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Archived News 2016/17

Former Fearns pupil off to stage school

A BUDDING star has landed a place at a prestigious stage school and hopes it will lead to her dream job in a West End production.

Former pupil of Fearns, Imogen Broxton has just completed a two-year course at Bury College.

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New Head Boy and Head Girl

NEW Head Boy and Head Girl at Fearns Community Sports College both want to aid good communication between staff and pupils.

Taite Johnston, 15, in Year 10, was delighted to be selected by fellow pupils following an assembly where, along with three other candidates, he addressed the school.

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Zoo trip is hit with Year 7s

YEAR 7s from Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, were treated to a literacy trip around Blackpool Zoo.

They were escorted by Year 9 Literacy Leaders and they learnt loads about the different animals as they completed a booklet.

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Paper honoured among country’s best

FEARNS was the only local authority school to be honoured in a national media competition.

Our school newspaper Fearns Chat has been produced since 2009 by Year 9 pupils.

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Page piranhas have a nose for books

A GROUP of hungry readers meet weekly at Fearns to devour pages.

Our school’s Page Piranhas tackle different genre of books to promote reading and improve literacy.

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Work experience sets pupils on the course to success

EVERYTHING from welding a trailer to holding a reptile was experienced by pupils from Fearns Community Sports College whilst out on work experience.

The Stacksteads school is one of the few in Rossendale to still offer Year 10s the chance to spend time in the world of work.

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Cadet Katriona collects cheque for her detachment

ARMY cadet Katriona Newell has her future career all mapped out.

Fearns pupil Katriona is a Lance Corporal in the Haslingden Detachment having joined three years ago.

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Fearns leads the way by offering dementia training

HIGH school students from all over Rossendale have experienced what its like to have dementia.

Fourteen students from Alder Grange, Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School and Whitworth Community High School along with 10 from Fearns Community Sports College attended a special course.

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Battlefields trips to become more meaningful thanks to work of Fearns teacher

A TEACHER will be helping to create aids to assist pupils and teaching staff visiting the First World War battlefields and memorials.

Head of Humanities at Fearns Mrs Cheshire is the North West region specialist leader with the First World War Centenary Battlefields Tours.

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A ‘taste sensation’ fit for a Mad Hatter

A CREATIVE challenge saw pupils from Fearns making a variety of culinary treats for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

Four pupils from the school took part in the North Lancs Training Group’s event held in Accrington to mark National Apprenticeship week.

They had to create food fit for a feast with two pupils catering and two creating handmade cake stands for the display.

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Our small school shows it has huge heart

GENEROUS Fearns was runner up in the Youth Enterprise Challenge competition after raising the second largest total for Rossendale Hospice.

The team from Year 10 organised a host of different activities including bake sales, coffee mornings, a stall at an enterprise fair and a non-uniform day.

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Heartstart lessons for life

VITAL lessons for life are learnt by every pupil in Fearns.

Teaching assistants Mrs Thompson and Mrs Sinclair are trained to deliver the British Heart Foundation Heart Start course, which includes CPR and the recovery position.

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Generous pupils raise hundreds for Comic Relief

A MAMMOTH bake sale and non-uniform day at Fearns raised £537 for Comic Relief.

Every year the school holds events to support Comic Relief and its sister event Sports Relief.

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Northern and Fearns work together on carnival float

BEAUTIFUL bunting on a Toy Story theme is being created by members of Northern Primary School working with pupils from Fearns.

The Year 5s from the Bacup school went to Fearns to work with the art department of the school’s Carnival float.

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Budding authors in print with short stories

SEVERAL pupils from Fearns are looking forward to seeing their own stories in print.

They were set the challenge to write a short story by KS2 Pupil Development Leader Kim Warburton and they let their imaginations run riot to create a range of 100-word tales.

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Duo entertain pupils with serious message

MUSIC proved a powerful conduit when a hip-hop duo attended a high school to explain how religion had changed their lives.

Vital Signs, a Manchester duo, played for pupils at Fearns and later at The Boiler House which is run by The White Horse Project in Waterfoot.

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Pupils become news hounds for the day

 
 

PUPILS switched roles to become journalists when they took part in the BBC School Report News Day.

Eleven Year 9 Literacy Leaders from Fearns selected a variety of subjects to research and write about. These included beauty products being tested on animals and World Book Day to Comic Relief and whether horseracing should be an Olympic sport.

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BBC School report 2017

6 article written by students at our school cover topics including M3 project, ex dragon, World Book Day, the cost of beauty, Comic Relief and animal abuse.

