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Welcome It gives me great pleasure to introduce this celebration of the achievements and progress of Furness Academy. I can’t believe that it is over two years since the Academy first opened its doors and that for 60% of our students this is the only secondary school they have known. The progress that has been made during that time is plain to see in this Yearbook – in all areas of achievement. I was involved in the Academy from its inception and I was honoured to take over as the Chair of Governors

Welcome to our first Yearbook and let me start by telling you what a privilege it is for me to be the first Principal of Furness Academy. Since the Academy opened in September 2009, our students and staff have set about proving their worth across the town and beyond in so many ways. In partnership with parents, Governors, Sponsors and the wider community of Barrow in Furness, our students have started to develop a fantastic reputation for themselves and the Academy.

students’ engagement with sport, the arts, charities work and a whole host of other enrichment opportunities which our students take part in each year, including those taking place overseas. In the illustrations you will see students striving to achieve their personal best, demonstrating high levels of cooperation, showing respect and taking responsibility; these are the values which guide our daily work and which serve to ensure that Furness Academy is so much more than just a school.

It is intended for our Yearbook to be published annually and for it to contain illustrations and accounts of the diverse range of successes and accolades earned by our students throughout each year.

I hope you enjoy the read!

The pictures, stories and records will give readers a fascinating insight into

Douglas Blackledge Principal, Furness Academy

following the retirement of David Kelly. This is particularly true when I see just how broad is the commitment and engagement of all the students, staff, parents and other supporters who have brought the Academy so far so quickly.

Ann Attwood Ann Attwood Chair of Governors, Furness Academy


Contents Departments

Art Art in the Environment Artist of the Month GCSE Annual Art Exhibition Manga Lesson National Students’ Art Exhibition

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Music Script and Songwriting Club Theatre Trips Drumming Workshop Barrow Savoyards Workshop Singing Club

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Maths Intermediate Maths Challenge

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Business and Enterprise Student Advice from Football Legend

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Humanities White Scar Caves Leeds History Trip Coniston Residential

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English Get Caught Reading Media Project at The NWEM Mediaship Film Festival Poetry Competition

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Modern Foreign Languages French Entertainer 24 Theatre Trip 24 Piel Island Project 25 Personal Development Year 10 Taster Days Transition Taster Sessions Work Ready Programme Work Experience Year 8 Regeneration Trip

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Technology Cup Cake Competition Yarlside Biscuits Simmering Through the Ages Outstanding Textiles

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Build a Bridge Success Outstanding Resistant Materials/Product Design Science Top of the Form

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Drama Another One Bites the Dust 36 Fame Academy 38 Furness Academy Hits the West End 39

Sport

Barrow Athletics Championships 40 Sports Captains and Ambassadors 41 Rugby - Year 7 42 Super League Trophy Visits the Academy 42 GCSE Students Visit DW Stadium 43 Dance Mats Phenomenon 44 England Cricketer Coaches Students 44 Sports Leaders Trip to Paralympics Athletics World Cup 45 Kayaking Club 46 Summer Sports Week 46 Football - Year 7 County Champions48 Under 14 Success 50 Year 11 Success 50 Under 16 County FA Champions 51 School Sports Co-ordinator Furness Academy Cluster 52 Leadership at the Academy 52 Year 2 ABC Fun Run 53 Girl’s Kwik Cricket 53 Key Steps Gym 53 Sports Day 54

Rewards and Achievements

Attendance Stars Shine Secret Student Top of the Vivo Miles Charts Revisions Raffle Winners Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Respect Students Become Published Authors The Art of Praise

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Fishing Competition Furness Youth Council Around the World in a Week

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Out-of-school success Bradley Carrol Brandon Wilson and Brogen Stewart Sam Joel Ben Davies Jack Ryan Sarah Kirkby Wil Marklew Michael Sharp

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Our Generous Students Spreading Christmas Cheer Shoe Box Appeal Vivo Miles Charitable Donations Comic Relief In Memory of Jordan Furness Academy Heroes Conquer the K2B Year 7 Raise Money for Charity

Student Responsibility Student Responsibility Head Boys and Girls Leadership and Prefect Training Prefects House Leaders and Deputies

Trips

Year 8 Residential  Year 7 Grizedale Ski Trip to Salzburg Aim4Uni

Major Events

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Furness Academy Awards Evening 80 Prom Night 84 Furness Academy Exam Success 86


Art in the Environment On a sunny July 11th, Ms Bond tried out her newly acquired mini bus driving skills on her willing, if slightly nervous, Year 10 GCSE Fine Art class. After arriving (safely) at Grizedale, a Forest Ranger took the group on a tour to see some of the sculptures in the forest. Students were keen to analyse and investigate the art works, confidently voicing their thoughts and opinions on each sculpture. The afternoon session involved students experimenting with photography using the Academy iPods, as well as developing personal drawing skills on the theme of Natural Forms. The students and teachers enjoyed the visit hugely, which proved to be very beneficial for their course, as the statements show: ‘I had a great day as I got to see art works outside of Barrow,’ Sophie Davies 10SB2. ‘The day was very beneficial to our studies as the theme of Natural Forms is our next course work assignment,’ Katherine Harris 10SY2. ‘It was nice to see the students working outside of the classroom exploring their own interests with nature and the Sculptures,’ Mrs Gordon. Ms Bond’s Year 10 Fine Art South Site GCSE Group: Sophie Davies, Lois Gibb, Katherine Harris, Kathryn King, Andrea Knibbs, Claudia Little, Shannon Macadie, Emma Mullen, Lois Prescott, Natasha Raines, Katie Read, Courtney Rowan, Jack Ryan. 

M Bond


Departments - aRT ‘Artist of the Month’ was set up to celebrate the high quality art work and personal achievements of Furness Academy students. Each month, teachers within the Art department nominate a student who has created a piece of work of an exceptionally high standard and this is framed and displayed on a large easel in the reception area of each site. Since starting the scheme, art works exhibited have ranged from paintings and mixed media to photography. Some have adopted a traditional approach whilst others have been more abstract and thought provoking. Students who have had their work displayed so far are Emma Borwick, Samara Kendal, Abbie Backhouse (not pictured) and Lewis Wright. Lewis, a year 11 student who has just completed studying GCSE Fine Art with Mrs Clarke. Lewis’s picture (above), Untitled, is inspired by his passion for photography and his new Lumix DMC camera which he got for his birthday. After finding a broken bottle on a visit to the beach he accidently discovered that when photographing the sun set through it, it distorted the light whilst creating a silhouette foreground.

Emma Borwick, a year 11 Kennedy House student studying GCSE Fine Art. Emma’s picture is inspired by Aboriginal Art and is titled ‘Sunset Silhouette’. It has previously been selected by the RBA (Royal Society of British Artists) and exhibited at the Mall Gallery in London as part of a National Exhibition of work by the best young British Artists.

Samara Kendall is a Year 11 student who has just completed studying GCSE Fine Art with Miss Silver Samara’s picture is titled ‘Broken Puppets’ and features her younger sister and friend. This photograph is part of a series which evolved from dressing up the two girls and posing them to create eerie and thought provoking images. M Bond

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GCSE ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION

On the 6th July 2011, parents, students and staff were invited to attend the Annual GCSE Fine Art Exhibition to view the art works of Year 11 students who had completed their course. A wide range of styles, techniques and mediums were on display, showcasing each student’s individuality and strengths. The event was well attended and parents, students and staff felt proud to view everyone’s accomplishments.

Ms Bond, Head of Art said, “Once again the quality of art work has been amazing and clearly shows the dedication of Art students. I am extremely proud of all the hard work that everyone has put in, from the students, teachers and the kind staff that spent many hours preparing and presenting work for the exhibition.” 

MANGA LESSON A group of Year 7 students from Miss Silver’s Cultural Studies art class have produced a mural in response to the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster. They have taken inspiration from the artists featured on the website ‘Art Blossom Japan Project’, which has been set up to raise funds for those affected.



“Year 7 enjoyed the activity and worked extremely hard to produce the mural in just one lesson. I am very impressed with their team working skills,” said Miss Silver. C Silver

M Bond


From the art work Furness Academy submitted, Sophie Jameson’s Manga Art picture was selected to be hung at the Mall Galleries and Lewis Wright’s sunset photography piece was highly commended.

DEPARTMENTS - ART

The National Students’ Art Exhibition is held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists. This showcase features the best young artists in the country exhibiting alongside work from some of Britain’s finest professional artists at the Mall Galleries in London. It is a truly inspirational exhibition celebrating gifted and talented students from schools, colleges and academies.

i am extremely proud that two of our students have been recognised by such a prestigious art Body.

naTionaL sTUDenTs’ arT eXHiBiTion On 12th July, Furness Academy arranged travel for Sophie, her mother and a friend to attend the opening of the exhibition. They had a long but exhilarating day and all were thrilled to view Sophie’s work in such a famous gallery.

sophie Jam

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“This is a marvellous accolade for the students, their art teachers and Furness Academy. I am extremely proud that two of our students have been recognised by such a prestigious Art Body and selected from thousands of entries especially as the standard of submissions are extraordinarily high.” M Bond

sophie Jameson’s Manga piece was selected to be hung at the Mall galleries in London.

