EDUCATION NEWS

HIGHEST MARK
Blackburn College student Hayley Barritt has achieved the highest overall mark in the world for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Advanced Diploma. Hayley is the second student from Blackburn College to scoop this prestigious accolade, following in the footsteps of her tutor Lucy Addison who also achieved the highest CIPS mark 10 years ago, whilst she was a student at Blackburn College.

WORLD BOOK DAY
To celebrate World Book Day, Westholme School enjoyed the pleasure of hosting a Silverwood Author Event with celebrity and children’s author, Julian Clary and illustrator, David Roberts. Junior school pupils were joined by children from local primary schools for an entertaining afternoon of excerpts and live illustrations from The Bolds’ Great Adventure. It was a very interactive afternoon enjoyed by all!

SNOW WHITE
Children in Years 3 and 4 at Westholme recently took part in their annual production. The traditional tale of Snow White included action, adventure, magical characters, suspense, tension along with lots of laughter and a happy ever after ending. The children acted, danced and performed beautiful songs professionally and eloquently. Well done to the entire cast and to the staff for their hard work and commitment for directing such a brilliant show!

INTERNATIONAL HAPPINESS DAY
Pupils put the giggle into Giggleswick School to celebrate International Day of Happiness last month. Children at the leading independent school came up with their favourite jokes to celebrate the day which aimed to bring happiness to the top of the agenda for countries all over the world. Students in the school’s various houses shared their funny stories, then voted for their all-time top side-splitters, cheesy laughs and Christmas cracker favourites.

NUMBER ONE ATHLETE
Sedbergh School pupil, Ava Taperell, is currently ranked as the UK’s number one under 15 athlete in the 800m category. Ava won the North of England Indoor 800m Championships and competed in the North of England Cross Country Championships, gaining her national recognition. Ava joined Sedbergh in 2017 when she was ranked sixth in the country and training for inter-school cross-country tournaments have presented her with new techniques which have tested her strength and stamina.

SCHOOL TRIP
St Mary’s College A Level Economics and CTEC Business Students recently visited Jaguar Land Rover. The visit linked in with their studies of Economics and their Business Environment unit as they found out how Jaguar Land Rover use lean production, economies of scale and the business environment. The students gained understanding on how Jaguar Land Rover is efficient in their production and running of their business.

OXBRIDGE SUCCESS
Three pupils from Sedbergh School recently opened their post to discover that they had been successful in their applications to Oxford and Cambridge! Will Ross and Maja Segger received offers of A*A*A to read Medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge and Engineering at Emmanuel College, Cambridge respectively – and Charlie Papworth an offer of AAA to read Law at Christ Church, Oxford. Congratulations!

ART WORKSHOP
Artist and print maker, Paula Smithson recently visited St Mary’s College to share her art practice and creative skills with A Level Fine Art students. Students watched as Paula showed them examples of her own artwork and then went on to demonstrate the process for making a collagraph print. This was an amazing opportunity for students to hear from a practicing artist and participate in an activity that increased their skill set.

NEW HEAD
The Council of Rossall School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Jeremy Quartermain as the school’s new Head from 1st August 2018. Jeremy is currently Deputy Head (Academic) at Brentwood School. He was educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School before studying for a history degree at Peterhouse, Cambridge. Rossall School is pleased to welcome him to the team!

CUP FINAL
Year 10 pupil at Bolton School Girls’ Division, Anna Phillips has helped Manchester City Academy girls’ team into the U16 FA cup final, which will be held at St George’s Park, the National Football Centre and home of the England teams. As the competition is open to all regional academies across the country, it is an impressive achievement! The City girls will meet Reading Ladies in the final this month.

TOP TRAINING PROVIDER
Jubilant staff and apprentices at Themis, Burnley College are celebrating after being awarded the title of Training Provider of the Year in the prestigious North West Aerospace New Talent Awards. The success does not end there as several high-flying Themis apprentices and leading employers with whom Themis works, have also been honoured at the awards, which were hotly-contested by top aerospace firms across the North West and hosted at the Imperial War Museum, Manchester.

NATIONAL FINAL
Moorland School boys recently put in another huge shift to progress to their third national at Brockhall BRFC! Their opponents proved stubborn opposition however Moorland proved yet again the better team. The determined and efficient performance made sure that the team can now look forward to representing Lancashire in another national football final!

CHEER DANCE
Congratulations to St Joseph’s Primary School cheer team, who recently performed in the Tower Ballroom Blackpool. The team performed extremely well in both solo dances and the team competition. St Joseph’s was the only primary school competing, and received lots of positive feedback! Well-done to all involved!

NETBALL CHAMPIONS
St Joseph’s Primary School are very proud to be crowned ISA Small Schools High Five Netball Champions for the second year in a row. The team played exceptionally well with two of the girls receiving commendations for exceptional play by the tournament organisers!

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