Here at Fairfield Primary School, we enjoy celebrating our talented pupils' achievements outside of school. So, whether it's sporting success, musical talents, drama performance or even community projects, we love hearing all about them.
We celebrate such achievements on our social media channels, showcase them on a dedicated display board in the main entrance of our school and of course, dedicate time in our weekly, Celebration Assembly to allow the children to share their incredible achievements with their friends.
Below, you will find a selection of recent achievements we have celebrated. Naturally, we are incredibly proud of our amazing pupils.
Congratulations to Sam, who was awarded Cockermouth RUFC's Under 8s coaches player of the year! What fantastic recognition for all of your hard work throughout the season. We are incredibly proud of you.
We are also celebrating sibling success as Ali ended the rugby union season being voted players’ player for Cockermouth Wasps under 9s. He gives 100% effort and concentration to both training and matches. His contribution to the team in matches was recognised by his peers and that means a lot to him. Well done Ali! Meanwhile, Quinn recently competed in an inter-clubs competition for karate. He has been doing karate for 15 months now; he has made lots of progress. He won golds in 10 and under 'kickmaster' and also 'basics'. He won silvers in 10 and under 'sparring' and also in 'kata'. He has shown great commitment, concentration and perseverance. What a talented, young athlete.
A big shout-out to Penny and her football team (Cockermouth U9s), who won a football tournament in Carlisle. They played extremely well as a team, had lots of fun and thoroughly deserved to win. Well done to the whole team.
Congratulations to Monti in Year 6, who ran his first 5k race at KMF on a red hot day, getting his fastest time yet of 30 minutes! Monti trained in the winter to ensure he was prepared and stayed motivated and dedicated throughout. The intense heat nearly beat him, but he showed resilience and grit to ensure he crossed the line. Monti now has the running bug and is entering another 5K in October. Go Monti!
Thomas takes to the Track
A big shout out to Thomas, who participated in the Edinburgh 1k fun run as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Thomas ran brilliantly and enjoyed every minute of it; we are very proud of him!
A HUGE congratulations to Charlotte, who took part in the Edinburgh 1.5k event as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and finished as the 2nd female overall. What a fantastic athlete and a truly incredible achievement.
Saskia's Super Sail
Saskia took part in the Mirror Sailing National Championships recently- sailing with her dad. They sailed 8 races across 3 days, out at sea, down at Brightlingsea Sailing Club. They were placed 14th overall and Saskia won the award for the Youngest Crew to complete all races... How amazing is that. Well done 'Captain Saskia'!
Golds for Cooper
Over the last half-term break, Cooper took part in his first Dwarf Sports' Association National Games in Wolverhampton. Cooper took part in a variety of sporting events including: the frisbee throw, in which he took bronze, the 10m sprint, which he took home the gold in and the balance bike race, which also resulted in gold. Cooper and his sister (Francesca) had such a fun weekend playing and meeting lots of new friends. Awesome work Cooper- we are all so incredibly proud of you!
Next, it's swimming success with Emily, Charlie, Jacob, Lily, Evie and Ella all taking part in the Copeland Graded Swim Gala representing Cockermouth Swimming Club. The children did exceptionally well, with many new PBs and medals between them. Well done team!
Let's hear it for the Cheerleaders
Many of our fabulous, Fairfield pupils, from Year 1 to Year 6, represented Osprey Cheerleading Academy and recently competed in Paisley, Scotland, at a competition. The whole team have worked incredibly hard over the last year to perfect their routines and they all performed with confidence on the day bringing home a huge number of accolades, including: 10 x 1sts; 6 x 2nds; 3 x 3rds and 10 x zero deduction routines!
Highlights included Mya's cheer team, Mini Midnight, and her stunt team, Arctic, both being placed first and Harper securing a 1st in her solo event. Incredible work girls!
Additionally, Gracie and her cheer team came 1st in their category, as did their stunt team, called Baby Blue, so they too did brilliantly! Finally, a huge shout out to the Tiny Teal team including Connie, Francesca, Flora, Bethan, Sophie and Abbey, who came first in their category too!
