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We hope you enjoy your browse and and that any information you require is available. If you would like to visit us in person and see the school in action please do not hesitate to arrange a visit. We would be delighted to see you.

Our school serves the villages of Crakehall, Langthorne, Newton-le-Willows, Patrick Brompton and further afield both up and down the dale. Children from Newton-Le-Willows and Patrick Brompton have access to a free school bus. We have 81 children on our roll, taught in 4 classes. This affords us an excellent adult to child ratio.

Our staff and governors are committed to ensuring that all children in our care achieve well in all aspects of their development and that they enjoy a rich and varied curriculum that will leave them with happy and lasting memories of their time with us.


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Leaver Assembly

​On our final afternoon we went to St Gregory’s Church, Crakehall to celebrate the year sixes last day   with us at Crakehall Primary School. The children shared their memories of each year from crying constantly in YR to Foxglove Covert trip in Y3 , from hating school dinners Y1 to cutting up rabbits Y6. The children sang solos and played instruments before being present with bibles from Simon Stretton- Downes.

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The Big Friendly Read

This years library reading Challenge is The B.F.R. Maggie ( from Bedale Library) came into school to tell us all about it and how we can earn stickers, a medal and some super cool glasses, all by only reading 6 book!! The challenge this year started 2 weeks earlier . George  from Year 1 has already completed the challenge. Well done George.
F.O.C.S -Friends of Crakehall  School set the children a task of designing a logo for them. Ruby’s design was chosen and as part of her prize F.O.C.S had her design put on her own person mug. Well done Ruby.
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The Big Friendly Read

Celebration Assembly

This morning we had an assembly where we celebrated the following;
Cluster Sports certificates; Smilie box prizes ; Buddy badges for weekly and daily jobs ; play leader certificates; AR certificates for most books read and most points accumulated  this term; AR millionaires and finally AR Crakehall School record.
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PJ day

Computers in PJ’s, P.E in PJ’s and cinema afternoon.
Children at Crakehall School enjoy the penultimate day of Summer term 2016 in their PJ’s.
In the afternoon the children enjoyed a cinema afternoon, watching either the original BFG or Jason and the Argonauts. with FAB ice lollies from R and R ice creams.
Over £77.00 was raised to buy mosquito nets.
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R and R ice cream

Mr Wade came this afternoon to talk to the children about R and R ice cream and how it was made.
Did you know….
The R and R factory at Leeming is the 2nd biggest ice cream factory in the world .
The R and R factory at Leeming is the 2nd biggest manufacture of ice creams.
 The R and R factory at Leeming employs over 600 people.
The R and R factory at Leeming is bigger than 3 football pitches.
The R and R factory at Leeming makes ‘Fab’ ice lollies the most iconic ice lolly in the world and tomorrow we are all going to eat one !!
Thank you Mr Wade for sharing your knowledge with us.
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R and R ice cream

Today was leavers’ lunch.

Today was leavers’ lunch.
The children were out in their best bib and tucker (idiom) for the Y6’s special lunch.

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Mr Cobb show

Mr Cobb our peripatetic music teacher, along with the children who have lessons with him, entertained us this morning with their musical talents.

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Sports Afternoon

On the 19th of July 2016, Crakehall School gathered in the hall and the teachers told us what groups we were in. The teams were; red 1, red 2, blue 1, blue 2, green 1 and green 2.  At the end we had to add the team scores up. After we got into our teams, we set off to the Green. The games were kick ball; a mixture of football and rounders and was invented in 1917, rounders; invented in Tudor times ,quick cricket and  vigoro; a mixture of cricket and tennis and it was invented in 1901. All the games were really fun to play! Everyone really enjoyed the afternoon, it was amazing.  We await the results, which will be announced on Friday morning.
Joe and Simon

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MUSIC CLUB REVIEW

On Friday 15th of July 2016 music club went to The Millings and Greendale care homes to perform some Music club songs. At Greendale, Ben and Hannah improvised the songs on the Flute. They did a good job! Greendale gave a very big round of applause for Crakehall Music Club. We were so proud of our selves. At 4 o’clock our parents came to collect us after we had biscuits (and cookies).
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Mr and Mrs Dalton visit

Mr & Mrs Dalton came into class 3 to talk to classes 2, 3 and 4 about their experience of living in Iran. They had massive cooking pots and they gradually got smaller and smaller and smaller. They showed us some beautiful embroided and woven rugs. They also had bird shaped wine jug made out of silver, a gold replica of the Emperor’s cup, some Iranian pictures and much more. We had a chance to learn from their experiences and be inspired to travel the world and find out about the rich variety of cultures.  We were very lucky and got to touch precious and important artefacts.
Many, many thanks to them both for giving their time.

