Category Archives: News

Some Much Needed Zen!

Year 9 Art have produced some pretty spectacular work lately – what you see below was made shortly before we broke up for Christmas, but we thought it was just too beautiful to keep hidden away from you any longer. Aren’t they brilliant! It’s a style known as Zentangle which is a form of meditative […]

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Outstanding Creative Curriculum Work

There’s been some incredible work submitted this week, covering an wide spectrum of topics in the Year 9 Creative Curriculum classes… from Equine Dentistry; to a brilliantly engineered card chair model; to Healthy Eating studies; and 2-point perspective architectural drawings. Outstanding work! Well done everyone! Amelie, Equestrianism & Animal Care: Finn, DT Product Design: Emma, […]

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How to Support Anxious/Avoidant Online Learners

Join this free online session for parents and professionals, with advice on “How to Support Anxious / Avoidant Online Learners” Wednesday 3rd February at 4pm During this one hour webinar, parent and educator Tom Vodden will walk you through some guiding principles and practical ideas for supporting children and young people are not gelling well […]

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A Cake to Celebrate!

Well done to Evie in Year 8 for baking this beautiful ‘Galette des Rois’ – the special cake eaten in France to celebrate la fête des rois – the festival of the kings on the 6th January. The filling is frangipane. Delicious! This was an extra-curricular challenge set by the Languages Department: The whole range […]

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Our Kitchen Science Lab is Back

The WHS Science Technicians have been putting together more experiments for you to try at home. Each week, we’ll post a new one for you to run in your own home laboratory. Here’s the first activity: Making Trace Fossils

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The Joy of Colour

In Art, our Year 7s have been working on Colour Theory and were asked to make a ‘colour wheel’ from objects found around the house. As you see, they’ve found a great selection of brightly coloured bits and pieces and have arranged them in the correct order. We can’t wait to see what they’re going […]

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Who Are Your Heroes?

Students and staff have been asked to nominate their Heroes with the aim of compiling a ‘Hero Wall’. The student Heads of House made a short video to encourage the school community to think about what makes a hero and ask who they would nominate. Students can find more information on the VLE at: https://vle.williamhoward.cumbria.sch.uk/competitions-and-activities/your-heroes,where […]

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Extra-Curricular Fun Challenges

This week, a host of extra-curricular activities and challenges were launched for our students to enjoy after all the remote learning they’ve been working hard at. We hope there’s something to interest everyone. There are oodles of ‘making’ ideas, all with materials you’ll find around home; or how about clocking up some walking/running/cycling miles with […]

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Impressive Effort From Students

The engagement of the students in their remote learning has been very high in these first weeks of term – their efforts and resilience should be applauded. Here’s a tiny snapshot of some of the work that’s impressed their teachers. A huge well done everyone! A Level Geology: Year 8 Languages: Year 7 History: Year […]

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A Lively Last Day of Term

The last day of term was certainly very lively! To support our House charities, Christmas jumpers and accessories were worn by students and staff, and Sixth Formers had a pyjama day; it was the turn of Year 7 to have their Christmas dinner; celebration assemblies took place; the Year 10 Choir sang Christmas Carols at […]

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