Tag: Cockburn School

New members the target on South Leeds Archers open day

South Leeds Archers marked their 20th anniversary year with a free open day at Cockburn School. Adults and children beginners were invited to practice at short-distance targets with beginners’ bows while club members displayed their ability with shots from up to 100 yards. The event aimed to increase exposure for

Edward Woffenden – a Leeds Pal from Beeston

Edward Woffenden, Private 15/1003, 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds 11 was, and still is, essentially Holbeck and Beeston. It had been a prosperous area during the 19th Century, with a lot of manufacturing, including John Marshall’s Mill and Matthew Murray’s Foundry, but by the beginning of the 20th Century

Come and join the fun with Lakers Juniors

Since its formation in February 2015, when a group of like-minded friends at Cross Flatts parkrun decided to form a free running club, South Leeds Lakers has thrived. Providing free organised runs for over 14’s every Tuesday from Beeston Co-op, the club now regularly has between 80 and 100 attendees.

South Leeds students selected for National Youth Theatre

In March 2019 a group of students from Cockburn John Charles Academy and Cockburn School were invited to take part in auditions for the National Youth Theatre. The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a world-leading youth arts organisation. They inspire, nurture and showcase exceptional performers from across the

Determined Dan is fighting cancer and helping others

If you are looking for a definition of resilience you could do a lot worse that take a look at Cockburn School student Daniel Morton. Having gone through brain surgery four times in the last five years, he has more than earned his nickname ‘Determined Dan’. “I’m determined to fight

Six years on runners take another stride forward

Something very special started six years ago when a small group of runners decided to set up a ‘parkrun’ in Beeston. Having passed the 300 mark at the beginning of March, Cross Flatts parkrun is celebrating its sixth birthday on Saturday (30 March 2019). Fancy dress is encouraged and inevitably