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Cluster Sports

A recount by Matthew.N

On Monday the 18th of July 2016 Crakehall School went to Lambs Field to do the Bedale cluster sports competition to compete against a whole 15 schools. The sports were beanbag race, the sprint, long distance,the skipping race, the relay, the sack race, javelin and the long jump. All the children did well but not everyone could win their race. It was a tough competition and it lasted a long 2 and a half hot hours but the children went home happy but exhausted.
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South Africa talk

South Africa talk -a recount by William B.

On Tuesday 19th July, Mrs Wade came in to talk about South Africa.
She told us lots of interesting things such as: the different languages
they speak, their recent history, their cultures and lots, lots more.
I really enjoyed it and I think everybody else did, too!

Music Club Trip

A trip to Bedale. Music Club enjoyed a fun filled Friday afternoon in Bedale visiting the Millings Care home and also Greendale Court.
The children were fantastic and danced and sung their hearts out in both locations they then spent time talking to the residents. We found out that one lady was 102 years old, a gentleman’s dad broke in and trained shire horses to work on the land, another lady was a teacher as well as lots of other information.
The children deserve a pat on the back for their behaviour and attitude today. Well done.
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Class 3 have been busy harvesting flowers and fruit from the school ground to make different cordials.

Elderflower cordial
When it was move up Monday we went to the Butterfly Forest and while we were working Mrs Latta collected some elderflower heads. When we went back in the classroom Mrs Latta and year 2 and 3 were surprised that we had to make elderflower cordial.  First we put in about 25 flower heads, then we put in orange and lemon zest in along with the juice.  We added water and then left this to infuse for 24 hours.  The next day we filtered the mixture to remove the bits.  Then when we were gone, Mrs latta put in some sugar and citric acid and heated the liquid so the sugar all dissolved. Louise sterilised the bottles for us by putting them in the dishwasher and we used a funnel to pour the liquid into the special bottles. The day after, we drank some of it and it was REALLY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next we are going to try making blackcurrant cordial and rhubarb cordial, making good use of our fresh produce that grows in our school grounds.

Class 2 continued the Gruffalo Topic

On ‘Move up Monday’ class 2 continued the ‘Gruffalo’ topic by making some roasted fox sandwiches, Gruffalo crumble and scrambled snake.
We also enjoyed completing our maths measuring challenge outside in the Butterfly Forest.
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Talent Show

On Monday Crakehall School held a talent show.
To name just a few of their talents: singing, dancing, joke telling, magic and instrument, kept us entertained all afternoon.
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Class 4 Macbeth Performance

Another fantastic performance of Macbeth.
Class 4 (Y5 and Y6) performed the second day of Macbeth in front of a packed hall.
Due to the number of budding actors in the class children changed roles for the second production.
A few quotes from Class 1,2 and 3.
‘That was good I liked Queen Macbeth’
‘I could watch that everyday it was so good’
‘I liked the sword fights’
‘Kitty was great as that Scottish man’
‘The witches had funny voices it made me laugh’
‘I thought it was fantastic because of the dancing at the end’
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Kofi’s Journey – by Matthew

On Wednesday 29th June 2016 a few members of Crakehall School classes three and four arrived at Northallerton Forum to sing a musical named Kofi’s Journey. The performance was just another excited hour away and the children were busting with excitement.

Finally the moment came, the crowd roared, the lights shone over the children and the adrenalin rushed passed through them, it was about to begin! The conductor (Ms Roberts) showed the signal to stand as the loud music started. The children burst into song in perfect time with the loud music. After a few minutes of loud music and a roaring crowd, the first song was over. Time passed by and after seven amazing songs the production was over.

The performance ended and the crowds rushed out to meet their children, family and friends.  The families battled through the crowds to get to their cars, all  the children went home exhausted but happy.

Sports day by Sam

On the 30th JUNE 2016 we (Crakehall School) did sports day. We would do it on the green opposite the school. I was really looking forward to sports day and it finally came to the day we were going to do it.

Me Mum and Lucy were walking to school and when we got there I said bye to Mum and went in. Soon we went into the hall and got put into our groups. I was in Slovakia along with Finlay, Lucy, Bella, Kyran, Harry and Isla. First we went to a thing called speed bounce. You had to jump over something as many times as possible. Our team weren’t very good at it so we moved onto the next thing.

On that activity you had to throw eight bean bags onto some numbers and if you got it on a number you got that many points. Out team were quite good at it. I got six points, but everyone else got more than me.

