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Year 10 Geography River field trip

The Year 10 GCSE Geographers spent Tuesday afternoon learning new primary data techniques for river fieldwork. This involved measuring channel width, channel depth, velocity , gradient, bedload roughness and size. They learnt new sampling methods including stratified, interquartile and random … Continue reading


An Easter treat of a chocolate bunny and bag of chocolatey chicks were the prizes for this term’s accelerated reader winners. We totted up who had read the most books in January, February and March and the most prolific readers … Continue reading


As the spring term rolls to an end, it’s always great to celebrate the successes of the term. Our awards assembly featured certificates for 100% attendance, maths prizes, accelerated reader winners and Duke of Edinburgh awards. In addition to this, … Continue reading

JRS Spring Concert

Coniston copper mines

On 5th March 2018 the Year 11 triple chemistry group worked with Lisa Keys from the Coniston copper project and Warren Allison to explore how copper mines valley was used to extract copper. Lisa is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund … Continue reading

Prayer Space

Monday the 26th of March saw our drama room converted from a place of acting, to a place of quiet reflection as prayer space returned to John Ruskin School.  Year 7, 8 and 9 students got to experience how people worship … Continue reading

Visitor from France

On the 26th and 27th of March John Ruskin School was visited by Mr Mathelin, Principal adjoint (deputy head) from Collège Marcel Proust in Illiers Combray, France.  Mr Mathelin was visiting to see how the English education system compares to the system in France. During … Continue reading

World Book Day 2018

The inclement weather didn’t stop us celebrating World Book Day at JRS. Despite snow and freezing temperatures, the students of JRS battled to school where they were warmed by six extracts from different texts – the theme this year was … Continue reading

Education Visit – Ski Course – Aosta, Italy January 14th – 20th  2018

Results Beginners    Erin Blackburn                        3* Jasmine Cunliffe                     2* Merit Jenny Kitchingman                3* Molly Kitchingman                … Continue reading

John Muir Award – Coniston and Crake Catchment

In outdoor learning, year 9 students enjoyed a visit from the Coniston and Crake Catchment partnership as part of their John Muir Award to learn about conserving our local environment. The students enjoyed an interesting presentation about the wildlife found … Continue reading

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