On Monday, December 16, 2013 at 4:19 p.m, Mrs Rainsley, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
Sparkle and Shine! The whole school certainly gave a really warm glow to their Christingle celebration today. Lovely to see so many word perfect and hear the swell of their voices in the singing. Families will be very proud. Good to remember the spirit of Christmas, a happy holiday to you all.
On Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 09:45 a.m, Clare Jones, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
Well done to North Lakes choir last night at the Carol Festival. It was beautiful as usual. Mr Soulsby sets very high standards for your choir. It was strange not seeing Maisie wearing the purple jumper of NLS. I am sure that she misses NLS as much as I do. Well done again!
On Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at 8:16 p.m, Jon, a general visitor from Wordsworth Coffee House wrote:
Thank you to the fabulous pupils who attended the Poetry Club here - your manners were amazing and you showed real consideration and care of our books and premises. Your teachers and parents must be really proud of you all!
On Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at 8:14 p.m, Andrea Dennison, a general visitor from Wordsworth Bookshop wrote:
What a pleasure it is to be involved with North Lakes School through their string interest and love of books and reading. This is such an excellent place for children to learn in a creative and enjoyable way. Thank you for the fantastic poetry writing that we had displayed in our shop - the customers were amazed at the high standards of writing from you all.
On Monday, December 02, 2013 at 3:28 p.m, A Facebook friend, a general visitor from Devon wrote:
Delighted to see your website has snow at last!We hear it will be snowing up North by the weekend.
On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 2:07 p.m, Sara stanley, a general visitor from Norwich wrote:
What fantastic thoughtful and creative pupils. I came to run some philosophy sessions with the kids and their emotional literacy is well above average. These children really know how to engage with stories philosophically. Not surprising as the school is obviously passionate about books. The walls are covered with fantastic and insightful writing. Hope to work with you all again soon.
On Monday, October 14, 2013 at 10:18 p.m, Jo Farrar, a general visitor from CN Events wrote:
Can you please pass on my thanks to all the children who took part in Friday nights choir, we have had some fantastic feedback about the whole event and in particular the choir. So thank you coming, I think it was the perfect entertainment for the event and all of the children were brilliant! Definitely stars in the making.
On Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 8:32 p.m, Mrs Rainsley, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
It was great to join pupils for their lively history learning this term. I enjoyed seeing their curiosity and interest when they explored Victorians at Penrith Museum, and Vikings at Tullie House using artefacts. Well done, I look forward to the next time.
On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 09:54 a.m, Rebekah Gall, a staff member from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School wrote:
Thank you for sending me a link to your newsletter. I really enjoyed reading about the things you have been doing and am impressed by the huge number of activities mentioned. It has clearly been an action-packed term! I hope you all have a lovely holiday.
On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 12:43 p.m, Sing Up, a general visitor from United Kingdom wrote:
Well done to all! It's great to hear about all of the wonderful singing you've been getting up to! Your Transition Summer Concert sounds like it was fab! :)
On Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 12:44 p.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Well it was hard to say goodbye to all the wonderful staff at North Lakes school over the last week. The leavers assembly and food were lovely. Maisie has had the best 4 years ever. The staff are brilliant and really know the children so well and push them on to achieve the very best! It is an excellent school and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Thanks again for nurturing the talents of Maisie! Have a fantastic summer and hope to see you all very soon! xx
On Friday, July 19, 2013 at 9:20 p.m, Sonya Grey, a parent from penrith wrote:
Many thanks to all staff at North Lakes for the second fantastic year Lewis has had at NLS, its just going too fast!!!!
Love the e-newsletter, much more information.
Have a good break everyone and see you all in September.
On Friday, July 19, 2013 at 3:12 p.m, Andrea, a general visitor from Wordsworth Bookshop wrote:
Hope you all have a lovely summer North Lakes and good luck to the Year 6 on their new adventures. It has been a pleasure to work alongside the school this year for World Book Day, book launches, book fayres, shop visits etc. What an active and positive school you are in the community! Well done too to the Transition Choir that we came to see at Penrith Leisure Centre, you were all amazing. Have a well-deserved break everybody!
