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Fantastic Photography at Wings Cumbria


The young people have been busy in Photography lessons at our Wings School Cumbria this week creating cityscapes out of stationary with some excellent results.  Next week they will be using nuts and bolts to create a similar result.

Photography not only encourages planning and presentation skills but it also gives our young people the opportunity to communicate their ideas, thoughts and feelings through creativity.

They all really enjoy the sessions too!


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Christmas in Wings Cumbria


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The Christmas cheer is spreading all across the Kedleston Group – looks like our Wings School Cumbria are getting into the holiday spirit with these beautiful decorations and a calendar of seasonal celebrations over the next week or so.

St Andrews Day Celebrations - Wings Cumbria



St Andrew’s day at Wings Cumbria

Mr Gregg held an assembly this year covering some of the facts about St. Andrew and what Scotland is famous for. Our young people had great fun joining in a question and answer session with Mr. Gregg.

Lots of Scottish treats were served for the YP to taste including Haggis and Irn Brew.

Volunteers then had a go at playing the bagpipe chanter.

Mr Gregg finished with playing the bagpipes.  

Saint Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on 30 November - 3 December. Saint Andrew's Day is Scotland's official national day. It is a national holiday in Romania.

Very little else is known about Andrew's life. He is said to have travelled to Greece to preach Christianity, where he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. This is represented by the diagonal cross, or 'saltire', on Scotland's flag. ... St Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece and Russia.


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Art Competition Winner!


Congratulations to Matthew McNulty who won 1st Prize at the Kedleston Art Awards. 

When Matthew first came to Wings Cumrbia we noticed that he had a flair for drawing, but it was always the same sort of thing, Marvel Comic sketches in pencil and lots of them!  This is the first piece of artwork that Matthew has completed on his own from start to finish.

From a self –portrait photograph, Matthew has looked at the technique of Pop Art. He has manipulated his image using a computer program called Serif, and on stretched paper has painted his design using acrylic paints’.


Matthews words were:

"I really enjoy drawing – but it’s always the same things.  This is the first time I have followed an art project and used acrylic paints instead of pencil.  This is a really big thing for me, and it turns out – I CAN DO THIS TOO!!!"




Advent at Wings Cumbria



School Principal, Donagh McKillop held a special assembly at our Wings School Cumbria this morning about ‘Advent’.

Advent is the season when Christians make spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Celebrating with an Advent wreath is a meaningful custom in many Christian traditions.

The Advent wreath is a circular garland of evergreen branches representing eternity. On that wreath, four candles are typically arranged and during the season of Advent, one candle on the wreath is lit each Sunday as a part of the Advent services, these represent Hope, Love, Joy and Peace.



John Muir Award Success



John Muir Award – discover, explore, conserve, and share.

Young people from our Wings School Cumbria are taking part in the John Muir Award which is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places, inclusive and accessible to ALL. 

With the beautiful Lake District on the door step, they have been accessing Urswick Scout Camp and having some amazing fun with bush craft activities, learning to coppice and dry stone wall and well as learning about our local flora and fauna.

The award helps the young people at Wings to:

  • appreciate and value nature, urban greenspace and wild landscapes
  • encourage awareness, understanding and responsibility for wild places
  • promotes personal development through outdoor experiences
  • recognises and celebrates the achievements of each individual that meets the Award criteria

Well done to all!


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Life beneath the ocean.......



Our Key Stage 3 classes at Wings School Cumbria enjoyed a full day school trip yesterday to visit: Sea Creatures: Life beneath the Ocean - A unique insight into the science and anatomy of sea creatures. The exhibition is based at the Harrogate Convention Centre.

The exhibition highlights included full plastinated specimens of a 3.5m long Baleen Whale, 5m long Whale Shark, 3.6m long Great White Shark, 2.8m long Dolphin, Octopus, Penguin, Sting Ray and many more. Other highlights included plastinated organ specimens, including the lung & eyeball of a minke whale, shark fin and teeth, kidney of a whale, egg of a king penguin, heart of a sea lion, transparent and sliced specimens of many types of fish and much more.

Everyone had a really worthwhile trip and learnt a lot! 

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” David Attenborough

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