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The script and song writing club meet every Tuesday after school from 3:15pm until 4:30pm. The club has helped to encourage individual students to create and write their own sketches and songs. They have also been able to work together as a team when reading the scripts created by their peers. We had several Year 11 students in the group and they helped the younger students to develop their self-esteem and confidence during group activities. S Collins

I love the scripts that people write, especially Heather’s. She always had a part for everyone, exciting plots and a good imagination Jade Williamson STUDENTS INVOLVED: Heather Bennett Yr 11, Ross Blackley Yr 11, Emily Bower Yr 7, Emily Cook Yr 9, Hayleigh Coombs Yr 8, Nancy Cooper-Harkness Yr 10, Jake Ellis Yr 7, Sophie Ellis Yr 8, Emma Goulding Yr 11, Georgia Graham Yr 7, Ben Green Yr 11, Sophie Maddox Yr 7, Paul Martindale Yr 11, Joshua Read Yr 8, Sam Williams Yr 11, Jade Williamson Yr 9, Steven Williamson Yr 7, Jemma Young Yr 10.


Throughout this year, we have arranged many trips to the theatre. The shows we have seen are as follows: Oliver (Oct 2010) Jesus Christ Superstar (Nov 2010) Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore (Feb 2011) Up & Coming Rock Band Gig (March 2011) The Wedding Singer (March 2011) We Will Rock You (April 2011) The Wizard of Oz (May 2011) Summer Holiday (June 2011)

DEPARTMENTS - MUSIC

Theatre Trips STUDENTS INVOLVED: Jamie Anderson Yr 7, Emily Armistead Yr 9, Abbie Louise Backhouse Yr 7, Heather Bennett Yr 11, Ross Blackley Yr 11, Emily Bower Yr 7, Jade Brooksbank Yr 7, Emily Cook Yr 9, Hayleigh Coombs Yr 8, Nancy Cooper-Harkness Yr 10, Lewis Devitt Yr 8, Paige Doyle Yr 7, Laura Eccles Yr 11, Catherine Gorry-Edwards Yr 7, Emma Goulding Yr 11, Ben Green Yr 11, Nicole Gunter Yr 8, Chloe Hickey Yr 7, Michael Hudson Yr 11, Drew Instance Yr 7, Joshua Jeffrey Yr 9, Kathryn King Yr 10, Andrea Knibbs Yr 10, Sophie Maddox Yr 7, Paul Martindale Yr 11, Daniel McGuirk Yr 7, Natasha McKeever Yr 8, Kayleigh Morgan Yr 11, Ronan Murphy Yr 8, Amie Murray Yr 7, Meg Norris Yr 7, Hannah Pater Yr 7, Sam Pearson Yr 11, Emma Pidduck Yr 11, Chloe Pidduck Yr 9, Alice Pratt Yr 11, Joshua Read Yr 8, Katie Shields Yr 9, Sarah Smith Yr 8, Eleanor Tkocz Yr 8, Vickie Wharton Yr 9, Katrina Whitby Yr 7, Sam Williams Yr 11, Megan Williams Yr 7, Joscie Wilson Yr 7, Brandon Wilson Yr 7, Rachel Yarwood Yr 11, Jemma Young Yr 10.

DRUMMING WORKSHOP

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BARROW SAVOYARDS WORKSHOP The Barrow Savoyards Theatre Group visited Furness Academy on Tuesday 18th January to conduct a theatre workshop, which was connected to the theatre trip to see ‘Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore’. Some of the cast came to introduce the scripts to the students and gave individuals the chance to explore various characters. The workshop helped the students understand the storyline of ‘HMS Pinafore’. The workshop involved a group of students taking the role of characters in ‘HMS Pinafore’, an operetta being performed by the Savoyards at Forum 28 in February. Students also had photographs from the workshop displayed in the show programme alongside another school. By the sound of laughter and the smiling faces that emerged it seemed to have been a very successful workshop. The students’ impeccable behaviour was a credit to the Academy. 

S Collins


DEPARTMENTS - MUSIC

SINGING CLUB The singing club rehearsed every Monday and performed at Open Evenings, the Christmas Concert, singing day and most recently, the Fame Academy talent show. They also performed for the Barrow & District Blind Club in November 2010. Following the success of the concert they have already been booked again for October 2011. The students were praised by the Blind Club for their singing and also for the time that they spent after the concert talking to the audience. S Collins

STUDENTS INVOLVED: South students: Jamie Anderson Yr 7, Maisy Bathie Yr 8, Autumn Beattie Yr 7, Katie Beckman Yr 7, Rheannon Hackett Yr 7, Heather Bennett Yr 11, Ross Blackley Yr 11, Emily Bower Yr 7, Emily Cook Yr 9, Hayleigh Coombs Yr 8, Nancy Cooper-Harkness Yr 10, Paige Doyle Yr 7, Emma Goulding Yr 11, Ben Green Yr 11, Summer Greenwood Yr 7, Chloe Hickey Yr 7, Kerri Holmes Yr 8, Drew Instance Yr 7, Sigourney Iveson Yr 8, Nicole Kelsall Yr 11, Sophie Maddox Yr 7, Katie Marsden Yr 9, Paul Martindale Yr 11, Jade McGuire Yr 10, Natasha McKeever Yr 8, Demi Milligan Yr 11, Lily Mills Yr 7, Geri-Ann Murphy Yr 9, Hannah Pater Yr 7, Mary Patrick Yr 8, Chloe Pidduck Yr 9, Rebecca Pidduck Yr 8, Billie-Jo Postlethwaite Yr 10, Jade Rae Yr 8, Amber Rees Yr 8, Sarah Smith Yr 8, Abigail Stewart Yr 8, Eleanor Tkocz Yr 8, Jasmin Turner Yr 7, Vickie Wharton Yr 9, Sam Williams Yr 11, Jade Williamson Yr 9, Joscie Wilson Yr 7, Jemma Young Yr 10. North students: (Deborah Milledge) Megan Williams Yr 7, Hannah McDonald Yr 7, Charlotte Bethel Yr 7, Lois Graham Yr 7, Natasha Haines Yr 8, Kharis McCartney Yr 8, George Millington Yr 8, Meg Norris Yr 8, Caitlin Russan Yr 8, Lewis Devitt Yr 8, Lauren Hart Yr 8, Chloe Mease Yr 8, Jessica Graham Yr 10, Amber Griffiths Yr 10, Laura Eccles Yr 11.

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INTERMEDIATE/JUNIOR MATHS CHALLENGE Picture courtesy of North West Evening Mail

WINNERS Gold Winners: George Heslop and Joe McQuillan Silver Winners: Robert Cubiss, Bradley Crook, Emma Borwick, Heath Parke, Thomas Milligan, Adam Hunter and Jake Dewhurst Bronze Winners: Lewis Wright, Kyle Whitby, Josh Fraser, Jack Marshall, Connor Lambton Shannon Woodburn, Aaron Clayton, Callum Snowdon Webster, Sam Fell, Lynn Yu

Furness Academy has many talented youngsters and none more so than those in the Maths Department, who achieved 22 certificates in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Intermediate Challenge.

IT IS AN OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY OUR STUDENTS

Year 11 and 10 students achieved thirteen bronze, seven silver and two gold awards in the exam, run by the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds. Certificates are awarded to 40% of participants nationally and the most successful students are invited to enter follow-on rounds.

The demanding UKMT tests require students to answer a series of questions without a calculator. UKMT is a charity which aims to advance the education of children and young people in maths.

Two Year 11 boys from Furness Academy went on to qualify for the prestigious Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad and Kangaroo rounds. George Heslop was invited to take part in the Maclaurian round, being one of only 500 of the highest scorers in his school year. Joe McQuillan qualified for the Pink Kangaroo round by being among the top 1,500 students. Fiona Marsden, Assistant Subject Leader in Maths at Furness Academy, said it was another set of excellent results by students from both sites.

KristiAn rollAson

There are also competitions for Year 8 and under in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Junior Challenge. Furness Academy once again excelled, with the following students achieving gold, silver and bronze. Gold: Kristian Rollason Silver: Zack Bentham, Joshua Woodend Bronze: Adam O’Flynn, Katie Brayshaw, Edward McQuillan, Liam Williams, Callum Bayne, Macauley Hammond, Rebecca Douglas, Kersha Herrington

ZAcK BenthAM

F Marsden JoshuA Woodend


Joe McQuillan, Megan Harrison, Chelsea Stevens and Jack Taylor, all Year 11 business students, received help with their coursework when Neil Doherty came to visit. The ex-Barrow AFC star who now runs InsideOut Soccer Schools gave advice on how he set up his business and the skills required when starting a new business. Mr Doherty outlined qualities such as drive and determination, with a commitment to putting in long hours at the start. Mrs Lightfoot, Head of Business Studies at the Academy at the time said, “The quality of the questions asked by our students was exceptional. “It was a wonderful opportunity for them to meet Neil.”

