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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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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Visit To Thomas Whitham

On Monday, the 24th of September, 45 year 10 students attended a Futures fair at Thomas Whitham Sixth Form College. At this event, they were given the opportunity to talk to a range of post 16 and higher education providers including the Universities from Liverpool, York, Leeds, Huddersfield, Edge Hill and Blackburn. Furthermore, there were also opportunities to talk to alternative options including Futures 2000 who offer apprenticeships and UCFB who specialise in degrees using a Football coaching model. To help support building personal statements for 6th Form Colleges, there were a range of volunteering options and the National Citizen
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Apprentice of the Year Award

Female Apprentice of the Year Award TEENAGER Sophie McHallam proved herself in a man’s world by scooping the title of First Year Engineering Apprentice with Themis at Burnley College. She works for high-tech engineering firm Emerson & Renwick in Church, which this year is celebrating its centenary, won the top Beacon award at Hyndburn Business Awards and has its busiest ever order book. Sophie, 17, from Burnley, is a former student at the town’s Unity College. She said: “I tried engineering at high school and I enjoyed it, but then the course changed and it didn’t continue.” “Burnley College helped
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GCSE Results 2018

Best Ever Results Unity College is celebrating again today after receiving a further rise in their GCSE results building on from their successful Ofsted report in January 2018 in which they were judged again to be a good school. Headteacher Sally Cryer said that this is “a monumental achievement showing even further improvements from last year’s GCSE results and the best ever results for the college”. She congratulated the students on their determination to be ‘the best that they can be’. “This is a fantastic day for everyone at Unity College. There is a relentless drive to achieve the best
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