Category Archives: News

DoE Bronze Award Brampton Expedition

With COVID restrictions in place, the Duke of Edinburgh Award organisation made a number of temporary rule changes to the Expedition component. Participants are no longer required to leave their local area to complete an expedition, so this week two Year 11 Bronze Award groups were able to complete a trek around the Brampton area, […]

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Sixth Form Induction Programme

Our Sixth Form Induction Programme started today with a focus on Study Skills. The new Year 12 students were given various sessions to prepare them for Sixth Form, including organization and time management; memory and active revision; UNIFROG and destination planning; enrichment and wellbeing. In the afternoon they enjoyed some fun team building activities. For […]

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Open Spaces Produce Stall Reopens

The Open Spaces produce stall is now up and running again at the front of school. It’s laden with produce that the students have grown and cultivated; onions, lettuce, rhubarb, bedding plants, sunflowers, roses, and there’ll be more variety throughout the season. Thank you to everyone who bought produce last year and helped us raise […]

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STEM Careers Day

At William Howard School we are committed to delivering high quality careers, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all of our students. Every year group follows a careers education programme which aims to raise aspirations and provide students with a better understanding of the possible pathways ahead.  So on Tuesday 15 June, all Year 7, […]

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Year 6 Humanities Department Introduction

Meet the staff in our Humanities Department and find out what Year 7 students will learn in their History and Geography lessons as well as the competitions they run each year. A new department introduction video is added each week throughout the summer term to help our new students find out about some of the […]

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Face to Face with Falcons

The Falconry Display which took place after school this week was certainly worth waiting for. Poor weather had meant it had had to be rescheduled, but the sun shone on Thursday when Gary from the Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre brought along two owls (Molly the barn owl and Pedro), a stunning Turkey Vulture called […]

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Year 7 Respect Day

On Friday, 11 June the whole Year 7 timetable was given over to activity sessions focusing on RESPECT. The special ‘Respect Day’ was prompted after a turbulent year, with the intention to foster positive character development and to remind pupils about community values, in particular how to respect difference and diversity and use appropriate language. […]

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Grand Designs for RE

In RE lessons, during the latest lockdown, Year 7 students were asked to investigate the needs of different Christian denominations in their place of worship. Students used sources to learn what Baptists, Anglican, Catholic, Quakers and Orthodox Christians required in their place of worship. On return to school the students applied their knowledge and learning […]

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My Money Week Design Competition

For this year’s annual ‘My Money Week’ Competition, CET have teamed up with local business, Landmark Street Art. For your chance to win a £50 Junior ISA or to have your street design framed – we would like you to design a piece of street art for a wall in Cumbria! Explain the ideas behind […]

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Mindfulness – Our Wellbeing Theme for June

Our wellbeing theme for June is “Be Mindful”. The video below explains every day mindfulness: To find out more, visit  What is mindfulness? – Mindfulness for Students Here’s a short video about the science behind mindfulness: Do you ever feel like your mind can be like a snow globe? All shaken up with thoughts falling […]

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