We would like to wish all of our students and parents a happy new year as the Spring term begins and students settle back into lessons. The Autumn term was a fantastic start to the academic year which culminated with a wonderful afternoon at the end of term carol service at Cartmel Priory. As we celebrate the new year, we take a look back at some of the highlights from the past term:
The whole school gathered together on Friday 14 December to enjoy an afternoon of carols at Cartmel before the christmas holidays. There were many impressive carols and readings from students in Pre-School to Year 13.
The Browhead musical for 2018 was a production of Legally Blonde, which follows the transormation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandals in pursuit of her dreams. The show was particularly popular this year and the performances from the entire cast made a wonderful impression on the audience of friends, family, staff and students who attended.
A variety of interestingly dressed characters appeared in the Year 5 classroom earlier last term, ready to extend their learning about the Ancient Greeks. An assortment of gods, goddesses, beautiful Athenians, mythological beasts and philosophers all took part in our Groovy Greek Day. The students learned about the Greek alphabet (the pupils wrote their names in Greek letters) and they tried to decipher Greek words, before moving to Mathematics, where they were met by Archimedes, who told pupils about his mathematical discoveries and taught them how to calculate Pi.
Windermere School marked the mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War with a remembrance service at both Browhead and Elleray campus.
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.