Category Archives: News

Election Special

In parallel with the General Election, our students were given the opportunity to vote in a mock election held in school today. In preparation, Mr Connolly’s Year 9 Politics, Philosophy and Economics group had collated information for a display about each of the candidates and the parties that are standing in our constituency (Penrith and […]

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Oh Christmas Tree!

Our Student House Heads along with helpers from Year 7 and 8 took part in a Christmas Tree decorating challenge today, which tested their resourcefulness as well as their creativity. Each House was given a plain tree during break 1 and they were tasked to find materials from around the school that they could use […]

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Open Spaces Christmas Fayre

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the Open Spaces Group Christmas Fayre. We hope you enjoyed the fantastic cakes and music that our students served up. Thanks to all their efforts we now have enough funding for the necessary fencing repairs to our garden and paddocks.  

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Baked to Perfection

Four bakers felt the heat last night in a WHS House Team Bake-Off competition. The competitors (Emma Storey -Y11, Mrs Magson, Mrs Swan and Mrs Fitton) were challenged to create a Victoria Sandwich Cake with the best taste, perfect texture and creative flair. The lucky judges were Mr McAree, Mrs Hill and Mrs Nettleton. All […]

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Talented Chefs

Year 12 students, Poppy Gregory and Katie Elder, competed in the local round of the Futurechef competition at Kendal College on Monday, 2 December. Katie made a bacon and spinach tortellini with a tomato sauce, and raspberry and pistachio profiteroles with white chocolate for dessert. Poppy’s dishes were pheasant with a sweet potato fondant and […]

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Houses Team Up with Christmas Spirit

In the run up to Christmas our House Teams are turning their attention to ‘giving’, with each House supporting a different chosen charity: ACACIA are collecting for Mission Christmas/Cash for Kids http://www.cashforkids.uk.com/. They’re asking students to donate toys and items (in original packaging/boxes), which are suitable for a range of ages.  MPINGO have chosen Operation Christmas Child […]

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Christmas Fayre

Our Open Spaces groups are holding their Christmas Fayre next Friday (6 December). Come along and enjoy some delicious home baking and refreshments. There’ll be live musical performances by students and winter produce for sale too.  

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Foodbank Collection

We’re always looking to support our local community when we can, so once again we are collecting for Carlisle Foodbank. We are asking for non-perishable goods such as jams, soup, dried pasta and chutneys etc. If you would like to contribute, we have a collection point in Reception where students, staff and parents can leave […]

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Boccia Success at County Championships

Ten students from WHS attended the County Boccia Championships at Kendal Leisure Centre on Wednesday, 20 November. We entered two teams, one in the physical disability division and one in the PAN division – both teams played really well. We also took along two students as officials. Terrific Trio Thomas Armstrong, Oliver Wightman and Connor Dixon […]

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