Year 7 Fright Night Event

Before half term and as part of their community project, Form 9M arranged a welcome event for Year 7. They decided the event should be charitable, and the proceeds raised will go to Team Trees, a charity that plants a tree for each donation of £1.

The form worked hard to create and display posters advertising the event and visited form groups to aid in the promotion of Fright Night.
A robust turnout of year 7 students (monsters, ghouls and witches) worked in groups to complete spooky team challenges, such as making the broomstick fly and to evolve to be almighty, powerful beings!

Year 9 finished the event off with a hellish flourish, by playing parachute games and sent them on their way with prizes of treats, after overcoming the tricky tasks.

The students who delivered the activities made their form and the Leigh UTC proud, by displaying independence, leadership and creativity, especially in their horrific costumes and face paint!



Debate Success!

Here are some photos from The Leigh UTC English Department’s first ever inter-class debate between 9V and 9W.

Both teams performed very well indeed, and the Proposition Team took the win by 2 marks overall. Very close!

The Proposition Team (representing 9W) were:

Dhakshayni, Benjamin, Tyron, and Jessica.

The Opposition Team (representing 9V) were:

Alfie S, Harry D, Ovo, and James.

Patricia was fantastic as MC and the timer was Bartosz.

Please congratulate these individuals and also both classes for their professional conduct. Many additional students also made thoughtful contributions during the ‘floor debate’.

Thank you to Ms Glover for supporting with the debate itself; Ms Holmes for preparing 9V and helping to them make this possible; Ms Kent for making a thorough (and rather tough!) judge – just what they needed! And thank you to Ms Hayes for popping in to see what was going on and support the students.

Duke of York Award for Technical Excellence

Seven former UTC students attended a ceremony at St James’s Palace on 16th September 2019 in recognition of their outstanding achievements in STEM education at Post 16. Steve Leahey, Principal, Clive Barker, Vice Chair of Governors and Head of College Neil Arnould where also in attendance.

The Duke of York has a keen interest in technical education and this national award recognises a combination of qualifications, work experience placements and the development of wider competencies required in the workplace such as communication skills and problem-solving.  The Leigh UTC has continually produced winners of this award since opening in 2014 with many going on to be successful across the STEM sector at graduate level.

Post 16 Mentoring

Last week, Post 16 students had the opportunity to mentor younger students at The Leigh UTC.
The program got off to a great start and we feel this is an excellent opportunity for all our students to be involved in.