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Braving the cold for a good cause

Well done to Mrs Mace’s tutor group 8KMA who organised a sponsored run around the field and cake sale.  It was a very cold day but that didn’t stop our brave runners Saskia, Cerys, Annalise, Taylor, Charley, Courage, Kian and few more students who just came along and joined in to run 5 laps around the field.

Mrs Mace is very proud of her tutor group especially Binta, Summer, Cerys, Annalise and Taylor who came up with the idea and planned, baked and promoted the event.  They have already raised £50 for LOROS just from the cake sale with more money still to count.

It was fantastic to see the student really supporting each other and working together for a great cause.

#ShineValues – Supporting Others, Hard Work and Independence!

To see all the photos of the event click the link – 8KMA Sponsored Run

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Post expires at 12:00pm on Monday December 12th, 2016

Masterchef – The final countdown!

Staff and pupils at Winstanley Community College have been competing in our very own version of MasterChef over the past few weeks.  The heats started on 8th November with a total of ten students and eleven staff members signing up to take part.  The final will be on Friday 2nd December when staff and students will meet in the kitchen for the first time.  They will have to come up with and cook an imaginative three course meal using Christmas as the theme, they will then have an hour and a half to complete their menus.

Over the previous few weeks there have been two heats each for students and staff where the contestants were asked to make one dish from only five ingredients.  There were some very imaginative dishes including piri-piri chicken, honey and mustard pork skewers and oriental sea bass. The heats were then followed by separate staff and student semi-finals, where contestants had to up their game, making a two course menu.  The standard of the dishes was amazing with some really professional menus including sweet chilli chicken wings with jollof rice, beef Wellington and a fantastic chocolate fondant pudding.

Mr Dublin, Intervention Co-ordinator and competition organiser said: – “We have come to the final stages of the 2016 Winstanley Masterchef and the competition has definitely been red hot. It has already surpassed last year’s competition, with more contestants and some amazing food ideas that have been served up to the judges.  The standard has been absolutely fantastic with both staff and students showing that they possess knowledge, flair and skill. Throughout the competition they have produced dishes of amazing quality which has made judging really difficult. The final is on Friday 2nd December 2016 and we are looking forward to seeing how the contestants will cope with the pressure to cook three dishes in a relatively short time scale.”

Good luck to all of our finalists! To see more photos click the link – Winstanley Masterchef 2016

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Post expires at 12:56pm on Wednesday December 7th, 2016

Celebrating Winter Sports!

At Winstanley we love sports no matter what time of the year it is! As a specialist sports college we like to not just have a Sports Day in the summer but also celebrate everything that’s great about winter sports too. On Tuesday, 22nd November we held our ‘Winter Sports Day’ with Years 7, 8 and 9 taking part in a wide range of activities including football, water polo, dodge ball, table tennis and trampolining. It isn’t just about being competitive either with lots of students taking part in dancing for fitness.

We have a number of pupils in the school who have a high ability in specific sports both in and out of school and we believe that it’s important to provide opportunities for them to show off their skills and shine! It was also a great opportunity for tutor groups to work together in teams, and this really shone through in bench-ball and water polo, with students enjoying our newly refurbished pool.

The winning tutor groups were 9RI, 8CBN and 7RN, so well done to them. #ShineValues – Never giving up, Excellence

Click the link to see more photos – Winter Sports Day

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Post expires at 12:00pm on Wednesday December 21st, 2016