The activities went on and on and on and on until it was time for the races.  I was racing against Max, Robert, Archie, Lilly and Katie. My sister came first in her race. I was really nervous when I lined up on the start line. I heard the whistle blow so I ran like mad. I ran and ran and ran I could not shake the others of my tail. I was really close to the finish, now I could see Robert on the corner of my eye… It looked like we drew but the judge said I had won! I had come first! In the next race, a skipping race I came third. And then we all went back to school.

Sport’s day had been a massive success, everybody loved it, especially me! I can’t wait till next year.


School Events Feed

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – SUMMER TERM 2016

Monday 2nd May

School closed – May Day

Tuesday 3rd May – Friday 27th May

Start of KS1 testing period

Saturday 7th May

FOCS casino night

Monday 9th May – Friday 13th May

KS2 SATs week

Monday 16th May

Year 5/6 Cluster Kwik Cricket Tournament

 

Monday 23rd May

Year 3/4 Drax Cup

Tuesday 24th May

Kofi’s journey rehearsal (Y5)

Friday 27th May            

Start of half term

Saturday 11th June

FOCS Summer Fayre

Monday 13th June

Start of phonics screening period (2 weeks)

Monday 20th June

Kofi’s journey rehearsal (Y5)

Thursday 23rd June

Rounders tournament

Wednesday 29th June

Kofi’s Journey Performance (Y5) – The Forum 6.00pm

Thursday 30th June

Sports Day

Kofi’s Journey Performance (Y5) – The Forum 6.00pm

Tuesday 5th July

Y6 Friendship – Bedale High School

Thursday 7th July

Y6 Induction Day – Bedale High School

Reserve Sports Day

Monday 11th July

Reports out to parents

Parents Evening Bedale High School 4.00pm

Tuesday 12th July

Y6 Fun Day – Richmond School

Wednesday 13th July

Y6 Induction Day SFX

Monday 18th July

Optional Parents Evening

Wednesday 20th July

Leavers’ lunch

Friday 22nd July

Leavers Service 10.30am

End of summer term

Latest Project Galleries

Our project galleries will show you a variety of images about school life. Keep an eye out here for our latest activities.

Leaver Assembly

Leaver Assembly

The Big Friendly Read

The Big Friendly Read

Celebration Assembly

Celebration Assembly

PJ day

PJ day

Today was leavers’ lunch.

Today was leavers’ lunch.

