Category Archives: News

Year 11 Prepare for Next Steps

To prepare our Year 11 students in planning their destinations following their GCSE exams, we held a careers event on Wednesday, 15 November. Students attended a range of workshops, presentations and interviews as well as hearing from motivational speaker Luke Jackson from Bruce and Luke’s Coffee.   Post 16 providers attended along with representatives from the local business community who […]

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Royal Regiment of Scotland Band

We were privileged to host the Royal Regiment of Scotland Band on Wednesday, 8 November for a workshop with our musicians. Our students worked alongside the professional musicians during the day and this culminated in a fantastic concert that evening attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Henshaw. It saw the Royal Regiment […]

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Geographers Visit Iceland

25 of our students from Years 10, 11 and 12 enjoyed a guided Geography tour to Iceland during the half term holiday. Excursions included a visit to the Golden Circle to observe geysers, hot springs and volcanic craters; a trip to Reykjavik; and a tour of the South Shore to take in the fantastic scenery, […]

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Primary Trampolining and Multi Skills Festival

We welcomed nearly 70 pupils from our local primary schools to an after school Trampolining and Multi Skills Festival, on Wednesday 15 November. Pupils from Lanercost, Irthington, Castle Carrock, Lees Hill, Great Corby, Shankhill, Crosby, Brampton, Hayton and Warwick Bridge participated in the event that took place in the sports hall and gym. Some of […]

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Talkin Tarn Cross Country

Over 300 pupils from 11 of our local primary schools competed in the annual Talkin Tarn Cross Country event on Friday, 3 November.  There were three competitions, boys, girls and mixed with an award also given out for the best overall school. The event was organised by Mr Spencer from Fir Ends School and supported […]

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Mr Branstone – A True Musical Maestro

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the sudden, but peaceful passing, of one of our staff at the start of last weekend. Mr Branstone was a highly valued and respected colleague who has made an incalculable contribution to the musical education of scores of William Howard students. Whether it was through his […]

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Year 3 and 4 Lacrosse Festival

68 Year 3 and 4 pupils from our local primary schools participated in a Lacrosse Festival on Thursday, 12 October. Pupils from Fir Ends, Castle Carrock, Lees Hill, Great Corby, Shankhill, Crosby, Brampton, Hayton, Longtown and Warwick Bridge took part in a number of different activities that were led by Year Sports Leaders from WHS. […]

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Alone I sing; together we perform

Cumbria Education Trust are holding their first musical performance with children and young people performing from across all of the Trust’s family of schools at Theatre by the Lake on Saturday, 11 November. This exciting event will commence at 7.00pm.  Letter to parents        

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High 5 Netball Tournament

We held our annual High 5 Netball tournament on Tuesday, 26th September. Nine teams from seven of our feeder primaries took part with pupils from Brampton, Hayton, Great Corby, Fir Ends, Lanercost, Shankhill and Irthington. The tournament ran in two parts: an A tournament and a B tournament. Both competitions ran as a round robin format […]

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Archaeological excavation

Ten of our students and three members of staff became archaeologists for the day and helped to uncover the remains of the late 3rd/ early 4th Century Roman bath house on the site of Carlisle Cricket Club. The community excavation was run by Wardell Armstrong, a professional archaeological unit, assisted by volunteers and funded by […]

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