Unity students helped set the festive mood as part of the annual Burnley Carol Concert. They read out poems as part of the event that included carols sung by students from Worsthorne Primary School and …
Frightfully talented students at Unity Students at Unity College have been hard at work baking, writing poems, drawing pictures and creating models in a bid to win the Unity House Halloween Competition. There were …
Unity College is celebrating after achieving some excellent GCSE results. Earlier this year the college was recognised for being in the top 3% of schools nationally for making outstanding continuous improvement in the percentage of …
Unity students helped set the festive mood as part of the annual Burnley Carol Concert. They read out poems as part of the event that included carols sung by students from Worsthorne Primary School and prayers.
Here are the poems:
Composed by Luke Walker, Year 8, Read by Rachel Kay, Year 7.
Putting up the Christmas Tree,
All the decorations for all to see,
Waiting for Christmas it’s no near,
Why is it at the end of the year?
It is nearly here, it’s Christmas Eve,
This is the best time to believe,
We are all going to sleep,
Leaving food for Santa to eat.
We woke up in the morning,
Very early with everybody yawning,
We see presents under the tree,
A lot of them are all for me.
I start to open them and spread the joy,
I am one very happy boy,
Everybody sat for a special dinner,
The food is such a winner.
We all finish enjoying to have time with our presents and parents,
We all love Christmas time.
Thanks to all the people who created this prime.
Poem (No name)
Composed by Elise Norris, Year 7, Read by Josie Mitchell, Year 7.
Christmas is here, bringing many cheers,
Presents under the tree, for you and me.
Crackers to pull, turkey to eat, brussel sprouts fall at your feet.
Christmas Pudding, yum, yum, yum. All piled in grandma’s tum.
Snow is falling all around, jingle bells is a great sound.
Santa lands upon the roof, leaving footprints for the proof.
Children sleeping all around, dreaming of the jingle bell sound.
Composed and Read by Jessica Harrison.
There is a star in the sky shining bright
Something special is going to happen tonight.
It leads us to a stable all cosy and warm
Where a new King is going to be born.
Mary and Joseph travelled far and wide,
“We are going to have to stay here” Mary sighed.
Everyone crowded around
But the new born baby didn’t make a sound.
The presents brought joy
Which were all for the little boy.
His name would be Jesus,
He is the guardian of Christmas.
We were very pleased to read a lovely letter in the Burnley Express this week, from a gentleman who had had his wallet handed in by one of our students. It is always nice to get such lovely comments. We know our students are a credit to Unity College, but it is great to hear that others think so too.
Below is the letter, as written in the Burnley Express, Friday 15th November 2013.
“Thank you to Unity College pupil
I would like to say “thank you” for something that has restored my faith in humanity.
I had been out at a funeral and thought I had put my wallet in my back pocket but obviously it fell out. It had been a difficult day and then I lost my wallet which had my driving licence, bank cards and bus pass in.
But the following day I got a note through my door from Unity College along with my lost wallet. I think it deserves recognition. It is a great credit to the school because they must be teaching them right and giving them values which is great to see. Thanks to the student who found it too. It shows that community spirit is still alive and well and that the youth of today are not all bad. If I find out who it was I would like to give them a reward.”
This is not an isolated incident – just last month we also had some great comments from a local bus driver praising another of our students. The student had found some cash on the bus and handed it in to the driver. Luckily the driver was aware that some money had gone missing and was able to return it to it’s rightful owner.
Well done to our students – we are very proud of you.
Littlefair, Coppock and Berry have excellent debuts
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Frightfully talented students at Unity
Students at Unity College have been hard at work baking, writing poems, drawing pictures and creating models in a bid to win the Unity House Halloween Competition. There were many fantastic entries but the overall winners, chosen by Headteacher, Mrs Cryer, were Josh Crossley-Foster (West House) with his witch and cauldron model, Alicia Hill (West House) with her haunted house and spider web model, Elise Norris (West House) with her ‘Happy Halloween’ booklet and Olivia Hatch (North House) with a sculpture of a haunted house and graveyard.
The winners receive a free Alton Towers Trip, each overall House winner wins 1000 Vivos and every competition entrant receives 50 Vivos (Unity College use the Vivo reward system where students are awarded Vivos which the students can redeem in the online Vivo shop). Each House Leader has also awarded 100 Vivos to category winners within each House – the categories being ‘Best Pumpkin’, ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Cake’, and ’Best Model’ .
The Competition entries are currently on display on a stall in Burnley Market.
Upcoming House competitions include the Unity College Swimming Gala (Dec 2013), Unity Bake Off (February 2014), Unity does Dragon’s Den (March 2014), Unity’s Got Talent (June 2014) and Unity Sports Day (Jun / July 2014).
In September, Mrs Cryer wrote a letter to all parents regarding the parking issues at the end of college and the congestion being caused on the college turning circle. Unfortunately the situation has not improved and is now a safety risk to students.
The following changes to accessing the college site will start from Monday 21 October 2013.
In the mornings, parents will be able to come onto the college site and drop their child off on the turning circle only. Please ensure that you park in the drop off area. Please leave promptly after dropping off your child. Do not park on
the college car park, including the disabled parking bays. Please drive slowly and give students the right of way at the crossing at the entrance of the college.
At the end of college parents WILL NOT be able to enter the college site to collect their child and access for parents in cars will be prohibited from 2.30pm until 3.20pm. Please park on the car park opposite the college if you are collecting your child. This is a pay and display car park, however, as long as you do not leave your vehicle you will not have to pay. DO NOT park along Towneley Holmes road as you may be issued with a fixed penalty notice. The only cars able to access the college between 2.30pm and 3.20pm are to collect a child who has a disability. Please refrain from parking at the back of college as this also causes congestion for local residents.
If you are picking up your child up after an after college club you will be able to collect your child from the turning circle on the college site.
If you are coming into college during the college day for a meeting you will be able to park on the college site including the turning circle.
Thank you in advance to everyone for your cooperation in helping to keep our site a safe place for our students.