Category Archives: News

National Careers and Apprenticeship Week

During National Careers Week and Apprenticeship Week we have a range of activities happening across school. During PD lessons Year 7 and 8 students will have taught careers lessons and during assembly and in the Lecture Theatre during PD lessons Year 9,10, 11 and 12 will have guest speakers talking about different job opportunities available […]

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Geographers River Study Fieldwork

On the 3rd and 4th  March the Year 12 geographers  headed for Keskadale Beck in the picturesque Newlands Valley south of Keswick to carry out a river study. The weather, although VERY cold, was in the most part dry and did not deter this hardy bunch of Cumbrians who were well equipped with an interesting […]

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Stem Day at Strathclyde University

On January 14th, WHS students enjoyed a fascinating day gaining an insight into the world of student life at Strathclyde University. There was an explosive start to the day when Dr Alan Kennedy gave a lively and very entertaining Chemistry demonstration which included changing the physical properties of objects. Much liquid nitrogen was used to great […]

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Geographers View New Housing

The Geography Department was invited by Trivselhus to visit the show home on the recently built Garth House Gardens development just across the road from WHS. Trivselhus is a Swedish building company which specialises in creating properties that will withstand climactic conditions by installing energy saving and sustainable features in their developments. Our Year 13 geographers […]

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Primary Fitness Fun

On Wednesday, 20 January over 65 Year 3 and 4 pupils from our feeder primaries attended a festival which allowed them to experience activities in Trampolining, Dance and Cheerleading. The pupils moved round the activities in groups, spending 20 minutes on each. During trampolining the students worked on developing their confidence on the trampolines as well as […]

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Dream Placements

Congratulations to two of our Year 12 students who have been offered a Centres of Leadership Performance Dream Placement from a recent Selection Event. All the students who attended did incredibly well to get to this stage and to attend what was for many a pretty daunting event. We hope they have gained valuable interview […]

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Presentation Evening 2015

On 15 December the school held its Presentation Evening in Carlisle Cathedral; an occasion to celebrate the achievements of the Year 11 and Year 13 students from the previous academic year and distribute exam certificates for GCSEs and A levels to those students. Introductions were made by Mrs Lorrayne Hughes, Executive Headteacher of the William […]

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Charities Morning 2015

Friday, 18 December, the last day of the school term saw the culmination of our Christmas week with the whole school taking part in our annual Charities Morning.   This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to make a positive contribution to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 and hampers for local senior citizens. […]

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Bronte Parsonage Museum Trip

Joanna Greenhill (student) reports: At 8 o’clock in the morning on the 26th of November, I and other AS and A level English Literature students boarded a coach to take us to Haworth, the home of the Bronte sisters, to help us with our studies of Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre. In our time there we […]

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Senior Citizens Christmas Tea Party

This event, postponed from early December because of the impact of the floods, took place on  25th January and was a great success. Over 110 guests attended and were very well looked after by their Year 9 hosts. A selection of tasty finger food was prepared and served and students also provided musical entertainment, which […]

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