What a fabulous way to mark our 10th Birthday – all six of Cumbria’s MPs are backing the Bright Stars 2021 programme in which a record 49 schools from across the county are partnered by businesses and charities to devise and deliver digital campaigns to change something that matters to them – working together to make a difference.  
Cumbria MPs quizzed by Bright Stars Primary Schools.
You can read the full article or view the full Q & A films here

Below is a complete list of schools taking part in Bright Stars within each of the constituencies and the companies that are partnering with them to develop the digital campaigns.

John Stevenson MP for Carlisle
  • Raughton Head CE Primary School – Mott MacDonald
  • Great Orton Primary School – Soundwave (BEPBT sponsor)
  • Hallbankgate Village School – PPM
  • Kirkbampton CofE Primary – Tullie House (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • Burgh By Sands Primary – MIND  (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • Inglewood Infants, Harraby, Carlisle – Carlisle College (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
Mark Jenkinson MP for Workington
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – Florence Mine (NNL sponsor)
  • Flimby Primary School – Next Generation Sellafield
  • Ewanrigg Junior School – Armstrong Watson
  • Dearham Primary School – Next Generation Sellafield
  • Northside Primary School  – Allerdale Borough Council
  • Derwent Vale Primary School – Age UK West Cumbria (BEPT sponsor)
  • Dean CofE Primary School – Atkins
  • Thursby Primary School – Foodbank (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • St Patricks Primary, Workington – Hospice at Home (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • Victoria Junior, Workington – NSG Ltd
  • Holme St Cuthbert School – La’al Collective
Neil Hudson MP for Penrith 
  • Hayton CE Primary School, Brampton – Story Contracting
  • St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School, Wigton – Futamura
  • Rockliffe Primary, Carlisle – Oaktree Animal Charity (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • High Heskett CE Primary – Kendal Windows on Art (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • Asby Endowed Primary School – Penrith Beekeepers Assoc (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • Morland Area CofE Primary – Country Flavour (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • Clifton Primary School – Lake District Honey Company (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor
Simon Fell MP for Barrow
  • Newbarns Primary and Nursery School – Orian Group
  • Victoria Academy – Oxley Group
  • Chetwynde Primary School – BAE Supply Chain Function
  • Vickerstown Primary School – Cap Gemini (BAE Sponsor)
  • Orsgill Nursery and Primary School – Rolls Royce (BAE Sponsor)
  • Sir John Barrow Primary School – MoD Royal Navy  (BAE Sponsor)
  • Our Lady of the Rosary, Dalton – BAE Supply Chain Function
  • South Walney Junior School – Cap Gemini (BAE Sponsor)
  • St Mary’s RC Primary, Ulverston – Cap Gemini (BAE Sponsor)
  • Penny Bridge Academy – BAE Supply Chain Function (BAE Sponsor)
Tim Farron MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale
  • Flookburgh CofE Primary – St Mary’s Hospice (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • St Marys & St Martins, Windermere – Family Business Network (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
Trudy Harrison MP for Copeland 
  • Moor Row Community Primary School – Doosan
  • Jericho Primary School – NNL
  • Gosforth CofE Primary School – Jacobs
  • Valley Primary School and Nursery – Morgan Sindall
  • St James CofE Infants – Next Generation Sellafield
  • Hensingham Primary School – Knatterjack Marketing & Kaefer
  • Seascale Primary School – NIS
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – Next Generation Sellafield
  • St Bees Village Primary – Time to Change (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • Bransty Primary, Whitehaven – West Cumbria Rivers Trust (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • Distington Primary – Workington Nature Project (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • St Bridgets CofE Primary, Parton – Harbour Youth Project (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)
  • St Herberts, Keswick – Calvert Trust (Cumbria Community Foundation Sponsor)

Interested in finding out more? Read the Cumbria Crack article or contact us to discuss how you can get involved.
Bright Stars demonstrates key elements of CfLP’s ethos:
“We can all show leadership, it can start at primary school and is part of a lifelong journey through further education and university to the workplace and the boardroom.”          
It is a fitting launch to 12 months of celebrations that mark a decade of developing Cumbria’s leaders for today and tomorrow. We are now looking forward to the next 10 years, building on achievement through collaboration to ensure that young people, educators, employers and employees have opportunities to come together, to learn, to lead and to shape the future success of Cumbria.
Dream Placement 2022
Another example of collaboration is Dream Placement, a fully project managed 6-month leadership programme that for some young people results in a Dream Placement in industry. The scheme is aimed at all 16-18 year olds across Cumbria. The programme gets young people discussing leadership, developing their skills and confidence and helps young people make informed choices about their future. Year on year round 150 to 200 young people hope to secure their Dream Placement in industry, seeing leadership in action and giving young people a vision of what they can aspire to in leadership roles across the County. Like many of our programmes Dream Placement was co created and funded by local businesses keen to showcase the breadth of opportunities and help shape the key skills needed for the future.