THE QUALITY OF THE QUESTIONS ASKED BY OUR STUDENTS WAS EXCEPTIONAL. IT WAS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO MEET NEIL

DEPARTMENTS - MATHS/BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

FURNESS ACADEMY STUDENTS GET ADVICE FROM FOOTBALLING LEGEND

Picture courtesy of North West Evening Mail

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The enthusiasm of the students has been oustanding and the behaviour of all the groups on site has been very good in the caves, shop, cafe and the grounds. All in all a good reflection of a well organised school outing J Connoughton Manager of White Scar Caves

White scAr cAves Pictured: Eden Little This July, all of the Academy’s Year 7s were invited to take part in a Geography fieldwork visit to White Scar Cave to experience the most spectacular show cave in Britain and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales landscape. Students were given a guided tour through the caves by an expert to find out how they were formed and then took part in some fieldwork activities in the surrounding limestone landscape above ground to explore the surface features with members of the Geography Team and Academy staff. Year 7s have been learning about limestone during their Geography lessons and this has given them the opportunity to put their class based theory into practice. V Code


On July 6th, 46 History students from Furness Academy travelled to Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. The History students are studying medicine through time 1350-present day and surgery 1845-1918, and the Thackray Medical Museum is designed to bring to life these modules. The students were able to explore ‘Hannah Greener’s leg amputation’ based on a true story of a girl who had her leg crushed in a mill in the mid 1800s and ‘mock up of a street in Leeds in 1842 with a cess pit’ ‘looking at how child birth has developed through time’. This trip was of real educational value, particularly the surgery displays, as it gave them a good interactive introduction to the surgery module which they will study in Year 11.

DEPARTMENTS - HUMANITIES

Leeds History Trip

R Douglas

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CONISTON RESIDENTIAL During May of this year, a total of 84 students took part in our Coniston Residential Fieldwork trip with the Geography Team. Our aim was to carry out a wide range of fieldwork techniques to gain data that would help us to establish the impact of tourism in places like Coniston in a National Park. Students worked in small teams on the fellside of the Old Man and within the village

over a period of two days, independently of staff, to gather results that could be used back in the classroom to form their fieldwork enquiry (Controlled Assessment) worth 25% of their Geography GCSE. V Code


DEPARTMENTS - HUMANITIES

Before the residential, I had not known the majority of my class mates. During the trip, however, I felt as if we had all been brought closer Jordan Carter Crook

Pictured: Kelly Holmes

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‘Get Caught Reading’ is an international reading initiative that aims to promote the joys of recreational reading. We are firm believers that reading can help students in lots of aspects of their work and all subjects. Initially, staff were asked to bring in photos and many teachers got caught reading in unusual places, doing unusual things, including canoeing, rollerblading, abseiling, skiing in Austria and feeding horses. So, the bar for the competition was set very high for the students. However, they did not disappoint, and the quality of the entries was outstanding. Our students got caught reading whilst driving a train, in a tree, doing yoga on a Teddy Bear’s picnic, on a trampoline, amongst shrubbery and

even on water. Several were chosen to be shortlisted and after much debate and deliberations, Rebecca Hawkrigg’s (Year 8) winning picture was thought to really capture the idea of ‘getting carried away’ reading whilst sitting in a digger! Runners up were Callum Muncaster ‘revising Lord of the Flies on a rollercoaster in Fuertaventura’ and Louise Mullen, ‘Reading dogs behaviour’ with Milo. J Kirkbride


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DEPARTMENTS - ENGLISH


Debbie Woods inspects the finished articles

MEDIA PROJECT AT THE NORTH WEST EVENING MAIL

REPORTING TEAM: Rebecca Cupid, Hollie Fitzgerald, Ross Parke, Debbie Woods, Hannah High, Brandon Niblock, Hollie Rees, Ellis Watson, Abbie Gower, Bethany Ross, Nathan Smith and Michael Kendall standing alongside Jonathan Lee (left), editor of the Evening Mail

INSPIRED by a project to involve young people in the regeneration of Barrow, a group of students from Furness Academy took part in a project looking at how the town could be improved. The Evening Mail was delighted to work with the students. All the material was produced by the students as they looked at the positives and negatives of life in the town for young

The Evening Mail was happy to work with the students.The youth of Barrow value and care about their town as much as the adults.

people and how it could be shaped for the better in the future. Their insightful comments demonstrated that the youth of Barrow value and care about their town as much as the adults. J Kirkbride


DEPARTMENTS - ENGLISH Furness Academy Students attended the two-day MediaShip 2011 event, organised by local media company Signal Films.The final day saw a number of school and college groups visit to try their hands at using green screen technology, and creating animated films under the watchful eye of special guest Bruce Husband, animator of Postman Pat. One of the highlights of the festival was undoubtedly the short film competition and awards ceremony. ‘How to Survive a Zombie Attack’, was made by Furness Academy students under the guidance of Mrs Code. This film was awarded the Best Schools Film.

Winners Jordan Davill, Molly Rogan, Alexander Johnston, Lucy Murphy

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POETRY COMPETITION The Poetry Reading competition was organised across both North and South sites of the Academy simultaneously; an inaugural event for Furness Academy. This was held on Monday 18 July with Year 8 competing in period 2 and Year 7 in period 3. Both Auld and Centre halls hosted the occasion, throbbing with extremely receptive and appreciative audiences. In both competitions we had around 30 competitors who volunteered to represent their houses reading poems of their choice in front of the rest of their year, a very daunting prospect for some students. However, the naturally apprehensive competitors produced stunning performances ranging from renditions of classic poets like T S Eliot to more contemporary writers - Brian Patten and James Carter were popular choices. The staff who attended were hugely impressed by the quality of the performances and really did not envy the judges their difficult job of choosing the winners. The judges assessed a range of important

skills: the ability to engage an audience through eye contact and gesture; the mastery of varied expression and pace. Big thanks go to Mrs Hartley, Mrs Canning and Mr Tippins for judging. Perhaps even more important, the event helped students build confidence in presentational skills, overcoming nerves to achieve a personal best performance! Mr Guntrip also organised an opportunity for students to be entertained by Lewis Devitt and Kharis and the Lazygirls, the winners of the FAme Academy event, who had wowed audiences with their undoubted talents, while the judges were taking some well-deserved thinking time about who should receive the prizes. Moreover, Mrs Hartley supported the competition with a range of excellent prizes. It was a truly inspirational morning and a real testament to the talents of our students! B Duffield & G Thompson

Macaulay-Joe Hammond - South Site Year 7 winner

Mr Duffield with the Year 8 prize winners

Year 7 prize winners pictured with Mr Duffield, Head of English at Furness Academy

Year 7 South students were captivated by some of the performances


Year 7 North

Year 7 South

1 Matthew Rigg 2 Megan Williams 3 Abbie Mackin 4 Charlotte Bethell

1 Macauley-Joe Hammond/Konnor Collins 2 Brandon Wilson/Declan Slattery/Hannah Pater 3 Emily Bower/Derian Meighan 4 Alex Patterson

Year 8 North 1 Chloe Mease 2 Bradley Creegan 3 Andrew Macaulay (pictured) 4 Callum Bircher

Year 8 South 1 Greg Rogerson 2 Saffron Ashworth 3 Paul Holmes/Andrew Teijlingan-Bell 4 Ryan Clarke/Shannon Mason-Evans/ Adam O’Flynn

DEPARTMENTS - ENGLISH

WINNERS

Kiera Walsh-Hayes

Keane Fullard

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FRENCH ENTERTAINER In February 2011, a French entertainer named Dan Roro came to the Academy and gave an interactive, educational performance to all Year 8 students on North and South Site. His aim was to expose the audience to a little French language, to present some genuine, traditional French entertainment and to explore the differences between national traits and stereotypes. During the production, students watched Dan carrying out mime, playing French music, singing in French, dancing, unicycling, juggling and balancing. He also demonstrated ventriloquism. A Rothnie

He really got the audience going. He was funny and taught me alot of new French words.

Theatre Trip

On Friday 28th January, we went to Forum 28 to watch ‘Triplets of Belleville’. I thought the French breakfast of hot chocolate and the croissant was a good idea to have before the film. St.Bernard’s also came along to watch it. It was a strange but funny cartoon about cyclists being kidnapped and strange old ladies who ate frogs, a well-known French cuisine. However, instead of fishing for the frogs they threw hand grenades in and waited for them to explode. They ate the frogs as ice blocks, kebabs and frog soup. The old ladies are a group called ‘The Triplets of Belleville’ but instead of playing instruments they played the fridge, hoover, newspaper and bike wheels. The film was interesting and I, Emma and the whole class really enjoyed it and would recommend it for other students to watch. Bethany Ross and Emma Sadler


Students in 9a/Fr1 have been involved in producing promotional materials in French to attract foreign visitors to Piel Island. These include a video, brochures, e-postcards and a PowerPoint presentation. The King of Piel, Steve Chattaway, visited Furness Academy on 28th February 2011 to talk to students about his life on the island and the renovations which have taken place with regard to the accommodation at the Ship Inn. The visit was documented on the Furness Academy website.

DEPARTMENTS - MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

piel island project

It has allowed students to use their linguistic skills for a real purpose.

