Grade Boosting Workshops

Year 13 Psychology and Business students attended grade boosting workshops at the Odeon Cinema in Newcastle’s MetroCentre on Monday. Schools from across the North East and Cumbria took part in the event which was a fast-paced collection of advice and activities to kick-start the students’ final phase of exam preparation for this summer. They gained…

Important Lessons in Personal Safety

Year 12 students are currently completing a unit on personal safety in their Personal Development lessons. Over the last couple of weeks Jen Mars from Cumbria Addictions Advice and Solutions (formerly CADAS) has been our guest speaker. Jen’s session was developed to help students better understand and recognise addictive behaviours both in themselves and others…

LAMDA Exam Success

At the end of January, we held our third LAMDA Examination session at William Howard School, with nineteen students from Years 7 and 8 taking examinations in Solo Acting at Level 1. The results are in, and we are proud to announce that they all did exceedingly well, achieving a super set of results! All…

Learning About the Craft and Science of Cheesemaking

Two Year 13 students visited a local cheese factory last week to learn how beneficial micro-organisms are used in the food industry as part of their Level 3 Food and Nutrition Course. They saw the cheese being made, tasted the various stages and saw the cheese maturing in the cold store. The owner Leonie was…

Headteacher’s Award Follows Trip

Year 13 student Orcun Sabah received this week’s Headteacher’s Award. During the recent Media and Business Trip to Paris, Orcun engaged in every opportunity that was given to him. He became the leader of all competitions and created a real camaraderie with the group, some of which he did not know well. Orcun’s manners were…

U13s City Netball Tournament

The U13s City Netball Tournament was hosted by Trinity School yesterday afternoon when secondary schools from Carlisle competed against each other in the cold wind to earn the title of City Champions. Opposition teams included Newman, RR Central Academy, RR Morton Academy, Caldew, Trinity and Austin Friars. Both William Howard School U13s teams entered and…

Athens Trip Funding Boost From Cake Sale

The temptation-filled table in the foyer attracted plenty of attention during break time today, helping to boost funds for the smooth running of a special trip to Athens for a group of Sixth Formers. Mrs Croucher said, “The Year 12 students involved did a wonderful job sell cakes throughout the day. The money raised- over…

Media, Business and Disney Fun

Sixteen Sixth Form Media and Business students took an exciting journey to France this week to attend the ‘Media Live!’ and ‘Business Live!’ conferences in Disneyland Paris. They spent three nights in France with two fun-filled days at Disneyland. The conferences took place at the Gaumont Cinema in Disney itself and were aimed at exploring…

Empowering Girls Through Coding

A group of Year 8 and 9 girls represented William Howard School at the “Empower Cumbria” event in Workington yesterday. Mr Johnston said, “The girls did brilliantly within a range of activities based around decoding, problem solving and teamwork. They represented the school with pride and showed their ability to adapt logic and problem-solving skills…

Hockey Team Heroes

A strong team performance this week from for WHS combined Year 7/8 girls 7-a-side hockey team. In a very tight match against Nelson Thomlinson School, WHS were beaten 4-3 in the final minutes of the game. Nevertheless, this was a fantastic performance, with some great team play and confident individual skills. Special mention goes to Hattie Wheatcroft…