EDUCATION NEWS

Outdoor pursuits venture
Giggleswick is opening up its facilities and expertise to the wider public with a range of outdoor educational and recreational courses for all ages and abilities as well as instructor training and qualifications. Head of outdoor pursuits, Chris Wright, is implementing and leading the development, which will make the most of the school’s experience, resources and ideal location for adventure on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Learning about The Great War
Children at Westholme’s Nursery and Infant School enjoyed learning all about The Great War. In the lead up to Remembrance week, the children had been designing poppies at home for a special competition to raise money for The Royal British Legion. A special street party themed lunch was also enjoyed which celebrated 100 years since the end of WWI.

Students visit Vietnam to expand horizons
Blackpool & The Fylde College (B&FC) society, health and childhood staff took a group of students on a life-changing visit to Vietnam to gain valuable skills. Tutors Deb Audin and Alesa Marsh organised the trip to Hanoi, where the 11 students involved helped develop English language skills among local pupils through fun and engaging learning practices. Along with developing listening and speaking skills, the students taught English by introducing a range of games.

Golden girl Nicole
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School pupil Nicole Saunders has been competing at various events across the country. At an English Schools competition, she represented Lancashire being placed 12th out of 18 in the U15 discus. She also represented Lancashire at the Inter-Counties and finished fourth. At the England Championships, Nicole was in eighth position in the U15 age group and while competing in a mid-Lancashire medal meeting, Nicole won two gold medals in the hammer and discus events.

China Trip
During half term, Mandarin students in Years 10 and 11 at Westholme School visited China where they spent eight amazing days in Beijing and Shangahi. They visited the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. After a high-speed train journey they arrived in Shangahi where more iconic sites were on the itinerary which included a night cruise on the Yangzi River and a visit to one of the oldest temples in Shanghai. All students embraced what the country had to offer and were inspired to study and speak the language well.

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