EDUCATION NEWS

SCHOLARSHIP TEA
Rossall School held their annual Scholarship Tea hosted in the school’s new Performing Arts Studio by the Headmaster, Mr Jeremy Quartermain and Deputy Head, Mr Robert Robinson. The tea celebrates pupils who have been awarded a scholarship to Rossall for entry in September 2019 . The new scholars and their families were invited for afternoon tea and entertainment, courtesy of the school’s current drama and music scholars, where they were presented with their certificates and scholarship badges. Mr Quartermain said how much he was looking forward to welcoming the pupils to the next stage in their education at Rossall School.

OUR LADY RETURNS
Stonyhurst College recently celebrated the return of its iconic Lady statue following an £80,000 restoration. The statue, a replica of the famous Colonna della Immacolata near the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, has stood at the end of the school’s Avenue for 137 years. It was removed last year and underwent a major renovation as part of Stonyhurst’s 425th anniversary celebrations. The restoration work was made possible through the generous donations of Stonyhurst alumni Lawrence Leong OS 82 and the de St John-Pryce family, family of Lt Col James de St John-Pryce OS 96 and Winton de St John-Pryce OS 99.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The amazing world of science, technology, engineering and maths will be explored at a family-friendly event to be staged at Burnley College. The college’s very own, unique Science and Technology Festival has become a key event in the calendar for families across the North West and this year promises to be even bigger and better than ever, with lots of ground-breaking activities and fascinating displays. The event is on Saturday, 29th June, 10am to 3pm at Burnley College.

TYCOONS’ SUCCESS
Three Year 12 students from AKS, Charlotte, Niamh and Sally attended the Tycoons in Schools final at Buckingham Palace recently. This business enterprise competition was founded and funded by the Peter Jones Foundation and it encourages students of all ages to create and run their own business. Bottle Boutique, is a business that up-cycles empty wine and spirits bottles creating unique designs with themes such as Christmas, Burn’s Night, Valentine’s and poignantly, Angel Wing bottles for a ‘Light up a Life’ service at Trinity Hospice. Bottle Boutique donated their profit of just under £2500 to Trinity Hospice. All this superb tenacity, creativity and enterprise skills was recognised by HRH the Duke of York and Peter Jones at the awards ceremony.

LEAGUE WINNERS
Oakhill’s Year 5 and 6 boys have won the Ribble Valley football league. The boys started their football league campaign back in September. The children fulfilled 16 fixtures across the year and performed consistently playing great football. The boys won 12 of their games and drew one throughout the year finishing on 37 points. They won the league by just one point in a hard-fought race against Gisburn Primary School and Barrow Primary School. Well done boys on a successful season and finishing league champions!

LEAVERS MEAL
Oakhill’s leavers meal was held in the Fence Gate’s private dining room with pupils arriving by various modes of transport – even a mountain rescue vehicle! After enjoying a beautiful meal the Head Girl and Boy and Deputy Head Girl and Boy, Phoebe, James, Isabelle and Arthur thanked the staff – even telling an amusing tale about one or two! To end the evening Mrs Crouch talked a little about each pupil and how they had blossomed during their time at Oakhill, and of course, showed the obligatory baby photos of each of them! All the staff at Oakhill wish them the very best in their upcoming GCSEs.

SITTING PRETTY
After taking a factory and showroom tour around REM, based in Nelson, supplier of equipment to the beauty salon at Nelson & Colne College, beauty students channelled their artistic talent into creating a new concept piece of salon furniture. Students Jenna Nuttall and Katie Hartley’s rose gold spiral and black leather salon chair was picked out as the favourite design, and the pair have won a salon trolley for their artist’s impression. This educational visit and follow-up challenge was a great chance to get students thinking outside the box and more about the fabric of the salon itself.

PHYSICS STUDENTS
Westholme students were given the opportunity to see X-ray equipment in operation and analyse an image of a phantom body at a recent visit to Chorley Hospital – they even tasted the barium sulphate solution used to improve the contrast images in certain situations. Students were also shown stents and how to use them. Westholme students always perform exceptionally well in the medical physics section of examinations and contributing to this success is Dr Stockwell, who makes an annual presentation. A big thank-you goes to him for taking the time to host the students each year.

GOALKEEPING TEAMSHIP
Goalkeeper Ben Maher, a Y7 pupil at Bolton School Boys’ Division, enjoyed a Mundialito football tournament in Spain with Liverpool FC. His team won all four of their group matches, playing teams from the USA, Spain and Africa, finishing top of their table going through to the knockout stages. They went on to beat Juventus in the next stage before unfortunately losing to Inter Milan in the quarter finals. It was an amazing experience with some incredible football with Liverpool finishing fifth out of 60 teams from across the world.

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