EDUCATION NEWS

ADVENTURE WEEKEND
Earlier this month Kirkham Grammar Junior School J4 children and four members of staff set off for a fantastic action-packed trip to Manor Adventure in Wales. All students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the week which included abseiling, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, rifle shooting and archery. All the students made memories that will last a lifetime.

GOLD RATING
Blackpool and The Fylde College has been recognised as the only college in Lancashire offering gold standard programmes to its higher education students. The new gold rating from the government’s national Teaching Excellence Framework means that the college delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. Blackpool and The Fylde College is one of only 14 colleges nationally to receive this high rating.

FANTASTIC FUNDRAISING
As part of AKS Lytham’s community work, sixth form students organised a successful fundraising evening with Trevor Sinclair, the international football star and TV personality. The team raised over £6,500 for N-Vision, the local independent charity providing services and support for anyone with reduced vision living in the area and would like to thank everyone involved.

JOINERY APPRENTICESHIPS
Preston-based joinery installation and manufacturing business, JSJ UK has teamed up with Preston College to develop industry talent through apprenticeships. Former Preston College apprentice and company founder, Jack Smith kick-started his career with a Level 3 Bench and Site Joiner Apprenticeship. Thankful to his training at the college, Jack is now committed to investing in and training those new to the industry.

ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Last month Penwortham Girls pupils took part in the South Ribble Athletics Championships at Robin Park, Wigan. The event saw numerous fantastic performances, personal bests and determination to do better. The girls performed exceptionally with the year 7 and year 8 students both achieving first place and the year 9’s achieving second place. A great set of results, well-done girls.

EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY SERVICES
Children at Bolton School Nursery have enjoyed an exciting week learning all about the emergency services and the important work they do in the region. The older children enjoyed talks from the ambulance service, and the police who advised them on never going off with strangers. The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service brought along a fire engine which children from all age groups could sit in and investigate.

OUTSTANDING INSPECTION
St Cecilia’s RC High School in Longridge, has been judged as outstanding following its recent Section 48 Salford Diocese inspection. Key strengths included: Effective Catholic leadership, quality of teaching and learning in key stage 4 and quality of relationships across school. Earlier this year St Cecilia’s also won the award for Preston Secondary Sports School 2017 at the annual Preston Guild Hall sports awards.

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