Remembrance Sunday 2019

Ben Harrison, Head Boy, and Lucy Smith, Head Girl, represented Unity College at the Remembrance Service held on Sunday 10th November in Burnley town centre. They laid a wreath on behalf of the staff, students and governors from Unity College.  
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Belgium Concert Tour – Day 4

Everyone was up and packed in time for an early breakfast at 7:30am. The coach was loaded and the hotel cleaned ahead of our planned departure time. We then headed back to Calais to catch the shuttle. After an uneventful journey we arrived early at Gillingham for a lunch break and a chance to go ice skating.  Both experienced and novice skaters enjoyed themselves on the ice. We then had the long trek home through Friday afternoon rush hour.  All were kept entertained for a while watching The Greatest Showman. We arrived safely back at school a bit later than
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Belgium Concert Tour – Day 3

After breakfast, we had a lovely cruise along the canal seeing some of the old bridges and buildings of Brugge. Then we headed off to Ypres for our afternoon concert. This took place outside the old cloth hall (now the Flanders museum).  To a fluctuating audience of around 50, the percussion ensemble, the choir and a few soloists performed in very windy conditions. This was a much more relaxed atmosphere and was thoroughly enjoyed by both performers and audience alike. At 8pm we joined the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate and then headed back to the hotel.  
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Belgium Concert Tour – Day 2

After a very wet morning shopping in Brugge, we headed to De Panne for our first concert. The percussion ensemble, the choir and a number of soloists performed superbly to an audience of over 150 people. We had a lovely meal at the Maximiliaan van Oostenrijk restaurant and then we went bowling.  Mr Holden and Mrs Wilson were drawn top at the end of the game. Bowl Inn kindly allowed them an extra round each, and Mrs Wilson was victorious.      
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Belgium Concert Tour – Day 1

After a 12 hour overnight journey and a trip on “Le Shuttle”, we arrived at our hotel in Brugge. We headed into the centre of town for lunch and then onto the ‘Choco Story’, where we discovered the 4000 year history of chocolate, from the sacrifices of the mayans to modern day chocolates. After the evening meal at the hotel, we had a full rehearsal. All is sounding good for tomorrow’s concert!        
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Macmillan Coffee

Unity College staff and students raised a staggering £580 for Macmillan Cancer Support from the sale of cakes, a Tombola and Coffee Morning for parents. Thank you to everybody who supported this extremely worthwhile cause.  
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VIY and Offshoots

On Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of October, 15 Unity College students undertook a community project in collaboration with VIY and Offshoots in Towneley Park. Over the course of the two days students built 3 potting tables, 2 benches and 2 mud kitchens for use at the project. These have now all been donated to Offshoots to use with their volunteer and childminder groups. Their work was of a very high standard and they produced far more high quality end products than initially planned. Students gained valuable skills in joinery and work place health and safety with many of them
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Year 7 Boys Rugby Start Strong

After only two practice sessions, the year 7 boys’ rugby team travelled to Blackburn Central High School to take on the host school and St Augustine’s in their first “RUFFS” Tournament of the year. The team started slowly against a strong St Augustine’s team but after some fantastic individual running came out as 4-2 winners. They then took on Blackburn Central, demonstrating a great ability to turn the ball over and gain possession, leading to a 4-1 win. Try scorers on the day were Jack Butler-Howarth, Harry Sunter, Jayden Lampard and Euan Fenton-Clough. All players deserved praise for their effort,
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Girls Rugby Success

Unity College’s U13 Girls’ team took part in their first tournament of the year, with 15 girls from year 7 and 8 taking part. The tournament was held on the artificial pitch at Preston Grasshopper and ensured the competition could go ahead despite the heavy rain. After a hard fought win against Blackburn Central, Unity came up against a fast St Augustine’s team and narrowly lost. The girls were able to regroup and remain confident for their next game against local rivals Blessed Trinity, which saw Unity come out on top. Their final game was another close battle and the
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Speed Networking

On Friday 27th of September year 9 were lucky enough to be joined by 13 employers from a range of businesses in the North West. The year 9 students had the opportunity to ask questions about career routes, qualifications and the day-to-day life in a range of roles in the work place. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by students, staff and visitors alike. A huge thankyou to the following companies for their support: Inspira Burnley FC Networx3 Forbes Solicitors Career Nav Job Centre Plus Veka BCN Calico Cloverbrook Lancashire Council Learning Disabilities, Autism & Mental Health Services Ministry of Defence
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