Lancashire County Athletics

IMG_1946aLancashire County Athletics competition was held at Stanley Park Blackpool on Saturday 12th June. From the Burnley Borough there were 6 students who represented the area. Three of these students came from Unity College.

Ellysia Ainsworth-Cookson competed in the Hammer, Imogen Mansfield competed in the Long Jump event and Liberty Thompson competed in the 75m Hurdles.

Despite the weather not being in the athletes favour all three girls did a fantastic job, all coming in the top 5 positions. Imogen Mansfield secured 3rd place in her event, and now awaits confirmation on when the regional finals are.

Adam Broxton and the Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley

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Adam Broxton was invited to attend a Care Home Open Day at Brierfield House.  He had a lovely day and spent 2.5 hours showing the Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle around the home explaining about Dementia care and the types of activities that they provide.  As they had him in charge of the photography for the day he was also asked to attend an art exhibition and take some photographs for them on a weekend.

Junior Blackpool Dance Festival

Jodie-Leigh and  Ava-Grayce took the dance floor by storm at the Junior Blackpool dance festival.

The girls trained very hard for this competition which runs every year starting on Easter Monday for 5 days.

Jodie-Leigh and Ava-Grayce danced beautifully all week picking up 1st places everyday including being crowned British Champions on the Thursday.

They also represented the north of England in the team match who also won!

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Year 10 Handball Final

Last week the Year 10 Handball Team competed in the North West Handball finals. They were representing Lancashire at the Under 15 boys category. All the best teams from other NW counties were there and the standard of handball was extremely high.

The boys won their group stage and then went all the way to the final were they lost by one goal. They were the only undefeated team in the whole competition until they lost in the final.  Well done team!

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Top row- James Littlefair, James Catlow, Lewis Hughes, Ben Larnach, Luke Westall, Ben Beck

Bottom row- Sam Walsh, Macken Slater, Joe Ryan, Ben Whitlam

Unity College Year 7 Football Victory!

After beating Blessed Trinity on penalties and Sir John Thursby in the semi-final, 6-3 after extra time, on Monday, the Unity College team won the Presidents Shield final last night against Shuttleworth College 3-1.  With Noah McGibbon scoring all three goals.

Noah McGibbonIt is the first time since 1963 that the school have won the trophy in two successive seasons and as far as we are aware we have only ever won that trophy four times in total. Well done team!

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Team: Ashton Dack, Nathan Porter, Ben Roberts, Owen Devonport, Josh Ashton, Morgan Bird, Noah McGibbon, Matas Zalieckas, Jacob McCartney, Kian Briercliffe

Boxing Gold in Denmark

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Sam Walsh  and Jaden Haworth-Franklin represented their boxing club, Sandygate A.B.C at the Hvidovre International Box Cup, Denmark at the weekend.  The boxing club covered all costs and expenses so the boys could attend this prestigious competition and box on an International stage.  Both boys fought hard with Sam bringing back a Gold Medal!

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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.

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