Rock your Socks!

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To help raise awareness of World Down Syndrome Day staff at Unity wore colourful, odd, long, short and all types of socks and tights!…

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MFL Breakfast Morning

January saw host to the first ever Modern Foreign Languages breakfast.  Students were invited to come along and enjoy a taste of authentic French, German and Spanish cuisine.  mfl doc

For the price of 50p, students could choose from a range of delicacies such as German sausages, Spanish cakes and French pastries. The event was clearly a hit with students as the food and drink was promptly sold out, and students were even queueing outside the door of the languages department. Once inside, students were given target language cards in order to practise their French, German or Spanish, helping to create an atmosphere of a real life foreign café.

A talented group of volunteers helped to make the event a success and encouraged customers to order in the target language. As well as experiencing a taste of France, Germany and Spain, students also listened to foreign music, adding to the ambiance in the MFL department.

Overall, the event was such a raging success that both students and language teachers are looking forward to the next ‘café’ morning!

Handball Champions!

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The year 10 handball team competed in the Lancashire school finals at Ewood Park Indoor centre. The team won the whole tournament and were un-beaten. They will now go on to represent Lancashire in the North West handball finals.  Well done to all!

Team consists of: James Littlefair, Joe Whitlam, Joe Ryan, Luke Westall, Lewis Hughes, Ben Larnach, Ben Beck, Macken Slater, Sam Walsh and James Catlow.

RE Student Debate

???????????????????????????????On Tuesday 28 February, three Year 9 students travelled to County Hall, Preston to debate some of the key issues around the teaching of Religious Education (RE).

The debate, led by the students of Broughton High School, involved eight Lancashire High Schools.   After researching and preparing speeches, Hollie Hartley, Elise Ridge and Joe Dickinson took an active part in debating the importance of RE in the modern curriculum.  Within a strict 60 second time limit they each confidently presented their ideas before taking part in an open debate, responding to the ideas presented by others.  The students were highly commended by staff from the other schools and SACRE members who attended the debate and were a credit to Unity College.

Gymnastics High School Competition Winners

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32 Gymnasts from Unity College took part in the Burnley Gymnastics High School competition, on 10th February at the Best Training Centre. For the first time in Burnley High Schools history boys have also now had the opportunity to perform. Out of a possible 27 medals, Unity took a clean sweep and brought home 15 medals ranging from Gold, Silver and Bronze for individual, paired and vaulting performances.

Results

Individual floor medalists:

Level 2 floor winner was Amy Smith, followed by Megan Irwin who took the Silver medal.

Level 4 floor medallists; Jodie Hammet took Bronze, Harley Gill took Silver and Rhianna Doogan was the overall Level four winner.

Paired floor routines:

Olivia Hickey and Elle Cadwick won Gold in the level one pair’s competition.

Hebe Limmer and Mace Williams took Gold for pair’s level two, followed by Grace Johnson and Paige Heap who won Bronze.

Vault winners:

First place, with a fantastic score of 9.4 out of 10 was Charlie Brewer, followed by Declan Stewart-Bastable who took third place overall. Unity boys won the overall team vault medal, the Gold medallist include students Charlie Brewer, Declan Stewart- Bastable, Akib Mahmood and Jayden Roberts.

A fantastic morning with some inspirational routines. Well done to all students who competed.

Year 8 History Project

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Last half term Year 8 students had a project to complete for their History homework. They had to create a model of a World War 1 trench system. We had some fantastic models and even some made from cakes!  Well done to everyone involved!

Unity College Sporting Achievements

Keep up with all our sporting achievements on the ‘Sport at Unity’ page which you can find under the Student tab.  We are having some fantastic results this year so far within College, and outside of College.  Well done everyone!

2017 Ski Trip, Le Corbier, France

Keep up to date with the antics on the ski trip…see the blog under the Parents tab, 2017 Ski Trip.

High Sheriff of Lancashire Young Citizen

High Sheriff of Lancashire Young Citizen 2016 finishes his year with a fundraising event. Adam Broxton from Unity College wanted to help raise money for Pendleside Hospice as his uncle Brian passed away there. Adam shaved his head, raising an outstanding sum of £375.00. Most of this was raised from school and family; he was also sponsored by the Police Cadets of which he is a member of. Fundraising is something close to Adams heart; he also does a lot of voluntary work for the Police Cadets and has marshalled walks for them.

Adam would like to thank Pendleside Hospice for the work they do and the support they give to families.

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Unity College Candlelight Carol Service

This years Carol Service, at St. Stephen’s Church, was one of the Music department’s highlights of the year. Guests were greeted by a wonderful atmosphere with the church being lit by candlelight. There were a number of performances by the Unity Choir and soloists before a final, and enchanting, performance of Carol of the Bells by Percussion Ensemble. Thank you to all those who took part and worked so hard to make the Carol Service such a fantastic evening at the end of a busy term.
Readers – Mrs Cryer / Headteacher, Catilin Sturgeon / Head Girl, Reuben Khan / Head Boy, Jack Fletcher, Abbie Lord, Lucy Smith, Chloe Bennett, Ben Harrison
Soloists – Caitlin Sturgeon, Holly Parker, Joe Dickinson, Gemma Collins, Arran Bridges, Abigail Graham
Other performers – Adam Brierley, Meghan Sledden, Jack Uttley, Katie Jackson, William Hutson, Ruby Hawkes, Arianne Limmer, Morgan Ayre, Tabitha Burrell, Io Limmer, Victoria Collins, Emily Hughes, Lydia Cryer, Anaya Cunningham, Emily Herbert

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