Prefects take a residential trip to Hawkshead

The new prefects have had an excellent first day at Hawkshead with Mr McCabe, Mrs Coleman and Generation Green. Today they have completed some team building activities, walked up high barn, practised their survival skills in the forest and toasted marshmallows on an open fire. The staff from Generation Green and Mr McCabe and Mrs…

Beth Rothery Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘diamond’ teacher Beth Rothery Full Story and Video A much loved and respected teacher who has dedicated her career to students at The Whitehaven Academy has been honoured with a special award. Mrs Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Rothery was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Golden Apples which celebrate the very…

Whitehaven Academy Brilliant Club Ambassadors

A huge congratulations to our newly appointed ‘Brilliant Cumbria Ambassadors’. These students will now be part of a training programme to become wellbeing ambassadors for the school, this will also involve going into local primary schools and coaching children in the ‘Art of Brilliance’. We cant wait to get started.

Year 9 Science

Year 9 continue to amaze me with their outstanding effort and work. Students have been tasked to design a variety of different resources related to Electricity, the topic they are currently studying. They are doing fantastic. This is a selection of week four’s work and you can see they are just going from good to…

Year 7 QM Club

Year 7 have started attending QM club this week, a club where they can spend lunch in a safe and social environment. This week, they were given the chance to make sheep from cotton wool, kitchen towel, rubber bands and googly eyes. Some were wonderful including Abralamb Lincoln complete with a top hat! All had…

Year 9 Science

Year 9 continue to work through a set of homework tasks at their speed. Each task is based on some part of the electricity topic and some tasks have students doing independent research and use their imagination to organise how they will display their new knowledge. This is this week’s collection of fantastic work ranging…

Hensingham Primary School Visit

Year 6’s from Hensingham Primary School visited today and made delicious chocolate chip sponge cakes.  There was a lot of excitement and they said that they couldn’t wait to try them! We think that they did a fantastic job, well done Hensingham Primary.

Bake Off

Our ever expanding Bake Off club seen students make some scrumptious NYC style cookies and added their own unique flavours, followed their recipes independently and impressed our very own year 13 judges ! Isaac and Chloe took first prize, Ellie and Lily and Korby and Tae came in silver and bronze position. Well done everyone!