Windermere took part in the South Lakes 6-a-side football tournament at Kendal RUFC and had high hopes for…
The Friends of Windermere School extend their thanks to all the supporters of our events and activities.
The gifts given by the Friends of Windermere School are those which are requested and most valued by the school – the requests come from teachers, pupils, and governors. The Friends acts as a means to support and build the whole school community by improving the students’ experience while studying, along with bringing parents together by working towards a shared goal.
The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that not only provides a platform for young people to learn how to code but also has the ability to connect to input and output devices like buttons, LED’s, buzzers and robots. There is now a brand new lab which has been created next to the Art department, filled with Raspberry Pi devices and computers. We are really excited about the future and are looking ahead to projects like Submarine Pi (building a Pi into a submarine to explore the lake), HoverPi (building hovercraft out of recycled laptop parts), StratoPi (launching a Pi with a camera on a weather balloon and then trying to retrieve it) and AstroPi (writing a program to be run on the Raspberry Pi on the international space station).
The students at Elleray are enjoying their new shelter and outdoor classroom where they learn outdoor skills.
Students from both Elleray and Browhead are now protected from the unpredictable Cumbrian weather while they are playing on the new astroturf. This has allowed Windermere School to be more suitable for sporting events playing against visiting schools.
The Friends have funded a variety of projects over recent years, additional projects include:
The first time my daughter and I visited the school she said to me “that is a happy school no question.” The scholastic achievements of the school are evident and an easy measure for a school to demonstrate. What is hard to quantify is the holistic development of a pupil at which, in my experience, Windermere School excels.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring national park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.