Chicago!

The long-running hit musical Chicago will be performed by students at Unity College on Friday 29 November and Saturday 30 November at 7pm. There will be a matinee performance on Saturday 30 November 30 at 2pm. Chicago features songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb. This landmark show has been presented on Broadway for over 6,300 performances since it opened in 1996, and won six Tony awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. The original production, directed and choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse, opened in June of 1975 and was nominated for nine Tony awards. Chicago is based on a play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, written
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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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GCSE Results 2019: Best ever attainment results in the history of the college

Unity College is celebrating again today after receiving excellent GCSE results building on from their successful Ofsted report in November 2018 in which they were judged again to be a ‘good’ school. Headteacher, Sally Cryer, congratulated the students on their determination to be ‘the best that they can be’. “This is a fantastic day for everyone at Unity College. The students have achieved the best ever attainment results in the history of the college in all curriculum areas.  There is a relentless drive to achieve the best possible GCSE results for all the students and praise must go to the
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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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Summer Concert & Macbeth on the Loose

Due to technical difficulties, it has been necessary to postpone the Summer Concert planned for Wednesday 26th June and Macbeth on the Loose planned for Tuesday 2nd July. We will provide new dates as soon as we have them. 
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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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Year 11 Students

From Wednesday 12th June. Year 11 students can now start study leave if they wish to do so. Students must be in for exams and are welcome to attend planned revision sessions. Students must be in full uniform for exams and revision sessions. S Cryer
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