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Canada Calling.

Vincent Teetsov is another ex-JRS student who has been in touch to let us know what he is up nowadays – he left us in 2012 and is now on the other side of the Atlantic. Here he recounts what … Continue reading


A21 Visit JRS – Slavery Is A Global Crime.

Mikey Frome, a representative from A21, travelled from London to visit JRS this week to speak to Years 9, 10 and 11. A21 is an organisation that raises awareness of human trafficking and the dangers of forced labour and sexual … Continue reading


JRS Opens Doors To Other Worlds…

Megan Griffiths is an ex-JRS student who details below her experiences once she left our Year 11 – Megan is true testimony to the great opportunities our small school offers: ‘My arrival in Amsterdam was less daunting than my arrival … Continue reading


Reading Goes Global – World Book Day March 2nd 2017

For World Book Day 2017 (the 20th anniversary of this national event) JRS students had the chance to ‘read around the world’ and were treated to six extracts from different fiction texts set in different parts of the globe. The … Continue reading


Ski Trip Diary 2017.

Education Visit – Ski Course – Aosta, Italy 15th – 21st January 2017 Results Beginners Francisco Cruz-Hall 3* Isabelle 2* Distinction 2 Year skiers Ethan Powell 3* Distinction Nicky Kitchingman 3* Distinction Ben Albion 3* Merit Tom Johnson 3* Merit Sam … Continue reading


Internet Safety Day 2017.

Power of the image:   Alisha and Isabelle On February 7th 2017 it was internet safety day. We presented an assembly for this cause to inform the students of JRS about the dangers and misleading events on the internet and how … Continue reading


Year 11 ELBS Hedging With The National Trust.

On 30th January and 6th February the Year 11 environmental and land base science group went to High Loanthwaite Farm, Hawkshead to work with the National Trust. Using axes, billhooks and a variety of saws the group learnt the difficult … Continue reading


Winter Blues Busting Bingo!

It was certainly a ‘full house’- quite literally – for our bingo night on Saturday the 28th of January. The school hall was packed with hopeful friends and family eagerly waiting for their numbers to be called out and be … Continue reading


JRS In Top Three Schools In Cumbria.

For the second year running John Ruskin School is celebrating success at national and local level. In 2015 we were delighted when our results placed us in the top 100 schools in the country for progress and our most recent … Continue reading


Year 11 ELBS Fencing Project With LDNPA.

On Monday 23rd January the Year 11 environmental and land based science group continued with their project to improve the school grounds. In Year 10 they had built a stone kest, created a pond, tidied the ecology area and built … Continue reading


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