Category Archives: News

Songwriting Skills

In Music lessons, Year 8 students have been developing their songwriting skills through composing Christmas Songs. There is great competition between classes and some outstanding pieces this year that include keyboard, guitar, flute, clarinet, sax and even a triangle! All groups have written their own lyrics to develop literacy in Music and we have even […]

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Singing for Dancing

On Sunday 9th December, 25 students from Years 8 – 13, along with teachers from the Drama Department (Miss Inglesfield, Miss Serrechia and Ms Hindley), performed Carols and Christmas songs to the shoppers of Gretna Gateway Outlet Village. The students did a brilliant job and raised a massive £300 which is going to contribute to […]

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Christmas Jumper Day for Charity

This year, CFM’s charity appeal, Mission Christmas, is supporting children across Cumbria providing them with a Christmas gift, including over 50 students here at WHS. To raise awareness of the charity (and to raise a little money) we are having a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, 14th December. Students will be permitted to wear a Christmas jumper instead […]

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Law Students in Bar Mock Trial Competition

Our Law Department was proud to compete in a Bar Mock Trial Competition at Newcastle Crown Court, on Saturday, 1 December. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to see what a real courtroom feels like and be involved in the criminal justice process. It was also a chance to build confidence in team work and public speaking. The […]

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Future Chefs

On Monday evening, two WHS students competed in the local final of the national Futurechef competition. Natasha Fell (Year 10) and Poppy Gregory (Year 11) both did incredibly well at the cook-off held in Kendal College. Poppy was announced the overall winner of the round and will go on to the regional finals in Mancester […]

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Open Spaces Christmas Fair

The Open Spaces Group kicked off the festive season yesterday with a Christmas Fair held after school. There was a mouth-watering selection of home-baked cakes and winter produce on offer; and staff and students could sit down and enjoy a chat along with their refreshments. A healthy sum of £220 was made along the way, […]

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Supercool Science Museum Roadshow Visits WHS

Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 were treated to exceptionally cool science lessons yesterday. Staff from the British Science Museum in London presented a dynamic science show entitled ‘Supercool Show’ to each year group. The audience gasped and whooped as ‘Plasticine Pete and Pam’ travelled to the extremes of temperature, demonstrating the incredible effects […]

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Centre of Excellence Re-accreditation

William Howard School was formally awarded a re-accreditation at the Young Money ‘Centres of Excellence’ conference in Birmingham on 14 November. The event, held by the financial education charity Young Money, celebrated schools and colleges who are committing to developing and continuing excellence in financial education. The aim of the Centres of Excellence programme is to support […]

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A Taste of Trampolining and Badminton for Primaries

Over fifty Year 5 and 6 pupils from our cluster primary schools enjoyed a Badminton and Trampolining taster, on Monday 19 November. Pupils from Lanercost, Fir Ends, Lees Hill, Great Corby, Castle Carrock, Brampton, Irthington, Crosby and Warwick Bridge participated in two 40-minute sessions within each activity. During the trampolining session pupils learned about different safety […]

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An Enterprising Year 9 Class

The Year 9 Enterprise Class are selling Christmas products in the foyer on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Items on offer include decorations made by the students with the support of the DT Department; Penrith Mountain Rescue calendars (featuring our very own Mr Carlin from the Science Department); and Christmas Cards made by local artist Carl Fitton. […]

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