The following article is written by Timothy Bielaczyc, who is a Year 11 student at Windermere School.
A number of weeks ago, Windermere School was approached by Mrs Emma Cross to raise money for the Sparkle Foundation, which supports the Teenage Cancer Trust, Christies Hospital in Manchester, and St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston. When Miss Parry talked to us in Reflection about this, I started to think about ideas which could incorporate the whole School community.
Coming from the States, where Dodgeball is very popular, I immediately thought that a dodgeball competition might bring the whole community together, and this is where the idea was born. Eventually, after much deliberation, we finalised the date for 19 April and preparations began!
The event itself was a huge success and I would like to congratulate again Mr Rowe and Miss Parry’s winning Tutor groups! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event such a success, not just with the competition itself, but also those who spent their spare time baking for the cake sale, which added considerably to the overall total raised. We are now intending to make this an annual event. I am delighted to say that we have finally raised £475 and my intention is to raise even more next year! Watch this space!
Thank you again to everyone involved.
Timothy Bielaczyc (Year 11 Student)
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.