The project has linked in really well with the students’ language studies as it has given them the opportunity to write and talk about a visit they have already been on or a future visit, together with the activities which can be carried out on Piel Island. This involves using a variety of tenses and different structures in French. All in all, the project has allowed students to use their linguistic skills as well as their ICT skills for a real purpose. Students’ work was displayed at a showcase in the Nan Tait Centre from 12-14 May. Special thanks go to Hayley Shaw for representing her French class so well at the showcase. A Rothnie

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During Key Stage 4 Personal Development students have the opportunity to experience a range of programmes and activities out of the classroom. This is part of the wider ‘Career Planning’ unit which aims to prepare students for, and enhance their transition from, school to further education/the world of work. These programmes are as follows: Year 10 Taster Days, Year 11 Transition ‘Taster’ Sessions, Year 11 Work Ready Programme and Work Experience.

Year 10 TasTer DaYs As part of the Key Stage 4 Personal Development Programme, Year 10 students are encouraged to take part in taster day events offered by local Further Education establishments. Last year students had the opportunity to take part in three taster experiences at Barrow Sixth Form College, Furness College and Lancaster and Morecambe College. It is intended that students are able to experience a variety of different types of post 16 course, both academic and vocational, to help to formulate more informed choices. Taster days usually begin with a tour of the campus and this is sometimes followed with an opportunity for question and answer sessions with current college students. The remainder of the day involves students participating in a series of sessions/workshops in their chosen areas.

The following is a quote from Mrs J Fielding, VicePrincipal of Barrow Sixth Form College: “From the moment the whole group arrived the behaviour was exemplary – very prompt, well mannered and responsive to instruction. During the initial introduction in the lecture theatre once again they showed themselves in the most positive light such that all concerned made specific comment about them. Later in the day the Head of the Science Faculty came to tell me that the session he had run with some of the best science students was the best he had run out of all the school groups. “Please pass on my congratulations and thanks to them for making our work so much more pleasurable – they were a delight! It’s not often praise is given but in this case it’s well deserved.”


Year 11 focus on achieving ‘personal best’ in terms of qualifications, but it is also very important that young people make correct choices and begin to focus on what pathway they wish to choose post 16. Furness Academy offers opportunities for College Taster days for Year 10 students at Barrow Sixth Form College and Furness College. At the end of Year 10, with the need to make specific college/apprenticeship/employment decisions, all students are asked to complete a career based questionnaire. The expressions of interest shown here forms the basis of a range of ‘taster’ opportunities offered during the first term of Year 11. These are tailored to the interests of individuals and comprise of a mixture of visits and presentations. 

T Eales & A Rawlinson

Below is a list of a selection of opportunities offered during 2010/2011: Kendal College catering, music Lancaster and Morecamble College art/design, animal care, public services, air cabin crew Myerscough College horticulture, equine studies, photography Furness College engineering, various construction courses, hair and beauty Preston Combined Courts law Assorted nurseries childcare Expro Ulverston engineering Liverpool Edge Hill education Presentations delivered on site by BAE, Gen 2, British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Police

Departments - personal development

Transition Taster Sessions

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Work Ready Programme Furness Academy ‘Work Ready Programme’ plays a key role in the process of allowing students to make effective transition beyond Key Stage 4. During the Autumn term of Year 11, students are engaged in applying for various college courses and apprenticeships. All college apprenticeships to local colleges lead to interviews for chosen courses during February/March, while those applying for apprenticeships can expect to be interviewed during March /April.

The Work Ready Event aims to strengthen preparations made during Personal Development lessons and provide experience of interview situations prior to the ‘real thing’. Work Ready days take place during January and are conducted over two days. Day one involves students participating in workshops led by professionals from the world of work. These sessions focus upon skills involved in completing effective applications, raising awareness of the importance of teamwork in business, considering financial implications for college students and those in employment, and making young people aware of employer expectations. Students also have the opportunity to complete a generic application for a career area of their choice.

During day two, all students undertake a one to one interview with a local employer. This is based upon information provided on their application completed during day one. Following the interview each student receives both verbal and written feedback from the interviewer. Many students find the interview very daunting but the vast majority find the process, and particularly the feedback received, extremely worthwhile. More significantly, there is almost universal agreement from students, following their college and apprenticeship interview, that the Work Ready Event experience greatly enhanced their performance in genuine interviews in the weeks that follow; an opinion echoed by positive feedback from interviewers from college and employers. 

Workrience Expe During KS4 all Academy students have the opportunity to participate in Work Experience. This involves undertaking a five day placement with a local employer, usually during Year 10. Placements allow students to experience work in a career area that interests them. It provides opportunities to sample a ‘work environment’ and to work with adults of different ages. It also aims to allow students to develop skills in working as part of a team, solving problems and meeting deadlines.

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Preparation work is done in a series of Personal Development lessons covering Health and Safety issues, employer expectations, and students are required to make contact with employers prior to beginning their placements – some are also interviewed by employers before being granted a place. During the work experience placement a diary is kept, with employers adding comment. Once work experience is completed, students evaluate and review their placements.

Natasha Calvert

Ashleigh Lancaster


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YEAR 8 REGENERATION TRIP You may have lived in Barrow or the surrounding area for many years, but how much do you really know about facilities, developments and plans for regeneration? This is what we considered with students in Personal Development in July. We looked at what areas they lived in, what services they used, what they would like to see offered in the area and the exciting plans for Barrow’s future. Although most of this work was classroom based, we also asked the students to get out and about in their communities, taking pictures and making presentations.

Throughout the day students were taken to the sites on coaches, had time to wander around, explore and completed work booklets with various questions, quizzes and observations. We had a break for lunch in Barrow Park where all the students got together and took part in some games and we even had time for an ice cream! We could not have picked better weather and students and teachers alike agreed that it was an enjoyable day with exemplary behaviour and we all know a little bit more about the area that we live in as a result of it. H Brown

The end of the unit saw us taking out all of Year 8, across both sites to various places around Barrow where there are exciting plans for improvement and regeneration; these included The Dock Museum and Promenade Walk, the proposed site for the Marina Village, Barrow Island and the Wind Farm at Walney. Students were able to see the plans and try to visualise what it would look like and how it might affect them as residents of the area.

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idea of what it is like when you leave school. The work i mainly did involved working with the electricians.”

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Cupcake Competition Students were invited to take part in a cup cake competition, organised by Clarence House, for which the first prize was afternoon tea for the winner and three friends at Clarence House on Wednesday 13th July. They had to design and make an original cup cake, with the only stipulation being that everything had to be edible. Cakes had to be brought in on the morning and two representatives of Clarence House arrived in the afternoon to judge. They were really impressed and struggled to select a winner due to the imagination and quality of products produced.

Eventually, they chose Danielle Hardman’s, as it was the most imaginative. Emma Shannon was the runner-up and Emily Cook came third; they both won a cookery book. The other entrants were: Faye Cleaseby, Ami Backhouse, Lauren Spittle, Rio Smith, Lois Prescott, Misha Creamer, Abigail Leith, Debeny McPoland. 

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In December 2010, 24 Year 6s and three staff from Yarlside School came to Furness Academy to use the facilities and gain expertise on how to make and decorate biscuits. This was part of their Design and Technology National Curriculum course, and the students had already discussed, evaluated and arrived at their final ideas. Mrs Rushton demonstrated how to make the biscuits first and then one Year 10 student helped two of the Primary students during this process. They helped carry out hygiene checks, weigh out the ingredients, make and roll out their biscuit mixture, use the oven safely, and then clean up afterwards. Time was spent giving the students hints and tips on how to decorate and present their work correctly. 

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YARLSIDE BISCUITS

Year 11 - Simmering through the ages On November 1st, approximately 45 students travelled to Forum 28 to listen to a talk given by an internationally renowned historian, Professor Roland Rotherham, on a culinary journey through the annals of history. Chef Simon Smith demonstrated to the students how these foods were made, whilst Professor Roland Rotherham explained the history of each dish in his unique, flamboyant style. Best of all, the students were allowed to sample the food. Professor Rotherham was particularly impressed with the behaviour and engagement of our Furness Academy students and this was a fantastic opportunity for the students to witness a well known chef in action and be able to put their questions to an expert in this area. 

S Rushton

Rhianna by Elizabeth Marston

T-shirt designs based on pop art

Year 8 fabric portrait of Lady Gaga by Jennifer Managh

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Barrow Engineering Association Technology Competition took place at Barrow 6th Form College on Friday 1st July. A team from Furness Academy attended and the challenge was to build a bridge that would take their weight. All teams entered the competition with enthusiasm and the resulting bridges were spectacular. However the Furness Academy team emerged victorious, triumphing over all the local schools in the area. Congratulations to: Katie Read, Lok Wah Ho, Jodie Simpson, Oliver Harbidge, Gin Ti Wong and Andrew Wood 

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Photo courtesy of North West Evening Mail


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OUTSTANDING RESISTANT MATERIALS/ PRODUCT DESIGN work

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On the 18th March 2011 Furness Academy students competed against Chetwynde School in the first round of BAE’s Top of the Form competition. The students demonstrated excellent knowledge of Maths, Science and Technology winning five out of the six rounds. The students then went onto the semi finals which were held on south site on the 28th March. The team triumphed over Walney School with the final score finishing on Walney (270 points), Furness Academy (470 points). The TOTF team then went on to compete in the final against Ulverston Victoria on 5th April at the Forum 28. In the first few rounds, Ulverston Victoria were ahead but by half time, Furness Academy had pulled back and both teams were level on 165 points. The practical round was very close at the start but Furness Academy managed to take the lead and won the overall competition. The students were fantastic ambassadors for the school and should be proud of their success. 

