Principal’s Blog – 29th April 2016

  • Young Enterprisers deliver books to Pontefract Hospital
  • Chicken Cam

 

Charity Book Drop

On Tuesday 19th April the Post 16 Young Enterprise team consisting of Jessica Harnell, Ebony Massey and Chloe Bradshaw delivered a collection of books to Pontefract Children’s Outpatients Ward, in the celebration of World Book Day. The group had organised a book drop in the Library Learning Centre and donated them to the hospital where we hope that they will give the children hours of pleasure.

Chicken or the Egg?

Every year Nurture students from the college incubate chicken eggs and we are eagerly awaiting the pitter patter of tiny claws! The whole process is captured live on Chicken Cam and the feed runs 24/7 on the college’s learning platform, Firefly.

Rainbow Nation

On April 27th 1994 South Africa held its first multiracial elections. After years of apartheid – South Africa’s institutionalized system of white supremacy and racial segregation – more than 22 million South Africans turned out to cast ballots in the country’s first democratic parliamentary elections. An overwhelming majority chose anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela to head a new coalition government and he remained South Africa’s president until 1999. He was a great believer in education saying that "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." You can’t argue with that sentiment.

Ray Henshaw
Principal