Category Archives: News

Support for Lacrosse

The Lacrosse Foundation are helping to promote Lacrosse in schools and the community. Border City Lacrosse have supported the growth of lacrosse at WHS by offering coaching within our curriculum and they have just donated our own mixed lacrosse sticks (funded by TLF) so that we can continue to grow the sport. Border City are […]

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Delicioso!

The canteen offered a special Spanish-themed menu today with delicious dishes such as Chicken and chorizo plate, Frittata, Chicken Paella, Vegetable Paella, Cheese dish, Patatas Bravas, Aioli and breads on offer. Delicioso! Students were encouraged to use their Spanish language skills to order and pay for their food, with the potential to win a prize […]

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Peat Bog Project

Students involved with the WHS Open Spaces group have been invited to take part in an environmental project, ‘Moss of Many Layers’, and this afternoon they had a visit to Walton Moss and the Bolton Fell Peat Bog Site near Walton. They met with environment conservationist Emma Austin, who is the Senior Reserve Advisor from […]

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Life Saving Lessons Continue

The program to provide all our students lifesaving ‘Call-Push-Rescue’ (CPR) training continues, and today, members of Green Watch from Carlisle Fire and Rescue Service were giving groups of Year 7 and 9 students hands-on coaching in the skills of CPR and the use of a defibrillator.

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MP’s Visit

Dr Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and the Border, visited William Howard School today. Dr Hudson had a tour of the Sixth Form Centre before taking part in a question and answer forum where Year 12 students asked him a range of questions linked to local, national and international issues as well as Conservative Party […]

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Accidental Coffee Morning

The cast of ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’ headed across from Milan this morning to host a coffee morning for staff and Sixth Formers. All the money raised will go towards making their up-coming performance as good as possible. Tickets will be available shortly for the show on Thursday 16th June 2022. To book in […]

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Super Sushi

In Food and Nutrition this week, Year 7 have been taking on the sushi challenge – they were challenged to use a range of ingredients in an interesting and visually effective way. The winning team, unanimously voted for by the class, were Freya Hutchinson, Sasha Fowkes, Alexandra Jamieson, Logan Johnstone and Declan Cameron. Well done!

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Year 11 Aspirations

Our Sixth Form Aspirations Coach, Mrs Meakin, is currently working with Year 11 form groups, highlighting the variety of Post-16 options open to them. Today, Sixth Form student Natasha Fell visited one form to talk about her journey and experience of Sixth Form life.

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Wordsworth Workshops

Wordsworth specialists from Dove Cottage in Grasmere came to school today to bring a ‘Living Letters’ workshop to Year 8 students. The sessions helped to develop their letter-writing skills by looking at life in the Lake District in the early 19th century. The students were encouraged to think about how communication has changed and explored […]

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Down to the Woods Today

Year 8 geographers are investigating woodland ecosystems. Part of their study is to compare deciduous woodland with coniferous forests, outlining the key differences. Last week they used GIS (Geographic Information System) to map coniferous and deciduous woodland and today they headed outside to conduct some fieldwork in the woods adjacent to the school’s sports field. […]

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