EDUCATION NEWS

CLIMATE CHANGE TEACHER
Mrs Rachael Gray is the first teacher in Lancashire to be a UN accredited climate change teacher. She can now deliver up to date climate change lessons to all pupils at St Cecilia’s RC High School, Longridge and plans to share best practice in an inset day on 2nd September 2019 with all teaching staff, so that they too can take part in this new innovative programme being trialled in UK schools.

GREAT DAYS OUT
Mersey Ferries has announced the winner of its #MyMerseyFerry schools’ competition. Elorm Nutekpor, aged nine from Broad Oak Primary School in Preston had the winning entry and was presented with her prize by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram at the Pier Head Ferry Terminal. Students across the north west were asked to create an original and unique poster design featuring Mersey Ferries world famous Dazzle Ship. The poster needed to be inspired by the words ‘great days out’.

FOOTBALL STUDENT SCORES
A Mysercough College football student has played for the England deaf team in the European Championships in Greece. Midfielder Rylan Casey was named as a vice-captain in the squad that competed in the tournament in Heraklion, Crete in which England made the quarter finals and with it, qualification to the next World Cup, which takes place next year in South Korea.

ROSSALL CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY
Rossall School hosted a star-studded ball to celebrate its 175th Anniversary and raise money for its new 2500sq metre sports centre. Three hundred former pupils, parents and friends of the school gathered for pre-reception drinks before being led to the school dining hall for the big reveal. The dining hall had been transformed into a glamourised Rossall Through the Ages, with memorabilia scattered and a library of historical pictures projected on the high walls.

CLARE MAKES GUEST APPEARANCE
Television and radio presenter Clare Balding was the guest speaker at an event that proved to be interesting and inspiring for pupils at Kirkham Grammar School. The school was delighted to be chosen to host a very special event with BBC Sport, Channel 4 and BT Sport presenter turned author, Clare Balding. The event welcomed 500 children from local primary schools who saw Clare talk about her books, ‘The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance’, ‘The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop’ and ‘The Racehorse Who Disappeared’, share tips for budding writers and answer questions from the audience. Many children had already read Clare’s books which made this a fantastic opportunity and experience to hear from her in person.

UCLAN TO DELIVER NEW APPRENTICESHIPS
Lancashire Constabulary has announced its move to the national Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) for the future recruitment of its police officers. UCLan has been selected as the training provider to deliver the training and is an experienced provider across a range of disciplines to enable public service and private sector employers to develop their workforce.

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