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DEPARTMENTS - SCIENCE Robert Cubiss poised to answer a question. Picture courtesy of North West Evening Mail

A MessAge FroM Mr BlAcKledge

Principal Mr Blackledge and Miss Campbell (science teacher) with the successful Top of the Form team

I was thrilled to be able to attend the Top of the Form Final to support and witness the Academy team emerge as champions from nail biting battle with Ulverston Victoria. Having overcome the challenge of Walney School and the might of Chetwynde in previous rounds, it was brilliant to see our fantastic students build upon these successes with what, in the end, was an emphatic winning performance. I was amazed by the depth and breadth of knowledge and speed of response demonstrated by our team members, as well as the creative flair and skill on display in the practical challenge

round. The competitive but friendly spirit between the two teams was also a delight to behold and although the team were joyous in their celebrations, they were suitably humble too which is always good to see. Well done to all those involved, including reserves and team members from the earlier rounds, and finally, many thanks to Miss Campbell and her team of inspirational coaches and mentors for giving the students the opportunity to be involved and for all the training and support they gave along the way.

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Another One Bites The Dust Auditions for “We Will Rock You” were held in October and a cross-section of over 50 students from Years 7 to 11 committed to putting on the Academy’s first large scale musical production. Three sell-out nights at the end of March proved to local theatregoers that Furness Academy most definitely has talent. There were sterling performances from the entire ensemble, in particular our leading actors and actresses including Ben Green, Louise Danson, Megan Williams and Lewis Devitt. A live band, top quality performances and the music of “Queen” ensured that everyone enjoyed a great night out. Feedback from local Primary schools, who had their own matinee performance, was very positive, with one teacher commenting that our show was, “Better than the real thing, and certainly of a West-end standard.” All the students involved, both on stage and behind the scenes, enjoyed a meal out at Pizza Hut together to celebrate the end of their “run”. The story of “We Will Rock You” is one of breaking free, forming friendships and, most importantly, inspiration. We hope that the performances, the result of several months of rehearsing, hard work and fun, have inspired others and remind us all that sometimes it’s worth finding and following the dream. The following is an account from one of the stars of the show, Megan Williams 7NG1:

“We Will Rock You was a fantastic experience; the highlight of my first year at Furness Academy” “Rehearsals were well balanced, productive and engaging. I was very lucky to receive a main part in Year 7. Incidentally, I am quite surprised the Drama department chose me for the role of Killer Queen, although I am very happy they did.

bowled over by the quality Mr Kitchin had in mind for the show. I never realised the professionalism of senior school, therefore I am definitely excited to see what they do with the next school production of Beauty and the Beast.

“I think the Drama Department is an amazing addition to this school, not only for their knack of choosing perfect productions for students to perform, but also for their positive attitude towards everyone and everything; a wonderful quality in anyone. I was originally

“We Will Rock You was brilliant. I would love to repeat the experience and watch other people experience it as well. I hope that in saying this, I have inspired more people to audition for productions, as they will leave it feeling amazing.”


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the cast lewis devitt KasHoGGi

emma griffiths JUsTin BieBer

claudia denby BoB THe BUiLDer

Michael hudson PoP

derian Meighan TeaCHer

Josh singleton DaViD BoWie

Ben green GaLiLeo

rebecca strong, lauren hart, claudia denby, elli Morrison, Megan Jones Teen QUeens

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louise danson sCaraMoUCHe Billie-Jo postlethwaite BriT

hayleigh coombs, Jemma young GLoBaLsoFT PoLiCe

Jade Mcguire MeaT

debbie Woods JaCKson FiVe

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hannah high MaDonna

Joshua singleton, charli Morrison, debbie Woods, hannah high, lara schofield, rachael Biggs, Meg norris, rebecca douglas, rebecca strong, lauren hart, claudia denby, elli Morrison, Megan Jones DanCers

derian Meighan P DiDDY

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During the final term, Furness Academy had its own version of a talent show. The level of interest and subsequent auditions were tremendous, with singers, dancers, musicians, magicians, comedians all prepared to stand in front of a packed audience and high quality panel to showcase their talent. The audition process resulted in a final show, hosted by Mr Tippins, and judged by Liane O’Toole (film and TV director), Marina Demetriades (dance school director) and Phil Mckay (Director of Lakeside TV and Film casting agency). The prize at stake was a limousine ride for the winning act and a meal at their favourite restaurant, but more importantly, the prestige of being ‘Fame Academy’ champion.

THe JUDGes Were iMMenseLY iMPresseD BY THe LeVeL oF QUaLiTY anD ProFessionaLisM, anD THeY sTrUGGLeD To CHoose an oUTriGHT Winner. JoinT Winners Were CHosen, anD THe WinninG aCTs Were

LEWIS DEVITT AND THE LAZY GIRLS sTars oF THe FUTUre – MosT DeFiniTeLY.

Ryan Mcleese (magician) Furness Academy Samba Band Ben Green (singer) Jade Maguire (singer) Thunder Dance (dancers) LME (singer) George Millington (singer) Furness Academy Singing Club M&E Gymnasts The Lazy Girls (sing and dance act) Brad Crook (sing and guitar) Megan Williams (singing) Jamie Thompson (Comedian) Same Difference (singers) Lewis Devitt (singing) Positivity Light (dancers)


DEPARTMENTS - DRAMA During July, 30 Drama and Dance from Furness Academy students took a two day trip to the country’s capital, London. The students travelled down to London by coach on Monday morning and returned on Tuesday night. Students visited the west end stage on three occasions, seeing Blood Brothers and The Women in Black. Students participated in two workshops run by cast members from both shows. They were given the opportunity to create scenes from Blood Brothers and work on creating atmosphere on the stage of the Fortune Theatre. The trip included a night in a 3* star hotel in the city, where they all enjoyed a self-service breakfast in the morning. Students had free time to shop and eat in Covent Gardens on both days. Overall it was a wonderful and enriching trip, which will now become an

annual event for the drama department along with all the other trips throughout the year. The following students attended the drama trip to London; Sam Carswell, Cameron Fones, Matilda Peacock, Louise Danson, Jasmine Smith, Gary White, Dominic Pearson, David Morgan, Joshua Read, Hayleigh Coombs, Connor Reid, Christian Hunsdale, Hannah High, Sally Moore, Debbie Woods, Emma Clark, Rebecca Cupid, Amber Martin, Matthew Moore, Rachael Biggs, Dominic Herbert, David Thornburn, Aaron Hall, Jake Higgins, Rory Sayle, Jamie Thompson, Lara Schofield, Emily Burns, Kharis McCartney, Maisie Jolliffe. C Fearnley

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BARROW ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

BEN COMISH 7SG1

The Barrow Schools Athletics Championships were held in Blackpool this year, and Furness Academy had a number of students who performed very well. Congratulations goes to the following students, who were selected to represent Barrow in the in the Cumbria Schools Championships: Mike Thomson, Bradley Carroll, Brandon Bateman, James Curtis, Connor Goodings, Connor MacDermott, Rebecca Bullas, Rebecca Smith, Brad Jones, Tasmin Crook, Tyra Woodend, Jodie Crawford, Charlotte Stamper, Curtis Greer and Jack Ryan (pictured). In the Year 7 category, Ben Comish, Tom Clynch and Jordan Brooks were also selected for Barrow, and performed very well in an extremely high standard of competition, with Year 7 athletes from right across the County present. Ben finished 6th in the 800m, Tom 6th in the 300m and Jordan 6th in the girls 1500m. All three students should be extremely proud that they were selected to compete at such a high level. Year 10 student Jack Ryan (pictured winning the 100m) went onto Gateshead to represent Cumbria in the north region of the athletics competition, after he blew the field away in the 100m in Blackpool. K Thompson

JACK RYAN (YR 10) WINNING THE BOYS 100M SPRINT

Picture courtesy of North West Evening Mail

TOM CLYNCH 7SB1

JORDAN BROOKS 7NB1


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SPORTS CAPTAINS & AMBASSADORS North Site

South Site

Sophie Killip Ambassador

Jack Ryan Ambassador

Gemma Rogerson Captain

Lauren Huxley Vice Captain

Therapat Neuto Ambassador

Brogan Stewart Ambassador

Jake Holden Captain

Neil Aspinall Vice Captain

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RUGBY YEAR 7 - BARROW AND DISTRICT FINAL On a cracking summer’s evening the Year 7 rugby team came together for their final match of the season against Dowdales. Reeling from the blow of losing a key player at the last minute, the team rallied together and arrived at Craven Park full of excitement, nerves and expectation. With a large crowd growing, the match started with solid set of six from Furness Academy. After settling down into the game Dowdales were the first to put points on the board with a try in the corner, meaning a tricky conversion was missed. Furness Academy found their stride again and showed some good attacking rugby. Dowdales again scored and converted their try, which obviously stirred something inside the unstoppable Ben Comish who brilliantly ran in Furness Academy’s first try under the posts. Josh Tranter converted right on the half time whistle. HALF TIME: Furness Academy 6 - 10 Dowdales

forced an error from Dowdales, allowing Owen Greaves to run in an easily intercepted try. Josh stepped up for the conversion again with only the upright beating him. The team were drawing and were going for the win. The game turned with Furness Academy having a try disallowed for offside and Dowdales went straight down the other end and scored. This started a trend and with each score tiredness set in for the Furness Academy team. The team gave their all until the final whistle but eventually succumbed to a 26-10 defeat. The lads were graceful in defeat and were brilliant throughout. They are to be congratulated on a very good season. 

