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Oh Chemistree!

Year 13 Chemistry students had a festive lesson today creating a colourful ‘Chemistree’ from solution filled glassware. They had to produce the array of coloured solutions using acids, alkalis and indicators, then carefully position the flasks on the stand using clamps and bosses. We think it looks fab!

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Los Reyes are Coming to WHS!

Students and staff are being given the chance to choose a small gift (for £1) for anyone in school – be it friend, teacher, cleaner, canteen staff, LSA… The gift, along with their message, will be delivered by ‘Los Reyes’ (three kings) during the last two days of term. A gift stall is being manned […]

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Business Mentors

For the past five weeks, Year 12 Business Studies students have taken part in a mentoring programme with Nestle UK. The mentoring has allowed the students to develop their own leaderships styles, recognise the skills and qualities they have, and understand how they contribute to a wider team. Each student had to present to the […]

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Top Christmas Trees

Our two Christmas trees, that were very kindly gifted by T G Norman Ltd, were decorated yesterday by a cheery group of Sixth Form students along with Year 7 students Georgia and Millie. Congratulations to Jessica Ostle who won the Tree Topper competition with her charming toy soldier nutcracker decoration made from recycled materials. A […]

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Alumnus of the Month (December)

Ryan Dollard is our Alumnus of the Month for December.  Ryan Dollard attended William Howard from 1993-1999.  He gained four A’s at A-level before going to study English Literature at Cambridge University. Ryan is now a Broadcast Journalist for ITV Border and has been since 2003.  During this time, he also worked in Russia for […]

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Joyeux Noël to Fellow Students

A Year 7 French class have been making Christmas cards to send to their counterparts in a fellow Cumbria Education Trust school, Workington Academy. As well as composing their French greetings, the students have written a paragraph (in French) about themselves. The cards will be exchanged next week and we’re looking forward to hearing from […]

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Resilient Archaeologists

A group of our students took the opportunity to volunteer at the Carlisle Cricket Club excavations last Saturday. The current dig took place over 10 days and focused on a series of drains servicing the Roman bath house, notable finds include part of a clay Venus figure, bone hair pins, carved intaglio gems and glass […]

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Geography Winners

For this year’s RGS Young Geographer of the Year competition, students were asked where they might want to travel to, and why, and how would they get there. Many colourful and informative posters were judged last half term my Mr McAree and the Geography Department. First, second and third place winners were selected from Years […]

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New Light

This week we have been thrilled that our new ‘stained glass’ has taken pride of place in the RE corridor. It was designed by Iona Elder and Sophie Lewis, and installed by H&H Reeds. The window has totally transformed the atmosphere around the RE classrooms and the Year 8 Common Room. If you are in […]

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