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Year 13 Dancers Perform at U Dance Festival

Our Year 13 A Level dancers represented William Howard School at the U.Dance Festival 2019 at The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick on Tuesday, 12 February. The students performed a piece entitled ‘Unsteady’, which was their own choreography exploring the concept that as humans we are programmed to be dependent on each other to survive. Lewis Logie, […]

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Boccia Brilliance!

WHS students, Oliver Wightman, Thomas Armstrong and Connor Dixon, represented Cumbria at the Lord’s Taverners North West Regional Tournament on Thursday, 7 February. They had a fantastic day and played brilliantly. In the first round, they played three matches against teams from Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside and won all of them convincingly. In their semi-final […]

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Football Stars

Nine students travelled to Penrith to represent the school at a Cumberland Football Association Inclusive Football event on Wednesday 6 February. They all enjoyed the day and played well as a team. They played against five other schools from around the county and won four matches, drew one and lost one. This is William Howard […]

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Revision Support Workshops

KS4 and KS5 students took part in a range of workshops to support them with their upcoming examinations, on Monday 4 February. Made Training delivered the sessions that included, Rapid Revision, Managing Stress, Advanced Note Taking, Studying Made Simple and Independent Working. The students were able to interact with the trainers and each other, applying what […]

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It’s Time to Talk

Time to Talk Day 2019 is taking place on Thursday 7 February. Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. On Time to Talk Day we want everyone to have a conversation about mental health. Throughout this week, students and staff at WHS will be involved in […]

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Pet Project

Last week, Year 9 Enterprise Students visited Brampton Primary School along with Oaktree Animal Centre staff and the group’s Business Advisor, Barry Ridley (Branch Manager of the Cumberland Building Society in Brampton). The visit was part of a project they are undertaking to explore the cost and responsibility required in having a pet. The students had […]

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Learning to Make Stylish Food

In preparation for Year 11 practical assessment, Tracey Blenkinsopp the Spadeadam Base chef, came in to deliver a presentation and food styling workshop on Wednesday. Students watched a demonstration, including cooking methods and plating techniques. They were then tasked with preparing and plating a main and dessert of their own. They did fantastically well and […]

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Year 9 Careers

Year 9 students took part in a careers morning on Tuesday. The year group will shortly be choosing their GCSE courses, so it was particularly valuable in focusing their attention on possible career pathways and which subjects would be most suitable for their aspirations. Along with different training providers including Newton Rigg, RWP and the […]

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