Having postponed the Inter-House Fell Race for a number of years due to poor weather, we managed to get the whole school together on the Elleray field to contest the Inter-House Fell Running shield. Despite a poor forecast, the weather smiled on us and the sun shone on a wonderful afternoon.
The Elleray pupils got things underway, with Year 3 to Year 6 all running together and accumulating some great points for their houses. Leon Parker won the race for Flemyng, helping them to first place in the team competition. They were closely followed by Lonsdale (2nd), Strickland (3rd), and Cavendish (4th).
Running a slightly longer course, the Browhead Juniors (Years 7 – 9) ran next. This race was won by Hector Westmoreland-Nicholson (Lonsdale), while, in the team event, Cavendish finished first, Flemyng second, Lonsdale third and Strickland fourth.
The Browhead Seniors (Years 10 – 13) completed the competitive events, in which Pierce Harris (Flemyng) finished first. The team event was won by Cavendish, Flemyng were second, Lonsdale third and Strickland fourth.
While Mr Reid totted up the scores, the Fun Run completed the day and it was great to see so many students, and staff, complete the course – some for the second time.
Once the scores were completed, with the lowest total finishing first, the results came through as follows:
I should like to say well done to all those who ran and thank you to all the helpers, especially the ground staff who set out the course and to the marshals who made sure everyone went the right way. It was a great afternoon.
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.