Category Archives: News

Commonwealth Day (12 March 2020)

William Howard School Tanzanian Link was founded in 1987, and this year, the 15th visit of students to Tanzania and the Uru/Moshi area takes place from Saturday, 4 – Friday, 24 July. The group of Sixth Form students and staff who are taking part in the visit have been busy fundraising with a wide range […]

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Poetry Workshop Day

A group of local Cumbrian poets, led by David Bamford, came into school to work with Year 9 students during their English lessons today. The workshop activities included reading and creating poetry while working together in collaborative groups. Students from Year 12 studying English Literature and English Language helpfully joined in to facilitate the sessions.

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Poppy’s Winning Recipe Published

Following Poppy Gregory’s amazing success in the national ‘Game Stars’ cookery competition last year, her award winning Teriyaki Rabbit recipe has been included in the recently published recipe booklet. Download the booklet here: Game Changer Recipe Booklet Game Star Poppy Wins Masterclass With Chef

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Historians Visit Berlin

During the half term holiday, the History Department took 42 Year 11 students to Berlin for the annual curriculum visit. They visited a variety of sites linked to their study of Germany and the Cold War, providing an excellent opportunity for them to see and experience places relating to the events that are studied in […]

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Ski and Snowboarding Trip 2020

Twenty-six students enjoyed a fantastic week on the WHS annual skiing and snowboarding trip to Passo Tonale in Italy during the half term holiday. The resort is excellent for our school group, providing facilities to learn to ski or snowboard as well as more challenging slopes, enabling students to develop their skills to intermediate and […]

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Time to Talk over Tea and Biscuits

Following on from the national ‘Time to Talk Day’ last Thursday (6 February), our Sixth Form Mental Health Ambassadors hosted break times with tea and biscuits in the Performance Hall today. It was a chance to raise awareness of mental health and highlight the benefits of having a good conversation. Thank you to McVities for […]

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Safer Internet Day

11th February is Safer Internet Day. On this day each year, millions of people across the world unite to help create a safer internet for everyone. Whether we’re parents, carers, teachers, politicians, or industry experts, we can all help keep children safe online. But it’s not always easy to know where to start, but here’s […]

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Uplifted by Legally Blonde

WHS was uplifted last week with the whole school production of ‘Legally Blonde – The Musical’. Audiences of the three evening shows were left amazed by the quality of the performances from the cast and musicians. Months of research, planning and rehearsals were behind the success, and the Performing Arts Department along with the students worked […]

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Career Options

To support with the upcoming options process, Year 9 took part in a careers options morning on 10th February.  Across the morning students attended 9 sessions which displayed where option subjects can take them in the future. The visitors included Black Box Architects, Natural England, System Group, Armed Forces, Hello Future, WHS STEM, NHS, Carlisle College, Cartmell […]

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A Place in the Finals, Finally!

On Thursday, 6 February WHS’s Boccia team competed in the Boccia England North West Regional Finals in Liverpool. This is the fifth year in a row that the team have reached this stage of the competition, but they have never been able to go beyond this point. Well, this was their day! There were sixteen […]

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