Latest News

09 Dec

Student is Barbershop Champion

NEW College student Hannah Braham, 17, has achieved first place in the 2014 National mixed Barbershop quartet competition at Harrogate. Hannah’s group, Hannah and the Hurricanes beat off Jigsaw and Patchwork to become this year’s Mixed Quartet champions. They sang: You Took Advantage of Me and I Want You, I Need You, I Love You.

Read More
04 Dec

NEW College Inspires Women in STEM

NEW College Pontefract’s physics and maths departments are inspiring girls to go into science and maths related fields. On Tuesday around 60 Year 10 girls from local high schools including Outwood Grange and The Kings’ School heard inspiring stories from Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers. Speakers included researchers in Tissue Engineering

Read More
27 Nov

Student is World Tumbling Champion

NEW College student, Ashleigh Long was last week crowned World Champion in Tumbling at the 2014 Trampoline and Tumbling World Age Group Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida. Ashleigh came first in the 17-18 age group, after qualifying for the final round in second place. She had to complete two qualifying rounds, where only the top

Read More
18 Nov

NEW College’s 4000m Rowing Challenge for Children in Need

As part of the annual fundraising event, NEW College challenged its staff and students to row 4000m for BBC’s Children in Need. The Senior Leadership Team, Pauline Hagen, Leon Riley and Richard Fletcher set the mark early on Thursday night with Richard achieving the best time of 16 minutes 1 second. Head of PE Tom

Read More
18 Nov

Student Crowned World Champion

NEW College student Courtney Eardley, 16, competed in the WTKA World Championship in  Italy over October half-term and was crowned World Champion in Taekwondo. More than 5000 competitors from 60 countries competed in the championship held by the World Taekwondo Karate Association and included events such as Kick Boxing, Cage Fighting, Kata, Weapons, Karate, Judo

Read More
14 Nov

NEW College Knights Yorkshire and Humber Champions

Girls basketball team at NEW College, the NEW College Knights, have this week become the Yorkshire and Humber champions by beating Wkye College 24-17. Wyke started off well scoring two easy baskets, but captain Greta Krasniqi showed outstanding leadership skills and motivated her players to keep fighting. Coach Hanna Storey said of the team: “There

Read More
13 Nov

NC Energiser

Gemma Asquith has just joined the NEW College team as NC Energiser.  Her role is to help both staff and students embrace more sport and physical activity on a weekly  basis. She will be targeting more than the sporty students, as her aim is to get the non-sporty and unenthusiastic students engaged in regular activity.

Read More
13 Nov

Former Student Awarded with Scholarship

Former NEW College student, Ashley Roberts has been awarded by the Ogden Trust with a scholarship of £1500 per year for his Manchester University degree. The Ogden Trust was set up to encourage, promote and support the teaching and learning of physics to sixth form and undergraduate students. Ashley is studying Physics with Theoretical Physics

Read More
10 Nov

NEW College Students Explore Malta

Over October half-term NEW College students and staff spent 15 days in Malta teaching, coaching and playing sports in local Maltese schools. Students had the opportunity to go into schools and coach sports to local children. This gave them an idea of how the Maltese approach sports and how their attitude differs to that of

Read More
07 Nov

NEW College students get politically engaged

Last month NEW College politics students visited Hull University for a politics conference. They had the opportunity to taste a university atmosphere and took part in an interative sessions on a series of relevant topics with prominent academics. Teacher Jon Skelton said: “The best session in the students’ eyes was the Question Time session. This

Read More