Mr Cobb show

Mr Cobb show

Sports Afternoon

Sports Afternoon

Mr and Mrs Dalton visit

Mr and Mrs Dalton visit

Cluster Sports

Cluster Sports

Forest School Week 7

Forest School Week 7

Music Club Trip

Music Club Trip

Class 2 continued the Gruffalo Topic

Class 2 continued the Gruffalo Topic

Talent Show

Talent Show

Forest School Week 6

Forest School Week 6

Class 4 Macbeth Performance

Class 4 Macbeth Performance

Macbeth

Macbeth

Class 2 – Gruffalo

Class 2 – Gruffalo

Class 3 Butterfly Forest

Class 3 Butterfly Forest

Alphabet bread

Alphabet bread

Forest School Week 5

Forest School Week 5

Sports Day

Sports Day

Forest School Summer Term Week 4

Forest School Summer Term Week 4

Summer Forest School week 3

Summer Forest School week 3

Reception Baking

Reception Baking

Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle

Move up day

Move up day

Ephemeral art

Ephemeral art

Class 4 – Macbeth

Class 4 – Macbeth

Class 4 spent a sunny afternoon at Lamb’s Field

Class 4 spent a sunny afternoon at Lamb’s Field

Royal Family Tree

Royal Family Tree

Year 5 Clay Work

Year 5 Clay Work

York University Trip

York University Trip

Summer Fair

Summer Fair

Forest school week 2

Forest school week 2

Class 3 – Cake Sculptures

Class 3 – Cake Sculptures

Class 4 Cooking

Class 4 Cooking

Y6 Forest School

Y6 Forest School

Masjid-e-Jamia-Al-Madina

Masjid-e-Jamia-Al-Madina

Class 2- batting and fielding skills

Class 2- batting and fielding skills

Class 4 DT

Class 4 DT

Class 3 –  looking at patterns

Class 3 – looking at patterns

Class 4 Cricket Match Report

Class 4 Cricket Match Report

Forest School 16/5

Forest School 16/5

Forest School 9/5

Forest School 9/5

Richmond Gym Finals

Richmond Gym Finals

Forest School Year 5

Forest School Year 5

Forest School wc 18-04-16

Forest School wc 18-04-16

Reception Welly Walk and Magic Bean Stew

Reception Welly Walk and Magic Bean Stew

Forest School Week 4

Forest School Week 4

Adventure Week – Thursday

Adventure Week – Thursday

Adventure Week – Wednesday

Adventure Week – Wednesday

Adventure Week – Tuesday

Adventure Week – Tuesday

Adventure Week – Monday

Adventure Week – Monday

Forest School Week 3

Forest School Week 3

Class 1 – Forest School March 2016

Class 1 – Forest School March 2016

Forest School Year 5 Week 2

Forest School Year 5 Week 2

World Book Day

World Book Day

​Y5 Forest School

​Y5 Forest School

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

Class 1 – Butterfly Forest

Class 1 – Butterfly Forest

Forest School Year 3-4 Final Session

Forest School Year 3-4 Final Session

Class 3 Saxon Pots

Class 3 Saxon Pots

Forest School this week…

Forest School this week…

Forest School this week

Forest School this week

Getting to know you…

Getting to know you…

Class 2 divide and multiply

Class 2 divide and multiply

Reception Cooking

Reception Cooking

Forest School Spring Term Week 2 2016

Forest School Spring Term Week 2 2016

The Mud Kitchen

The Mud Kitchen

Forest School Spring Term Week 1 2016

Forest School Spring Term Week 1 2016

Class 4 – Squash at Bedale Squash Club

Class 4 – Squash at Bedale Squash Club

Farewell Mrs Cole

Farewell Mrs Cole

Carol Service 2015

Carol Service 2015

Christmas Jumpers

Christmas Jumpers

Choir Leeming Grange Trip 2015

Choir Leeming Grange Trip 2015

Traditional Christmas Party 2015

Traditional Christmas Party 2015

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

Prickly Hay

Prickly Hay

Christmas Forest School

Christmas Forest School

Christmas Table Decorations

Christmas Table Decorations

Matilda

Matilda

School Nativity Play

School Nativity Play

Christmas Cakes

Christmas Cakes

Hedgehog Day

Hedgehog Day

EYFS Under 5s

EYFS Under 5s

Reception Christmas Cakes

Reception Christmas Cakes

The Butterfly Forest is now officially open.

The Butterfly Forest is now officially open.

Forest School – Week 6

Forest School – Week 6

Class 1 – Wet Welly Walk

Class 1 – Wet Welly Walk

Forest School 2nd Autumn Term Week 5

Forest School 2nd Autumn Term Week 5

Class 4 – Play Leader Skills

Class 4 – Play Leader Skills

Class1 have been learning about Owls

Class1 have been learning about Owls

Forest School 2nd Autumn Term 2015 – Week 4

Forest School 2nd Autumn Term 2015 – Week 4

Class 3 – sewing and making wrapping  wool pictures

Class 3 – sewing and making wrapping wool pictures

Chocolate Owls

Chocolate Owls

Forest School Week 3

Forest School Week 3

Science Day

Science Day

Forest School Autumn Term Part 2 Week 2

Forest School Autumn Term Part 2 Week 2

Class 4 assembly – believe in yourself

Class 4 assembly – believe in yourself

Our annual BIG BREAKFAST and open morning

Our annual BIG BREAKFAST and open morning

Class 4 Assembly – David and Goliath

Class 4 Assembly – David and Goliath

Forest School Year 3-4 Week 1

Forest School Year 3-4 Week 1

Bulbs and bubbles

Bulbs and bubbles

Year 3-4 forest school planning

Year 3-4 forest school planning

Class 4 Parish Pilgrim Topic

Class 4 Parish Pilgrim Topic

Visit to St Gregory’s Church

Visit to St Gregory’s Church

Class 1 and 2 Spennithorne Visit

Class 1 and 2 Spennithorne Visit

Class 1 Cooking

Class 1 Cooking

Last Session for Year 2

Last Session for Year 2

The Greedy King

The Greedy King

Ice Cube Challenge

Ice Cube Challenge

Class 3 – ‘Gargoyles’

Class 3 – ‘Gargoyles’

Class 3 – French with Ms Wagstaff.

Class 3 – French with Ms Wagstaff.

Forest School Week 4

Forest School Week 4

Parish Pilgrims

Parish Pilgrims

Autumn Term Week 3

Autumn Term Week 3

Forest School Week 2

Forest School Week 2

Forest School Week 1 Sept

Forest School Week 1 Sept

Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art

Iron and Bronze Age Drawings

Iron and Bronze Age Drawings

Sports

Sports

Crakehall Talent Show

Crakehall Talent Show

Class 3 DT

Class 3 DT

Class 2 and our new KAPLA construction set

Class 2 and our new KAPLA construction set

Drums

Drums

Ukelele

Ukelele

4 children from Crakehall School have won a poster competition.

