Category Archives: News

A Brilliant Book Fair

This year’s Scholastic Book Fair was once again a spectacular success. During four days, from 18th to 21st November, pupils could choose from over 200 of the latest titles for children and young adults. The sales of books and stationery amounted to a staggering £940, 87. Our reward will be £564 in FREE books for […]

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Discussing Brexit

Year 13 Business Studies students recently spoke in assembly about the impact Brexit would have on future generations. To prepare for the presentation the students visited a previous assembly and asked their peers what they would like to know about Brexit. They structured the presentation around these questions. A vote was cast at the end of the presentation which showed […]

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Military Experience

Following Armistice Day, the theme of Remembrance continued throughout the week. Military visitors came along to experience school life and in doing so, raised awareness of the work that they do in our area. The Physical Training Instructor from RAF Spadeadam came into school to run some military-style fitness tests with our GCSE students. The feedback from PE was very positive […]

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CET High 5 Netball

We hosted a Cumbria Education Trust (CET) High 5 Netball tournament on Tuesday, 19 November. Eight teams from five of our trust primary schools competed in a round-robin tournament. It was an excellent morning of netball with all teams developing their communication, shooting, attacking and defending skills. The overall winner of the tournament was Yanwath (A) with Yewdale […]

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Children in Need Fundraising Fun

Sixth Form students did a fantastic job of organising the Children in Need fundraising in school. As well as the tempting cakes and lemonade stall, money was raised through henna tattoos, a crossbar challenge, a staff doughnut eating contest, car washing, a Mario Kart tournament, and through the sheer pain of leg waxing. A very […]

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Reading Recognition

William Howard School has just been recognised as an ‘Outstanding Readathon School’ for encouraging pupils to read for pleasure and helping to bring the magic of books to school. Read for Good website

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Come to our Book Fair

We will be holding our annual Book Fair for students from Monday 18, November to Thursday, 21 November in the Library. Over 200 latest teen fiction titles will be on offer, along with posters and stationery, which could make great Christmas presents. Prices start at £1. The fair will be open during break times and immediately after school. […]

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Together in Remembrance

All Year Groups started today, Armistice Day, with a Remembrance themed lesson. Students were tasked to produce poppies featuring their writing based on one of four options: Young Soldiers; Women in War; Forgotten Voice, Henry Johnson; and the Holocaust survivor, Eli Wiesel. The poppies were later attached to vast paper chains and hung all around […]

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Business Students Pitch to Professionals

During Global Enterprise Week, Year 10 and Year 12 Business Students took part in an Enterprise Challenge.  The students presented to a Dragons Den style judging panel, consisting of Barry Ridley from the Cumberland Building Society, Roger Smith of Thomas Graham, and James Porter of Brampton and Longtown Rotary. The winning product from Year 10 was a […]

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Dance News

Last week, our Performing Arts Department hosted a dance workshop along with Keswick School, linked to the practical element of the GCSE Dance course. During the session, students were able to refine the set dance phrases, and had the opportunity to perform and watch the trio performances. A choreography lesson was delivered by Helen Wrestle, […]

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