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HEADTEACHER ’ S WELCOME Welcome to the summer 2014 edition of our news magazine sUCCess – and what an edition this is! A magnificent 32 pages of excitement, achievement and, of course, success. As the GCSE and A-level examination season retreats into the past, life at UCC seems to get busier and busier with charity fundraising, foreign trips, national competitions, extracurricular events and chances for students to broaden their horizons. Our Design Department has commissioned professional photographs of this year’s project pieces and are all set to hold their first public exhibition in the New Squares; students on the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme have been busy preparing for and completing expeditions; we’ve had UCC students at Wimbledon, the Yorkshire Show and Crufts; and, once again, the Art Exhibition attracted large numbers of visitors to view GCSE and A-level pieces. Our cheerleaders are now National Champions following their successful performance at the UKCA Schools National Championships at the Manchester Velodrome and our dancers put on a superb performance in the Musical Madness Dance Show. Sometimes it’s impossible to keep up with everything that happens in this busy and exciting place. On top of all of this breath-taking activity, our students are – once again – poised to achieve new records in the publication of this summer’s examinations results. From staff and governors at UCC, I wish you all a happy and relaxing summer holiday. Nigel H. Pattinson


Over 50 Year 7 and 8 students brought their bicycles into school for Bikeability training in April. Bikeability encourages pupils to develop safe riding skills and to become confident enough to cycle to school. Students had a brilliant time: ‘The course was ace; the instructors were really friendly and helpful. I will definitely start biking to school.’ David Tromans


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Congratulations to all the students on their Design and Technology achievements; thanks to all the models. Please see the DT page on the UCC webiste for the full showcase.



PUPILS at Ullswater Community College, Penrith, achieved two gold, four silver and twenty nine bronze awards in this year’s UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate and Junior Maths Challenge. The gold certificates were won by year 11 pupils Jason Smith-Raynes and Liam Bentley. Jason was also invited to participate in the next round, a multiple-choice Europewide “kangaroo”. Jodie Lamb in year 7 did remarkably well achieving the only silver certificate for her year. Congratulations also go to Jay Railton Sowerby and Jamie Fawcett for their ‘Best in Year’ certificates. More than 200,000 pupils from across the UK sat the Intermediate maths challenge. Roughly the top six per cent. received a gold certificate, the next 13 per cent. silver and the next 21 per cent. bronze. Approximately 1,500 of the top students are invited to sit a follow-on Olympiad round, while a further 7,000 or so sit a multiplechoice Europe-wide “kangaroo” round. Nadine Ford





Mungrisdale was the destination for Year 10 geographers this week, who followed the river Eden downstream from its upland course to assess how features such as depth, flow rate, gradient and bed-load changed. The weather was kind, there was water in the river and no one forgot their lunch! Despite the temperature, a few brave souls attempted a paddle but no-one managed a swim! Thanks must go to Mr Pierce for taking the photos for the trip, along with Mr Kent and our honorary geographer, Mr Tromans. Beth Leathers & Rick Moss




This year’s Branch Out reading extravaganza saw the greatest number of students involved since it began in 2011, with school taking part. The Learning Resource Centre team stepped it up a gear this year with a brand-new teaser trailer & w information & interactive features. Congratulations to all those who took part, the reviews were some of the best we’ve ev to the winners who took home the Kindle Fire HD, Cinema tickets, vouchers & Cadbury’s gift boxes. Once again, we must Penrith Alhambra Cinema for their support. You can catch the teaser trailer & coverage of the 2014 Branch Out Awards on school’s website. Rachael de la Mare

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