Category Archives: News

Happy Holidays Everyone

A massive thank you to everyone – students, staff and parents for all their monumental efforts over the last packed academic year. We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing break.

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A Fond Farewell to Teaching Legends

For a few, the summer break will last longer than six weeks – at the end of term will see two huge farewells… After 39 years of teaching (27 of those here at WHS), retirement beckons for Mrs Cockburn, our wonderful Head of Languages. She has inspired so many students with a love of languages, […]

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Performing Arts London Trip

During the last week of term, Performing Arts students spent a few days in London soaking up some culture and improving their own performances in a couple of workshops at Pineapple Studios. Here’s Miss Inglesfield’s daily updates of the trip… Day 1 After today’s 9 hour journey, the PA trip finally made it to London. […]

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A Sustainable Focus

Thank you to all the exhibitors and visitors who came along to our Sustainability Fair yesterday afternoon. It was a great finale to the week that saw lessons across the subjects focusing on environmentally sustainable ideas. (Thank you also goes to the school orchestra who played at the fair, straight after performing at the Year […]

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Keep on Running

The WHS Mountain Runners had one final foray before the end of term – they set off up Blencathra at 6.30 this morning, reaching the summit at 8am. Unfortunately, there was too much cloud to be rewarded with a view but they did manage a refreshing dip in Scales Tarn on the way up. #makethemostofeveryday

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Celebrating Students’ Contributions

His week we’ve been holding our KS3 Celebration Assemblies where students were awarded for their contributions and hard work in their subjects and extracurricular participation. On Tuesday it was the turn of Year 8; Year 9 on Wednesday; and Year 7 on Thursday. There were also awards for three students from each year group who […]

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The Highs and Lows of a DoE Expedition

Ten Sixth Form students set out on their Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition on Friday 15 July. Starting at Keswick (in the rain) their journey took them over Catbells and High Spy to Rosthwaite where they camped on the first night. On Day 2, in rising temperatures, they made their way to a wild […]

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Disney Themed Summer Concert

This year, our summer concerts had an ‘All Things Disney’ theme and we were delighted to be joined by pupils from Longtown and Castle Carrock Primary Schools for the Wednesday performance and Brampton Primary School on Thursday. Our primary guests sang, ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’, ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Bare Necessities’. The […]

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Archaeological Dig Tours for Public

It’s been very exciting to have an archaeological dig taking place right here, on the school field. A Roman tile kiln has been unearthed and is being investigated by a team of archaeologists with assistance from our students. Members of the public are invited to come along on Saturday 16 July and Saturday 23 July […]

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A House Tournament to Remember!

WHAT A DAY! The timetable was given over for a whole school House Tournament today with students competing in an assortment of sporting and non-sporting competitions to gain points for their House. Indoor activities ranged from escape rooms to biscuit decorating; a dance off to quizzes; board and card games, a flight challenge and a […]

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