4 children from Crakehall School have won a poster competition.

Y6 Leaver Service

Y6 Leaver Service

This year saw our 8th annual leavers lunch.

This year saw our 8th annual leavers lunch.

This years sports day winners.

This years sports day winners.

Friday Music Club

Friday Music Club

Today day was the last day of SPORTS WEEK

Today day was the last day of SPORTS WEEK

Aysgarth School Sports Day Activities

Aysgarth School Sports Day Activities

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY

MR COBB SHOW

MR COBB SHOW

TUESDAY:

TUESDAY:

Inter House Cricket

Inter House Cricket

Sports Day

Sports Day

Forest School Week 5

Forest School Week 5

Forest School Week 4

Forest School Week 4

Class 1 Potato Harvest

Class 1 Potato Harvest

Playgroup Visit

Playgroup Visit

3rd Joseph Performance

3rd Joseph Performance

Life Saving Skills

Life Saving Skills

Forest School Week 3

Forest School Week 3

Forest School Week 2

Forest School Week 2

Joseph Preparations

Joseph Preparations

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

Choir performing at BAMFEST

Choir performing at BAMFEST

Year 1 Maths

Year 1 Maths

KS1 PE

KS1 PE

New Starters

New Starters

Class 1 June 2015

Class 1 June 2015

Week1 Y6 2105

Week1 Y6 2105

Tie Dying t-shirts

Tie Dying t-shirts

Y5’s Last Forest School This Year

Y5’s Last Forest School This Year

KS Scientists

KS Scientists

Looking for Eddie

Looking for Eddie

Class 2 Handa’s Surprise

Class 2 Handa’s Surprise

FOREST SCHOOL REPORT: 11th May 2015

FOREST SCHOOL REPORT: 11th May 2015

NYCC Energy Trade Service Event

NYCC Energy Trade Service Event

Pirates in Class 1

Pirates in Class 1

Gymnastics 2nd Round

Gymnastics 2nd Round

Forest School Week 4

Forest School Week 4

Symmetry and Sound

Symmetry and Sound

Crakehall under 5’s playgroup

Crakehall under 5’s playgroup

Forest School 20th April 2015

Forest School 20th April 2015

Marrick Visit 2015

Marrick Visit 2015

Easter Celebration

Easter Celebration

Assembly Celebrations

Assembly Celebrations

Welly Walk

Welly Walk

Balance Bikes

Balance Bikes

Xmas games

Xmas games

Fun and games!

Fun and games!

The Post Office Van

The Post Office Van

Class 4 Rugby

Class 4 Rugby

Windy Days

Windy Days

Buddy Treat

Buddy Treat

Class 4 Basket Ball Skills

Class 4 Basket Ball Skills

Cracking Contraptions

Cracking Contraptions

Class 3 – Tie Dying

Class 3 – Tie Dying

Easter Welly Walk

Easter Welly Walk

Egg hunt

Egg hunt

Rugby Festival

Rugby Festival

Gymnastic Competition

Gymnastic Competition

School orchestra expands!

School orchestra expands!

Girls football tournament

Girls football tournament

Solar Eclipse 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015

Comic Relief

Comic Relief

Year 5 Red Nose

Year 5 Red Nose

Final Church service for 2014

Final Church service for 2014

Class 3’s A1 Trip

Class 3’s A1 Trip

Y6 science at Richmond Secondary School

Y6 science at Richmond Secondary School

Alien Tea Party

Alien Tea Party

Ukelele groups at The Millings

Ukelele groups at The Millings

Nocturnal and diurnal animals

Nocturnal and diurnal animals

Class 3 – Tie Dying

Class 3 – Tie Dying

Children in Need Day

Children in Need Day

Cinema Club

Cinema Club

Swinden Quarry

Swinden Quarry

Science – Sewing Machines

Science – Sewing Machines

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 6

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 6

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 5

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 5

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 4

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 4

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 3

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 3

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 2

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 2

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 1

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 1

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 4

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 4

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 3

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 3

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 2

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 2

Autumn

Autumn

Mosaics

Mosaics

Monet Poppy Fields

Monet Poppy Fields

Monet Water Lilies

Monet Water Lilies

KS1 Portraits

KS1 Portraits

Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Medieval Houses

Medieval Houses

Portraits

Portraits

Makenzie Thorpe

Makenzie Thorpe

Autumn Characters

Autumn Characters

Art in Nature

Art in Nature


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