On Saturday 7 September, a group of Year 7, 8 and 9 students went to Bardsea to fly kites.
Unlike previous trips to the seaside, the weather was fantastic and there was only the merest suggestion of a breeze. The group soon decided to make the best of this situation and fortified themselves with ice creams from Roy’s Ices. With over 40 different flavours of ice cream, this took longer to achieve than anticipated! Once the ice creams had been enjoyed, the group set off to explore the coastal walk. Upon returning to the bus, it was clear that there was now a steady offshore breeze. Everyone quickly assembled the kites; butterflies and stunt kites, and soon the sky was full of kites with everyone taking turns to fly them.
The group really enjoyed the chance to fly kites and were reluctant to leave the beach. Following an energetic and acrobatic return to the car park, via the marsh, a contented group were ready to return to Windermere School.
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.