On Friday, July 19, 2013 at 3:06 p.m, Fiona Henderson, a parent from Penrith wrote:
Thank you to all at North Lakes School, Laura has had an amazing 4 years, there have been so many opportunities, too many to list. I have enjoyed helping out at school and attending the Family Learning courses.
On Friday, July 19, 2013 at 2:09 p.m, Fiona Henderson, a staff member from Penrith wrote:
Thank you to all at North Lakes School for coming to the dinner hall to say goodbye to me. A special thank you to the children for the loud 3 cheers! Goodbye year 3,4 and 5, and good luck to Year 6 moving onto UCC and QEGS, I will miss you all!!!
On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 6:56 p.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
What an absolutely fantastic leavers assembly at North Lakes school today! Songs, drama, comedy and dance all rolled into a Doctor Who theme. They did us proud! It was followed by lovely food and banter! Great day! xx
On Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 9:57 p.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Lovely Transition Choir concert at the leisure centre tonight! It was lovely to see NLS choir perform their song and also join in beautifully to help out other schools.
The musicians did a great job! Well done Mr Soulsby!
On Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 9:32 p.m, A music fan, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
A wonderful performance of Can You Hear My Voice from NLS choir in a sparkling summer concert.Warmest congratulations to everyone involved in the Transition Choir at this super event! You really shone!
On Tuesday, July 02, 2013 at 5:21 p.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Yee ha! Oh Lordy...what a great 'Big Sing Goes West' at The Sage, Gateshead. We all had such a fantastic time. Thanks again Mr Soulsby and staff for a great day!
On Tuesday, July 02, 2013 at 09:27 a.m, A Hawse End volunteer, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
Wow! I had a really active day with Y3 at Hawse End. It was a great experience to join them at the Crag climbing,and on and IN the water when they canoed and kayaked! Great team work and such fun. They are a brilliant bunch to work with.
On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 09:16 a.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Well done to NLS netball team yesterday at Newton Rigg. Maisie, Jessica, Lauren, Maddie, Tegan and Alisha!
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 1:59 p.m, Mrs Rainsley helper on Y5&6 visit, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
Liverpool was so lively with Y5&6! So much was packed in. I enjoyed being with such curious and reflective NLS children and their hardworking adults. There were so many brilliant moments.
At the Titanic exhibition it was lovely to be spoken to by the grandson of Carpatthia's captain who was visiting the Maritime Museum. He was pleased to see the way in which groups were working independently and enthusiastically on their Titanic enquiry. He was glad the event was still of genuine interest .
The weather was great for the Big Wheel and the Mersey Ferry too. Looking forward to the photos!
On Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 10:06 a.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Well done to Maisie Jones for winning the 'Wilson Cup' at the schools swimming gala last night. Well done to all the swimmers for taking part and giving it their all!
On Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 10:04 a.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
I would like to thank all the staff and helpers who made Maisie's last residential so fabulous! She is still talking about it now. How are we ever going to let her leave such a great school.....I have got my tissues ready! Thanks again! x
On Monday, June 10, 2013 at 12:06 p.m, A delighted volunteer helper, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
What a fabulous Fellside adventure for Year Fours!Last week's wonderful weather made for a terrific time. Badgers, Squirrels, Owls and Foxes were remarkable teams who not only put lots of individual effort into their activities but were so supportive of each other. I was glad to be with you. Your families will be very proud of your successes.
On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:31 p.m, Fiona Marks, a general visitor from Winters Park wrote:
Thank you so much for inviting our Winters Park Residential Home residents to the school for lunch last week - it was the most special day! Our residents have enjoyed the children coming in to read to them and chat with them so much over the past few weeks and it was such a special treat for them to be invited to the school for lunch. Our residents unanimously agreed that it was the most wonderful outing and they were all amazed at the way the pupils looked after them so beautifully. The pupils were all so kind, polite and welcoming and went out of their way to make the visit exceptional. Our residents were especially blessed by the beautiful table at lunch with the special tablecloth and they all really enjoyed the lovely meal, too - it literally couldn't have been a more perfect occasion for them! Please pass on our sincere thanks to all the pupils involved for their tremendous hospitality and commitment and for making it such a special day to remember and treasure for our folks.
