Category Archives: News

Summer Concert Tickets Available

Tickets are available for the WHS Summer Concerts featuring music from a selection of  favourite Disney films. On Wednesday 13 July, we’ll be joined by pupils from Longtown and Castle Carrock Primary Schools and on Thursday 14 July, Brampton Primary School pupils will be performing alongside our musicians and choir. Tickets are free and can […]

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Geographers in Yorkshire

Year 12 Geography students spent four days in Yorkshire this week, collecting data for their individual NEA investigations. It was also a chance for the students to gather additional case studies and knowledge in preparation for future exams. They developed an understanding of geographical enquiry and how to carry out data collection techniques at locations […]

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Talkin Tarn 24 Fundraising Challenge

The WHS Mountain Runners are challenging themselves to run continuously around Talkin Tarn over a 24 hour period, from 3pm Friday (8 July) until 3pm on Saturday. The team of runners will run as one group for every lap, with runners being able to sit out laps and join the running group as and when […]

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An Inspiring Day for New Sports Leaders

Eight of our students attended a ‘Step into Sport Leadership Day’ at Sandside School in Ulverston yesterday. The event was organised by the Youth Sports Trust to help develop leadership skills of students in both mainstream and special schools. The morning began with inspiring speeches from Charlotte Hartley, former GB hockey player, and three student […]

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A Taste of Sixth Form

Year 11 students, who are opting to return to Sixth Form in September, are in school today and tomorrow to experience start up lessons for their chosen KS5 subjects. It’s an opportunity to meet their subject staff and start their courses. They also had an introductory session with Mrs Swan this morning to prepare them […]

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Work Experience and Careers

We have Year 11 students out on Work Experience this week with placements ranging from the Armed Forces, Medical, Veterinary, Electrical and Government to Stonemasonry, Dairy Farming, Tree Surgery and Leatherwork.  Some students are also taking part in the NCS Scheme with Inspira and others are undertaking a virtual work experience package with REED Ltd. […]

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Welcome to our New Year 7 Cohort

We welcomed our new Year 7 students for an Induction Day today – it was a great chance to meet their new House Tutors and fellow classmates. With the help of Year 9 assistants, they were shown around to familiarise themselves with the school site in readiness for September. The Year 6 pupils registered their […]

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Radio Play Script Writers

This year in Year 8 Drama a Radio Play Script Writing Competition was run, for which students had to write and perform their own radio play. Media teacher, Mrs Gregory (who also runs the WHS Radio Club) liaised with Susie Moss (a former WHS teacher who now works at Radio Cumbria) to judge the competition […]

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Problem Solving for Young Mathematicians

Year 6 girls who have shown a flare for maths in their primary schools were brought together at WHS today for a special Problem Solving and Reasoning day. The day was organised by Cumbria Mathematics Partnership and supported by the Centre for Leadership Performance. It was a great opportunity for the girls to work alongside […]

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Successful Teaching Internships

We celebrated the achievements of our teaching interns last night as they neared the end of their programme with us. It’s been an intense but productive three weeks in which all interns have risen to the challenge and really embraced the opportunities available. We wish them the best of luck in their future careers. Here […]

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