Many siblings and friends cheered the cheer team, showing excellent support, including two Friendly Frog superstars!
What incredible talent... Well done to all the children involved.
Emily's Blue Peter Success
Emily recently received her Blue Peter Sport Badge - what an incredible achievement! She applied for this for her progress in karate: she has been going to classes for a year and enjoys learning new kata!
A huge shout-out to Rowen, from the Friendly Frogs, who completed all three of the orienteering courses in Harris Park at a recent WCOC open event in a cumulative total of 35 minutes. Amazing Rowen!
Rosa's Epic, Fundraising Challenge
Rosa in Year 5 has been raising money for the MS Society to help spur her on to complete the MS Society's 5 in 5 challenge, which she completed last weekend! The aim was to complete 5 mountains in 5 hours and raise as much money as possible.
The charity is one which is close to Rosa's heart and she wanted to do her bit. For a month, she has been out walking and climbing fells in preparation. Rosa, alongside close family members, started on Causey Pike (637m) and then continued to Scar Crags (672m), before completing Outerside (568m), Stile End (447m) and concluding with Barrow (455m). Rosa did an excellent job. She kept going, completing the 12km circuit in under 5 hours- despite the high temperature and humidity. We are all so proud of her commitment and achievement. In total, she raised £540 for the MS Society. Rosa you are an inspiration!
Saturday Night Fever
On Saturday 1st July, six fabulous little kittens performed at the Maria Francis School of Dance show, at the Sands Centre in Carlisle. The girls danced to ‘Everybody Wants to be a Cat’ from Disney’s Aristocats. They were amazing and did a purrrrrfct performance! Well done to: Millie (Nursery), Elvyn (Reception) Poppy and Violet (Reception), Lily (Year 1), and Gergonia (Year 2).
George vs. City!
Next, we celebrate football talent as George from Year 6, played for Carlisle United against Manchester City recently and really showcased his incredible talent. George's dedication and motivation to his sport are truly inspirational.
Our Very Own Lionesses
Sticking with the football theme, four Fairfield students have made a fantastic contribution to the Cockermouth Junior Football Club Girls Under 8s team this year. Emily received the 'Most Dedicated Player' award. Emily never misses a training session or a game, always giving her best performance every time. Emily attacks defences with great zeal, making amazing runs and scoring fantastic goals. India received the 'Individual Performance' award for some great, stand-out performances this season. India has been a determined defender keeping the goal safe, showing great energy and enthusiasm. Lilla received the 'Clubman' award for the second season in a row. The Clubman is awarded to a player that can always be depended on and Lilla has certainly lived up to this, this season. Lilla has regularly filled various positions when called upon throughout the match and can always be relied upon to give her all even if she is exhausted! Maeve received the 'Fair Play' award this year. Maeve shows great sportsmanship and kindness on the football pitch, which stem from the values we embed at school. In fact, many opposition coaches this season have even commented on how kind and courteous Maeve is. Well done girls!
Sister (Kind) Act
Sisters Felicity and Jennifer set-up a Lollipop Challenge (inspired by Mrs. Sharp at the Summer Fayre!) at the end of their driveway last week. They raised £45.28 for the local Charity, Team Evie. Incredible work girls.
Phoebe and fellow friends enjoyed participating in Brougton Carnival on Saturday, by entertaining crowds and demonstrating fantastic community spirit. The rain did not dampen their fun!
Athletics County Champions
A huge congratulations to Thomas, Theo, Matthew and Rowan, who alongside their Athletics Team, were recently crowned County Champions. Boys, we are all so very proud of you.
Lacie, Isla, Lizzie and Zoe swam in their first ever swimming gala. It was held at the new pool at the Sands Centre in Carlisle and the gala was to celebrate 100 years of Cumbria Amateur Swimming Association. It featured lots of different swimming events, including the 8 years and under events, which the girls participated in superbly. They swam in front of a large crowd and were cheered on as they swam- all achieving brilliant times. Well done girls!
