EDUCATION NEWS

Penwortham prom
It was time to say goodbye to Penwortham Girls Year 11 at their farewell prom which was held at the Barton Grange Hotel. The girls arrived and no expense had been spared on the cars. What a glamorous and fitting way to arrive and set the tone for what was to be an amazing celebration of their time at PGHS. Good luck to the class of 2019.

Rising star
A university centre Myerscough arboriculture graduate has been recognised as one to watch in the sector by the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Elizabeth Anderson has been named as a recipient of an ICF student award, which recognise distinguished earners as ones to watch. Elizabeth graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry earlier this summer. The awards are designed to build valuable connections between the industry and the UK’s rising forestry and arboricultural talent.

Top scholar
Congratulations goes to Theo Cains (Year 11) who is the first Westholme student to be awarded an Arkwright Scholarship. An Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the engineering profession. The Scholarships are awarded to high-calibre 16-year-old students through a rigorous selection process.

Gold award for university
The University of Central Lancashire is one of the first higher education institutions in the country to be awarded a significant honour from the Ministry of Defence. Led by the College for Military Veterans and Emergency Services, it has received a Gold Employer Recognition Scheme award which recognises the support it gives to staff who are serving or veteran members of the military or staff whose family are involved within the armed forces community.

Student’s Green Product Wins Scholarship
Shreya Kamath, a Y11 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, has won a prestigious Arkwright Scholarship. Shreya was one of two pupils to win an Arkwright Scholarship at Bolton School Girls’ Division this year. The awards are designed to identify and nurture students with the potential to become future leaders in engineering, computing and technical design. Shreya will receive £300 in her year 12 and £300 again in year 13.

Cooking up a storm
Three Lancashire students have impressed a luxury Lake District hotel so much that they have been invited back to work alongside its 20-strong kitchen brigade. The trio have all be studying for their City and Guilds Level 2 food and beverage qualifications at Runshaw College and recently did a short work placement at Lakeside Hotel & Spa. Now, they have been asked back by the hotel’s head chef for a longer three-month placement.

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