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16th April 14

Welcome to Fearns Community Sports College.

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Fearns Community Sports College is a Lancashire Comprehensive co-educational day school which caters for children of all abilities between the ages of 11 and 16 years. We offer a wide range of courses, leading to qualifications at all levels, to match the talents and abilities of all pupils. There is also a wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities for pupils to get the most out of their time at school.

At Fearns we set out to enable every child to do the best that they can within a structured and disciplined environment. In doing so we are always conscious of the important partnership between parents, teachers and the individual child which produces the very best educational experience.

We aim to encourage freedom of expression whilst demanding self-discipline, tolerance and understanding towards others. We aim to provide a curriculum which will prepare pupils for the future whilst supporting the very best examination results possible.

Mr N. Dawson Headteacher

Leading the way in faith discussions

Pupils from Fearns ran four workshops for 13 different schools at the Youth SACRE conference. The event, at Burnley and Pendle Faith Centre in Burnley, saw the Fearns Youth Voice team of Georgina Cross, James Baron and Stephan Rawlinson running the workshops on how the faith centre is used.

Roving reporters scoop national story

Junior journalists secured a scoop when they became BBC News Reporters for the day.
Eleven Year 9 pupils were taking part in the BBC School News Report Day.
They selected five topics they were going to be investigating including the Manchester Derby when City trounced United, body image and how it affects people, the school’s efforts for Sport Relief and Cancer Research UK.

Sports Relief 2014

Pupils ran, danced and walked a mile and soaked their teachers all in the name of Sport Relief.
Fearns backed the BBC TV appeal and sports leaders Amy Pedder, 16, and Sophie Tattersall, 15, organised the event.

STEM

Spaghetti and Pringles are not normal science apparatus but they guest starred at a two-day challenge.
The spaghetti was used to make bridges to support weights while the Pringles were carefully packaged and posted around school to see which team managed to keep their crisp intact.

Future Careers

Apprenticeship options were explored by Year 10 pupils who got the chance to remotely operate a forklift truck and learn the basics of glass engraving.
North Lancs Training Group organised the Industry Day of activities. Careers co-ordinator Mrs Ashworth said: “We were one of only three schools that North Lancs Training Group delivered industry days in. As well as the interactive sessions there was also a drop in over lunch for Year 11s.

World Book Day

Characters come to life as pupils pen a book. Staff and pupils embraced World Book Day by dressing up and even penning their own short story.
An inter-form competition was held for Key Stage 3 pupils.

Yr7 Sleepover

The school day for some at Fearns lasted 24 hours when they held an all-night sleepover for charity. The annual fund-raiser saw 34 Year 7s spending the night in the school’s arts theatre raising £300.