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 9:55 p.m, Jessica Westgarth, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
Thank you for planning the school trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It was one of the best days with schoool I have had in year 6. Thank you to all the teachers who have planned out the trip my favourite sculpture was the one of all the toilets on it Thank to all the mums who came on the trip as well
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 9:53 p.m, Maisie Jones, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
Thank you to every Teacher who was involved in making the Yorkshire Sculpture Park trip possible. I loved every bit of it sculptures were amazing, definitely worth visiting. I loved the sculpture of the bit where the trash cans and toilets and sinks and baths and that stuff were on the end of each metal bar. So weird!! Every sculpture was special in it's own way
On Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:06 p.m, Kristy Hodgson, a parent from Penrith wrote:
I would like to thank you for asking us to help with the Sculpture Park visit, we all thoroughly enjoyed our day and I think both the staff and children are a credit to North Lakes School.
On Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:33 a.m, Tia Johnston, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
I loved the Lego Workshop it was great my favourite part is when we turned all the lights of and all the buildings lit up
I didn't even know I was doing science and maths!
On Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:16 p.m, Lauren, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
I really enjoyed our school trip today. We found out a lot and looked at some amazing scuptures. Consequently I really enjoyed the sculptures by Henry Moore.
Thank you to all the teachers and parents that helped we had a great day!!!!!!!!!!!
On Monday, May 13, 2013 at 09:27 a.m, Fiona Henderson, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Good Luck to Year 6 who are doing their SATS this week.
On Monday, May 13, 2013 at 08:12 a.m, Kofi peart, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
I really enjoyed the Lego workshop on Friday. My favourite part was when I got to connect the lightbulb to the battery with wires. Thank you
On Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:04 p.m, Abby , a pupil from Penrith wrote:
We went down to the Play Station on Friday and I am not a big Lego fan but it was amazing at the same time we were leaning how to build circuits that certainly helped us because our topic this term is electricity. This has inspired me to get my Lego out more and build!Thank you for an amazing afternoon.
On Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:49 p.m, Rhian Stratford, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
Thank you for letting Years 3 and 4 go to the Play Station. It was so much fun and we learnt lots of new things.
On Friday, May 10, 2013 at 5:12 p.m, Megan Phillips-Craig, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
I loved it when the lego man came in today. It was awesome, I was in a group with my best friend's Emily, Rhian and some other people. Loved it, thank you to all of the teachers and parents.
On Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 6:08 p.m, Abby Hirst, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
I played a tennis tournament today and it was fantastic! All my matches were really exciting and I enjoyed all of them. Well done to everyone who took part. What an amazing day!
On Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 4:38 p.m, Annie and Ruby Dargue , a pupil from Penrith wrote:
The new menu at school is fine!!
The salad bar and yummy bread are lovely, there is the odd new thing we tried and wernt keen on but generally the school meals are really good and don't deserve to be complained about at all!
We now get juice instead of just water, two hot dinner choices are fab puddings so we are both happy!
On Monday, April 22, 2013 at 07:47 a.m, Maisie Jones, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
Hello everyone My Mum entered a competition for me to go to a Les Miserables workshop on Sunday 21st April and she won . We learned a lot of things from Mark Hedges an understudy for 13 parts in the film. He was very humorous and what ever he said we couldn't stop laughing. It was great. Thanks Mum
On Monday, April 22, 2013 at 07:30 a.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Well done to Maisie Jones in Year 6 who won a Razzamataz competition to attend a master class with Mark Hedges from 'Les Miserables' at Carlisle yesterday. She really enjoyed the 'thespian' experience! Well done!
On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 9:43 p.m, Wendy MacKenzie, a parent from Penrith wrote:
Just want to say thank you so much for my good luck card for my charity trek
On Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2:18 p.m, Lizzy Lewis, a general visitor from SAPERE wrote:
Fabulous newsletter. So much going on at your wonderful school!
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:16 p.m, Celi , a general visitor from Sing Up wrote:
I've just been reading your newsletter and it was really lovely to see and hear about your National Sing Up Day celebrations! Well done to your new singing leaders! A massive thanks to the whole North Lakes School Community for being such a great Platinum Sing Up Award School!