With only one substitute to play with, the team gave their all on the pitch and quickly

Super League Trophy Visits the Academy Students from Furness Academy got to hold the Super League Trophy as it made its way around schools and local rugby clubs in the area. Wigan Warriors community foundation manager visited the area in November as part of the Super League Giant’s commitment to maintain stronger links with amateur clubs and developing the grassroots of the game.

Picture courtesy of North West Evening Mail

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DW STADIUM

On November 17th, Mrs Amison, Mrs Stanway and a group of 12 GCSE Students visited Wigan’s DW stadium as part of their GCSE course, focusing upon fitness, health and principles of training. This was hopefully the first of many visits and links with the club and although our session was focused upon rugby, for many of the students it was also a first visit to a premier league football club and stadium. Upon arriving at the stadium, the group were immediately met by fantastic hospitality, and were directed straight away into the players pre match lounge. During this initial welcome time, the students had the opportunity to be photographed with the ‘Challenge Cup’ which had recently been won by the Wigan team in a fantastic and well played final. The group were taken on a tour of the stadium and facilities, visiting areas including the trophy rooms, the changing rooms, media centres, executive lounges

and hospitality boxes and experienced walking around the concourse. This was somewhat surreal as they are usually filled with thousands of fans and spectators on match days! All students had the opportunity to walk down the tunnel being applauded by some of the coaching staff and onto the side of the pitch (and I am sure that a couple of students even managed to sneak a little touch of the grass!) After sitting in the manager’s seat in the stand the group were directed under one of the stands into the fitness gym used on a regular basis by both the football and rugby first teams. The students took part in warm up session, plyometrics and then a fitness conditioning circuit. Even Mrs Amison and Mrs Stanway had a go at climbing up the rope to try and ring the bell. Other circuit stations included pull ups, step ups, lunges, boxing, sit ups and power ball work. After a very short rest the group undertook a contact and tackling session in a padded room – very hot, sweaty and good fun! The afternoon saw the students undertake a diet and nutrition workshop developing their knowledge and understanding and a rugby handling skills session highlighting skills developed throughout their course. C Amison

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DanCe MaTs PHenoMenon Furness AcAdeMy MAnAged to secure £35,000 oF Funding to purchAse the dAnce MAt technology With 24 MAts

The dance mats have had a huge impact on participation levels in PE extra-curricular, with upwards of 50 students attending every single lunch time. Students who perhaps would not ordinarily attend lunch time activities have embraced this phenomenon, which helps fitness, coordination and most importantly, is great fun. The dance mats are used for recreational purposes at the moment, but have been earmarked for one of the first House Competitions in the new academic year. J Riley

ENGLAND CRICKETER COACHES FURNESS ACADEMY STUDENTS England Cricket International, Danielle Hazell, came to Furnmess Academy in March to coach 64 Year 7 students. Danielle is the ambassador for England and Wales Cricket Board’s ‘Chance to Shine’ initiative, and the girls were awe-inspired as she shared her expertise.

EMMA GRIFFITHS LISTENS INTENTLY AS THE CORRECT WAY TO HOLD THE BALL WHEN BOWLING IS DEMONSTRATED


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Sports Leaders trip to Paralympics Athletics World Cup On Friday 27th May, Sports Leaders from Furness Academy North and South sites along with pupils from St Bernard’s visited Sport City in Manchester to watch the Paralympics Athletic World Cup. Teams from Great Britain, Europe, America and the rest of the World competed in a range of athletic activities categorised dependent upon the individual’s special needs or disability. Amongst the athletes was local born runner Dean Miller. Dean was cheered on by the Furness students including his cousin, year 8 North Site student James Curtis. Dean ran a fantastic 800m despite being clipped by another runner on the final lap, running a personal best time. Other athletes included Oscar ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorias. Just to watch him run was an experience in itself. All students had a fantastic afternoon and were a credit to themselves and the Academy. C Amison

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Kayaking Club In May 2011 the opportunity was provided by Duddon Canoe Club to allow KS3 students to try out kayaking on a Monday after school at Barrow Docks. On a first come, first served basis students signed up, and were given a wetsuit, dry cagoule, buoyancy aid and helmet. After several weeks a group of 9 or 10 students came regularly to each session and began to develop their skills, including forwards paddling, turning, stopping, backwards paddling and, of course, perfecting their capsize drills. The sessions also often included a range of challenges and games to develop confidence inside the boats. All the students who have been involved have enjoyed the sessions and have grown in confidence week on week. T Booth

Furness Academy Summer Sports Week

Students from Furness Academy, working in partnership with the Barrow Borough Sports Council, were given the opportunity to gain qualifications and coaching experience on a ‘Summer Programme in Sport’. This involved an application procedure and once successful, a commitment to a two week programme from Monday 18th July until Friday 29th July 2011. The course involved a training phase, where twenty student sports leaders from the Barrow Secondary schools gained qualifications and experience


The Summer School took place on North Site, with up to 95 youngsters benefitting from the wide range of activities on offer, such as football, basketball and even zumba. Teachers and the newly qualified students made sure that the week was packed with fun, competition and quality instruction, and the glorious weather played a part too. On the final day, medals and certificates were awarded to the children by Barrow Mayor John Murphy and Mayoress Eleanor Murphy.

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to be able to deliver activities such as table tennis, cricket, football, badminton, basketball, canoeing etc. Once the students had completed the training phase, they then had the chance to put their new found knowledge and skills into practice, running sports activities for Primary School children from the local area.

Sports Leaders celebrate a successful week with Mr Neil Tippins, Director of Community, Enrichment and Specialism

The Furness Academy students who were involved are as follows: Kimberley Bower, Joe Johns, Sophie Killip, Sarah Kirkby, Thearapat Nueto, Gemma Rogerson, Jessica Peacock, Brogan Stewart, David Thompson and Melissa Curtis. In addition, a number of Year 9 students also helped out during the week and also gained valuable experience: Rebecca Smith, Debbie Woods, Peter Matthews, Sally Moore, Lorna Horne and Hannah High.

Sophie Killip keeps a record of the score

There was a positive response from the participants and their families who have expressed their appreciation in the local press. Mr and Mrs Chatfield “would like to thank Mrs Pearce and her team as their two children really enjoyed themselves and came home shattered every day.� Chris Athersmith and Dan Myles from the BBSC have been so pleased with the standard of the Sports Leaders that they have offered summer employment for some of the older leaders. I would like to thank all involved for their help in making the Sports Summer School at Furness Academy 2011 so successful and look forward to next summer. P Pearce

Sports Leaders organised various indoor sports

Sports Leaders pictured with Year 9 students, who also helped out

Sports Leaders supervising the kayaking

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Football year 7 - SQuad 11 a side • Barrow & District Schools Champions • Final – won 4-1 v St Bernard’s • Semi-final – won 3-1 v Dowdales • Goal scorers (Final) – Thomas Clynch 1, Joseph Loughlin 2, Ryan Rodgers 1 • Captain – Callum Baynes • Man of the match – Joe Loughlin

1 Grant Jackson 2 Callum Baynes 3 Ben Comish 4 Daniel Smith 5 Dillon James 6 Jack Shannon 7 Joseph Loughlin 8 Macauley Hammond 9 Josh Tranter 10 Leon Abba 11 Josh Woodend 12 Calvin Clark 13 Ryan Rodgers 14 Thomas Clynch

year 7 - SQuad 5 a side • Barrow & District Schools Champions • County Champions • Second Place in the Northern Counties Section • Captain – Callum Baynes • Man of the tournament – Callum Baynes

1 Callum Baynes 2 Ben Comish 3 Josh Woodend 4 Ryan Rodgers 5 Joseph Loughlin 6 Grant Jackson 7 Jack Shannon 8 Jackson Round 9 Jake Carter (now Ulverston High) 10 Harry Hamilton (now Ulverston High)

CALLUM BAYNES OVERALL SPORTS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR ALL ROUND SUPERB ATTITUDE AND HIGH LEVEL PERFORMANCE IN BOTH FOOTBALL AND RUGBY


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year 7 toWN aNd CouNty CHaMPioNs The Furness Academy Year 7 football team became County Champions in January by beating Stainburn School 4-3 in a thrilling final match of the tournament. A draw would have been enough to make Stainburn champions after winning 8-1 in their previous game, giving them a much better goal difference than ourselves. This meant only a win was good enough to make us County Champions. We started the final match strongly and went 2 nil up within 2 minutes, but Stainburn showed a lot of resilience and managed to get back to 2-2 at half time. A Jake Carter penalty just after the restart gave us a 3-2 lead but again the opposition came back strongly and drew level with two minutes left.

