PLease remember that school is closed on 9th february for an inset day. term resumes on monday 19th february. 


General News

Year 8 Make Music In Manchester!

On 8 June, Manchester University PGCE Course Leader, William Evans hosted a Creative Composing Day with his newly qualified music teachers.

Forty Year 8 pupils participated in three workshops held at the state-of-the-art Music Department in the Brooks Building.  Pupils were given the opportunity to perform Indonesian Gamelan Music and design their own Shadow Puppet shows, learn how to play electronic instruments using Jam-Hubs and creat...

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On 18th May, Year 8 students accompanied by the Geography Department and Year 8 form tutors travelled to Ingleton to see the erosive power of water in action along the Ingleton Falls walk.

Students walked four miles visiting the famous Thornton Force, discovering how the landscape was formed and enjoying fantastic sunshine along the way!

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Year 10 Geographers Examine The Effects of Tourism In The Lake District

As part of their preparation for GCSE examinations, Year 10 Geographers travelled to the Lake District National Park on 25 April to investigate how the negative effects of tourism were being managed.

All students measured footpath erosion along the trail to Easedale Tarn and got to see real examples of glaciated landscapes as we scrambled over a rôche moutonnée, walked up a hanging valley and had lunch in a windswept corrie beside a tarn!

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Update On Uganda Fundraising

The Uganda group have raised over £10,000 for the project this year, which will be enough to achieve the target of building six houses on the school site for the teachers at Good Samaritan School.

Mr Buckingham also took three students to radio 2BR on 25 May to record an interview which Sarah Collins, Head of News will use on her programme.  Sarah is also joining the group on the trip to report from the project to her listeners.

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Old Blackburnian Launches Major Oxford Text Book


An academic from the University Centre at Blackburn College has celebrated the publication of his first major text book with a launch event on Thursday 6th April at the University Centre at Blackburn College.

The former Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School student went on to attend the University of Sheffield to study Law before completing his PhD in Applied Social Science at Lancaster University whilst working full-time at Blackburn College.

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