Senior School students at Westholme School explored the world of science and engineering through a range of lunchtime activities and experiments to celebrate National Science Week. These included making a hovercraft, building Nautilus Gears and filming moving objects to produce calculations of motion. Surprisingly one of the best attended sessions was the rat dissection in the biology labs which attracted many students!

Giggleswick School pupils Wil Richmond of Lower Sixth and Year 10’s Sophia Foster are celebrating having been accepted into the Youth Music Theatre UK, competing with nearly 1000 other young people for a place and a part in one the company’s productions in 2017. Wil has also earned a part in YMT’s production of Tess of the d’Urbervilles at the Theatre Royal, Winchester, and Sophia will be performing in Jabberwocky at the Theatre Royal, Margate. Congratulations to them both!

Stonyhurst College’s 1st XV rugby squad continued their impressive run of victories in the U18 Lancashire Schools’ Cup, winning their fourth consecutive final in the last five years! In what has become the fiercest rivalry in Lancashire schoolboy rugby, Stonyhurst’s opponents in the final were for the third time running Lancaster Royal Grammar School. The last minutes of the game proved to be decisive as Stonyhurst held their composure to secure a nail-biting 17-13 victory.

Sedbergh Prep School travelled down to Malvern College this month to compete at the IAPS National Prep School Cross-Country Championships. Last year was a special occasion when Sedbergh Prep pupil, Fraser Sproul won the Under 13 boys title, but this year eclipsed that with Fraser doing the double and winning again, as well as both the girls and boys coming home with team awards. Well-done Sedbergh!

Apprentices, employers and parents celebrated the outstanding achievements of Accrington and Rossendale College’s apprentices at a glittering awards ceremony held at the stunning Roots restaurant on the college campus. Apprentices were presented with accolades for their achievements and success throughout the past year. An insightful presentation detailing the importance of apprenticeships and upskilling to local industry, was also given by the Managing Director of Arthur Padgett Plumbing and Heating Engineers, Edward Padgett.

Kirkham Grammar School were delighted to support National Careers Week. The week aims to give pupils the widest possible perspective on the opportunities available when they leave the school and to improve their life chances and social mobility. As part of the initiative, the school welcomed local businesses, public sector organisations and Russell Group Universities in collaboration with the North West Young Chamber of Commerce. Alongside the new programme of bespoke career workshops, the result was truly inspiring.

Year 8 and 9 girls at Westholme School welcomed renowned author Cecelia Ahern to the school. She spoke to them about her new young adult book, Perfect. The girls were inspired when they heard how she achieved great success at the age of just 21, when she wrote her bestselling novel, PS I Love You. The girls welcomed the opportunity to ask Cecelia some questions about her successful career as an author. Thank you to Silverwood Events for organising this fabulous opportunity for students to meet the author.



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