Year 7 County Champions pose outside St James’ Park stadium in Newcastle, just before competing in the Schools Regional Championship

With a minute left, and after an end to end game which saw both goalkeepers make some excellent saves, Ryan Rodgers managed to score what proved to be the winner and which saw the team become County Champions. The team went through to the County finals by first winning their Barrow and District Championship matches, defeating Walney, Ulverston A and Ulverston B in a close final round. The team travelled to North East on Friday 4th February and finished 2nd in the regional competition. J Riley

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Football uNder 14 suCCess After an unbeaten season, the U14 team found itself playing in the Town Cup Final on April 7th against St Bernard’s RC High School at Hawcoat Park SC. With the Furness Academy North side consisting of a bare 11 players and no substitutes, we were expecting a difficult game between what are usually two very equally matched sides. However, after ten minutes of the game Furness Academy were three goals to the good, almost all of the play occurred in the St Bernard’s half with the Academy passing the ball and keeping possession well. When St Bernard’s did manage to recover the ball, the Academy defence was able to deal with any threat effectively, Peter Matthews in goal barely touching the ball in the first quarter of the game. By half time the game was effectively over at 6-2, with goals from S MacDonald, B Carroll, M Thomson and R Baker.

We expected St Bernard’s to attempt a fight back at the start of the second half and we were not disappointed. The opposition threw everything they had at our penalty box but the Academy defence and midfield was able to soak up the pressure and again, score on the break. The highlights of the second half were two 30 yard free kicks from right back, Ross Parke, both arrowing into the top corner of the goal. Towards the end of the match the play was one way traffic with the game ending Furness Academy North 10, St Bernard’s 3. Squad: Peter Matthews, Ross Parke, Spencer Erdis, Ross Shields, Logan Fraser, Shane Holland, Scott Macdonald, Bradley Carroll, Michael Thomson, Stephen Harkin, Robbie Baker. K Fothergill

year 11 suCCess The year 11 North site football team had a very successful season. Games were played in two Barrow Schools FA competitions.The Hawkridge Shield, which was first played for in 1924 is contested by two pools of teams with the winners of each pool playing in the final. The first game against Millom resulted in a 0-1 defeat. However the boys displayed great ‘bouncebackability’ by beating our South side 3-2 and Dowdales 3-0. This put the North side into the final against St Bernard’s. Goals from Jake Haughin (2) and Elliot Maxfield (1) provided a 3-2 victory in what was a very closely contested match. The Roger Ion Cup is played on a knock out basis. First up were Chetwynde. A single Jake Haughin goal provided a 1-0 victory. Dowdales were dispatched 2-0 to set up a second final against a strong St Bernard’s team. The occasion was kindly hosted by Holker Old Boys Football Club to whom we are very grateful. The pitch was in fantastic condition. The game was very close with St Bernard’s having a good deal of the ball

and coming close to scoring on several occasions. Guess who (Jake Haughin) scored a great solo effort in the first half. St Bernard’s equalised in the second half to see the game drawn 1-1. No score in extra time took the game to the drama of a penalty shoot out. After missing the first penalty the boys held their nerve scoring the remaining four penalties. Jack Norris did a sterling job in goals and the lads gained victory and a very credible cup double. I have worked with the team since the Academy opened and have had the pleasure of watching the boys develop into a fine bunch of footballers. Credit goes to the following who have been involved: Tom Milligan, Jack Norris, Jake Foran, Dylan Canavan, Kyle Carter, Elliot Maxfield, Callum Muncaster, Toby Mowatt, Adam Hunter, Craig Warburton, Liam Smith, Jake Haughin, Sam Fell, Rob Cubiss, Josh Fraser,Adam Bell and Callum Webster. R Graham


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Furness Academy is one of the five cluster schools which form the Furness School Sport Partnership. Each of the cluster schools works with local Primary schools to deliver sporting opportunities which help to raise participation and competition levels in sport. The Furness Academy Cluster works with 16 Primary Schools and students from across both North and South Site. Throughout the past academic year, the Furness Academy Cluster has delivered a variety of sporting events for pupils aged 4 – 16 years old. Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils have experienced Quicksticks Hockey, High 5 Netball, ABC Festivals, Fun Runs, Sportshall Athletics, Tag Rugby, Key Steps Gymnastics, Cross Country, Mini Red Tennis, Kwik Cricket, Multi Skills Mini Olympics and Tri Golf. Each of these events have been supported by Year 9, 10 or 11 leaders from across both the Academy sites. Students within the Academy have

Jordan, the south site sports ambassador scoring at the sportshall athletics

developed leadership skills, experienced Sport ability and Playground to Podium events and taken part in a variety of competitive sporting fixtures. In each term, events are offered for every year group in the Primary School and have been attended by over 1000 pupils and supported by on average 75 leaders. The events put on by Furness Academy have provided Primary School pupils with excellent opportunities to take part in new sports and to come together with students from other schools. The leadership opportunities created for the Academy students have also allowed the older students the chance to share their skills, grow in confidence and demonstrate their mature and responsible attitudes H Wright

our sports Leaders at the 2011 schoolympics in Carlisle.

LeaDersHiP aT THe aCaDeMY Students from across the Partnership who are interested in volunteering are invited to be a part of the Furness Leadership Academy. Within the Leadership Academy, students are supported through and rewarded for their volunteering. Sponsorship from Barrow Borough Sports Council has allowed the students to be rewarded with a variety of incentives which are given for between 10 and 300 volunteer hours. The Leadership Academy is extremely successful and supports over 60 students, 20 of which are at Furness Academy.

As an additional reward for all the hard work the students give back to sport, the Partnership invited them to Manchester’s Chill Factore in April to have a celebration afternoon on the ski slopes, the tube or luge run and the climbing wall. A great afternoon was had by all. H Wright

Mini red Tennis


On September 28th, over 240 Year 2 pupils from eight of the feeder Primary Schools attended either Hoops or the South Site sports hall to take part in an ABC / Fun Run event. Students took part in activities which focussed on agility, balance and co-ordination. The event was led by the Furness Academy Year 10 GCSE PE students, PE staff and Mrs Wright. The Year 10 leaders worked extremely well together, especially considering this was the first leadership experience. Primary School staff commented on the mature behaviour of the Year 10s and how well they worked with the Year 2s, adapting activities to suit abilities, talking on their level and explaining activities in a clear way.

As well as the seven ABC activities, pupils took part in a mini Fun Run which saw them running, walking or jogging around a butterfly course. The event was very well attended and all the students involved, Year 2 and 10, had a lovely time. The Year 2s cannot wait to come back to the Academy for their next event.

SPORT

year 2 abC/FuN ruN

Please pass on my thanks to the Y10 students who helped at the different stations. They were brilliant. It was lovely to watch them with the younger children as they explained things and gave encouragement. Newbarns Teacher

GIRLS’ KWIK CRICKET St Paul’s, one of the only ‘small schools’ in the Furness Academy Cluster, have this year been selected to attend the Regional Kwik Cricket Girls competition at Carlisle. The Girls were picked after winning the Partnership final at Dalton Cricket Club in June and then winning the County Final at Penrith on July 5th. For a small school this is an excellent achievement and the team have done not only themselves and their school proud, but also the Furness School Sport Partnership.

Key stePs GyM In March of this year, two Key Steps gymnastics teams from the Furness Academy Cluster, were invited to Penrith to take part in the County Key Steps Gym Final. Yarlside School entered the Key Steps 2 competition and Greengate Juniors entered the Key Steps 3 competition. Both teams had worked extremely hard to get to the County Final, winning first the cluster competition and then the Partnership Final held at Hoops. Craig Heap the Olympic gymnast joined all schools who took part in the Partnership Final and enjoyed sharing his Olympic Medals with the pupils and telling them his ‘stories’ of the Olympics. In Penrith, both teams did extremely well and Yarlside won the Key Steps 2 level of the competition. The success of the two gymnastics teams is down to not only the hard work of the team of six, but also to the time and dedication that the staff put in. H Wright

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RESULTS

100 metres Year

North Winner

Year 7 Boys (80m)

tom Coats

10.14 secs thomas Clynch (Ar)

Year 7 Girls (80m)

Charlotte Bethell

10.76 secs Abbey Backhouse (Ar) 16.20 secs

Year 8 Boys

ross Clayton

12.77 secs Brad Jones

Laura Hunter

15.86 secs Niamh Kells (Ar)

15.34 secs

eddie Barrow

13.03 secs sam Joel

12.94 secs

Year 9 Girls

rebecca smith (Ar)

13.08 secs Abbie Doughty

15.25 secs

Year 10 Boys

Connor mcPherson

12.71 secs Jack ryan (Ar)

11.89 secs

Year 10 Girls

Jade Fletcher (Ar)

15.09 secs Hayley White

15.88 secs

South Winner

Year 7 Boys

Kai truffet

32.41 secs thomas Clynch (Ar)

32.4 secs

Year 7 Girls

Caitlin Clarke

32.72 secs samantha Webb

38.6 secs

Year 8 Boys

Jake Barnes

29.62 secs robert shepherd

30.10 secs

Year 8 Girls

Niamh Kells

Year 9 Boys

michael thompson

Year 9 Girls

Year 10 Boys

Jordan Wallace —

13.82 secs

Year 8 Girls

North Winner

Year 10 Girls

14.86 secs

Year 9 Boys

200 metres Year

South Winner

34.6 secs

27.72 secs David Allewell

30.3 secs

Abbie Doughty

32.9 secs

25.30 secs sam Crawford

29.7 secs

Katie Jasper (Ar)

