To celebrate National Science Week, we held a number of events within School. The Science department conducted lunchtime experiments, challenging the students to make as many rubber bands as possible.
On Wednesday, we held a video call with an explorer currently working in the Arctic. He told us about his work and the type of experiments he carries out, including climbing inside a glacier to take a number of tests. Following this, the students asked questions regarding global warming and how he adapts to live in such an extreme environment. The students asked some very clever questions and were surprised by some of the answers given.
Thursday saw two Chemical Magic Shows, which we annually hold on for local primary school children. We welcomed over 200 pupils from 7 schools through the course of the day which proved, as usual, to be a huge success.
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.