Category Archives: News

The Code Show Comes to WHS

‘The Code Show’, a travelling computer museum, docked in the WHS Sixth Form Centre on Thursday, 13 June. Gary McNab (the founder of The Code Show) brought along an array of historical hardware from the 1970s through to the present day; giving hands on access to vintage computer technology to a new generation, and telling the […]

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Exhibition 2019

Our annual Exhibition was held yesterday evening (Wednesday, 12 June) when creative works from Art, Photography, Design Technology and Media students were showcased for families and guests to view. Earlier in the day students had been busy preparing a selection of delicious canapés which were served to visitors during the event. Thanks to all those who came along […]

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Connecting with Taiwan

Seven WHS students travelled to Taiwan via Hong Kong as part of the British Council ‘Connecting Classrooms’ Project, in a joint Cumbrian schools visit to our East Asian partner cluster in Taipei and Hualien. They were part of a party of thirty-one students and five staff from Ullswater Community College, Cockermouth School and Nelson Thomlinson School. The […]

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Outstanding Table Cricket Success

Our Table Cricket Team competed in the Lord’s Taverners National Table Cricket Finals at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on Friday, 7 June . What an amazing competition it was! There were twelve teams in total from across the country divided into two pools. Our team played five teams in the opening round and beat […]

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A German Experience

During the half term break, 40 students along with 5 staff travelled to the beautiful city of Freiburg in Black Forest, in the sunny southwest of Germany for a Languages Department educational visit. Freiburg is a wonderful old town with a large market square, an impressive cathedral and the little water channels called Bächle complete […]

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Year 8 Explore Their Beliefs

Over the course of last half term Year 8 students have been exploring a brand new topic in R.E. They have looked in depth at three religious statements of belief; the Christian Creed, the Muslim Shahadah, and the Jewish Shema. Together they have examined the content of these statements and evaluated how they are used by […]

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An Enterprising Year

During assembly on Monday, Year 9 Enterprise students presented Oak Tree Animal Charity with a cheque for £100 that they had raised during the year.  The fundraising was supported by an initial start-up payment from Brampton and Longtown Rotary, and through selling items they had designed, made and sold in school and at a trade stand. […]

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A Taste of College

Some of our Year 9 students were lucky enough to complete a 4-week programme of various disciplines at Carlisle College.  Each Friday these students would complete a course of study in Hairdressing, Catering, Hair and Beauty, Construction and Care Services.  These courses involved both written and practical work in which our students excelled!  Specialist project […]

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Taste of Game Competition

Two William Howard students have gained top awards in a nationwide cookery competition. Poppy Gregory (year 11) and Daniel Rickerby (year 8) competed with more than 80 students from all over the country, who developed their own game recipe as part of the School Game Changer project. The challenge set by Taste of Game and […]

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My Money Week Competition

As part of our annual My Money Week competition across the Cumbria Education Trust schools, this year we have teamed up with Carlisle Lake District Airport. Carlisle Lake District Airport will be running their first flights for passengers at the beginning of July and have asked if pupils can design an item that symbolises what […]

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