I’m an engineer, get me out of here!

Our year 8, year 9 and year 10 scientists engineered themselves around the world today with Science Made Simple. Ruth, our engineering guide for the day asked us…What is Engineering? Where can you find it? She asked us to go on a journey around the world and find out all about what engineers do, and how they do it. To discover how engineers design cars that go hundreds of miles an hour, build structures that can survive earthquakes, and cook food by using only mirrors!
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The RI Christmas Lectures

Created and started by Michael Faraday in 1825, the RI Christmas Lectures are now broadcast on UK television every December and have formed part of the British Christmas tradition for generations. The Lectures have taken place every year since they began, stopping only from 1939 to 1942, when it was too dangerous for children to come into central London. The theme changes every year, and they are delivered by an expert in their field. This year the lectures will be delivered by biological anthropologist, author and broadcaster, Prof Alice Roberts, and Genetics expert Prof Aoife McLysaght. We’re 99.9% the same as the next
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Under 16’s Rugby Semi Final

Unity’s Under 16 team traveled to St Augustine’s for their Lancashire Bowl semi-final match. In cold and wet conditions, Unity started against the wind having to defend against some fantastic St Augustine’s kicking, with full back Jonathan Sunter able to deal comfortably with all threats. This allowed Unity to demonstrate their attacking potential, with Roshane Hemmings crossing under the posts for a fantastic solo try which was converted by Adam Broxton. Josh Bailey-Tattersall then completed a driving run with an inch-perfect pass for Josh Waddington to score in the corner. St Augustine’s responded strongly however, slowly working their way up the pitch
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U16 Rugby Lancashire Bowl Quarter Final

The U16 rugby squad travelled to QEGS for their Lancashire Bowl quarter final. Unity raced ahead into an early lead, with tries from Logan Murray, Kaie Jolly, Jaden-Haworth Franklin, Charlie Ball and Roshane Hemmings. Roshane was also able to add a conversion to take the score to 29-0.    Not to be outdone, QEGS responded with four converted tries of their own to leave the score at 29-28 in Unity’s favour. After a tense second half, late tries from Josh Waddington and Charlie Ball, along with a conversation apiece from Adam Broxton and Roshane Hemmings, saw the game finish 41-28
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Reading Week

Unity College is preparing for its first ever Reading Week, which will take place during the week beginning the 3rd December 2018. A sponsored Readathon will be held during this week in which all students are being encouraged to complete a sponsored read. The money raised will be donated to the ‘READ FOR GOOD’ charity which provides children in hospital with free, brand new reading books as well as funding storyteller events on children’s wards. The college will also benefit by receiving a 20% discount off a variety of newly published books. More details about the charity can be found
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Year 7 Rugby Tournament

The year 7 rugby boys competed in their first tournament on Thursday 15th November at Burnley Rugby club. They played a round robin format against Clitheroe Grammar, All Saints, Blessed Trinity, Sir John Thursby and Shuttleworth.    The boys were unbeaten throughout the entire tournament, winning four and drawing one, with seven different try scorers. Every player put in an outstanding performance, with key attacking praise for Thomas Ashworth and Macaulay Houghton, scoring four and three tries respectively. Solid tackling from Gabriel Metcalf, Archie McIvor and Patrick Horan saw Unity concede only 4 tries throughout the day.    The college
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Lest We Forget

Head Girl, Ariane Limmer, and Head Boy, Charlie Ball, will be attending a Remembrance Service in Burnley on Sunday 11 November and will lay a wreath from the students, staff and governors at Unity College.
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European Day of Languages

The European Day of Languages was a great success and was enjoyed by all who took part. Students were invited to come and play a selection of traditional French games, such as ring toss and pin the beret on Mademoiselle Lord. For the price of fifty pence, students received a raffle ticket, entrance into the room and the chance to take part in our activities. Students could also try a taste of Spain for just twenty pence and these caramel waffles went down a treat. A talented group of Year 10 MFL students helped to make the event a success and
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A Special Remembrance Poppy 1914 – 1918

In Textiles this week, we have completed a project based on celebrating the centenary of the end of World War One. Each student has made a poppy which was then mounted onto a large scale poppy for the remembrance of the soldiers that laid down their lives for what they believed in.   ‘Lest we Forget’ 1918-2018  
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Children Previously in Care

Funding has become available to support the learning of students who have been in the care of the Local Authority and are now either Adopted, subject to a Special Guardian Order or Child Arrangement Order. If you would like further information please contact Diane Taylor on 01282 683010.
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