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10 Jun

NEW College student selected for England Squad

Thomas Egan has been successful selected to be part of the England student Rugby League team after a series of gruelling trials. The 18 year old, who studies BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport at NEW College, first played for Yorkshire before being picked for the England trials and will now be going on tour to

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03 Jun

Staff and students get muddy for Cancer Research

NEW College staff and students took part in the Pretty Muddy event last Saturday to raise funds for Cancer Research. The race for life event at Temple Newsam in Leeds saw the team encounter various obstacle courses throughout the wet and muddy 5k route. Event organiser, Gemma Asquith, said: “The day was a fantastic turn

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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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