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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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21 Mar

NEW College Teachers inspire for revision week

Teaching staff at NEW College will be inspiring students by wearing lime green slogan t shirts to kick start revision week. 120 members of staff will be encouraging the student’s revision by wearing the shirts all week with the slogan ‘Revise today, star in your future tomorrow!’ Vice Principal Richard Fletcher said: “This is the

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21 Mar

NEW College student receives accolade from Rotary Club

Year 13 NEW College, Pontefract student, James Butterfield has been chosen to be a leader at the Rotary Club of Pontefract (RYLA). Through selection process and interview, the RYLA choose one individual to become one of their leaders. The awards were open to all colleges in the area and out of 8 students shortlisted, James

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12 Mar

NEW College team’s debate success on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was celebrated at NEW College with a series of events including sporting activities to celebrate women in sport, a debate, and guest speakers headed by shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, MP. Mike Tomlinson, husband of the late Jane Tomlinson, began the day by giving an emotional and thought provoking speech about Jane

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Sophie Weaver collects her Boccia award
12 Mar

NEW College Student wins top award for Boccia

Sophie Weaver from NEW College in Pontefract has been awarded the Jean Ratcliff Outstanding Achievement Award 2014 following her team’s blazing performance at the Boccia County Championships. The award, which recognises exceptional achievement in disability sport, was handed to Sophie in a ceremony at Ponds Forge in Sheffield last week. The student was nominated for

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17 Feb

NEW College student selected for Royal Northern College of Music

Music student Emily-Grace Clifton of NEW College, Pontefract, has successfully gained a place at the Royal Northern College of Music. The success follows on from the fantastic news earlier this academic year, when Emily was accepted at the National Youth Orchestra (NYO). Emily, who has played viola since the age of 14, also studies Maths

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17 Feb

Physics student set for Norway Expedition

NEW College student Esme Lawrence has successfully gained a place on the British Exploring Society summer expedition to Norway. With the help of a £1000 bursary from the Ogden Trust, available only to A Level Physics Students, Esme will spend her time there engaged in scientific research in oceanography and geology, and in trekking and

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