Restart a Heart

Throughout the day on Thursday 18/10 and Friday 19/10 255 staff and students have been trained in the basics of CPR by a team of volunteers from North West Ambulance Service, Lancashire Fire Service and Lancashire Constabulary.  The student feedback has been massively positive.  They were also kind enough to allow one of our year 11’s to join the team to support his future aspirations to be a paramedic.
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Cross Country Winners

The overall results were as follows:   Year 7 Girls: 1st Year 7 Boys: 1st Year 8 & 9 Girls : 2nd year 8 & 9 Boys : 1st Year 10 & 11 Girls : 4th Year 10 & 11 Boys: 3rd   Lexi Hogatt 3rd year 7 girls Cameron Halstead 1st Yr7 boys William Woodruff 1st Yr8 boys Megan Rodriguez 3rd Yr8 & 9 girls Callum Halstead 3rd Yr9 Boys Jackson McKay 1st  Yr10 Boys Lennon Jackson 3rd Yr 10 boys Sophie Ashworth 1st Yr10 Girls   Our Students put in a fantastic Effort and came away with brilliant places, everyone at
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Under 14’s Lancashire Cup

Under 14’s Lancashire Cup rugby game against Maricourt After early pressure from Unity, the deadlock was broken by a try from debutant winger Daniel Maymond, before adding his second after sprinting the entire length of the pitch. Unity then withstood a large amount of pressure from the away team, with both forwards and backs demonstrating fearless tackles and commitment for their team mates. Thomas Wooller was then able to touch down between the posts, allowing Ben Uttley to score the conversion. Maricourt fought back however, securing their own try just before half time. In the second half, another blistering run
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Athletics

Unity College Whitewash Unity College took all the accolades at the Burnley Schools year 7 and 8 athletics event. Unity dominated, with both teams; year 8s and year 7s winning both events. This means that both year 7 teams will progress to represent Burnley at the Lancashire School Games in Blackpool later in the term. Pupils came together to encourage each other through the field and track events and were a credit to the school both in terms of quality and attitude. The Unity College PE teachers were all extremely proud of all of their athletes.    
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New PE Kit

A new PE Kit has been launched. New years 7’s MUST purchase the new kit. All other years can continue to wear the old kit and when items need replacing can either replace with new or old.   Suppliers in Burnley Whittakers Schoolwear, Pendle Village Mill, Hollin Bank Road, Brierfield, Nelson, BB9 5NG, Tel: 01282 442424 Moonline Fashion, 88 Colne Road, Town Centre, Burnley BB10 1LW, Tel: 01282 414621    
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Measles Outbreak

Message for parents/carers and guardians There are currently outbreaks of measles in several areas of the UK affecting unimmunised children and young adults, including 2 recent cases in Cumbria. There are also large outbreaks in several countries across Europe, including holiday destinations. Measles is highly infectious. It can cause serious illness and can sometimes be fatal. Vaccination with 2 doses of MMR is the safest way to protect children and young people. The first MMR vaccine is given to toddlers at the age of 13 months and the second vaccine at around 3 years and 4 months before your child
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Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Students from Unity College are celebrating after completing their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Bronze Award requires each student to complete a volunteering, physical and skills section for at least 3 months; and a challenging two day self-supported expedition. 29 Unity College students have successfully completed the award, and currently 39 year 9 students are working to achieve the award this year. Some of the highlights include the following individual successes; representing Lancashire playing Golf, supporting Junior Parkrun, performing at Burnley Youth Theatre and organizing events around Burnley such as “The festival of Making”. The students all showed dedication
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Visit to the University of Manchester

On Friday 27th April, 12 year 10 students toured the University of Manchester. We met with current maths, medicine and biotechnology students and asked them about what university was really like. We were surprised about the range of courses on offer, the huge number of students and how many different buildings there were. At the University of Manchester there is a quidditch team! There are also lots of other clubs and societies. We also found out about student finance and loans, although the amount of debt you graduate with is huge, we found out that we only have to pay
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Irish Wrestling Champion

David Siko W3 – travelled to Ireland on 27th April 2018 to compete in the Ireland Wrestling championship for Lancashire and was undefeated. He became Irish Wrestling Champion. A massive achievement, well done David!
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