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10 Jun

Annual 412 Dance Showcase

Last week saw the second annual 412 Dance Theatre showcase in association with NEW College Pontefract. Dance students from the age of 4 upwards impressed packed audiences with their talent, discipline and performance skills. An after-school club based at The Performance Academy, NEW College, 412’s showcase was an undeniable hit. Ella Daley, Artistic Director of

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02 Jun

Sophie Weaver is Student of the Year in the Yorkshire Region

NEW College student, Sophie Weaver, has been awarded ‘Student of the Year’ in the Yorkshire Region by the British Sport Colleges for leadership and volunteering. The ceremony took place at St. George’s Park in Burton-Upon-Trent where Sophie was rewarded for her perseverance, personal achievement and her contribution to developing sporting opportunities, both within college and

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15 May

NEW College Pontefract celebrates Ofsted Outstanding

NEW College was inspected in April and the report has now been published. The 13-strong team of Her Majesty’s Inspectors spent a week in the college carrying out a full inspection. They judged the college to be Grade 1, Outstanding, in every area. The full report can be found here but the summary grades are as

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15 May

Centre commended for exemplary leadership skills development

NEW College Pontefract has today been recognised for their exceptional contribution to leadership development and volunteer deployment in their community. Sports Leaders UK awarded their good practice by granting them Leadership Academy status and marked the occasion with the presentation of a plaque. Sports Leaders UK is a charity that changes lives by equipping people

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15 May

NEW College Retain Varsity Title for Fourth Consecutive Year

NEW College and Wakefield College competed in a number of events this week for Varsity 2014. It was a festival of sports and activities which included athletics, netball, football, swimming, rugby, debating and many more. The events took place at both colleges and across the Wakefield area. Varsity 2014 came to a close at Sandal

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15 May

NEW College Pontefract Win National Wheelchair Basketball Title

The BWB Inclusive Zone Basketball Schools Competition took place this week at the University of Worcester. It was attended by over 60 pupils from all over the UK, as well as HRH the Countess of Wessex. The battle for bronze saw New College Swindon win the medal with an 11-6 victory against Springwood High School

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15 May

NEW College Indoor Cricket Team Wins National Finals

Congratulations to the following students who beat Bourneville College off the last ball in a thrilling final to retain the national indoor cricket trophy and officially become the best indoor cricket team in the country: Callum Honeyman, Connor Fisher, Connor Harvey, Matt Boucher, Eli Shaw, Jordan Mills, Brad Green. A fantastic team effort whilst bowling

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07 Apr

NEW College Staff Wear Orange T-Shirts to Encourage Revision

NEW College staff are wearing bright orange t-shirts all week to encourage students to start thinking about revision. They are printed with the slogan: “Revise Today, Star in Your Future Tomorrow”. “Orange Week” kick-starts an intensive revision campaign which will help students to structure their revision, practise past papers, and prepare themselves physically and psychologically

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Sport Relief 2014
21 Mar

Race is on for Sport Relief at NEW College

NEW College staff and students donned their running gear to raise money for this year’s Sport Relief. From 9.15am on Friday 20 March both staff and students took part in a Sports Relief Mile, starting from the Sports Hall going all the way around campus. A series of runners ensured the event kept going until

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Pegah campaigning for Youth and Equality
21 Mar

NEW College student wins Young Champions award For Equality and Diversity

NEW College student Pegah Moulana won the Young Champions Award at the Inspiring Change Award ceremony at the Horizon College this month. The awards were part of the celebration of International Women’s Day and the Gender Equality Forum in Barnsley and the surrounding area. There were six categories altogether and Pegah, who studies, Government and

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