Sugar and Spice Party Time!

Y7 and Y8 Unity College students invited KS1 students from Springfield Community Primary school and Cherryfold Primary school to a Sugar and Spice themed party. 


The students had lots of fun participating in a variety of games and indulging in some special party treats.


All the KS1 students were presented with a selection of gifts hand made by Unity College students.


Easter Gift Visit to Towneley House

As part of their Community PSHE lesson Y7 and Y8 Unity College students, along with residents of Towneley House, participated in a variety of Easter themed crafts and games.

Each resident was presented with an Easter card, plant and an Easter egg (kindly donated by Sainsbury’s, Burnley)


The afternoon finished with a raffle with a chance to win several large Easter eggs.

Easter Egg Competition

PD group South 3 all decided to enter their own Easter Egg design competition.  The designs that were entered looked great and you can tell that lots of hard work and patience went in to making them.

The winning design was Mermaid by Jasmine Ozel


The Egg Factor by Chantelle Tattersall was 2nd


and Easter Eggs by Stephen Taylor came third


See some of the other egg-cellent entries below:





UnityVersity Inter House Competition

South 10 and South 3 both won their respective UnityVersity Inter House competition trophies. Well done to all teams that entered!


South 10 team – from L to R Sasha Brennand, Zahra Akhtar, Ocean Odudu and Ryan Connolly


South 3 team – Alfie Jennings, Callum Feber, Michelle Condliffe and Tia Canavan

Solar Eclipse LIVE on 2BR!

On Friday 20 March 2BR broadcast live from the Science department, with Tim Littlechild and Sarah Maine.  The clouds cleared so that we could watch the Solar Eclipse – see the 2BR website and twitter account for more pictures and news on the eclipse.


Total eclipse…

26 mins

95% totality…


Tim interviewing Abigail Brierley, Lancashire Physicist Of The Year

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Tim trying out the climbing wall!…


Spirella the bearded dragon on the radio with Abigail Brierley and Mrs Hargraves

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Tim chatting with Joe Dickinson and Alex Lord


Tim and Sarah taking part in the Solar Eclipse quiz….

Year 11 GCSE Exam Timetable

This year’s GCSE Exam Timetable is now available for students and parents.  The first exam begins on Tuesday 12 May 2015. Please make sure you have checked the dates and times for each of your child’s examinations.  Your child will receive their own personal timetable with the dates and timings on. 

Students need to make sure they bring all relevant equipment, including pens, pencils and ruler.

GCSE Results Day this year is on Thursday 20 August 2015 and will be held in the Auditorium at Unity College. Further details will follow nearer the time.

Summer 2015 Exam Timetable [pdf]

Burnley Schools Gymnastics Competition Winners!

Gymnastics Team (3)

On Thursday 12 February Unity College students took part in the Burnley Schools Gymnastics Competition. Their performances to say the least were outstanding, which resulted in coming back with a flurry of medals! Within the individual category Ocean Odudu came 2nd with Arianne Limmer 3rd place at Level 1.

Brilliant performances from Lydia Cryer and Emily O’Keefe ensured they came an overall 1st place in the team event!

At Level 2 Claire Hermansen scooped Gold with Willow Bell gaining Bronze and along with excellent performances from Kia Thorley and Charlotte Green the team came in 1st place!

Within Level 3 superb routines from Millie Walsh, Kerris Baron, Hermoine Blythe and Morgan Denney gained them 2nd place in the team event. We were also the only school to enter a student at the highest level of the competition – our exceptional gymnast Rhianna Doogan put on magnificent display of high level gymnastics!

An acrobatics section also took place which requires pairs to perform a routine together combining individual moves with partner balances. Within Level 2 of the competition Unity students picked up Gold and Silver! The winning students were Millie Walsh and Rhianna Doogan with Morgan Denneny and Leah Briercliffe in 2nd place.

Well done to all students who took part in the competition, all their hard work undoubtedly paid off!

Treasure Island Buddy Reward Trip to Burnley Youth Theatre


Just before Christmas approximately 20 buddies from the Unity College Treasure Island were taken to see Burnley Youth Theatre’s production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.  This was a reward for their help and positive behaviour towards the younger students whilst in the Island and around College.  The performance was enjoyed by all!

Unity College Park Runners

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Four Unity College students took part in this week’s Burnley Parkrun. Natalya Irvine finished the 5k course in a respectable 23.02minutes with Willow Bell, the year 8 all-round athlete finishing in 27.34minutes.

Mr Williams/PE Teacher and his son Murphy, a future Unity College student, crossed the line at 35minutes exactly, closely followed by a strong finish from Aaron Lundie on 35.07minutes. Steven Taylor narrowly missed out on a new personal best by 3 seconds.

Aaron was also recently awarded park runner of the month for his commitment, perseverance and improvement and received a very nice pair of running trainers to help him cover the kilometres from the lovely organisers of the park run event, well done Aaron!

New Rugby Kit

new kit

Students representing Unity College rugby team have another new kit thanks to the All Schools funding programme from the Rugby Football Union. The kit, designed by Unity students Brody Slater, Sam Wallwork, Bobby Beswick and Morgan Williams, was made by kit makers Canterbury especially for the school.

One of the lucky students, Morgan Williams, who was selected by his peers, will now travel to Twickenham for the England vs Italy Six Nations game on the 14 February and greet the players as they arrive before wearing the new kit on the Twickenham pitch.

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