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…

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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…

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Fab 5-A-Side Team

Well Done to our Year 7, 5-a-side boys football team who won the City 5 Tournament. It was an outstanding performance, conceding no goals in 7 matches; winning 5 and drawing 2. Goals came from Scott Whiteford, Frazer Phillips and Oliver Chilton. Alfie Louden and Charley Boertien helped keep 7 clean sheets, while Theo McKey…

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Exceptional Mathematicians

Five of our talented Year 13 Mathematicians performed brilliantly in the UK Mathematics Trust Challenge before half term. They did so with less than 24 hours notice and displayed exceptional attitude and effort in completing the challenge. Well done to Louie Newton, Antonia Kirkpatrick, Fergus McGlone, Evan Drummond and Ewan Dearman. A special mention to…

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Headteacher’s Award for Role Model Student

Year 10 student, Hope O’Connor is the deserving recipient of the Headteacher’s Award this week. Hope seeks every opportunity to develop new skills inside and outside of school. Her dedication and commitment towards this has resulted in her achieving her Grade 3 in flute and currently Hope is working towards Grade 5, bypassing Grade 4.…

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Alumna of the Month (October 2023)

Ola Miskow is our Alumna of the Month for October. Ola left WHS in 2017 and attended Northumbria University where she studied Law for four years with Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). Following the completion of her Masters Degree and BPTC, in November 2022 Ola was called to the Degree of the Utter Bar by…

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Unforgettable Iceland Experience

The 2023 WHS Iceland trip during the October half term holidays was an unforgettable experience for 36 students (from Years 10 to 13) and 4 staff; filled with fantastic geography, geology, culture, history and fun! Here’s a brief diary of their packed itinerary… DAY 1 The cold and windy conditions, didn’t stop them enjoying their…

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National Environment & Farming Competition Finalists

Huge congratulations to three of our students who came second in the National LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) competition. Olivia, Maddison and Merissa spent last weekend at Myerscough College in Preston, taking part in the finalists’ weekend, which involved activities based around the college farm. The aim of the weekend was to explore farming and…

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Art Works!

Sixth Form Art, Photography and Media students enjoyed a jam-packed day at the University of Cumbria Open Day yesterday. The students were able to carry out workshops in life drawing, graphic design, illustration, photography and many more. A couple of weeks ago, our new Year 7 students also had the opportunity to immerse themselves in…

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