TWA Bake Off Breadstick Week

Last week was the second week of TWA Bake Off where the students made some authentic and original Breadsticks. They developed the shapes, flavours and some even created a dip to go alongside these wonderful creations. The judges were very impressed with the efforts from everyone. Mr Youngman, Mrs Harrison and Miss McCall formed our…

TWA Crest Award – Year 9 Discovery Day

Today, it was year 9’s turn to take part in the Crest Awards Discovery Day. They were tasked with designing and building a model of a hand washing station for Kenyan school children. Following this, they presented their model and discussed the importance of hygiene and sanitation. Well done to Matthew, Luca, Evan and Jenson…

Stop Motion After-School Club

Yesterday saw the first after-school ‘Stop Motion’ session. Watch this space for the up-and-coming creations which are currently being developed by our wonderful year 9 pupils. In the mean time please watch one of the many stop motion films created during the first lockdown way back in early 2020.   It’s not too late to…

Virtual Workshops for Year 12 Pupils

Today, year 12 pupils attended virtual performing arts workshops with Beth Loughran (Lecturer in dance and movement) from the University of Cumbria. The students enjoyed an upbeat and fast paced warm-up followed by some improvisation tasks and looking at the performance techniques used in the music video ‘How do you sleep’ by Sam Smith. The…

TWA Crest Award – Year 8 Discovery Day

This coming Friday, 32 year-8 students have been chosen (names have already been circulated) to participate in a Crest Discovery Day. This is an all-day event. They will be learning about diseases that spread quickly in Kenya and similar countries, learning about what is currently being done to tackle these problems, before designing and building…

TWA Bake Off NYC Cookie week

Today marks the return of TWA Bake Off and this week year 8 students made some fantastic NYC style cookies. They developed the flavours, textures and sizes and worked independently battling it out for star baker. Mr Smith, Miss Dandy and Miss Scott were our celebrity judges. After taste testing each outcome they ranked Alfie…

February – April 2021 Newsletter

Take a moment to read about  the fantastic achievements and  positive actions of our great students in our latest newsletter. Plenty of reasons to feel proud of our resilient students  take responsibility not only for their own learning, but also their part in their community. Well done to all Mr Youngman  

TWA GCSE Options Prospectus 2021

Making the right choices with The Whitehaven Academy. 2021 is an exciting year for our current Year 9 students and the academy as a whole. We have greatly strengthened our staff team with specialist subject leaders who have developed a Key Stage 4 curriculum that challenges all. Last year saw the start of the new…