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Written by Miss L Anderton
Created Thursday, 25th June 2015 14:04:54

Pesky! - Smells Like Tween Spirit

Article taken from Glasswerk which can be found here
"This music, created by children, resonates with a deep and powerful sense of empathy and emotion that is frankly light years ahead of their physical age and outstrips many of their adult peers. If ever there was a doubt that kids were capable of creating worthy art, this should serve as the final nail in the coffin for the naysayers. The kids are alright."

"Under normal circumstances it would speak volumes about the state of the current music scene that this record is so much stronger than a good portion of the submissions we receive, but that would be doing a disservice to the emotional maturity and clearly exceptional talent on display in the songwriting on Smell Likes Tween Spirit. It's also admirable - and a testament to the importance of supporting the arts in the school program - that they've sprung from the Croftlands Junior School Guitar Club, an after-school club put together to teach guitar basics to children ranging from 7 to 11 years old."


"Front woman Megan Cooper has an undeniable talent for combining epic melody with incredibly simple chord progressions and structures, with both guitarist Kate and co-vocalist Niamh bringing songs to the table as well. Lyrically simplistic the songs may be, but lacking in depth they ain't - what Pesky! lose in experience and articulation they make up for in raw honesty. "Right now I feel like exploding!" they sing at the start of 'Keep Me', the lead single; a simple refrain that echoes the teenage excitement that makes this release so fascinating and enthralling."

"Smells Like Tween Spirit might not be the best record you'll hear this year, but it might just be the greatest debut, and it will certainly go a long way to showing up contemporaries twice their age who lack an ounce of the talent on display here."

"Seven kids from Ulverton, Cumbria - you'd better remember these names, because on the strength of this release (and if there's any justice in the world) the entire band has a sparkling career ahead of them. Take a bow Megan, Niamh Angell, Patsy Gillam, Kate Stamp, Joseph Jackson, Jessica Webster and Harry Angell - you're convincingly beating the adults at their own game."


"Oh, and if the rest of the Croftlands Junior School Guitar Club are this good, expect a deluge of record label A&R folks to be descending very soon."

- Jamie Otsa

Released: Fri 24th Jul 2015

Pre-order their album here!!


Last Updated on Friday, 18th September 2015 13:08:30

Weekend Walk - September 2014
Written by Miss L Anderton
Created Wednesday, 1st October 2014 12:12:15


Weekend Walk Over Hampsfell

On Saturday 27th September, children from Upper School enjoyed a weekend walk over Hampsfell near Grange-over-Sands. Luckily the weather stayed fine and both children and adults had a fabulous time. At the top of the fell the group took shelter in the hospice (built in 1846 by the vicar of Cartmel) and took advantage of the stunning 360 degree views. There was even chance to use the summits viewfinder to identify surrounding fells including Helvelyn and the Langdales. The trip ended in the usual manner with a trip to the ice cream shop in the centre of Grange; a definite highlight for everyone who went.
If you are interested in coming on the next weekend walk then then listen out in assembly as they usually happen once every half term. The more the merrier!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 12:56:50

Lantern Festival - Saturday 13th September 2014
Written by Miss L Anderton
Created Thursday, 11th September 2014 12:32:43


Don't forget we are meeting in the school hall at 7pm on Saturday to collect the lanterns we made last term before walking to Croftlands Community Centre to join procession into town. I hope the current Year 7 pupils will join us with the lantern they made and Year 3s are also welcome as there are likely to be spares!

Quick reminder that every child should be accompanied by an adult as the Croftlands Staff are not responsible for any child during the walk into town or during the procession.

Hope to see there!


Last Updated on Thursday, 11th September 2014 12:43:37

Art Exhibition - Open now until the end of June!!!!
Written by Miss L Anderton
Created Tuesday, 13th May 2014 12:22:47

Come take a look...


Over the course of the year, Mrs McMillan ran a very successful art club after school as well as inviting local artist, Gill Ferguson, to work with the lower school children where they developed their felt-making skills. Naomi Bartlett also ran a photography workshop with Years 3 and 4 which all children greatly enjoyed. This outstanding work is now being exhibited at Ford Park Coach House at the invitation of Jean Povey.


Art club members included Iris Bannister, Connor Boardman, Jaiden Braithwaite, Abbie Clarke, Ruby Danson, Sophie Doran, Lucy McMillan, Jonathan Saunders, Robert Saunders & Trudy Worthington who all worked hard to produce stunning canvas paintings of different flowers. They were aided by UVHS 6th Form students – Tom Rutter & Florence James – who came in on a weekly basis after school; their help was greatly appreciated.
We urge everyone to visit the exhibition before the end of June and take a look at the fabulous artwork that has been produced. There is a book of comments for people to sign and so far it appears to be a an exceptionally popular exhibition.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13th May 2014 12:55:41

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