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.

Adam Broxton

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

Peter Reid Bursary Winners – The Ri Christmas Lectures 2016

On the 13th December 2016 I was given the privilege to attend a Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, alongside 4 other Unity College students. 

As VIPs, we were given the opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour.  This enabled me to get up close to some fascinating archives from previous lectures, and Michael Faraday’s notebooks from the 1870′s.  I even had the opportunity to hold a meteorite! 

The Ri staff were welcoming and invited us to ask any questions.  Professor Saiful Islam’s lecture on energy was lively and engaging.  The audience participation played a huge part in the proceedings.  There was certainly a lot of energy  released by the audience! 

I thank the Royal Institution for giving me this incredible learning experience.  It has been an extremely enjoyable experience to create some personal memories that I truly will never forget!

I hope you will all watch the lecture, which will be broadcast on 27th December 2016 at 8pm on BBC4.

Thank you, Lucy Smith

Xmas lecture

    Reuben Lawless, Elise Ridge, Jake O’Dowd, Sophie Ashworth & Lucy Smith

Making Waves…

Unity College recently welcomed BAE systems, the Royal Navy and the RAF.

Together we explored the world of waves – not just waves on water, but light and sound waves too.

We examined how engineers and scientists use their understanding of the different kinds of waves to create sophisticated communications systems, optical devices and ships and submarines that can withstand the crushing pressures of the waves in the sea.

We observed demonstrations and activities that helped students understand the similarities and differences between sound, water and light waves. We also looked at examples from within BAE Systems, the RAF and the Royal Navy, where knowledge of different wave types is exploited by engineers to solve problems.

Unity College students were invited to participate in the experiments; they made some strange sounds using unconventional instruments; they also discovered how light waves can actually make objects disappear!

BAE systems

Year 7 Athletics Teams

Unity College’s sports hall Athletics team are on top form. For the first time in Burnley School’s History, Unity College have won all four titles, year 7 and 8 boys and girls Teams. These students will now go forward to represent Burnley in the Lancashire Schools Indoor Athletics games.

year 7 boys teama

Dylan Leek, Luke Guest, Nathan Porter, Ashton Whitaker, Ben Roberts & Will Swales

yr7 girls teama

          Lauren Blundle, Rosie Workington, Brooke Cunningham, Paige Heap & Grace Johnson

Young Leader representatives in Lancashire

Fantastic news for the Sports Council team, Rachel Kay and Willow Bell are two of 30 students who have been chosen from the whole of Lancashire to represent the Youth Sports Trust Leaders programme. They will both attend regular meetings in Lancashire to discuss upcoming issues in sports, with additional National Governing Body courses for the students to undertake. This is a fantastic achievement for both the girls and the School.  Well done!

Sports LEaders

Rachel Kay & Willow Bell, Unity College Sports Leaders

New York Trip

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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!

Remembrance Day Service

Wreaths were laid at the war memorial

Wreaths were laid at war memorials throughout the borough and all branches of the Armed Forces were represented on a poignant day which marked 100 years since the end of the Battle of the Somme.  Unity College was represented by Head Boy, Reuban Khan, Head Girl, Caitlin Sturgeon and Mrs Penny Sutcliffe, Deputy Head.

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