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 4:37 p.m, Anja Phoenix, a general visitor from Tale Trails wrote:
I've just been reading your Spring Newsletter, Great to see what the children have been doing and fantastic to see their quotes from the Tale Trails trip!
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:21 a.m, Andrea, a general visitor from Sing Up wrote:
Really enjoyed reading your newsletter and hearing about your wonderful National Sing Up Day! Thank you all for continuing to fly the Sing Up flag high.
On Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 11:31 p.m, Jilly Jarman, a general visitor from Penrith wrote:
Wow - what an amazing newsletter - I think it is brilliant that North Lakes School really celebrates the achievements of its pupils and their journey through primary school. I know how much work has been put in to make these things possible - I love working in North Lakes School. Both my children went to the school and it played such a big part not just in educating them to be able to use their talents well but also in welcoming them to Cumbria from London and making them feel valued and at home.
On Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 10:54 p.m, Andrea, a general visitor from Wordsworth Bookshop wrote:
Wow North Lakes I've just read your fab Spring term newsletter - you really do have a school to be so very proud of! You get to learn about so much, not just in the classroom, but in the community too through all the amazing experiences you get to have by being a pupil at North Lakes School. Congratulations to all of you (children, staff, parents and governors) for all your brilliant hard work (and fun too!!)
On Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 00:10 a.m, Clare Jones, from Penrith wrote:
The newsletter is fantastic... nice to keep as a memento and look back in years to come!
On Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:40 a.m, Abby Hirst , a pupil from Penrith wrote:
WOW the new newsletter is really cool! We have been doing lots of interesting things through the last term .Plus I have become a singing leader that is fabulous and I really enjoy singing in assemblies and choir! xxx
On Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:45 p.m, Joanne Smith, a parent from Penrith wrote:
Just been looking at our all new superduper newsletter, wow how busy have the children been?? Just one little thing Ellie has also been made a singing leader, which Ellie and everyone in her family are very proud of. Thank you!
On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:22 p.m, Melanie westgarth, a parent from Penrith wrote:
Just seen the link on Facebook for the school newsletter so clicked onto it and so easy to do and great to see this in colour and the pictures where much clearer this way too. Great to read on the iPad and will definitely read it this way from now on, and the best thing is that when jess leaves in the summer I still get to see what's going on in school and keep updated with their news. Great Idea for web access and saves paper too and trips to recycle centre. perhaps letters from school might be good this way as often I never get them too until weeks after they are handed and so much easier to reply to via email as well. :-)
On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 4:39 p.m, Ellie Grabarz, a past pupil from Penrith wrote:
I'm really enjoying UCC, made loads of great new friends but I'll never forget you guys at NLS.
Everyone at NLS supported me well; now at UCC!
I wanted to join NLS Choir at the end of Yr6 which was a shame but I've now joined the UCC Choir, thanks to Mr S.
I hope everyone is fine and having loadsa fun, Love to you all. xoxoxox
On Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10:11 a.m, Joanne Smith, a parent from Penrith wrote:
I had a lovely afternoon yesterday at the sing up assembly. The children's voices were amazing as always and for the children to learn and show the signing to the new song "can you hear my voice" was great and very clever. Well done to all concerned. Thank you!
On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:04 p.m, Kristy Hodgson, a parent from Penrith wrote:
Thank you myself and my little girls had a really lovely time listening to North Lakes school on Sing Up Day. Absolutely beautiful singing. Well done : )
On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8:38 p.m, Debra Maxwell, a parent from Penrith wrote:
Lovely to hear the children's voices once again. Loved the Red Nose song and the volume that the kids made lifted the roof!! Bought the school cd ages ago and my kids love to put in on and sing away. Great to see how the kids can be creative with making there own songs. Wow.
