Westholme Sixth Form student, Hope Carr-Oddie will be spending one week during the summer at Edinburgh University on an initiative called Cyber First. Edinburgh is the latest university to become a Government-approved Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research in the UK. Hope will attend workshops and listen to experts as well as building her knowledge about cyber security.

Giggleswick Junior School’s Year 6 pupils took a week away from their usual timetable to enjoy the challenges of the great outdoors in their end of year trip to Ullswater. It was an unforgettable final trip for the girls and boys who will be moving up to the Senior School in September. The wide range of the physical and mental challenges meant team building skills were well and truly put to the test.

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!

QEGS are delighted to announce they have recently been awarded Champion School status for Accelerated Reader by Renaissance Learning. This award shows that they have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their implementation of the reading programme in senior school for the benefit of pupils, teachers, parents and carers to engender a true reading culture and one of which the school is extremely proud.

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.

Children at Westholme Infant School have been busy building dens in the sun to help raise money for Save the Children. Each year group built their own den, the baby room sang and played instruments in their den while the older nursery children listened to a story. The pre-school, reception, and Years 1 and 2 brought household materials such as pegs, blankets and sheets to school so they could create and design their secret dens. Westholme raised an amazing £144 for Save the Children.

Ten Nelson and Colne College sports students completed a gruelling 230km duathlon charity challenge for East Lancashire Hospice. The students deployed a roll on, roll off system when they used treadmills, bikes and cross trainers in the college gym to complete the challenge in just over three hours. Student, Nosa Agheyisi said: “I enjoyed the challenge and it was a great effort by the team to get the job done.”



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