Year 6 Transition Evening – Tuesday 28 June 2016

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Our year 6 information evening for students starting in September 2016 will be on Tuesday 28 June 2016.  There will be two sessions on the evening, one at 5pm and one at 6pm.  Parents only need to attend one session and there is no need for your child to attend on the evening.  Please see letter below for further details.

Yr6 Letter to Parents 2016 [pdf]

Sorrento, Italy Trip 2016

The Italy Trip will be arriving back at school earlier than expected.  They will arrive at approx. 4.30pm.  Please do not park in the turning circle as the coach will need access to this area.  Thank you.

Thursday 16 June – Euro 2016

Please see below a letter to parents with regards the England football match taking place on Thursday 16 June 2016.

Euro 2016 [pdf]

Macmillan Cancer Fund Raising

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This year South House have raised £370.84 for Macmillan Cancer.  Each individual PD Group did their own events to raise money.  Some of the events included: Name the Teddy Bear, a Chocolate Hamper Raffle and Bake Sale’s within school and in the community and lots more.

Well done to the whole of South House! Thank you also to everyone who donated money to the fund raising activities.

Dragons Den Competition

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Over the last term students from all the Houses have been working on a ‘Dragons Den’ initiative, which has been a huge success.  So many students benefited from having the opportunity to work on their project, and to present to an audience throughout the project which has been invaluable for them.

Mr Oakley of Scoped Solutions donated the winning prize of an iPad Mini with accessories.  Mr Oakley was also a judge on the panel along with Mrs Kelly, Chair of Governors and Mrs Sutcliffe, Deputy Head.   Mr Oakley gave the students an insight as to how business works and also gave a lot of very good advice and pointers.

The winner was Lucy Smith from 7W3 and she designed a visibility stick called ‘walk bright at night’. Her pitch included detailed costings, fabrics and materials and detailed technology such as a GPS signal so that users of ‘walk bright at night’ can be found easily in case of danger, lights located all down the shaft of the stick and larger lights located near the bottom for further visibility.

Other entrants were:  Ellysia Ainsworth-Cookson, Tanith Ellis, Blake Morris, Liam Holden, Milli Hargreaves, Rachel Kay, Harrison Folley.  A big well done to everyone involved!

U14 Handball Team

Congratulations to our U14 Handball Team.  They have recently qualified to represent Burnley in the Lancashire School Games final at Stanley Park, Blackpool in July.  Well done!

Unity Student awarded the Young Citizen Award 2016

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Adam Broxton, a Unity College year 7 student, was commended in the “The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Award 2016” in recognition of his selfless attitude.

Adam moved into his terminally ill grandma’s house to care for her, giving up spending time with his friends and his own home comforts and luxuries.

Adam, who enjoys playing rugby, was presented with his award in a ceremony at the Lancashire Police Headquarters in Hutton.

Amanda Parker, High Sheriff of Lancashire, said: “The Young Citizen of the Year Award promotes young people’s achievements, highlighting the valuable contribution they make to the communities in which they live.

“We were delighted with the number and variety of entrants for this year’s prize.”

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Schools drama competition highlights road safety issues

Unity College were celebrating after being named runners up in finals of the Lancashire “The Beats” competition that was held at Preston Guild Hall on Tuesday 8 March 2016. 

The college qualified for the final of this competition where they had to research, develop and perform a piece of drama highlighting the issues of road safety. 

The year 8 students were the youngest team in the final and focussed their drama piece on peer pressure and risk taking behaviour near roads.  They performed to an audience of over 500 people and battled with stiff competition from schools and colleges across the whole of Lancashire with the other students being mainly GCSE and A level students,  to be awarded runners up in this prestigious competition. 

The competition is organised by Lancashire County Council and supported by Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Fire and Rescue.  The students were awarded a prize of £250 for the college. 

The Beats Team

The Unity team were Emily Hughes, Joe Dickenson, Katie Jackson, Ariane Limmer, Ruby Hawkes, Halle Abbott and Lydia Cryer.

First World War Trench Models

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Year 8 students were set a homework task of designing a model to show the features of a First World War trench system. They have been studying the war in detail over the last month looking at its causes, the hardships the men faced and issues like censorship and propaganda. As usual Unity College students rose to the challenge and produced several fantastic models and even some trench shaped cakes!

Islanders on ‘Cue’

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Treasure Island’s before and after school club attendees raised enough money
over the last year to purchase a new entertainment table.  Games include Pool, Ping Pong and Air Hockey.

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