Ennerdale.
 
On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m, Joanne Smith, a parent from Penrith wrote:
RE: Real Adventure Y5&6 Residential to Ennerdale (From NLS Facebook Page): Ellie's had an amazing experience. Thank you
 
On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5:59 p.m, Kathryn Fowles, a parent from Penrith wrote:
RE: Real Adventure Y5&6 Residential to Ennerdale (From NLS Facebook Page): Harrison had a great time, he particularly enjoyed walking up Red Pike. He's absolutely exhausted today. Thank you to everyone involved. it sounds like it's been a great success!
 
On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5:57 p.m, Debra Maxwell, a parent from Penrith wrote:
RE: Real Adventure Y5&6 Residential to Ennerdale (From NLS Facebook Page): just got some photos back it looks like everyone had a good time, many thanks to all.
 
On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5:56 p.m, Katherine Austwick, a parent from Penrith wrote:
RE: Real Adventure Y5&6 Residential to Ennerdale (From NLS Facebook Page): Thank you to you all, Amy came home one exhausted but very happy girl. They've had a brilliant time.
 
On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5:54 p.m, Nick King, a governor from Penrith wrote:
RE: Real Adventure Y5&6 Residential to Ennerdale (From NLS Facebook Page): A great time was had by all, the kids did you proud!! A big thank you and well done needs to go to Mr Pincombe and the school staff for organising it all and a massive thank you to Real Adventure who were absolutely fantastic, working from 06:30 - 23:00 each day to be there for the kids and they got so much out of them! Hard work, fun, laughs and midge bites had by all!!
 
On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5:53 p.m, Michelle Ware-Armstrong, a parent from Penrith wrote:
RE: Real Adventure Y5&6 Residential to Ennerdale(From NLS Facebook Page): Shay has had an absolute ball, loved it all! Many thanks to all
 
On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5:51 p.m, Kristy Hodgson, a parent from Penrith wrote:
RE: Real Adventure Y5&6 Residential to Ennerdale(From NLS Facebook Page): Thank you so much for looking after them, it has been a really great experience. One they will always remember. I hope you all get caught back up on some sleep !!
 
On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:23 p.m, Retired Cricket enthusiast, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
Delighted to hear of North Lakes cricketing success! Keeping up old traditions. Brilliant.
 
On Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 8:27 p.m, Mrs Rainsley (volunteer), a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
A great time was had at Glaramara Centre! Y4 are a super group to work with. Brilliant efforts from Badgers, Foxes and Eagles despite typical Borrowdale weather. Luxurious centre to stay at, a real treat after the challenges on water and rock. You are all stars!
 
Brilliant newsletter, it is full of interesting stories and great photos. So good to see everything that is happening.
 
On Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:56 p.m, @Kate_sturdy, a general visitor from TWITTER wrote:
@NLSCHOOL I like the QR codes on the news letter! Great things going on!
 
On Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:53 p.m, @rosBIGWRITING), a general visitor from Big Writing wrote:
Tweeting about our newsletter...
@NLSCHOOL Looks amazing. Well done all and have a great holiday.
 
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:47 p.m, @thought_weavers, a pupil from twitter wrote:
@NLSCHOOL loved the newsletter!
 
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:22 p.m, @primarysite, a general visitor from Primary Site wrote:
@NLSCHOOL Wow what a fantastic newsletter! Lots of great information and exciting things going on!
 
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:13 p.m, @estherSumdog, a general visitor from Sumdog wrote:
@NLSCHOOL Your Newsletter looks great! Good to hear you are finding that Sumdog sharpens your children's skills and is fun.
 
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:39 p.m, Ysabel, a general visitor from Sing Up wrote:
I've just finished reading all about your National Sing Up Day celebration and would like to say a big well done to everyone involved. It sounds like you all had a sing-sational day and I can't wait to hear all about what you get up to next year!
 
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12:19 p.m, Sue Dixon, a general visitor from Thinking Child wrote:
I learn, hear and see about all the fabulous things that go on at your school - via twitter and people I know who have been there. It makes me wish I was young again and I could be a pupil there.
 
On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 1:36 p.m, Mrs Carter, a general visitor from Kirkby Stephen wrote:
I visited North Lakes School yesterday for the first time and was 'wowed' by such enthusiastic children learning a musical instrument through their "First Access" music lessons. It was great to share an afternoon with children who were so positively engaged in this wonderful opportunity. So many of the children were enjoying success on their musical learning journey. Well done to everyone!
 
On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:05 p.m, a volunteer, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
Delighted to discover Dove Cottage, Grasmere with groups from Y5 and Y6. The Wordsworth Trust really sparked imaginative ideas from the groups. It was remarkable that we can wander where Wordsworth went and get a glimpse into older times and thoughts. I enjoyed listening to the children's remarkable observations.
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