Archimedes said it could be done and now the Westholme Sixth Form STEM group have proved it can be done. The challenge was simple: given £70, could you build a pair of shoes to help you walk across the swimming pool?
We have enjoyed three days of celebrations to bid a fond farewell to our Upper Sixth students.
Year 10 took part in their DofE Expedition Bronze Practice in the Ribble Valley.
Tilly Sturgess in Year 13 is congratulated on being awarded a place on the prestigious BAE Systems aerospace engineering degree apprenticeship.
A team of three Year 12 students took part in the Royal Society of Chemistry Young Analyst competition held at UCLan Chemistry department last week.
Five Sixth Form students undertook an arduous practice expedition for their Gold DofE during the Easter holidays.
Once again, Dr Stockwell kindly arranged an evening to talk to the Year 13 Physics students about medical imaging.
The Blackburn with Darwen Netball Tournaments are an important fixture in the seasonal sporting calendar.
One of the challenges the Maths Department set for British Science Week was a ‘Pi off’.
The Sixth Form leaders of the Human Rights’ Group gave up one of their human rights for the day and demonstrated this to the school community, via symbols and signs, which showed how their behaviour is restricted by the absence of a specific right.
Celebrating Comic Relief Day 2019!
British Science Week was officially launched on Monday with a superb assembly from Mr Hiller. He explained how the Westholme Science block was officially opened 25 years ago by astronaut Helen Sharman, and he went on to show pictures of the Science staff 25 years ago!
Belfast provided our Sixth Form Sociology students with a weekend of cultural experiences, visiting Crumlin Road Gaol along with the Titanic Museum which educated all those involved in two of Belfast’s most historical impacts of society.
On Friday 1st March 2019, 8 students including sixth former Saoirse O’Neill, attended the first ever Blackburn with Darwen Schools Working Together Conference.
Westholme Senior students had the time of their lives on the Italian slopes of Andalo at half term, with the largest group yet made up of 85 skiers and their teachers.
We were delighted to welcome over 40 Universities from the length and breadth of the country, including the University of St Andrews, University of Leeds and the London School of Economics.
The NEC Birmingham once again provided our students with an amazing opportunity to represent James Hall Ltd and GAP as assistant buyers for new lines to be sold in their stores.
On Friday morning the Lower Sixth Economics and Business students attended Digital Hive and the Future.
Congratulations to Sixth Form student, Emily Berry, who has achieved great success in her recent LAMDA exam.