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Becky Cole – Building Communities with Digby

The uncertainty of the next few months is universally felt by us all at present. Many are being advised to avoid social interactions and events and schools are closing their doors. In such turbulent times it’s amazing to see what people in a community can do when they pull together.  One woman who believes she […]

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Kids Half-Term Roundup Spring 2020

A February half term doesn’t need to be a cold and grey affair with kids climbing the walls while they’re stuck inside.  Sun or rain, we have some ideas that will turn every frown upside down. The Beacon Whitehaven Chinese Cultural Trail 15 – 23 February As part of their half-term activities, the Beacon offers […]

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An exciting year for St Bees School

An exciting year for St Bees School. St Bees School are delighted to welcome their students back for an action-packed Spring term. 2020 will be a year of expansion for the school and it will require determination and passion from everyone. As our numbers increase, so does the momentum. St Bee’s students are not just excelling, […]

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#60 The Pogge (Agonus Cataphractus) Wildlife of the Solway

#60 The Pogge (Agonus Cataphractus) Wildlife of the Solway Firth The Pogge or Hooknose is a very distinctive and easy to recognise small fish normally growing up to 10cm long but occasionally reaching 15 cm or more.  Overall colour is grey/brown with dark patches. It is not uncommon and is listed as a species of […]

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#61 The Spiny Starfish (Marthasterias Glacialis) Wildlife of the Solway

#61 The Spiny Starfish (Marthasterias Glacialis) Wildlife of the Solway Firth This is a potentially quite large ( up to 70cm/28in across)  brownish/greenish grey starfish, sometimes with purple tips, that is native to Britain and found on the western coasts of England, Wales and Scotland. You are very unlikely to find one in a rockpool […]

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#62 The European Squid (Loligo Vulgaris) Wildlife of the Solway

#62 The European Squid (Loligo Vulgaris) Wildlife of the Solway Firth Although there are several species of squid found in UK waters, their biology and habits are similar. One species found in The Solway Firth is the European squid which ranges South to North Africa and the Mediterranean, growing up to a size of between […]

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Put some Razz into your mataz

Matthew Aitchison – Rayson has always loved performing arts and since taking over as principal of Razzamataz Theatre School West Cumbria, he’s able to share that passion with a new generation. Razzamataz West Cumbria offers affordable tuition on Saturdays at Summergrove Halls where children and young people are encouraged to get involved in performing arts. […]

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Dens, Daisies & Discoveries takes learning Outside

Dens, Daisies & Discoveries takes learning Outside Primary School Teacher, Josie Carding, has left the classroom, to take learning outdoors. After teaching in an inner city, Carlisle school, Josie has taken the leap to set up her own business ‘Dens, Daisies & Discoveries’, in order to get children more active and reconnected with the natural […]

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Something Fishy Going On at The Lake District Coast Aquarium

Something Fishy Going On at The Lake District Coast Aquarium Visitors to the aquarium often ask staff how do we acquire our fish and what happens when they get too big? Well in early January 2020 they could have seen for themselves what happens when we have too many large fish! It is a certain […]

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Coming To Carlisle in 2020

Carlisle’s events start with a sparkle over the dark winter nights before some of pops biggest names wow the crowds with their outdoor concerts later this summer.  We also host two famous dynasties and learn something from the world’s most famous toy. Treasures of China Tullie House 25 January – 26 April Tullie House will […]

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