Interested in finding out more about Dream Placement? Why not join us for our company launch event for Dream Placement 2022. Find out more about this unique Cumbria initiative and hear our plans for next years Dream Placement. 
Register your interest for 27th May 9.30 Company Launch Event. Register here.

In the meantime you can watch case studies from companies such as National Nuclear Laboratory, University of Cumbria, Cumbria LEP or Soundwave about their experiences of Dream Placement or read about the student’s experiences and many more on our noticeboard.
Leader 2 Leader
Matt Pearman from Cumbria Police reflects on his Leader 2 Leader journey.

We are excited to announce that Leader 2 Leader cohort 12 is about to launch next week! 

This dynamic and responsive 8 month programme combines an initial 2 day residential to build a learning network, followed by bite size ‘leadership nuggets’ to inspire action, a shared consultancy challenge to embed some of the learning, 1:1 coaching to accelerate personal growth and a resource repository for deep-dives into areas of personal interest.

With delegates joining us from the NDA, Copeland Council, Allerdale Waste, Copeland Age and Advice Service, Responsive, Soundwave and Sellafield for cohort 12 why not arrange a chat to find out more and secure your place for cohort 13 which will begin in September 21.

Resilence for Leaders
The world of work is in a constant state of flux and change with the transition back to work or embracing a hybrid workplace, we need to consider our resilience which enables us to cope with these challenges and the potential work and life overload.

Resilience involves a range of behaviours, thoughts and actions, all of which can be learned and developed. Raising resilience contributes to improved self-esteem, sense of control over life events, sense of purpose in life and improved employee interpersonal relationships.

Join us on 26th May 2021 9.30 – 12.30  and 2nd June 2021 9.30- 12.30 for a workshop which will support you in finding ways that work for you and provide tools/techniques to add to your “tool box”.  You will learn, reflect, discuss and you will go away with a personal action plan to empower you to become more resilient.

Find out more and how to book your place here
CfLP Team Update
It has been an exciting time for CfLP team over the last 6 months. Meet the newest member of the team, Liz Hodgson. 
Liz Hodgson- Business Manager

Liz joined the CfLP team in April 2021 as Business Manager. She enjoys a varied role and is passionate about stakeholder engagement and getting the job done right.

Liz’s Leadership top tip
“The Centre for Leadership Performance brings to the forefront opportunities available to young people throughout their school life.  My two teenage daughters are now making their own decisions on future career paths – the CfLP team and the businesses they collaborate with are there to help and guide them to do just that.  I am absolutely thrilled and privileged to be given the opportunity to work as a part of a team that inspires young people today to be the leaders of tomorrow.”

Find out more about Liz here.
Latest News

St Benedict’s pioneers new business enterprise programme for secondary schools

Children at St Benedict’s Catholic High School in Whitehaven are the first to take part in a new Bright Stars Secondary Enterprise Programme that will see them partnering with local companies to run their own businesses.

The six week programme funded by Cumbria Community Foundation is designed to create a culture of aspiration and help young people to develop leadership and teamwork skills, and build confidence and self-belief.  It encourages problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills and provides an opportunity to showcase hidden talents and link learning to the world of work in a fun accessible way. 

Read the full article here.
‘Your Community’ programme gives young people a voice in regeneration of Carlisle city centre

Teenagers in Carlisle have produced plans for revitalising the Market Hall in Carlisle city centre with exciting ideas ranging from a chill-out zone for teenagers, video games arena and offering drop-in childcare, to pop-up craft shops and demonstrations, a food court and live music venue.

The ideas emerged through the “Your Community” programme delivered by CfLP  in partnership with Hello Future and a range of local business partners including Baines Wilson, Carlisle Brass, Story Contracting and Carlisle City Council. The programme funded by Hello Future helps learners to develop skills and confidence, and introduces them to a range of positive role models.

Read the full article here.
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