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Presentation helps pupils make the right choices

A HARD hitting presentation about what can happen by joining a gang had a lasting effect on Years 9 and 10 at Fearns.

Liberate, which was set through Blackburn with Darwen Council and is funded by the Home Office, was welcomed into the school.

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Small school shows it has generous heart

PUPILS from Fearns were praised by the Mayor of Rossendale Councillor Granville Lord after they raised an astonishing £1,306.68 for Rossendale Hospice.

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University trip promotes future careers

PUPILS were encouraged to think about the different careers and courses available to them during a recent visit to the University of Manchester.

Fearns pupils are selected for the Gateway Programme in Year 7 and each year after they visit the university as part of a staged education programme aimed at helping them understand what it is like to go to university.

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Reading given a boost at Fearns

READERS are being encouraged to become bookworms with the introduction of Accelerated Reader in the new library at Fearns.

The school has relocated its library into the English corridor and employed librarian Mrs Humphries who used to work at Crawshawbooth Library.

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Genocide pictures shock pupils

THE horror of modern day genocide was the focus for pupils at Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, who observed Holocaust Memorial Day.

Every year the school dedicates lessons over a week to remembering Holocaust victims and more recent genocides.

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Fearns pupils participate in BBC News School Report Day

BBC News School Report is set for its ninth annual News Day today, with more than 1,000 schools and 30,000 pupils from around the UK taking part.

Stories reported by Bailey Hindle,Molly Cross, Rosie Ashworth, Lucy Smith, Edward Ready, Ellen Pilkington, Keira Cropper and Keiran Spencer.

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Primary link provides tasty treat

PERFECT pizzas were made by pupils from Northern Primary School, Weir, working with pupils from Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads.

The two schools are working together on a series of projects, which began when food technology teacher Clare Holden-Locke visited Northern to help the Year 5s plan their ideal pizza.

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Tate inspires GCSE pupils

FINE Art GCSE pupils were so inspired by a visit to Tate Liverpool, they spent the mini bus journey back to school drawing obscure portraits.

Twelve pupils from Year 10 at Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, got to see many examples of contemporary and modern art

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Class of 2016 stars rewarded at Fearns

PUPILS from the Class of 2016 returned on the last day of term to receive their GCSE progress and attainment awards presented in front of the whole school.

At Fearns Headteacher Mes Stead organised a celebratory assembly for the GCSE students so the present pupils would be inspired to also achieve well in their exams

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Singing star is huge hit with Fearns pupils

PUPILS got the chance to join singer Josh Davis on stage when he performed for Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads.

The singer, from Cambridge, performed two concerts for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils in the school’s arts theatre.

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Coffee time swells hospice coffers

ENTERPRISING pupils raising money for Rossendale Hospice held a Christmas coffee morning.

A team of 10 Year 10s from Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, are taking part in the Youth Enterprise Challenge for the first time and will be competing against five other schools to raise the most money.

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Crafty Christmas Fair

A HOST of arts and crafts made by pupils at Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, were sold to parents, teachers and governors at a Christmas Fair.

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Cracking Christmas jumpers for Rossendale Hospice

CHRISTMAS jumpers and outfits were seen all over Fearns Community High School, Stacksteads, at a festive non-uniform day.

 

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Exam results overturned

THIRTEEN pupils have had their English exams upgraded following a ‘human error’ by the examining body AQA.

A strongly worded letter has now been sent by Headteacher of Fearns Mrs Stead to Ofqual following the debacle.

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Enterprising arts and crafts sale on December 15th

A COLLECTION of arts and crafts created by pupils will be on sale at a special fair to be held at Fearns.

On December 15th  a Christmas Fair and Enterprise Exhibition will be held in school from 3.15pm to 5.30pm .

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Business award scooped by pupils

THREE pupils who have been fantastic ambassadors for their high school were rewarded when they won the title Enterprising Person of the Year.

Year 11 pupils Chloe Westwell and Head Boy and Girl Edward Ready and Molly Cross, from Fearns were finalists in the category at Rossendale Business Awards.

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CARING high school pupils organised a Race For Life for Cancer Research UK and encouraged primary school children to run a mile.

Three pupils from Fearns arranged the fundraiser at Marl Pits in Rawtenstall and guided around 80 pupils from three primary schools around the course.

Head Boy and Head Girl Edward Ready and Molly Cross, complete with fairy wings, along with prefect Chloe Westwell, all 15, organised the event with help from School Games Organiser Nathan Bibby.

 

 

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THREE school sports ambassadors have completed extra training so they can help to run indoor athletics competitions.

