The unique WDPS Life Skills Challenge program has been created because all children need a key skills-set in order to develop their potential and to make their life dreams become a reality.
All visitors help us to become enquirers and to learn and discover new things about the world.
Visiting 10 Downing Street helps us appreciate that the WDPS Core Values are reflected in fundamental ‘British Values.’
WDPS Cycle offsite multi-day challenges help us all to develop resilience and to become effective team players.
We develop higher-level thinking skills online by learning to analyse, synthesise and evaluate.
Our teachers appreciate that we are all unique individuals with different learning styles.
Learning is fun as our Teachers plan exciting learning experiences through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
The all–weather WDPS Mountain Bike and Running Trail helps us develop fitness, stamina and essential bike-handling skills.
We learn from different world cultures which helps shape us into well-balanced and open-minded global citizens.
In the WDPS Bushcraft Area we develop our Multiple Intelligences and self-confidence whilst learning to manage risks.


We all had a great time on the Coast to Coast on Monday the 9th July til Thursday the 19th July. The children all worked really hard.

This was our itinerary:

  • Day 1 Whitehaven to Blencathra, Scales
  • Day 2 Threlkeld to Allenheads
  • Day 3 Allenheads to WDPS
  • Day 4 WDPS to Tynemouth

We achieved a total distance of 138 miles and an ascent of 4005m.

Here are some photos:

Day 1

We have arrived in Whitehaven

Stunning scenery

Dipping our wheels

Day 2

Having fun

Working hard

At Hartside Summit

Day 3

On route

Working hard

Day 4