Successful Appeal for Hospices

The donations of toys and games for the Eden Valley Hospice Jigsaw Appeal were collected today and they completely filled the hospice’s Mini! A big thank you to everyone who brought in items – the collection trolley was overflowing. “I’m so pleased by the amount we’ve received,” said Mr Byers, Head of Eden House who…

Good Design Influence

With a sleepy-eyed early start, Year 12 and 13 Product Design Students zipped down to London yesterday to immerse themselves in the world of design. First, they visited the Design Museum where they saw the permanent exhibition ‘Designer, Maker and User’. Many of the products featured in the displays are studied in the A Level…

Philosophical Explorations at Carlisle Cathedral

This is the third year running that Mr Connolly has organised an A Level Philosophy conference with Carlisle Cathedral, and this year William Howard School Philosophy students were joined by staff and students from Trinity School and John Foster who works with the Philosophy Department of Lancaster University. It was a tremendous success and allowed our…

Basketball High Note

William Howard School narrowly beat Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in an ‘edge-of-your-seat’ basketball match yesterday. In the first external basketball match that WHS have played in a number of years, Jack Turnbull, Charlie Wightman, Jay Mackay, Harry Whittaker, Theo Lamont and Seb Tyson took on a well-drilled QEGS team. WHS trailed in the first quarter…

Alumnus of the Month (February 2024)

Ryan Hetherington is our Alumnus of the Month for February. He left William Howard School in 2022 after completing his A-levels. During his time at WHS, Ryan was presented with several opportunities to gain work experience and create relationships with local businesses. The Dream Placement scheme, managed by the Centre for Leadership Performance, gave him…

Pancake Fun

The Year 10 Food and Nutrition class had a special taste of Ukrainian cooking on Friday when Learning Support Assistant, Miss Kaminska showed the students how to make ‘Mlyntsi’ (pancakes) and ‘Nalysnyky’ from her native country. Nalysnyky are a variation of stuffed mlyntsi. They can be filled with various ingredients and rolled or folded up.…

Little Shop of Talent!

After the months of preparations and rehearsals, tonight saw the final awesome performance of “Little Shop of Horrors”. There’s an immense amount of talent under the roof of William Howard School, much of it not visible (the smart mathematicians, the creative writers, the methodical scientists, for example). However, what has been clearly evident this week…

Celebrating Chinese New Year

This year, the Chinese/Lunar New Year is observed on Saturday, 10 February, so we celebrated in our canteen and library this week to welcome in the Year of the Dragon. The canteen was decorated to celebrate the occasion with a special menu for the students to enjoy, including: Sweet and sour chicken, Chinese chicken curry, Chinese mushroom,…

Panathlon Excitement

Harraby Campus Sports Hall was the scene for the latest Panathlon event in Cumbria on Wednesday. Their multi-skills events have proved so popular over the last couple of years that two competitions had to be held, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, in order for all the schools to be able to…

Perfecting Presentation

Matt Rayson, Head Chef and Business owner of The Old Bank Restaurant in Carlisle visited the Year 11 Food and Nutrition class today. He demoed some presentation and plating up techniques to help the students with their Non-Exam Assessment (NEA) tasks next term. Their teacher, Mrs Mothersdale said, “The students really benefitted from his advice…