Choir Sings at Prestigious Event

The William Howard School Choir had an awe-inspiring time today, performing at the University of Cumbria’s graduation ceremony at Carlisle Cathedral, along with pupils from Castle Carrock School and Longtown Primary School. Mrs Cooper said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for students to sing in a magnificent venue at such a prestigious event. It also…

Teamwork for Faraday Challenge Day

A slightly apprehensive group of Year 8 students found themselves in teams on Tuesday morning listening to a quartet of representatives from the Institution of Engineering and Technology present them with a challenge: to develop a safer road system for their local area, thinking about all stakeholders including the environment. It was a big ask…

Global Enterprise Week

During Global Enterprise Week, Year 12 Business students visited Brampton to ask local business owners how they had adapted their business models for the cost of living crisis. We are very grateful to the business community for taking time to support our students. One student said: “[From the branch of the Cumberland Building Society] my…

Headteacher Award for Hard Working Student

This week’s Headteacher’s Award goes to Aiden LI in Year 8. Aiden always completes the work set in lessons with an extremely positive attitude and asks for extension work as soon as he’s finished the task given. Not only is Aiden enthusiastic for his own learning, he is also keen to help his fellow classmates…

Special Recognition Award for Volunteering Student

We have a new reward category ‘Special Recognition Award’, which celebrates our students beyond the walls of WHS. Chris Jones in Year 10 has been presented the award for giving up his time to support the after school club at Hayton Primary School. In doing so, he displays the highest level of responsibility taking it…

Students Share Their Greatest Fears

This half term, some classes in Year 7 have been learning about Dystopian fiction, reading extracts from George Orwell’s classic novel 1984. One of the more famous features of the novel which – along with the concept of Big Brother – that’s found its way into popular culture, is Room 101. In the novel, it’s…

Fabulous Dame Designs

In Year 8 Drama, students are exploring the style of Pantomime. As part of their homework, they were tasked to design a costume for a Dame using their knowledge of the stock character from lessons. Here are a few wonderful examples which have been awarded house points for their fabulous creativity and presentation.

Bearpee Challenge Excitement

The Performance Hall roof was almost lifted today with roars of support for the contestants in our Children in Need ‘Bearpee’ Challenge. Our Sixth Form Leadership Team had organised the fundraising event in which teachers and two brave Sixth Form students competed head to head to complete the most number of high-intensity squat thrusts in…

High Altitude Learning

The Year 13 A Level PE class were lucky enough to have a talk from Mr Mothersdale during their lesson today. The students are currently studying the effect of exercising at altitude and Mr Mothersdale was able to share his experience of climbing Everest – a fantastic insight into how the body responds in extreme…

Children in Need Bearpee Challenge

To raise money for Children in Need this Friday, our Sixth Form Leadership Team have organised a ‘Bearpees’ Challenge in which teachers (and a brave Head Student) will grit their teeth and compete head to head to complete the most number of high intensity squat thrusts. There will be 5 fiercely-matched rounds: Mr Tanner V…