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Summer 2017

Garden Gang

Our garden gang children are a mix of ages. They work together with Stramongate staff and garden experts from “Chestnut Community Events” to make our school grounds welcoming, grow fruit and vegetables, and provide for a variety of wildlife.

Gardening is not just about digging and weeding! Children keep a diary about the seasonal activities they carry out, they have fun watering and tending plants, discovering bugs and mini-beasties, and tasting the fruit!

Chestnut Community Events is just one of Stramongate’s community partners.

There is plenty of information on www.chestnutevents.org.uk which explains their ethos; an ethos very similar to ours’ of allowing youngsters to grow, develop and learn in a fun and informal environment.

Through this partnership, the children’s self-esteem strengthens, and Stramongate has built a thriving garden area; alive with wildlife, burgeoning with strawberries, redcurrants, apples. Flowers and plants decorate our grounds.





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March 2017

Year 5 website

Please click on this link



to see the record of Stramongate School's experience during and after Storm Desmond. It is a testimony to the strength of pupils, parents and staff.


With thanks to Emma Aylett.



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February and March 2017

Canoeing, Orienteering, Team building

During February and March Year 4 and Year 3 have visited Fell Foot at the Southern end of Windermere for a day. Each class has been hosted by Kendal College. The trips have included canoeing, team-building games, orienteering, and a great deal of fun!



February 2017


This month both Reception classes have visited Kendal Fire Station.

As well as using the fire hose, they saw how the fire fighters put on their safety equipment and protective clothing, they saw all the gear which is kept in the fire engines plus the inflatable boat.


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January 2017

School clubs

Competitive running club has been meeting once a week after school. Other after-school clubs operating between Christmas and the February holiday are Netball, Get Active, Volleyball and Football.

Primary school cross-country district running Children from Stramongate took part in the District Cross-country running competition in January at Casterton. The competition was tough, and the course was muddy! Stramongate children ran well, battling strong winds. Two children went through to the next round, and one of those ran so well that she has been selected as part of the Cumbrian Schools Athletics Associations team for the cross country schools National championship.


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October 2016

Running club

Running club has been meeting after school once a week in the school grounds during the first half of the Autumn term.

In the last week before the half term holiday they went to Kendal castle and tried out their downhill running skills!


Competitive Running is one of our after school clubs in the second half of Autumn term.

Multi-Skills, Cheerleading, Netball and Dodgeball clubs are operating too during the second half of the Autumn term.


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September 2016

Girls' football tournament

We attended a friendly girls’ football festival for Years 3&4 and 5&6 in Kendal. This was a very well-organised tournament where the girls played against a variety of schools, aiming at getting girls interested in football.

Some of our Year 3 & 4 team had never played in a football game before but they were fantastic and so enthusiastic. They clearly enjoyed their experience. Our Year 5&6 girls teams had more experienced players; the majority of them play in football clubs outside of school, so they were scoring lots of goals and showed some    promising skills.

Overall it was a brilliant afternoon out, and all the girls loved their experience and are really keen to play some more matches. 


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The School will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday 8th December.  The boiler engineers have identified the issue and have (fingers' crossed) 'promised' to have us up and running (at least in some way) for Wed, 9th Decmber.

Interim Plans for the Children's Xmas Performances - with the exception of the Y5/6 Peformance (which will go ahead as planned this Thursday 10th Dec), all other performances will be postponed by one week.  

An update will be posted by 4pm tomorrow, Tuesday 8th Dec 2015 at 4pm


15:25hrs 06 December 2015


The School will be closed tomorrow, Monday 7th December, to allow the engineers to assess damage to the Main School Boilers - classrooms were unaffected.

We send our best wishes to everyone affected by the flooding over the weekend and we hope to have the School operating as normal as quickly as possible.  

An update will be posted tomorrow, Mon 7th Dec 2015 at 4pm

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2 November 2015

Stramongate pupils take a practical approach to Digital Literacy

At Stramongate we place a high priority on promoting digital literacy and E-safety across our curriculum. This year we became one of the earliest UK schools to receive a batch of ‘Codebug’ devices – hand-held development boards specifically designed to introduce small children to basic coding and programming languages.

Provided by Farnell element14 - a global electronic components distributor that supplies a range of classroom-friendly learning tools including the Microbit and Raspberry Pi – the Codebug utilises touch-sensitive technology and a web-based drag ‘n’ drop platform to encourage students to explore core programming terms and commands.

Built to resemble a little green ‘bug’, with push-button eyes and an LED display on the body, the Codebug can be used for a range of fun activities, from creating a light-up wearable nametag to developing simple games and experiments. We look forward to incorporating Codebug into our wider computing curriculum, which was recently updated to better reflect the demands of digital literacy in the modern world.

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