Year 7 – Tree Planting Day
Year 7 Woodland Trust Tree planting
On Friday 29th November all of our resilient Year 7 students braved the early morning frost to plant 250 trees as part of the Woodland Trust scheme. The scheme offers free saplings to community groups and schools who are willing to plan, plant and care for them. It was a fabulous, but very muddy day, and we will look forward to seeing the saplings develop and grow into trees.
For more information on The Woodland Trust and how you can help the environment please visit their website.
Remembrance Day – Poppy Display
‘Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Future’
Abbie Carter, from Year 12, was one of the citizen journalists to take part in the university’s ‘Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Future’ two-day event in October, led by their Chancellor, the Archbishop of York.
All of the young people involved in the Citizen Journalists role were magnificent and truly blossomed in confidence during their two days there. They really did ask some tough questions of the panellists at each of the events from Barrow to Carlisle, and their presentation at the Youth Conference in Carlisle was so inspiring that it left our team who had been with them throughout the two days welling up with pride and with lumps in their throats.
To think that they didn’t know each other when the event started, they went on to deliver a presentation that was delivered to a very tight deadline with a short time scale to prepare (due to such a tight schedule) and with strength, passion, knowledge and belief that they hold the key to a positive future for them and their peers.
A member of the team from the university said the following about Abbie who played such a major and wonderful part of all of the programme.
“Her questions and comments have been so relevant, confidently presented to large groups of major players and delegates, and delivered perfectly.
Well done Abbie! I have no doubt she has a bright future ahead of her.”
Abbie talking with the Archbishop of York John Sentamu
Congratulations to Ruby!
Congratulations to Ruby Armstrong who is preparing for the World Championships in Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)
Ruby travelled to Oldham at the start of the half term holiday to come away with a massive win and see her crowned the new warriors rising junior British Champion, Ruby also sits highly ranked and is currently UK number 3 but this win should also see her moved up to be the UK number 1 in the national junior rankings.
On top of this already massive achievement, she was also spotted and selected to join Team GB to compete at the Unified World Championships. These take place in Italy. Again this is huge for Ruby and we are sure she’ll do very well, who knows she may even come back a world champion. Best wishes, Ruby!
We now how two WTKA (Thai Boxing) World Champions in school Ruby Armstrong and Charlie Johnston. Jack McAdam earned a silver medal.
A huge congratulations go to them all, what a fantastic achievement.
What a weekend for 3 Trinity students! Ruby Armstrong and Charlie Johnston are both WTKA (Thai Boxing) world champions! Charlie is also the European Champion!
A huge congratulations to Jack McAdam too, who reached the final and came away with a silver medal. #talent #proud pic.twitter.com/3wgMfYUrjn
— Trinity School (@TrinSchCarlisle) November 4, 2019
Thanks to JGI and LTR for organising such a wonderful day on a chilly Friday. Students both young and old loved meeting, photographing these wonderful birds. These moments are precious and we are thankful to Silverband Falconry for visiting us and allowing us to work with such amazing birds of prey, kind regards Mrs Reay ( Head of Art)
Britain in Bloom – Garden Art Project
Britain in Bloom Garden
During the summer break our current Yr 9 Students Jess Gardiner, Beth Palmer, Grace Uppard and Lucy Downey were up at the crack of dawn…in Stanwix Primary School working on a wonderful art project.
Helping to create artwork with reception and year 1 children, fixing things, putting together displays, painting murals…all for Britain in Bloom….they were absolutely awesome!
Congratulations go to all staff and students involved.
Graduation Evening 2019
Trinity School Senior Graduation Evening 2019
On Monday 9th September we were delighted to welcome Year 11 and Year 13 students, with their parents and carers, to celebrate their achievements at a Graduation Ceremony at Carlisle Cathedral. All students were awarded a certificate of achievement to celebrate their success in either GCSE or A Level examinations, and to mark the end of an important stage of their school life. In addition some special awards were made, either for outstanding progress across all subjects, a consistently strong work ethic, or service to others.
For the Y13 students Graduation Evening was particularly poignant as this was the last time the year group would gather together formally. It was great to hear about examination successes and to hear about the destination for each student, ranging from universities such as Oxford, Manchester and Newcastle to higher level apprenticeships or employment. As well as the awards outlined above there were some traditional School Prizes. These included the Prescott Prize for Head Girl, awarded to Sophie Mason, the School Medal for Head Boy, awarded to Callum Mason, and the Simon Armstrong Award for outstanding service to the school which was awarded to Elise Walkingshaw.
We were fortunate to have Kelly Pattinson, the University of Cumbria PR Officer, as guest speaker.
You can’t stop the beat! Trinity Theatre Company’s production of ‘Hairspray was a powerful, energetic and joyful evening of theatre. The cast were all clearly having a wonderful time on stage together, and worked with exemplary professionalism, commitment and focus throughout.
Olivia James’ performance as Tracy was a dynamic tour de force, and she was ably assisted by Sophie Richardson as the ditzy Penny, Nathan Yielder as the smooth love interest Link, Bert Wilson as the cool Seaweed and Millie Butcher as the selfish Amber. Such a strong group of principals. Neo Borgia was a wonderful Corny Collins, the media man; Ellie Wilson was engagingly over the top as Tracy’s Mum; and Deborah Beckett was a suitably narrow-minded Velma. Emily Davies and Anya Bartlett, who shared the role of Motormouth Maybelle, and Eleanor Teasdale as Little Inez, also impressed the audience with their incredible voices.
However, while it is important to give credit to the main characters, this production was an ensemble piece. There was a great sense of company, and the dancing, choreographed by Sixth Formers Lily Harper and Erin Harkins, was outstanding. Thanks as ever to the Music and Drama departments for their first class work with students. The standing ovation on the final night was well-deserved. A real feel-good production!