Croftlands Junior School Ulverston
Dates to remember
3rd Sep-18th Dec
Autumn Term 2014
27th Oct-31st Oct
Half Term Autumn 2014
6th Jan-27th Mar
Spring Term 2015
16th Feb-20th Feb
Half term Spring 2015
Lantern Festival - Saturday 13th September 2014
Written by Miss L Anderton
Created Thursday, 11th September 2014 13:32:43


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 13:43:37

Croftlands Guitar Club - On the Radio!
Written by Miss L Anderton
Created Tuesday, 8th July 2014 13:17:15


Members of Croftlands Guitar Club, along with Mr Cross, have been working very hard recently to create their own tracks using the school's new digital recording equipment. All their hard work, including time spent in school at the weekends, has paid off as their track 'Heartbeat' was recently played the radio! Mr Cross sent the track to BBC Introducing Cumbria where it was very well received and aired on Saturday 5th July. We are mentioned 13 minutes into the two hour show.
Quick! There are only 4 more days to hear the show so click on this link to have a listen yourself!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 8th July 2014 13:42:05

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

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 13:55:41

Ford Park Art Exhibition
Written by Miss L Anderton
Created Friday, 2nd May 2014 12:57:07


Taken from North-West Evening Mail on 15th April 2014...

Pupils at Croftlands Junior School in Oakwood Drive, Ulverston enjoyed a two-day masterclass from professional artist Gill Ferguson. She spent time as an artist in residence showing classes how to make spring flowers out of felt.

The sessions were part of a project between the school and their neighbours at Croftlands Infant School to help the Year Two pupils get ready for the transition in September.

Plenty of parents were on hand to assist in the arduous task of rolling out the merino wool hundreds of times to make the felt shapes. Diane McMillan, Year Three and Four teacher, said: “She was absolutely brilliant, the children really enjoyed it, they’ve never done anything like it before and it was a new thing for us. Our school secretaries have been tasked with sewing them together and making wall hangings.”

The pupils were also joined by professional photographer Naomi Bartlett who ran a workshop using the school’s new digital cameras. Mrs McMillan said: “She taught them how to look at everyday objects from different angles and on the first day they were let loose with the cameras. After a few lessons and learning new skills they took some really nice photographs.”

The public will get a chance to see some of the artwork and pictures produced by the pupils later in the year.An art exhibition showing the children’s work is planned at the Coach House Cafe in Ford Park in May and June.


Last Updated on Friday, 2nd May 2014 14:19:41

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