Category Archive: News

Measles Outbreak

Message for parents/carers and guardians There are currently outbreaks of measles in several areas of the UK affecting unimmunised children and young adults, including 2 recent cases in Cumbria. There are also large outbreaks in several countries across Europe, including holiday destinations. Measles is highly infectious. It can cause serious illness and can sometimes be …

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Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Students from Unity College are celebrating after completing their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Bronze Award requires each student to complete a volunteering, physical and skills section for at least 3 months; and a challenging two day self-supported expedition. 29 Unity College students have successfully completed the award, and currently 39 year 9 students …

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Visit to the University of Manchester

On Friday 27th April, 12 year 10 students toured the University of Manchester. We met with current maths, medicine and biotechnology students and asked them about what university was really like. We were surprised about the range of courses on offer, the huge number of students and how many different buildings there were. At the …

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Irish Wrestling Champion

David Siko W3 – travelled to Ireland on 27th April 2018 to compete in the Ireland Wrestling championship for Lancashire and was undefeated. He became Irish Wrestling Champion. A massive achievement, well done David!

How Burnley helped Amber raise her goals

Unity College student, Amber Day, has ambitions of playing first-team football. Read her story here

MFL Activities

A visit from a local business On Thursday 9th November 2017 a representative from a local company, Veka, and 3 German employees of the company, visited the MFL department at Unity College to talk with GCSE German students in years 9, 10 and 11. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to practise their …

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Careers Guidance

Good careers guidance connects learning to the future. It motivates young people by giving them a clearer idea of the routes to jobs and careers that they will find engaging and rewarding. Good careers guidance widens students’ horizons, challenges stereotypes and raises aspirations. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make successful …

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Employer Engagement Visit

This week we invited the RAF, The Royal Navy and BAE Systems to college to talk to year 7 and year 8 students.  We found out that only 10% of the engineers in the UK work force are female! The Unity College Science department want to inspire all of our students to be the very best …

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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 …

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New York Trip

53 students and staff will be setting of in the early hours of Monday 12 December to spend a week in New York city!  If you’d like to keep up with the action there will be a daily blog under the Parents tab on the website. Have a great time everyone!

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