It was a great privilege for Windermere School to welcome Lord Baker for the second time. Lord Baker’s first visit was in October 1987, when as Kenneth Baker MP, Minister of Education, he opened the School’s Jenkins Centre, which houses a large music performance space and dance studio.
Lord Baker spoke to the students in morning assembly and, as well as predicting the demise of GCSEs and commenting on the nonsense of examining students at 16 when the law now requires them to remain at school until they are 18, he advised all students to take Computer Science and Coding. As a historian, he clearly articulated the power of technology in changing the economic fortunes of Britain and saw the need for a more technologically based economy.
The visit was organised and facilitated by Mr Mike Dwan, the School’s Chairman of Governors.
Three of our four daughters have been boarders at the Senior School following our unexpected move to Hong Kong in 2012. One moved back to board at Windermere following two years in Hong Kong and our youngest can't wait to follow in her footsteps and return as an overseas boarder into Year 9. We cannot fault the standard of education and care which the girls have enjoyed throughout their Windermere journeys. In particular, we love the location - and the way in which the Lake District becomes part of the curriculum - and the international flavour of the Senior School.
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.