U16s Girls Lancashire Cup Football

On Tuesday 3rd December, Unity College U16s (year 10 and 11s) participated in a Lancashire Cup football game against Our Lady and St John, Blackburn.  Unity won 4-0 and all girls played extremely well together.  Sophie Riley scored 2 goals, one from a corner and one from open play and Jaiden Hutchinson and Nellie Roberts also score 1 a piece.  Kaitlyn Gallery played extremely well and got players player of the match.  Demi-Lee Guest did fantastic in goal and managed to save some amazing shots on target.  Each player who participated in the game gave 100%.  Well done girls.  The
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SEMI FINAL SPOT FOR U15 RUGBY

The U15 Lancashire Bowl quarter final saw Unity College face off against St Margeret’s Academy. The visiting Liverpool team had won the previous two meetings between the schools, with Unity needing to be at their best in order to compete.  Unity started strongly, with Daniel Maymond scoring in the corner after some early pressure, before adding a second between the posts shortly after. From here, Unity grew in confidence and through good supporting runs saw Matas Zalieckas add a try of his own.  The game continued to be a hard fought battle in the middle of the pitch, with Unity
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YEAR 7 RUGBY CONTINUE TO PROGRESS

Unity hosted their first year 7 event of the year, following the team’s visits to Preston Grasshoppers and Blackburn Central. The day saw teams from Blessed Trinity, Shuttleworth and Sir John Thursby attend, with Burnley Rugby coaches leading the event.  Unity College had 26 boys involved throughout the afternoon across two teams, with other regular attendees of training unavailable for the event. Numbers at training so far have been exceptional, with a strong base to develop over the coming years.  Over the afternoon the boys played a combination of touch and contact rugby, to ensure that all teams were able
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U14s Football Match Report Unity College v OLQP 5th November 2019

Fantastic 9-2 victory to the U14 Girls Football Team Congratulations to the U14 Girls Football Team who won 9-2 against Our Lady Queen of Peace, Skelmersdale. Picture Top Row: Poppy O’Brien, Olivia Ainsworth-McCoskery, Charlie Astin, Keira Grennan, Frankie-Leigh Forest, Jayde Williams-Bennett, Abby Lawless and Ella Anderson Picture Bottom Row: Jaden Hutchinson, Emily Sunter, Madison Larnach and Megan Rodriguez Match Report Unity College V Our Lady Queen of Peace written by Madison Larnach First Round of the U14s Girls Football Lancashire Cup We started off the match by our Captain Emily Sunter winning kick off. Within the first couple of minutes,
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Tempest Photography Order Deadline

Dear Parents.   The closing date for FREE postage and delivery for parents is fast approaching for online orders. If you have already placed an order for photographs thank you, if not or you wish to order more photographs, simply enter your image reference number and website access code (found on your original order form) at www.tempest-orders.co.uk   If you need assistance feel free to contact Tempest 01736 751555 (option 3).   Many Thanks Tempest Photography
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WW1 Visit

On the 10th September Unity College History students received a visit from Bill at WW1 Workshop. Students investigated the impact of WW1 on the development of healthcare as part of their GCSE History studies. Students were amazed at the innovations that were produced during the war which enabled soldiers to recover and carry on the fight. This proved to be an invaluable insight on how war can be a catalyst for change.  
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Inter-Schools RE debate

Eight year 9 students made an impressive debut into the world of competitive debating on Tuesday 16th July as Unity College took part in an inter-schools debate at Burnley College.  Competing against 5 teams from other local schools, they made a valiant effort to win 2 qualifying stages in order to reach the semi-finals. Topics on the agenda included ‘Should children be allowed to choose their own religion?’, ‘Does God exist?’ and ‘Should Religious education be part of the curriculum?’.  Excellent effort was made from our students on the panels to defend their arguments against judges and audience questions. Our
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UNITY U14’s SEASON ENDING SEVENS

In the final rugby event of the season, Unity College’s Under 14 rugby team took part in a friendly sevens competition. The competition involved two Unity teams, two teams from Darwen Vale and a team apiece from St Augustine’s and Blessed Trinity.    Games were all played to an excellent standard, with a high quality of rugby and athleticism shown by all teams. Players from all sides demonstrated a fantastic understanding of the core values of rugby and competed in a friendly and sportsmanlike manner. Each game was evenly matched and showcased how far the year group have come since
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Burnley Schools Rounders Tournament

The year 8 girls rounders team ( new year 9) won the Burnley Schools rounders tournament, being unbeaten by all other teams. The girls played extremely well and showed a massive amount of unity to gain the title of Burnley Champions. Well done ladies. In the photo from left to right… Maddison Larnach,  Abby Lawless, Abbie-Leigh McIvor, Eve Waters, Pascha Hartley, Kiera Brennan, Jessica Ozel and Leoni Lacey- Lucy Law missing from the photo as she hadn’t done her hair and make up)
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University Of Oxford Trip

For the past three years, five Unity College students have undertook a unique training programme designed by Nelson and Colne College to extend and enrich the perspectives of gifted and talented students from year 9 onwards.  The programme included Unity College students, working alongside students from other secondary schools within the area.  Students have taken part in activities such as a university challenge quiz and a set of STEM related challenges to broaden their skills for their future education, including attending one of the Russell Group Universities.  Last week, five students from Unity College enjoyed a residential trip to the
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