We are proud to be first independent school in Cumbria to offer Community Come Dancing sessions. Year 5 pupils are dancing with older members of the Windermere community in a project designed to help those living with dementia.
In partnership with Dignity in Dementia and The Kendal Dementia Action Alliance, these sessions aim to recreate the atmosphere of 1950s and 60s dance halls, stimulating the memories of those who have experienced them firsthand.
Today we were delighted to welcome Emily Jones form That’s TV Cumbria to Elleray to record our Year 5 preparing the afternoon tea that they will be serving at the Community Come Dancing Session that takes place today.
The news segment will be shown tonight on free-view channel 8. We’ll be sure to update you when we have the link.
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.