A group of 9 sailors from Windermere School participated in the week-long National Schools Regatta, held at Bassenthwaite Lake. The students joined the Cumbria team which was made up of 36 young people from across the county.
The students sailed in a range of boats and classes. The results were taken from all sailors in each class and then put together on a points system. This was then counted up and the team with the best result from each of the races throughout the week were the overall winners.
The Cumbria team won the overall team prize placing Cumbria and Windermere School winners of the National Schools Championships for 2013.
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.