Youngsters at CET schools signed off for the year with a week of events to ‘be the best they can be’.

Our 11 schools put on the celebratory week to give students and pupils the opportunity to challenge and express themselves in as many different ways as possible.

Youngsters from the three secondary and eight primary schools enjoyed the Be The Best You Can Be Week, with opportunities ranging from the physical to mental and social and encompassing the trust’s core values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

There were sports days and special assemblies, shows and performances, outdoor activities, transition days, poetry and art competitions and fundraising events as schools put their own spin on the week.

At Newtown Primary School in Carlisle pupils took on skills builder challenges, at William Howard School in Brampton there were House competitions, a Talkin Tarn 24-hour charity run and summer concert and at The Whitehaven Academy a Festival of Learning.

In the same week, many also took on the CET Mile, with pupils and staff challenged to get active and run, walk or cycle a mile.

Nic Tweddle, CET Assistant Headteacher and Student Events Lead, said: “Throughout the week students and pupils were encouraged to showcase and develop skills and talents across all aspects of school life in terms of what it means to be a part of our CET community.

“They threw themselves into the week and it was a fantastic way to round off the school year.”