Seven Year 10 pupils at Fearns completed their sports ambassador training, but Sophie Radcliffe, Tanita Sims and Zara Pugh also stayed after school to complete a further sports hall athletics leadership course.

 

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High school life enjoyed by Year 6s

PRIMARY pupils sampled high school life when they spent a day at Fearns.

Invitation Day saw 200 Year 6 pupils from 10 different schools get to explore the school and take part in a variety of lessons guided by some of the school’s prefects.

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Race For Life organised by pupils

CARING high school pupils are organising a Race For Life to encourage primary school children to run a mile.

Three pupils from Fearns are organising the Cancer Research UK fundraiser which will be held at Marl Pits in Rawtenstall on Thursday October 20.

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Hundreds raised at Fearns Macmillan coffee morning

CARING pupils at Fearns went the extra mile to raise money for Macmillan.

Inspired by teaching assistant Mrs Thompson, pupils stayed behind after school to bake cakes and turned up early on the morning to prepare the arts theatre for their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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Fearns moving in right direction 

THE Headteacher of Fearns has spoken of her delight as her school is moving in the right direction.

Mrs Stead said: “We are delighted with the achievement and we have seen some fantastic results and some of our pupils have done really well and have worked really hard.

“Some of our pupils have posted excellent results that they should be really proud of.

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Apprentice inspires students

AN INSPIRATIONAL talk from Apprentice candidate Adam Corbally left pupils in no doubt what they needed to do to succeed in life.

Adam candidly chatted to pupils from Fearns about his life story from leaving school with no qualifications and ending up homeless, to working in a factory and living in a council flat.

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New Head Boy and Head Girl

PUPILS have elected a new Head Boy and Head Girl at Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads.

The democratic decision saw every pupil and member of staff have an equal vote in who should be given the top positions and 15-year-olds Molly Cross and Edward Ready from Year 10 were elected.

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Junior Journalists create their own paper

ROOKIE reporters spent a week becoming journalists to create their own school newspaper.

Fearns Chat is a 16- page A4 packed with news and information about Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, written and designed by the pupils.

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Sampling life in high school

NEW starters got a taste of high school life when they spent a day at Fearns Community Sports College in Stacksteads.

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Literacy and numeracy fun day

FUN activities around literacy and numeracy saw nearly 200 primary school pupils enjoy a day at ‘big school’.

Fearns opened its doors to Year 5 pupils from eight primary schools from Waterfoot to Britannia, Holy Trinity to Sharneyford.

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Interview experience helps pupils prepare for future

PUPILS got the chance to experience an interview with volunteers from the Rotary Club of Rossendale to prepare them for the challenges ahead.

Fearns was the first high school in Rossendale to benefit from the scheme proposed by the rotary club.

 

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Children’s charity benefits from pupils’ hard work

PUPILS that use the Diamond Centre in Fearns raised nearly £200 for the NSPCC.

The children’s charity was chosen because it was holding a board games day and the high school pupils picked their own ways of raising money.

 

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World Championship beckons for three Fearns pupils

THREE pupils at Fearns will be going for gold at the World Kickboxing Championships.

It will be the sixth time that Shannon Bacon, 16, has represented England and Alf Love’s Kickboxing Academy at the World Championships having previously competed in Portugal, Canada, Cyprus, Ireland and Florida, America.

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Kings of the Hill

 

TEENAGERS outwitted the adults and stole the spoils in the King of the Hill Soapbox Challenge at Moorlands Park, Bacup.

Although there were 18 different entries, it was Ricky Danger that rolled its way to first place after notching up the fastest time to navigate a downhill course.

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Team building is huge success for Years 7 and 8

PUPILS learnt survival skills as part of teambuilding activities at Fearns.

The whole of Years 7 and 8 took part in two activities – bush craft within the school grounds and a trip to the high ropes course at Urban Altitude in Colne.

Dionne Donoghue, 13, said: “We built a den and then we had to light a fire, boil water to make hot chocolate.

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World of careers opens up for pupils

PUPILS not on work experience placements got to sample a wealth of careers and further academic study opportunities.

The Year 10 pupils from Fearns also delighted residents at Lumb Valley Residential Home and Ashlands Nursing Home, Newchurch, when they presented them with some of the 100 home-made cakes they had baked and decorated.

 

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Locker appeal success

PUPILS and parents at a Fearns worked hard to raise money towards getting lockers for their school and they have succeeded.

The Pupil Voice committee asked for lockers to be introduced to school to make life easier when they have PE kit to bring in or it is bad weather and they come in coats.

 

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MOTs and hill climbing all in a day’s work

WORK experience placements led to some pupils from Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, being given glowing references from their employers.

