Last Thursday year 8 and 9 completed in District Cross Country which took place at the Leigh Academy. We took our largest ever team of 19 students.
All students were extremely well behaved and each student gave their all when taking part. It was very pleasing to see how our students held their own, as they competed against some very strong grammar and private schools.
Each race had between 60 – 80 students involved. James and Ewan will both probably go through to the next stage to represent our district in the County Championships later on in the year. Here are some our our results – weil done to all who took part!
This year to raise funds for Children in Need Staff took part in a Bake Off against each other. Staff paid to enter the competition with all the funds going to Children in Need. Staff and students voted and there was a 3 way tie for the winner – Congratulations go to Miss Ibrahim, Mr Orsborne and Mr Baldock.
A huge congratulations to our former student Harry who has just graduated from Siemens.
Harry is now a fully qualified Siemens Train Technician and is currently working on Heathrow Express and TFL Rail.
Well done Harry!
Today the Leigh UTC held a service for Remembrance day.
All students and staff across the UTC took part in the service and 2 minute silence along with special guests: Clive Barker – Vice Chair of Governors, Steve Leahey – Principal, Frank Pendergast – Parachute Reigment, Bill Gladden – 6th Airborne, Armoured Reece Regiment and Alec Borrie – SAS member.
At the end of the service students were able to ask our guests questions about what it was like to be Paratrooper regiment and to serve for our country.
We would like to take this opporutnity to thank our guests for taking part in our very special ceremony.
Keep an eye out on BBC South East tonight at 6.30pm as the service was filmed and will be shown tonight.
As part of our Engineering Week year 10 and year 11 had a visit from Sparschatts on Thursday last week. They brought with them a state of the art Mercedes Benz truck to help students complete some workshops they had organised.
Students were able to look around the truck and also took part in various workshops including one about the future of vehicles and also sustainable transport.