Arts & Culture News

Book Week 2018

Later this week we are holding our annual Book Week in school and last week Upper School classes travelled to Dove Cottage in Grasmere for a fabulous Wordsworth focused day of poetry workshops, a visit to the museum and a nature walk.
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Year 5 & 6 Printmaking workshop

​Following this year’s highly successful introduction of printmaking to the art curriculum, I was delighted when Lakeland Arts contacted me regarding their ‘Patterns from Nature’ Printmaking Workshop.
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Carlisle Festival Results

​We are delighted to report that once more, our involvement in this annual event has been most successful. In addition to our group entries, many Hunter Hall children from Year 1 to Year 6 signed up to take part in individual classes. Furthermore, leading up to the festival, our children learned and rehearsed Action Songs, two Choir pieces, and Instrument Ensemble performances, successfully juggling rehearsals both at home and in school with their academic work, involvement in sports fixtures and after-school clubs.
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Success at Carlisle Festival

Pupils from Hunter Hall School in Penrith took part in the Carlisle & District Music and Drama Festival once again last week, where they scooped several accolades.
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An Evening of Words and Music

​Last night once again saw the school hall packed with parents and children enjoying an evening of entertainment on the theme of ‘Love’.
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Book Week Prizes

Further to the summary of Book Week events last week, we were delighted to present prizes of £5 book vouchers for creative costume design in assembly
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The Wizard of Oz

When asked how the dress rehearsal had gone, the ever diplomatic Eve McKeown replied “It wasn’t as amazing as we had hoped.” By the time I got to see the production on the final night, it truly was amazing...
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UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

​Early in the summer term eight of Hunter Hall’s brightest mathematicians sat the UK Mathematics Trust’s Junior Challenge. The challenge consists of a multiple choice paper with 25 questions. There is an interesting twist; for the harder questions you lose marks if you get an answer wrong. The pupils have to decide if they are confident enough with their answer so as not to lose any marks.
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The BIG sing!

On Friday 23rd June all children from Years 3, 4 and 5 travelled to Sedbergh Casterton to take part in a huge organised singing event. We had been invited to be in a group of 450 children to perform together led by choral master David Lawrence who has conducted huge events in Manchester and London for many years. Not only that, ITV Border News were going to be there filming us too!
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Inter-School Maths Challenge

On Thursday 22nd June, Hunter Hall hosted the inaugural Inter-School Maths Challenge. Teams from Sedbergh Prep, Long Marton and North Lakes joined Hunter Hall for a brain-taxing afternoon.
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