Next, it's more girl power as we celebrate Eleah and Mia, who were part of the Mini Magic team, who also competed in a recent Cheerleading competition gaining 2nd place. They all trained so hard for the competition and were all absolutely fabulous. Infact, Mia was part of the trio with Seren and Felicity, who brought home silver after only two practice sessions beforehand. Brilliant work team.
Well done to Harry in Year 1 who, over the summer break, conquered his initial fears of horseriding and thoroughly enjoyed some sessions at the Calvert Trust. We are all super proud of you Harry!
Congratulations to Alfie in Year 4, who took part in a cross code match (i.e. Rugby Union and Rugby League). Alfie's team, Broughton Red Rose, were victorious and won the cup.
Several, talented Fairfield pupils competed for Seaton AC in the Cumbria League over the summer helping them take the win for overall boys and overall U11 on Saturday. Each member of the team competed in three of their chosen track and field events at the four Cumbria League athletics meetings. They were then awarded points for their performance which were added together towards the overall trophies. A special mention to Cameron, who won three gold medals for top scoring throughout the season in the U9s Long Jump, 60m sprint and 600m race; a great achievement for his first year in athletics. What a fantastic team effort for all involved!
A huge shout out to Saskia, who completed the Mini Great North Run last Saturday in memory of a relative, who sadly died earlier this year. Saskia raised over £200 for MacMillan Cancer Support. Super work Saskia!
Next, we celebrate both Holly and Owen who have been awarded Footy Tyke of the week, in recent weeks, at Footy Tykes Football Club. Well done to both these talented stars. Infact, it's the 4th time Holly has been awarded the trophy and she is super happy!
Jack's Football Success
A huge congratulations to Jack in Year 2, who has been selected to play for Workington Reds, following trials last month. Go Jack!
Morgan's Red Belt
Despite only being in Year 3, Morgan has demonstrated excellent perseverance skills and recently competed in his first karate grading and was awarded his Red Stripe! We are so proud of you Morgan.
A huge shout-out to Livi and Esme, who volunteered at the Beacon Museum last weekend to help promote sporting clubs in West Cumbria, where they talked to children to encourage them to get out and about using Tale Trail Maps. Well done girls- fabulous citizens of the future.
Freya, in Year 4, has been riding at Parker's Equestrian Centre for the past two years and at this year's annual presentation, she was awarded the trophy for Outstanding Show Jumper. Freya has put in another year of hard work and perseverance (in all weathers!) and has shown amazing aptitude for show jumping in her lessons. We are very proud of you Freya.
Kitty's Selfless Acts of Kindness
Next, we shine a spotlight on Kitty in Year 6, who donated her hair for a second time at the start of Year 5 and in all likelihood, it will be long enough again to donate at the end of Year 6- as it grows that amount in two years! Moreover, Kitty, took part in the asymptomatic asthma trial at Castlegate Surgery, which involved her only using her inhaler if she was poorly instead of on a daily basis which involved a leap of faith…. The results of the clinical trial will be used to inform future treatments of children with asthma. Amazing, selfless acts Kitty!
It's golf success next as Hayden in Year 5 is part of the Cockermouth Golf Club and they have been playing in the Golf Sixes League this season. On Sunday, the Cockermouth Juniors won their games and became the first winners of the Golf Sixes League; Hayden's brother, Locke (a former Fairfield pupil) is also in the team. Well done boys!
We head to the swimming pool next as Molly, Ella, and Evie, from Year 5, all took place in the President's Gala at Workington last weekend as part of Cockermouth Swimming Club (CROCS). All three children had a fantastic weekend of races and they swam very well in lots of different events. Infact, Evie won an incredible 7 medals; well done girls!
A Lioness in the Making
Ivy, from Year 3 scored her first goal for Cockermouth Jets a few weekends ago and received the captain's armband for a great performance in last week's match. Well done, Ivy! Ivy is the only girl that plays for Cockermouth Jets- a Lioness in the making!