Haweswater is a reservoir in the English Lake District, built in the valley of Mardale in the county of Cumbria. The controversial construction of the Haweswater dam started in 1929, after Parliament passed an Act giving the Manchester Corporation permission to build the reservoir to supply water for Manchester. At the time, there was public outcry about the decision, as the valley of Mardale was populated by the farming villages of Measand and Mardale Green and the construction of the reservoir would mean that these villages would be flooded and lost and the population would have to be moved. In addition, the valley was considered one of the most picturesque in Westmorland and many people thought it should be left alone.
Barrow Library Reading Group – First Monday of every month 5.30pm – 7.00pm Children’s reading group – monthly on a Saturday 10.30am – 11.00am Childrens groups – Storytots Tuesday 2:00-2:45 Silver surfers – every Thursday pm (bookable) ICT Learning daily 1-2-1 sessions – bookable Macmillan volunteers; Wednesday mornings Wi-Fi Wednesdays 1.15-2.15 and 2.30-3.30 for help with your tablets
Community Policing team monthly drop in sessions, every second Tuesday of the month 11am-12pm
As a result of the Education Act 1944, Walney Island needed to have its own secondary school. The present Sandy Gap site was agreed in 1951 and the school built. Lord Cavendish opened the school’s new Sensory Garden in 2003. At GCSE and GNVQ, the school is ranked 33rd out of the forty-seven secondary schools in Cumbria. It has no Sixth Form, so does not teach at ‘A’-level. Walney School achieved Specialist Engineering Status in 2009. In Winter 2010 Walney School began to expand the school, by building a £6m redevelopment and extension.It will has 10 new classrooms, two music rooms, two art rooms and an additional science block.The single storey classrooms also have a Sedam turf roof, with plants growing on top to have an environmental and visual appeal.
They are a 11-18 school in the lovely Cumbrian market town of Ulverston surrounded by fells and beaches on the scenic Furness Peninsula. their oversubscribed school is a very popular choice for parents who tell them that their children feel safe, make good progress in their learning and that the school is well led and managed. Students, teachers, parents and governors regularly express their pride in their school.
The Queen Katherine School is an academy school located in Kendal, Cumbria, England. It is a co-educational facility for 11- to 18-year-olds and has around 1420 students. The school’s ethos is “A trusting, open, caring, inclusive, friendly and structured atmosphere – with comfortable relationships, clear expectations and with every individual valued.” “We have a focus on learning, guidance and monitoring for all students and staff, both inside and outside the classroom.” It achieved specialist status as a Technology College in 2001 and became a strategic facility for students with physical and medical difficulties in 2002. In 2006, it became a full service Extended School. In 2011 the school became an Academy.
The Lakes School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive community school.They are situated in a corner of the UK which is unparalleled for its beauty, cultural opportunities and quality of life.The campus itself is set in close proximity to Lake Windermere and is surrounded by the Cumbrian fells.The Lakes School is very much at the heart of the local community. They encourage their students to participate fully in all aspects of school life, knowing that this will enrich their education and help them to become successful young people.
St Bernard’s Catholic High School is a Catholic community based on the gospel values of love and respect. We aim to provide the children of the Furness area with a supportive and caring community in which all can grow in confidence, spiritually and academically, to fulfil their true potential, strong in their belief in Christ, fully prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that await them.
Settlebeck School is a small coeducational secondary school with academy status. It is located in Sedbergh in Cumbria, drawing pupils from a radius of at least of ten miles, and a total number on roll of about 160. Previously a community school (Settlebeck High School) administered by Cumbria County Council, Settlebeck School converted to academy status on 1 August 2011. The school continues to coordinate with Cumbria County Council for admissions. Settlebeck High School offers GCSEs, AS-Levels and ASDAN qualifications as programmes of study for pupils. The school also has a provision of vocational courses offered in conjunction with Kendal College.
Kirkbie Kendal School is an academy school and known as a Business and Enterprise College in Kendal, Cumbria, Northern England, and serves the area around the town and rural countryside. Kirkbie Kendal School operates as a Foundation school, and has been regularly oversubscribed, accepting students based on a designated hierarchy. The school has 880 pupils on roll, ages 11–18.