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18 May

NEW College students take part in ‘Us Girls’ event

NEW College students attended an ‘US Girls festival’ in partnership with Wakefield College and Wakefield Council this month, raising the profile of female sports. The aim of the day was for the students to promote physical activity amongst women and give them an opportunity to experience a number of sporting activities they wouldn’t normally do.

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18 May

Battle of the Sports Teams at NEW College

NEW College sports teams took part in battle of the teams early this month, competing against each other in a variety of activities, and all hoping to come out on top and be named ‘Team of the Year’, at this year’s sports awards. The teams competing included the netball team, the boys’ basketball team, the

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18 May

Running for Nepal

Staff from NEW College Pontefract are raising money for the DEC’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal by entering the Leeds Run For All 10k in July. Over a dozen staff have already joined the team, with the aim of raising over £2,000 to help victims of the natural disaster. For Pauline Hagen, NEW College’s Principal, the DEC

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13 May

NEW College Principal helps raise educational standards with DfE commission

Pauline Hagen, Principal of NEW College Pontefract, has been invited to take part in an education fellowship commission next month, designed to help raise standards by improving the quality of leadership in schools and colleges across the country. The fellowship commission will be made up of 20 National Leaders in Education, hand-picked by the National

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13 May

NEW College Student selected for UK Youth Committee

Pegah Moulana, a year 13 student at NEW College, Pontefract, has been selected to sit as a member for the UK Youth Select Committee for 2015/16. The 18-year-old will be working alongside the government to represent mental health services. Pegah hopes that as a result of this consultation process, legislative changes will be put in

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17 Apr

NEW College success rates are third best in the country

The latest set of Department for Education success rate figures have been released this month, revealing that NEW College is the third best performing college in the whole of England. The table, released by the government’s Skills Funding Agency, measures success rates in 2013/14.  NEW College achieved its best ever figure of 93.8%. NEW College’s

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15 Apr

Want to improve your skills as a rugby player or just get fit?

Then don’t miss the opportunity to join the new touch league run by Castleford Tigers on Titan Park. The league will begin Thursday 23rd April with the first games kicking off at 6pm. All interested parties should see Andy Petch in the PE office to register a team or email andrew.petch@ncpontefract.ac.uk.

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31 Mar

NEW College students set for Rugby League National Final

Pontefract Titans are set for the Student Rugby League National Cup Final after their winning streak saw them beat St Mary’s College, Hull, in a stunning semi-final last week. The final, on Wednesday 29th April at 2pm, will be hosted at the Big Fellas stadium, the home of Featherstone Rovers. The NEW College Rugby League

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