Category Archives: News

Photo Competition February Winner

Well done to Penny Short (Learning Support Teaching Assistant) who took the beautiful winning photograph for February in the Cumbria Education Trust’s Photo Competition. Click here to view the shortlisted entries. Entries are now open for March’s competition, so get snapping for your chance to win one of the fantastic prizes and for your photo […]

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Sharing a Smile for Red Nose Day

To raise awareness and share a smile on Red Nose Day, the House Teams asked students and staff to send in a joke. So here they are; we hope they generate more chuckles than groans! A talking sheepdog rounds up all the sheep into the pen for his farmer. He comes back and says, “Okay, […]

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Cumbrian Students Religion and Worldviews Census

In the lead up to the National Census on Sunday 21 March, Key Stage 3 students at WHS will be exploring what census data can tell us about ways in which religious belief has changed in the county over the last 20 years. This will be supported by work on the census in Personal Development […]

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Musical Opportunities Available

Music extra-curricular clubs start tomorrow (10 March 2021). See the timetable below for details. In addition, there are a few lessons available with our new guitar teacher, Mr Mackenzie, and we would like to offer this wonderful opportunity to Year 7 and 8 students. Students don’t need to have played guitar before – they can […]

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Year 11s Welcomed Back in School

Year 11 students were warmly welcomed back into school this morning. After completing their Lateral Flow Tests, lessons commenced back in the classrooms. Mr McAree said, “Seeing the students back today is uplifting. There have been genuine smiles (discernible even with face masks on!) from the students and staff as everyone was eager to be […]

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World Book Day Entries

There have been some wonderful entries for the World Book Day challenges. As well as dressing up as a book character, students were invited to recommend a book in a 60 second video, design a National Book Token, present a book in a jar, and create their own picture book. From Monday, 8 March the […]

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Cumbria County Council Careers Event

To celebrate National Careers Week Cumbria County Council are hosting a live event which will give you the opportunity to find out about the jobs and career options that are available through CCC and ask questions of their recruitment team. Friday, 5th March 2021 at 6pm – Follow this link to join the live event They’ll […]

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Share a Story on World Book Day

It’s become a WHS tradition that students and staff share a story on World Book Day. This year we invite you to join in online… listen to our Drama and Performing Arts students read a tale of suspense by Anthony Horowitz. The story is 30 minutes long, so make yourself comfortable, sit back and enjoy! […]

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A Tribute to Mr Dave Bones

Mr McAree writes: There have been few things in my life that have made me stop and reflect as much as the news I received on Sunday evening about Dave Bones, a dearly loved colleague who was an integral member of the school community since 2004, until last year. After a period of illness, he […]

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World Book Day Coming Up

It’s become a WHS tradition that students and staff share a story on World Book Day. This year we have moved the event online, and we invite you to join in. This Thursday (4 March), follow the links on our website and listen to our Drama and Performing Arts students read a tale of suspense! […]

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