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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Maths In Motion

Over the last year we have been taking part in an after-school activity called Maths in Motion. We had to combine mathematics and strategy to make a virtual car that would successfully get around a race track. We battled our way through the qualifying heats to make it to the World Finals. Around the world there were 26 teams competing from as far away as Australia. During the day of the finals we measured, calculated, tested, adjusted, fuelled and argued to produce our very own top-notch car. We then waited with anticipation and doubt to see where we would come
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The Student Librarians

The student librarians: Emily Foster and Demi Wareing, organised for Year 7 pupils to attend the library to celebrate a love of reading and to congratulate our passionate student readers that have been reading all year long. They had lots of yummy treats to eat but the real treat was that they were able to chat about what they had been reading and recommend books to each other in the calm atmosphere of our library. The student librarians intend on holding more events for all students over the next academic year…Well done librarians; keep up the good work!
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Orienteering Score Event

We had 8 participants that took part in an Orienteering score event held in Towneley Park. The winners of the event would go through to represent the area in the Lancashire games. In team A we had Katie Marsden and Ellie Bennett. Team B was Emma Holt and Amelia – Rae Stewert. Team C was Luke Smith and Josh Sanders. Team D was Ryan Rea and Liam Simpson. For some of them it was their first Orienteering event and others had very little coaching prior to the event. The whole team were outstanding and took 2nd place. The highest score
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Table Tennis Lancashire School Games Finals

  Our U13 girls team represented Burnley in the Lancashire School Games Table Tennis competition at Garstang High school on Wednesday 8th May. The team was made up of Abby Lawless, Kiera Porter, Eve Waters and Jessica Ball. In order to reach the finals the girls won their regional competition beating Blessed Trinity and Sir John Thursby.  In the final the girls competed against 9 other schools who had all won their regional competitions. The standard of table tennis on the day was extremely high and the girls competed very well considering they are relatively new to the sport. Their
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Year 7 Cup Winners 2019

It was a very equal game to begin with Unity and Blessed Trinity both playing nervously until Unity manged to score half way through the first half. Archie Mcivor managed to get his head onto the ball and direct it into the net from a lovely corner. This gave Unity a lot of confidence and they started to push having numerous attempts stopped by the Blessed Keeper.  However, Blessed Trinity started to come back into the game more and a ball over the top wasn’t dealt with properly and Blessed punished Unity to make it 1-1. This gave Blessed Trinity
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Year 9 Cup Winners 2019

  The Year 9 Cup Final was contested between Unity and Blessed Trinity on Thursday 2nd May at Thomas Whitham Sixth Form. Both teams know each other well as they make up the majority of the squad from the Burnley U14 town team. Both managers knew the game would be extremely tight based on previous contests between the two sides. The match was a very tense affair with both teams having a lot of possession and creating a number of goal scoring opportunities in each half. Blessed Trinity took a 1-0 lead after a defensive mix up between the Unity defense
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UNDER 12 BOYS’ RUGBY SUCCESS

Following the inaugural ‘Unity Sevens’ competition in 2017, the college hosted its second county-wide year 7 competition. Due to new RFU regulations, the competition was changed to touch rugby for this time of the year and gave the boys the chance to experience a new form of the game.    Following two narrow victories against Bowland B and Shuttleworth, Unity were made to work hard for draws against Blessed Trinity, Tarleton Academy and Bowland A. In their final game Unity faced St Augustine’s, who also had not lost a game in the competition. After an end-to-end match, Unity were able
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