EDUCATION NEWS

UP AND ATOM!
Westholme Sixth Form students have been challenging themselves practising chemistry. They were given a list of instructions to produce benzene carboxylic acid by using various apparatus. The students thoroughly enjoyed carrying out the practical experiment whilst adhering to Covid guidelines, and felt safe and thrilled to be back in the laboratory.

HEADS INTRODUCED
This year, Oakhill is pleased to introduce Year 11 pupils Emilie-Anne Hudson and Ben Pike as Head Girl and Head Boy. They are both pupils who show outstanding qualities, as well as being excellent role models for their peers and younger pupils. We wish them all the very best in their positions of responsibility.

CAKE SALE
Westholme School students took part in a charity cake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer support. Thomas Franks baked various delicious treats to be sold across the Infant and Senior School. The event was thoroughly enjoyed and a great success as the students and staff wiped the displays clean. A great effort by everyone with the total amount raised being £500!

TEACHING CAREER
Former Ribblesdale High School pupil Lucy Stansfield is targeting a career in Primary School Teaching after starting her Early Years course at Blackburn College. Lucy, 16, studies the College’s Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (CACHE Early Years Educator) course. Lucy said: “I have really enjoyed meeting new friends – the people on my course are brilliant! I love the variety of subjects, especially the Pregnancy and Foetal Development module where I have been heavily involved in the practical elements.”

ZOOM CONFERENCE
Stonyhurst recently held an online conference with an alumnus Professor Leung, Hong Kong physician and epidemiologist, via Zoom. Over 60 pupils attended the event where they had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about his wealth of experience and knowledge within the industry. Professor Leung discussed how he became Dean of Hong Kong Medical School and his most recent work, advising the World Health Organisation on the transmission of Covid-19 and how this is influencing the global response to the pandemic. Pupils found the conference extremely insightful and learned some valuable skills.

BENCHMARKS ACHIEVEMENT
It was recently announced that St Mary’s College achieved all eight of its Gatsby Benchmarks, providing students with exceptional support and experiences throughout their time at the College. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of eight guidelines for good career guidance which encourages both work experience and also employer encounters. St Mary’s aims to raise aspirations of current students and have worked to achieve this by inviting alumni, enrichment opportunities and organising subject specific trips.

COFIE COMES HOME
Moorland School is pleased to welcome John Cofie back to the school in a coaching role. John will be joining Head of Football Development, Charlie Jackson in a role which extends the school’s knowledge and experience within the football world. Having a career spanning various international clubs, John’s relationship with Moorland began first at the age of 10 when he attended as a student. He went on to break a world record at the age of 14, becoming the youngest player to be transferred for more than £1 million. Now 27 and starting his new career as a coach, John brings a wealth of knowledge to his role.

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