Category Archives: News

Les Misérable – A Sell-out Success

Scores of students were involved in our annual School production, which this year was the musical Les Misérable. It was a sell-out success! Rehearsals began in September, and the quality of the performances that took place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening was spectacular. Matinees on Wednesday and Thursday were also given for a primary school […]

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Show Jumping Competition

WHS had four teams competing in an inter-school show jumping competition on Friday, 23 November. Two teams entered the 75cm class, and two were in the 90cm section. They all performed well, competing against 13 other teams from the local area. Our second 90cm team were placed 4th which was a excellent result.  

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Last week (12-18 November) was Global Entrepreneurship Week, where thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. As part of our involvement in the week, the Branch Manager of the Cumberland Building Society in Brampton, Barry Ridley, kindly came into […]

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Boccia Teams Compete in Kendal Competition

Ten students represented William Howard School at the Lord’s Taverners Count Boccia Competition in Kendal on Wednesday 14 November. There were 23 teams in the PAN Disability section of the competition, so it was very competitive. Our two PAN teams played really well. They won some of their matches but were unfortunately unable to progress further […]

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CET Festival of Dance

William Howard School played host to a Dance Festival for Cumbria Education Trust’s Primary Schools on Wednesday. Years 1 and 2 teams from Yanwath, Tebay, Longtown and Yewdale Primary Schools came along to perform their dances for each other. They started with a short warm-up led by WHS Year 9 Sports Leaders, Abbie and Olivia McPherson before […]

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Creative Geographers

The Geography Department have been running a competition for the Year 7s to design a postcard which will be sent out across the school to celebrate success in the subject. We received excellent entries all round, but well done to the winning four which will be made into the official postcards. The designers were Aimee […]

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Taking Tag Rugby to Tanzania

William Howard School has a link with Uru Secondary School in Tanzania on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The link is coming up to its 30th anniversary and it is something which the whole school and wider community is very proud of. It involves fundraising for a group of Tanzanian students to come over to […]

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Primary Multi-skills Festival

Over 70 pupils from our feeder primary schools, attended a trampolining and multi skills festival on Wednesday, 7 November. Years 1 and 2 pupils from Lees Hill, Crosby, Great Corby, Castle Carrock, Lanercost, Fir Ends, Brampton, Hayton, Warwick Bridge, Longtown, Shankhill and Irthington participated in a taster trampolining session followed by a range of multi […]

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Remembering with Respect

Today the whole school gathered together for our Remembrance service; joined by guests, Mr Roy Burns from the Royal British Legion and RAF Spadeadam personnel. Students quietly filed out from their classrooms shortly before 11.00am to assemble on the ATP in the autumn sunshine. To begin the proceedings, WHS students who are members of the RAF and Army […]

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