Young Parliamentarians

Our extensive extracurricular opportunities include a ‘Young Parliamentarians Club’. We are very grateful to Chris Barry from Cumberland Council for coming in to help students learn about Parliament, voting and the rights of children. Ms Booker, who runs the club says: “All students are welcome to come along and get involved on Tuesdays during Break…

Deciphering Poetry of Conflict

In English, Year 9 students explored a Ukrainian poem as part of their work on the ‘Poetry of Conflict’ unit. Students considered the impact of structural methods used by poets and had an experience of using translation tools – dictionaries, Google Translate and translation pens – to understand a text. Miss Kaminska (Ukrainian Learning Support…

Respect Filled Remembrance

Our school Remembrance Service is always a pride evoking occasion and this year was certainly no exception. At 10.45am, the whole school quietly and respectfully filed out into the autumn sunshine to assemble on the astro-turf pitch. We were particularly honoured this year to be joined by so many members of our armed forces community…

A Special Year 12 House Day

Year 12 students took part in a Team Building House Challenge today, as part of their induction into Sixth Form. They had to problem solve, work as a team and step up to the challenges they were given. Members of the Armed Forces came in to deliver a forensics challenge, in which students had to…

Life Saving Lessons for Year 7

Over the coming weeks, our Year 7 students will be given what could be one of their most important lessons in life; each Form Group is receiving a half hour ‘Call-Push-Rescue’ (CPR) training session with members of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service. Previously, all of our students received the programme of lifesaving lessons, now it…

Build Up to Sixth Form Derby

Sixth Form students in Years 12 and 13 took part in trials today for their upcoming derby. The ‘Managers’ of both teams were delighted with the high turnout and now have the difficult task of creating their teams. There will be a press conference from the teams prior to the game and this will be…

A Great Day of Boccia

Our sports hall was filled with enthusiasm and energy on Friday, when schools from across the North of Cumbria came together to compete in the North Cumbria Schools’ Boccia Competition. There were 12 teams in all, from five schools: Workington Academy, Netherhall, Cumbria Academy, Mayfield and William Howard. All the students had a wonderful day…