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NEWS


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The football team at Denton-based primary schoolManor Green have kicked off their summer term with a string of successes, having reached the finals of not one, but two local tournaments.


Competing in the North Tameside (Holmes) Cup Final & South Tameside (Kiley) Cup Final last Thursday, and the Tameside (Heywood) Cup Final & Tameside (Millea) Supplementary Cup Final on Friday, the team won First and Second place respectively.


The team, which is made up of 13 pupils who are all in Years 5 and 6 atManor Green Primary Academy – which is one of 15 schools within Focus Trust; a charitable multi-academy trust established in 2012 and based in the NorthWest - train weekly and regularly take part in local competitions and tournaments.


Earlier this year they also reached the final eight of theManchester City Schools Tournament which was played at the club’s training complex . Commenting on the success the teamManagerMr Ronnie Halsall, who is also the Coach at Haughton Juniors FC which provides football coaching to pupils throughout the school, said: “All of the children worked incredibly hard to get to the final of both of these tournaments and the whole school is incredibly proud of their achievements.”


A team of IT students from Havant & South Downs College have coded their way to winning the LockheedMartin Code Quest competition, beating colleges from across the area.


1,900 senior school and college students visited LockheedMartin sites across the globe on 27 April to compete in the company’s Code Quest computer programming competition.


The annual event brings together teams of students to solve coding problems or so-called ‘quests’ created by LockheedMartin engineers and computer programmers, who were also on hand to mentor the students. LockheedMartin established the Code Quest competition in 2012 to help inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).


Seventeen teams of students inWhiteley worked through a set of coding challenges developed by LockheedMartin information technology professionals, who also assisted students during the event.


A team from Havant & South Downs College, ‘WillCode4Pizza’, won LockheedMartin’s UK competition in the Advanced category, whilst a team from Churcher’s College won the Novice category. Competing against fifteen other school teams, the two winning teams of two and three students impressed the judges with their speed and ability to problem-solve. Two teams from Churcher’s College won second and third place in the Advanced Category and two teams from The Petersfield School won second and third place in the Novice Category.


www ww.hsdc.ac.uk Public Service students experience Army life


into Army life as they took part in an exhilarating 24-hou Students from Kirklees College’s Public Service courses w


Strensall Common.


Strensall Common Nature Reserve, just outside York, was the perfect base for this experience as students undertook activities including night patrol, sleeping out under the stars and surviving on basic rations.


“This experience allowed the students to really get a taste for life in the


hone the skills needed to be a success on their course, as experience was of massive benefit to the students and re Army and help them decide if this career path is the one


future,” said Vicki Bergin, Progress Coach.


The students were also able to learn from the experts themselves as they quizzed current serving soldiers who had just returned from overseas tours. All the learners took on every challenge thrown at them and got fully immersed in, and enjoyed the experience, with some now considering a career in the British Army.


Kirklees College’s Public Services course enables students to experience 10 www.education-today.co.uk


what life is like in the public services sector, with the opportunity to develop their problem solving, leadership and communication skills, whilst learning from tutors who have worked in the industry to deliver hands-on knowledge and experience.


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Manor Green Principal, DebraWarren, said: “We believe that sport plays an integral part of our learners’ education – helping to build confidence, and educate with regards a healthy and happy lifestyle.


“We’re very proud of all of our students – and especially our football team given their recent success - who always work incredibly hard in all that they do.”


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