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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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17 Feb

Former NEW College student wins National Tailoring Awards

Former NEW College student Jamie Long has won the National Tailoring and Design Awards, and a placement with Cad & The Dandy London, the prestigious Savile Row tailors. The talented designer, who lives in Wakefield, beat off 18 other finalists to win the title with his prohibition theme collection of jackets designs based on public

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17 Feb

Samantha scrums up for National Rugby Finals

NEW College Pontefract student, Samantha Watts has been selected to play for the Yorkshire and Humber Woman’s Rugby Union Squad after a series of intense fitness trials. Samantha, who studies PE, Media, Business and BTEC Applied Science at the sixth form college, will play with the squad in Bath at the 36th National Championship Finals

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17 Feb

NEW College Student represents region for National Citizen Service

James Butterfield, a year 12 student at NEW College, Pontefract, has been selected to represent Yorkshire and Humber for the National Citizen Service (NCS). James, who studies Law, Business, IT and Photography at the sixth form college, beat over 90 other applicants to the leadership post and was invited this month to represent the Yorkshire

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01 Feb

Paris fun for NEW College students

Two sets of year 13 students from our Foundation Art group and our French group went together to gain experience of French life and culture, visiting landmarks of the capital including the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. The five day trip saw students climb Notre Dame to look at the gargoyles and go up the

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19 Dec

NEW College recognised for two top education awards

The TES FE Awards have shortlisted NEW College Pontefract in their Outstanding Teaching and Learning Initiative category for 2013.   The news was announced last week shortly after the sixth form college was also identified as runner up for the AoC Beacon Award for Effective Integration of Libraries/Learning Resource Centres in Curriculum Delivery. Both accolades

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