Maths – UKMT Junior Challenge

Students at The Whitehaven Academy achieved 2 Silver and 8 Bronze certificates in this year’s UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. Over 270,000 students from across the UK sat the Junior challenge with roughly 6% receiving a gold certificate, the next 13% silver certificate and the next 21% bronze certificate.  I am delighted that some of our…

“Who Cares?”

On Friday 21st June, Year 8 students were invited to see “Who Cares?”, a drama performance by Lung Theatre, created in collaboration with Salford Young Carers. The piece was thoroughly gripping, dynamic and engaged our students from the start to the end of the play. The piece included strong storylines and music chosen by the…

Racism assemblies

This week our assemblies addressed a topic that is at the forefront of society and social media at the moment, ‘Racism’ and how we, as individuals and a community can help to eradicate this from our society. Students looked at what racism is, its different forms, as well as statistics both locally and nationally.   Over…

Science booster session

A group of Year 10 students attended a Science booster session at Workington Academy on Thursday 20th June. Students had a great time in 3 different lessons; investigating Ohms law in different electrical components in Physics, carrying out a heart dissection in Biology, and investigating neutralisation of acids in a titration experiment in Chemistry. Feedback…

National Online Safety

A great resource to use courtesy of NOS:   It can feel like an uphill challenge to keep children away from harmful content on the internet, so this week we’re issuing a free home internet controls guide for parents and carers.   Download your free guide here:   https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/wake-up-wednesday/parentalcontrols/ …   #OnlineSafety #NOS  

The Colourful North competition

Last term, students were given the opportunity to enter The Colourful North competition to submit a design that would be incorporated into a mural to be painted on the exterior of one of the buildings. The judging panel met last week to select designs that would work together and become a wonderful piece of street…