VIY and Offshoots

On Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of October, 15 Unity College students undertook a community project in collaboration with VIY and Offshoots in Towneley Park. Over the course of the two days students built 3 potting tables, 2 benches and 2 mud kitchens for use at the project. These have now all been donated to Offshoots to use with their volunteer and childminder groups. Their work was of a very high standard and they produced far more high quality end products than initially planned. Students gained valuable skills in joinery and work place health and safety with many of them
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Year 7 Boys Rugby Start Strong

After only two practice sessions, the year 7 boys’ rugby team travelled to Blackburn Central High School to take on the host school and St Augustine’s in their first “RUFFS” Tournament of the year. The team started slowly against a strong St Augustine’s team but after some fantastic individual running came out as 4-2 winners. They then took on Blackburn Central, demonstrating a great ability to turn the ball over and gain possession, leading to a 4-1 win. Try scorers on the day were Jack Butler-Howarth, Harry Sunter, Jayden Lampard and Euan Fenton-Clough. All players deserved praise for their effort,
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Girls Rugby Success

Unity College’s U13 Girls’ team took part in their first tournament of the year, with 15 girls from year 7 and 8 taking part. The tournament was held on the artificial pitch at Preston Grasshopper and ensured the competition could go ahead despite the heavy rain. After a hard fought win against Blackburn Central, Unity came up against a fast St Augustine’s team and narrowly lost. The girls were able to regroup and remain confident for their next game against local rivals Blessed Trinity, which saw Unity come out on top. Their final game was another close battle and the
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Speed Networking

On Friday 27th of September year 9 were lucky enough to be joined by 13 employers from a range of businesses in the North West. The year 9 students had the opportunity to ask questions about career routes, qualifications and the day-to-day life in a range of roles in the work place. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by students, staff and visitors alike. A huge thankyou to the following companies for their support: Inspira Burnley FC Networx3 Forbes Solicitors Career Nav Job Centre Plus Veka BCN Calico Cloverbrook Lancashire Council Learning Disabilities, Autism & Mental Health Services Ministry of Defence
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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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