MFL Activities

A visit from a local business On Thursday 9th November 2017 a representative from a local company, Veka, and 3 German employees of the company, visited the MFL department at Unity College to talk with GCSE German students in years 9, 10 and 11. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to practise their German speaking and listening skills, whilst also learn about the life and culture of young people in Germany. Students were keen to participate in the event and suggested that they would love to meet more German natives in order to maximise their understanding of the
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Careers Guidance

Good careers guidance connects learning to the future. It motivates young people by giving them a clearer idea of the routes to jobs and careers that they will find engaging and rewarding. Good careers guidance widens students’ horizons, challenges stereotypes and raises aspirations. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make successful transitions to the next stage of their life. At Unity College our Careers provision is highly effective. We measure ourselves using the Gatsby Charitable Foundations Benchmarks. The eight benchmarks provide us with a framework that helps us to identify our strengths and find areas that
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Lesley Garrett Performance

The Unity College Choir were recently invited to perform with Lesley Garrett at the Guild Hall in Preston for a Northern Christmas Prom. Students were joined by another twoother schools from across the North West to sing a range of Christmas carols and songs with Lesley Garrett and the Northern Philharmonic Orchestra. Students had a fantastic time and were able to meet Lesley after the performance for a chat, autographs and photos.
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European Day of Languages

Unity College students were recently involved in celebrating the ‘European Day of Languages’. PD groups took part in a quiz and discussed the role of languages in the wider world. Year 7 Modern Foreign Languages students also took part in a whole college competition to design a poster following the theme of ‘My Sports Language Role Model’. The Languages department were overwhelmed with the effort the students put into the competition and 10 entries were chosen to be sent to Aston University in Birmingham.
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Duke of Edinburgh Fundraiser

Aimee Shearer, a student at Unity College, and granddaughter of former Mayor, Councillor Frank Cant, is using her fundraising experience as part of her work towards a Duke of Edinburgh bronze award. “It’s a good way to meet different people,” said Aimee. “There’s no reason why young people can’t get involved in fundraising and help others.” Aimee has been fundraising for a number of years but this is the first time she has been allowed on the committee. When Aimee’s grandad Frank Cant was the Mayor in 2012-2013 she was part of the fundraising team and contributed over £400 by
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Restart a Heart

Over the last week all students in year 7, and many staff, were involved in Restart a Heart training run by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS). Volunteers from NWAS, Lancashire Fire Service, Lancashire Constabulary and Royal Blackburn Emergency Department worked with students to train them in life saving skills including CPR, using an AED and the recovery position. Students thoroughly enjoyed their sessions and felt they had gained some important life skills.
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Unity College Sporting Success 2017

Year 7 girls netball team, participated in the Burnley High Schools Tournament competing against Shuttleworth, Hameldon, Burnley High School, Sir John Thursby and Blessed Trinity. Both teams did exceptionally well, group 1, took first place, and group 2 took seconds place. A great start to the netball fixtures ladies. Unity College netball teams from year 7 & 8 took part in a large netball tournament held at Thomas Whitham Sixth Form. This was a successful afternoon where over 100 students from across Yorkshire, Pendle, Burnley and Blackburn participated in the event. U13’s girls Football team competed in the Premier League
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Football Winners!

Girls u12 Football team played Ormskirk School last Friday, winning 2-1. Megan Rodriguez secured 2 goals overall, one in the first half and another in the second half of the game. The girls U12 will now go through to the second round of the Lancashire Cup. The teams Goalkeeper, Isobel Halton obtained the player of the match. A fantastic result ladies! Picture from your left to right on back row; Charlie Candland, Ella Devers, Madison Larnach, Front row left to right; Leah Rowley, Isobel Halton and Megan Rodriguez.
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Dancing Partners

Olivia Hickey and Jodie-Leigh Weller gave up a Sunday afternoon to spend entertaining the elderly people at Dove Court Nursing Home. Both girls are classical sequence dance partners and wowed everyone with their performance. They also spent time talking and dancing with the elderly people and staff at the nursing home. Everyone had a lovely afternoon, well done girls!
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