Caring Christmas Cards

The residents of Greenlane House Care Home in Brampton were delighted today to receive handmade Christmas cards made by WHS students. Two residents, Margaret and Muriel, said that receiving the cards were heart-warming and they particularly liked the colours on the Christmas hat card. Another resident remarked that he couldn’t believe the students had spent…

Dr McPartlan Shares His Journey with Year 13 Students

Congratulations to former WHS Assistant Headteacher, Dave Mcpartlan who recently graduated with a PhD degree. After leaving teaching in 2019 he embarked on a research career bringing together his interest in mental health and student voice. His research enabled young people to be co-research partners in projects which have enabled them to contribute to school…

Year 11 Experience the World of Work

Year 11 students are out of school this week sampling a variety of work experience. Locally, placements include Veterinary, Personal Training, Equestrian, Story Group, Peter Tyson, Architecture, Law and Centerparcs. Further afield, student placements include Scottish Sea Farm fishing in Oban, Wealth Management in Poulton-le-Fylde, Northumbrian Water at Kielder, Boatmaking in Ambleside and one student…

House Hockey Heroes

Hockey sticks clashed during lunch break today as staff House teams battled it out to win some extra House points, watched on by a big crowd of supporting students. Teams Eden and Vindolanda joined forces to play the joint Gelt and Talkin team. Maths, Geography, History, Languages and Performing Arts teachers were determined not to…

Year 10 Girls in Rugby Cup at Murrayfield Stadium

Three Year 10 girls, Maddison Grierson, Anna Canning and Libby Bowness have a big day ahead of them on Sunday 17th December. They are members of the Annan Rugby U16 Hornets Team and will be facing their Dumfries Saints equivalents at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, for the Girls U16 National Cup and Shield. Maddison said,…

European Showjumping Excitement

Having been accepted by the British Showjumping Association to compete in the event, Year 12 student Imogen Rome travelled to Sentower Park in Belgium during mid-November for the Indoor Youth Showjumping Festival. Imogen recounts, “There were around 90 people in my class, most of them being from Europe but some were from America. I was…

Super 1s Cricket

Students at William Howard School were offered a new opportunity last Wednesday evening, when Cumbria Cricket’s Super 1s Hub came along to run a session in school. The session was kicked off with a fun game involving different catches, followed by coaching in bowling, batting and, finally, throwing. All those who attended clearly enjoyed the…

Exceptional Student Receives Headteacher’s Award

Year 13 student, Paula Reimartuse received this week’s Headteacher’s award from Ms Pigdon. Paula is a student who works incredibly hard and contributes exceptionally to the school community. She is at every school function, supporting behind the scenes and is always keen to do more. During her non-contact time Paula supports in PE lessons and…

Oh! Christmas Tree!

Our Student Leadership Team did a wonderful job of dressing our Christmas trees this morning, with baubles and tinsel reflecting our House colours. One tree adorns our Foyer and the other will provide a beautiful background for our up-coming Celebration Assemblies in the Performance Hall. A huge thank you to T.G Norman Timber Ltd of…

Mission Christmas Appeal

We have launched our Mission Christmas Appeal, in support of CFM’s Cash For Kids. Any donations of gifts for the appeal would be greatly appreciated (all donations must be brand new and unopened). The poster lists some gift ideas and we are hoping to focus our collection for the teenage range. Last year, our trolley…