Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday 10 May 2021 marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health. This year the theme is Nature and how connecting with the natural world can support good mental health. Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their…

Wellbeing Wednesday

This week we are going to look at anxiety, but first lets just have a brief moment, to highlight that MENTAL HEALTH is EVERYONE’S business. We all have times when we feel stressed, sad, worried or frightened, and most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they can develop into a more serious problem…

Student Work

A painting done by Jacob (9NMG) over the Christmas Period. It represents some of his thoughts surrounding mental health. The left eye (hand behind bars) represents your mind trying to break free. The colourful right eye is how you want to be seen by others. The mouth is zipped to represent how you are sometimes…

Smashed

Smashed is a global education theatre programme dedicated to reducing underage alcohol consumption. It combines a powerful and inspiring live performance, interactive workshops, teaching resources and online learning to engage young people.  Through theatre, students are able to relate to characters’ lives, influences, decisions and experience the consequences of their actions. In the workshops they…

Smashed Project

Smashed Project will be coming to the Whitehaven Academy on February 13th to educate our students on the dangers of underage drinking. Smashed is delivering behavioural and attitudinal change around the world, engaging young people in a uniquely creative way. Please see a link below for further information: http://smashedproject.org/ Please also find a supporting resource…

Year 11 Leavers Hoodies

Letters are going out on Monday 18th November 2019 to enable students in Year 11 to order leavers hoodies. All orders must be placed and paid for in full by Friday 14th February 2020. Attached is the colour swatch. Please choose carefully, as once the order goes in, there will be no changes or additions.

BBC Children in Need

Friday 15th November is Children in Need day and, as a school, we always support this amazing day. This year is no exception as we will be running a number of events throughout the school, to support this great cause.   These events include, non-uniform day, duck races, bake sale and merchandise sales. We would appreciate…

REACT Roadshow 2019

React Engineering came to the academy to deliver their annual roadshow in collaboration with The Science Museum and the University of Carlisle. The show was centred around life in space and rockets and the various different ways Science has created rockets that take off. Year 7, 8 and 9 students were enthralled at the display…