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Golden Mummies of Egypt exhibition at Manchester Museum with Calder class.

On September 26th 2023, Calder Class, including two pupils from Bleasdale class, visited the Golden Mummies of Egypt exhibition at Manchester Museum. Calder class has…

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Bleasdale class dive into the Sealife centre.

On the 19th September Bleasdale class participated in their first culture capital with a visit to the Sealife centre in Blackpool. This visit is closely…

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Getting close to nature with Oakenclough class.

Oakenclough class enjoyed a visit to Beacon Fell for their Cultural Capital trip this half term. The children used their observations to collect appropriate materials for creating their own bug…

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Back with a blast!

12/09/2023-Morecambe Bay Crabbing Today’s Culture Capital trip involved Calder class visiting Morecambe Crabbing Pool.  This was a new school experience for all of the pupils. …

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Sports day 23 July 2023

Whole school sports day. Sack racing, tugawar, sprinting, throwing were all on show.

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Beach Trip to Heysham 20th July 2023.

A beautiful sunny day at Heysham. Parlick class loved the adventure around Heysham head. Big sky. Secret gardens.

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Battlefield laser tag trip 19th July 2023.

The majority of school headed out for a fun filled day at laser tag. Top team work was essential. Awesome day out.

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Legoland trip 17th July 2023

A select group of pupils had a wonderful end of year trip to Legoland, Manchester. Great fun was had by all in the immersive Lego…

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Residential trip to Waddecar Activity Centre

A group of year 6 leavers had a very exciting time staying over night at Waddecar activity centre. The afternoon was spent getting stuck in…

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Inter school football tournament.

11/07/2023 Calder Lodge School had the pleasure of hosting Keyes Barn school for an inter-school football tournament at Great fun was had by all…

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Fruit picking at Greenland’s Farm.

On Wednesday 5th July, Calder Class visited Greenbank Farm in Carnforth for our Cultural Capital trip.  This term the class has been engaged in a…

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South Lakes Safari Park

King of the jungle

Calder Class Trip to South Lakes Zoo – March 22nd 2023

Calder Class, and a discerning visitor from Nicky Nook, had a fabulous time when they visited South Lakes Zoo.  It was their first experience at this up close and personal zoo.  Walking amongst the animals in their enclosures was all part of the experience. 

Unfortunately, the penguins weren’t interested in being fed a bucketful of sprats, much to the children’s disappointment.  However, whilst we were waiting for the penguins to be tempted by the exasperated zookeeper, the howler monkeys gave us a front row ‘whooping’ contest.  There was even a monkey pirouetting on top of a high pole.  This kept everyone very amused.

All of the pupils had the opportunity to hand feed a group of ravenous lemurs.  They listened extremely carefully to the zookeeper’s advice regarding safety around the lemurs.  Initially, it seemed that the lemurs were also not interested in accepting a free meal from Calder Lodge pupils.  The zookeeper disappeared for a few minutes attempting to call the lemurs from the nearby treetops.  Before too long, a conspiracy (collective noun) of hungry lemurs gathered on the enclosure fences ready to be fed.  The children were extremely sensible and happily offered fruit to the wide-eyed animals.  

As they reluctantly boarded the minibus ready for the ride back to school, most of the pupils were requesting a return visit.  Mrs Mott and Ms Jameson resisted the temptation to sneak a baby prairie dog in their pockets.  Or did they?!

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