All of us who access ‘Grasmere Resourced Provision’ are members of classes within school, and part of the North Lakes School Community!
We meet with our classes daily, attend lessons and events. We have very special friends and sometimes they join us for weekly activities like baking.
The end of term has been particularly busy. Two of us in Year 6 are moving to James Rennie in Carlisle as Year 7 pupils. We will so miss everyone but we will be too old to stay at North Lakes. One of us is the oldest in the school! We have been to visit several times and got to know adults and pupils in our new school.
What a busy term! We attended the ‘Big Sing’ and between lunch and the Sage we enjoyed the ‘Sensory Room’ in the Baltic. We even went up to the fourth floor of the Baltic to look at the nesting birds. We got to see the very fluffy chicks. As usual the ‘Big Sing’ had us rocking!
We have enjoyed taking our learning outside and have really become familiar with Castle Park. It offers such a variety of activities and we learned to take turns holding the golf putt during Crazy golf. Some of us managed to sustain a whole game!
We have also visited the Larch Cottage Garden Centre. We love to look at the plants, and the variety of colour. Some of the beautiful smells are just fantastic. We chose a plant for our sensory garden. We always do this when someone new arrives at the Resourced Provision.
Watchtree in Carlisle has also been a popular venue for us all. We became members and then we have hired bikes for £3.00 each. What a day. We took picnics and the icing on the cake were the windmills!
We have finished our term with a Riding Picnic with Mrs Eve Pattinson. She organised games on the horses and ice–cream. She is magnificent and has run RDA for around 40 years! Her support team include a parent from school and they are fantastic! She couldn’t do it without them.
RDA is so beneficial to the children. They have to listen to instructions, instruct the horse, manipulate the reins and balance. Physical agility and stamina are challenged and improved. The children are required to care for the horse.