Category Archives: News

Rotary Club Technology Challenge

Three teams of Year 9 students took part in the Carlisle Rotary Club Technology Tournament, held at Austin Friars School on Friday, 8 March. Participants were challenged to produce a vehicle which could retrieve a metal container from a pipe. Students needed to design and build a mobile device incorporating a motor which could lower a magnet and […]

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Table Cricket Triumph!

Our Table Cricket Team had a great day last Wednesday at the Lord’s Taverners County Table Cricket Competition in Penrith. This sport is growing each year and 16 teams had entered from all around the county. Our team won all their first-round games convincingly. They lost in their semi-final to Trinity School who went on […]

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Carlisle and District Music and Drama Festival

William Howard Students gave outstanding performances at the 2019 The Carlisle and District Music and Drama Festival last week, winning numerous placings and trophies. Mr Verry (WHS Director of Performing Arts) said: “It was great to see WHS represented in so many parts of the festival and the students have all done the school proud”. […]

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DADA Showcase Tickets on Sale

Don’t miss what promises to be a fantastic evening! Tickets are available from Miss Serrechia for the WHS DADA Showcase. Performances by WHS Drama, Dance and Performing Arts students, alongside the Acro Troupe. Friday, 22 March in the Performance Hall. Performance start at 7.00pm and finish at approximately 9.00pm. A fundraising raffle will be held […]

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British Science Week

It was British Science Week this week, so to celebrate the Science Department ran lots of fun experiments during break times to get students engaged in science. Orange peel sparklers, screaming jelly babies, ethanol rockets, and teachers holding fire in the palm of their hands generated great excitement in the many young scientists that came […]

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National Careers and Apprenticeships Week

Students across all years took part in a range of activities during National Careers and Apprenticeships Week.  In lessons, teachers linked their subject to future career choices and spoke about their own career plans.  During Thursday break time we had a range of local employers, colleges, armed forces, university and the National Citizen Service team […]

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World Book Day 2019

To mark World Book Day this year, WHS Library staff organised a host of activities and events. We were very pleased to welcome author Sharon Gosling into the Library for a Question & Answer session and book signing. Sharon is the author of many popular books for young people. Students had the opportunity to chat, ask questions, look […]

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CET Junior Masterchef Challenge

William Howard played host to Cumbria Education Trust’s Primary School Junior Masterchef Challenge on Wednesday, 6 March. The pupils from CET primary schools were challenged to create a range of finger foods and canapés, showing creative use of skills, technical knowledge and design flair. The participants were picked from their school round to compete in the […]

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Chelsea’s Choice Raises Awareness

Theatre group Alter Ego visited WHS on Tuesday, 5 March and gave three performances of ‘Chelsea’s Choice’ throughout the day to students in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11. The 40 minute production and post-show Q&A have proven highly effective in raising young people’s awareness of: Healthy Relationships Safe Internet Use Risky Behaviour The Grooming […]

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Ski Trip 2019

During the February half term holiday, a group of students and staff enjoyed a fabulous week at Passo Tonale in Italy on the WHS Annual Ski and Snowboarding Trip. A Student’s Diary of the Trip: Friday, 15 February We set of from William Howard at 12:00 noon, heading to Dover to catch a 10:00pm ferry to Dunkirk, unfortunately we missed […]

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