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Primary Gymnastics Festival

We held a Key Steps Gymnastics Festival for our local primary schools, on Wednesday 15th and 22nd January. The festival allowed pupils from Years 1 to 6 to practice and then perform their floor routine and vault. Pupils from Lanercost, Fir Ends, Shankhill, Castle Carrock, Great Corby, Hayton, Warwick Bridge and Brampton all participated in […]

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Beating The Blues With Kindness

As an antidote to ‘Blue Monday’ (the most miserable day of the year), today we advocated kindness, in a move to help banish the winter blues. WHS was among almost 20 schools and dozens of businesses which took part in ‘Brighter Cumbria’, an initiative to break the world record for the most random acts of kindness […]

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A Lesson for the Future

Monday, 27 January marks Holocaust Memorial Day, a day which marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps. On this day we remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust and the millions of people killed as a result of Nazi Persecution and also subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, […]

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A Christmas Assembly

Year 7s ended the day with a special assembly filled with singing, readings and a reminder of why Christmas is celebrated. It was the end of a very busy week for the school choir, having performed at the presentation Evening on Tuesday and the Carol Concert at St. Martin’s Church on Wednesday.

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Christmas in Different Cultures

To mark the last school day before the Christmas break, we held a ‘Christmas in Different Cultures’ day. As well as themed lessons with interactive games and experiences, there were a number of fun festive activities throughout the day… The history of the German-Austro tradition of St Nikolaus and his donkey was shared with pupils, […]

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Sixth Form PJ Day

As well as yesterday’s cake stall, Sixth Form students organised a ‘Pyjama Day’ today to help raise funds for the Tanzanian orphanage that some of them will visit next year as part of our Tanzania Link.  

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Winning Business Plans

On the last day of term, Year 10 Business Studies students presented their Autumn Term projects to Barry Ridley, Branch Manager of Brampton and Haltwhistle’s Cumberland Building Society.  The winning presentation was Piper Prince with her Oh Crumbs! luxury biscuits business plan. Evan Robinson was the runner up. A big well done to both students […]

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