On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:35 p.m, Melanie Westgarth, a parent from penrith wrote:
Just been to see North Lakes School at their Sing Up Assembly, what a fantastic bunch of singers the whole school has, I have had the pleasure in listening to the school and the choir sing and it gives me goose bumps every time I hear them and cannot believe how good they all are. It was nice to hear the new Sing Up song and great to hear Bridge Over Trouble Water - which is definitely in my top 5 of favourite they sing. Well done to all the school for putting on a most enjoyable concert - well worth using a days holiday from work to see it . Keep up the fabulous work... Mr Pincombe, Mr Soulsby, the wonderful choir master, and all the lovely caring teachers at North Lakes School. Thank you so much for making my afternoon :-)
On Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 4:36 p.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Fantastic 'Sing Up' assembly this afternoon at North Lakes School. The children sang beautifully as usual. Well done to the existing singing leaders and the new ones today!
On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:05 a.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Just been looking at the school website. It gets more amazing each time you go on. The new school handbook has the wow factor, especially when you can read it on screen and be accompanied by music! Wow!
On Thursday, March 07, 2013 at 7:47 p.m, Gemma Beattie, a parent from Penrith wrote:
Had a lovely lunch at school today and enjoyed reading with Callie. Nice to spend some time in school
On Sunday, March 03, 2013 at 3:05 p.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Good luck to Maisie, Molly and Jessica (Year 6) who are starring in the Bishop Yards school of dance show at The Sands Centre, Carlisle tonight. The girls have been rehearsing hard and are looking forward to performing! Well done girls xx
On Sunday, February 03, 2013 at 11:20 a.m, abby, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
The amazing new game Sumdog gets my maths skills going. There are loads of fun games and it's my favourite game ever!
On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8:06 p.m, Angela Woods, a general visitor from The Palace Theatre Manchester wrote:
We saw the lion king in Manchester on the same day as your pupils, I felt it was important you know what we saw.
My partner and I work in schools and have been on numerous school trips. We both wanted you to know how wonderful and well behaved the children were and that they young girl who helped the older gentleman who tripped was so very kind and thoughtful. Whilst entering the theatre the were so well behaved and although excited they were so patient and well mannered too.
A complete credit to you and your staff, their parents and most of all themselves for behaving so well.
I find people so often ignore the good and only comment on the bad, I hope this message helps with life's balance.
On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 5:30 p.m, Vickie Turnbull, a governor from Penrith wrote:
As always NLS children were ace, I love going on trips with them, they are a wonderful bunch of lively children who are not only a credit to school but to all parents as well. I was sat in front of some teenagers today and our kids were by fa,r much better behaved. to all you youngsters at North Lakes WELL DONE and thank you for great day love Vickie aka Mrs Turnbull xx
On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:40 p.m, Melanie Westgarth, a parent from Penrith wrote:
We had a fantastic day though a sad thought to think that will be the last choir theatre visit for me and Jessica, thank you Mr Soulsby for letting me share in the wonderful trips and experiences that the children get do I will miss them loads. You are right the children are an absolute credit to the school and am always proud to be with them. thank you so much for all the lovely things you do for the kids, Jessica will always remember her time fondly at North Lakes and ESP the choir. X
On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:29 p.m, Clare Jones, a governor from Penrith wrote:
Just got back from watching 'The Lion King' at the Manchester Palace Theatre with North Lakes school choir. The show was absolutely fantastic! The children as usual were a credit to the school and their teachers. Brilliant day...thanks Mr Soulsby!!
On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:47 p.m, Lewis W, a pupil from Penrith wrote:
When I went to the Fire Station with the Family learning group on Monday I had a brilliant time and learnt loads of new things about the Fire Service! The Firemen who showed us around explained loads and were very kind and funny but one of them was to go down the silver pole so he got Seamus to show us instead!!!!
On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:38 p.m, sonya, a parent from penrith wrote:
Brilliant day at Penrith Fire Station with The Family ICT learning Group,very informative [ and not just about ICT]. Can recommend a group visit to the station for all, Thanks Andrea and Anne Marie!
Any parents and other family members struggling with ICT then please do join our group, very friendly, easy to understand and the cracks good too!!!
On Monday, January 07, 2013 at 6:40 p.m, Fiona Henderson, a parent from Penrith wrote:
I really enjoyed Family Learning ICT today. If anyone is thinking about joining the course I can recommend it.