The Year 10 pupils went to a wide variety of businesses including Ryan Jones, 14, who got to join Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team for the week.

He said: “We did several walks out on Scout Moor of about five miles.

 

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Skills event sparks interest in future careers

PUPILS got the chance to explore future careers when they visited Skills Northwest at EventCity, Manchester.

The 45 Year 10 pupils from Fearns not only got to speak to prospective employers, universities and colleges, they also got to try out different careers-related activities.

Megan Murray, 14, is interested in studying law and received some useful advice from representative from Teesside University.

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Science Fair inspires pupils

BUDDING scientists got the chance to explore the subject further at a special science fair in Manchester.

The 15 Year 8 and Year 9 pupils from spent a day at the University of Manchester’s fair for British Science Week.

They participated in workshops, got to carry out investigations and practical experiments including manoeuvring a robot.

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Superb total for Sport Relief


The whole school completed a mile-run from school and around the nearby estate and many pupils were sponsored. Money was also collected for non-uniform day.KIND hearts at Fearns went the extra mile for Sport Relief and raised nearly £500.

Food technology teacher Mrs Holden-Locke helped pupils to bake scores of buns to help swell the coffers.

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Going the extra mile for Sport Relief

EVERY pupil in Fearns completed a mile run in aid of Sport Relief.

Fearns has been supporting Sport Relief started in 2010.

This year the mile run was organised by Head of PE Mrs Jackson who said: “More than 350 pupils ran the mile from the school and around the nearby estate.

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Skills event sparks interest in future careers

PUPILS got the chance to explore future careers when they visited Skills Northwest at EventCity, Manchester.

The 45 Year 10 pupils from Fearns not only got to speak to prospective employers, universities and colleges, they also got to try out different careers-related activities.

Megan Murray, 14, is interested in studying law and received some useful advice from representative from Teesside University.

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Junior journalists report the news

FROM topics as diverse as farming and marmosets at Chester Zoo, to astronaut Tim Peake and Sport Relief were among those covered by junior journalists.

The Year 9 literacy leaders from Fearns were taking part in BBC News School Report day.

They had a day off lessons and a deadline of 2pm for the stories to be filed.

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Students from this school will be making the news for real on 16 March 2017 as they take part in BBC News School Report. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on News Day, so please save this page as a favourite and return to it later.

 

BBC SCHOOL REPORT

On the 10th March 2016 students from our school made the news for real as they took part in BBC News School Report. It is now published take a look at what our students have produced. 

Literary trip to celebrate World Book Day

BOOK lovers from Fearns got the chance to meet authors and illustrators for World Book Day.

Nine Year 7 pupils attended World Book Day Biggest Book Show on Earth at Preston’s Guild Hall.

Not only did they get to hear the authors’ life stories, buy books and get them signed, but Leon Yilmaz, 12, was also interviewed by CBBC’s Newsround reporter.

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Band proves big hit with pupils

PUPILS were rocking and upbeat when band LZ7 spent a day at Fearns.

The Christian dance and rap band from Manchester was making a return visit to the school and got a fantastic reception from the pupils.

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Sports leaders earn place at coaching academy

FOUR pupils from Fearns have been picked for a place on a prestigious coaching academy.

Year 11 pupils and sports leaders Chris Gansler, 16, and 15-year-olds Jamie Rogers, Ollie Willetts and Shannon Bacon secured four of just 30 places available on the Youth Sport Trust Lancashire Young Coaches Academy.

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Pupils learn to cycle safely

YOUNG cyclists at Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, got tips to help them stay safe on the roads.

Three trainers from Go Velo, including governor Adrian Watts, delivered the Bikeability course for Year 7 pupils.

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Rossendale School Sports

MORE than 450 pupils showed off their running, jumping and throwing skills, at the Rossendale School Sports Partnerships annual Sports hall Athletics Competition.

There were five qualifying heats at when 25 primary schools, from across the Valley, entered their Year 5/6 teams.

The winner of each of the qualifiers then progressed to the final, also held at Fearns.

A total of 54 young leaders from Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School and Fearns gave up their own time to help officiate the events. 

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Charity day

FESTIVE jumpers became the uniform at Fearns as the school held its annual charity day.

Year 8 pupils also baked and sold cakes on several days and pupil Emma East, 12, went the extra mile..

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Young entrepreneurs make money grow

PUPILS came up with ingenious ways of raising money and doubled a donation to bring Christmas cheer to young homeless.

Teams of Year 8s at Fearns were given £10 by Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom manufacturer JJO of Bacup.

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