400 metres

34.5 secs

Year

North Winner

South Winner

Year 7 Boys

— —

Dillon James (Ar)

Year 7 Girls (300m) Year 8 Boys

ross Clayton

Year 8 Girls (300m)

Amy Cherry

60 secs tasmin Crook

Year 9 Boys

Dylan scullion

65 secs ryan Wilson

Year 9 Girls (300m)

rebecca smith

53 secs Abbie marshall

Year 10 Boys

Connor robinson

64 secs Jack ryan

Year 10 Girls (300m) Katie Gaskell

shelby molyneux 67 secs Oliver Gaitskill (Ar)

60 secs Brogan stewart

76 secs 55.2 secs 73 secs 49.6 secs 68 secs 52.2 secs 64 secs —


Sport

800 metres Year

North Winner

Year 7 Boys

Cameron Deelay (AR)

2.31 min Josh Woodend

2.46 mins

Year 7 Girls

Jordan Brooks

3.25 min Megan St John Perry

3.29 mins

Year 8 Boys

James Curtis

2.24 min Mathew Allewell

2.50 mins

Year 8 Girls

Georgia Lawrence

3.09 min Tasmin Crook

2.47 mins

Year 9 Boys

Brad Carroll

2.29 min Tom O’Brien

2.50 mins

Year 9 Girls

Rebecca Smith

2.55 min Vicky Wharton

3.48 mins

Year 10 Boys

Connor Robinson (AR)

2.22 min Neil Aspinall

2.27 mins

Year 10 Girls

Sophie Killip

3.05 min Brogan Stewart (AR)

2.37 mins

1500 metres

South Winner

Year

North Winner

Year 7 Boys

Cameron Deelay

5.03 mins Ben Comish

6.07 mins

Year 7 Girls

Jordan Brooks

5.01 mins Stacey White

7.03 mins

Year 8 Boys

James Curtis (AR)

4.56 mins Dale Mallett

5.42 mins

Year 8 Girls

Georgia Lawrence

7.20 mins Zoe Travers

6.47 mins

Year 9 Boys

Brad Carroll

5.09 mins Tom O’Brien

5.54 mins

Year 9 Girls

Lauren Dubka

8.19 mins Bethany Archer

7.24 mins

Year 10 Boys

Jordan Wallace

5.22 mins Neil Aspinall (AR)

5.21 mins

Year 10 Girls

Katie Gaskell

6.58 mins Brogan Stewart (AR)

5.48 mins

discus Year

South Winner

North Winner

South Winner

Year 7 Boys

Kieren Zaccarini

16.05m Alex Pattinson (AR)

19.87m

Year 7 Girls

Amy Curtis

12.20m Brogan Gleaves

10.82m

Year 8 Boys

Euan James

18.40m Brad Jones (AR)

21.50m

Year 8 Girls

Leia Hoggarth

16.20m Jodie Crawford

13.52m

Year 9 Boys

David Thornburn

22.00m Ryan Hughes

17.60m

Year 9 Girls

Lara Schofield

15.90m Caitlin Pearson

10.36m

Year 10 Boys

Daniel Collins

20.80m Will Miles

26.45m

Year 10 Girls

Megan Middleton (AR)

17.20m Jade Maguire

14.76m

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Year

North Winner

Year 7 Boys

Jack Osten

6.70m Ben Comish

5.92m

Year 7 Girls

Leah Lishman

4.75m Georgia Graham

5.24m

Year 8 Boys

scott Beattie

9.42m robert shepherd

7.18m

Year 8 Girls

Caitlin russan

6.00m tyra Woodend (Ar)

7.46m

South Winner

Year 9 Boys

Brandon Bateman

8.50m Jordan Bayliff (Ar)

9.36m

Year 9 Girls

rebecca Bullas

7.42m megan Hoggarth

6.11m

Year 10 Boys

Jordan Wallace

9.45m Jordan twinney

8.95m

Year 10 Girls

megan middleton

6.78m Katie Jasper

6.16m

North Winner

South Winner

JAVeLiN Year

Year 7 Boys

Jack Osten (Ar)

Year 7 Girls

Abbie mackin

Year 8 Boys

Ned mcQuillan

18.71m tayla smith 9.09m megan st John Perry 22.89m Callum Green

10.45m 11.16m

Year 8 Girls

Chloe Burnside

10.47m Chloe emanuel

13.73m

Cain scott

19.30m Aaran Dodd

18.05m

Year 9 Girls

Hollie Fitzgerald (Ar)

13.00m emma sadler

10.30m

Year 10 Boys

Zac Quayle

27.53m Keanon Graham

21.06m

Year 10 Girls

Katie Gaskell

13.69m emily shields

Year

North Winner

Year 7 Boys

Callum Jones

1.22m Dillon James (Ar)

Year 7 Girls

megan Williams

1.05m megan st John Perry (Ar)

1.10m

Year 8 Boys

Connor Goodings (Ar)

1.55m robert Backhouse

1.35m

11.0m

South Winner 1.33m

Year 8 Girls

rebecca Hawkrigg

1.18m Georgia ryan (Ar)

1.25m

Year 9 Boys

michael thompson

1.54m Jordan Park

1.20m

Year 9 Girls

Naomi Wallace

1.17m emily Armistead

1.05m

Year 10 Boys

Jonathan Hackett

1.38m Jake Holden (Ar)

1.43m

Year 10 Girls

sophie Killip

1.30m Brogan stewart

1.35m

LONG JumP Year

North Winner

Year 7 Boys

Christian raven (Ar)

3.61m Jordan Walker

3.53m

Year 7 Girls

tara edwards-Doughty

2.12m Lilly mills

2.81m

Year 8 Boys

James Curtis (Ar)

4.22m Jack Kavanagh

4.17m

Year 8 Girls

Amy myers

2.44m Courtney Chester (Ar)

3.41m

Year 9 Boys

Ben Bell

4.40m sam Joel

4.46m

Year 9 Girls

Hollie Fitzgerald

2.87m Jessica smith

3.33m

Year 10 Boys

rhys Brady

4.39m Neil Aspinall

Year 10 Girls

tanya Donaldson

2.71m Lauren Huxley (Ar)

triPLe JumP

North Winner

Year 7 Boys Year 7 Girls

14.97m

Year 9 Boys

HiGH JumP

Year

SPORT - SPORTS DAY

sHOt Putt

South Winner

3.95m

South Winner Leon Abba (Ar)

8.16m

Josh moorby

8.20m ewan Holt

8.78m

Year 8 Boys

michael thompson

8.71m David Allewell (Ar)

9.23m

Year 8 Girls

elliott moore

8.72m Neil Aspinall (Ar)

9.70m (AR) - Academy Record

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ATTENDANCE

ST RS SHINE

Achieving ‘good attendance’ throughout a whole school year, that being 95% or above, is certainly what all students should be aiming for. For those with outstanding attendance of 100% throughout a whole school year, is a fantastic achievement, and should be celebrated. This academic year (2010/11), Furness Academy had 149 students who managed to maintain a perfect attendance. The students listed opposite will receive Vivo Miles, and a very special ‘attendance star’ badge, to wear with pride on their blazer. In addition, there are seven students who had made an even more remarkable achievement in never having a day off in their entire school life. That is five years of 100% attendance. This is a truly fantastic achievement, and their names are as follows:

Year 7 Shelby Molyneux, Yasmin Rea, Joseph Loughlin, Owen Woodburn, Jared Gibbons, Bradley Niblock, Lewis Petcher, Jamie Southern, Katrina Whitby, Charlotte Bethell, Georgia Hayman, Megan Williams, Joshua Croasdell, Dominic McGrillan, Lois Graham, Jack Littlehales, Chloe Murray, Thomas Clynch, Alexander Johnston, Anna Whitehall, Daniel Duckworth, Joshua Matthews

Year 8 Paige Mcalindon, Reece Brown, Luke Shaw, James Curtis, Simon McHale, Kyle Petcher, Stephanie Christian, Eve Pattinson, Liam Williams, Amy Cherry, Zoe Travers, Jack Kavanagh, Blain Marwood, Tom Mullen, Eleanor Tkocz, Chloe Wilcock, Reece Smith, Laura Maguire, Elizabeth Marston, Tyra Woodend

Year 9

Elliott Morrow

Adam Hunter

Jasmine Joliffe

Kathryn Woods

Grace Ashdown, Brandon Niblock, Rosie Shepherd, Liam Knellor, Peter Matthews, Debbie Woods, Lauren Dubka, Dominic Irving, Rosie Jolliffe, Michael Thompson, Ryan Edgley, Megan Price, Lauren Gillespie, Jordan Fones, Kieran McDowell, Melissa Bamber, Liam Barrow, Nathan Goldsworthy, Bethany Stoker, Emma Sadler, James Cottam

Year 10

Kieran Clynch

Marc Griffiths

Jamie Thompson, Melissa Curtis, Jake Higgins, Ryan Muncaster, Kane Bonham, David Wells, Katie Gaskell, Sophie Killip, Ryan Penfold, Natasha Calvert, Cameron Hart, Ryan Sharkey, Lauren Connell, Lee McQuistan, Chloe Gawlik, India Humphrey, Emily Shields, Daniel Johnson, Sarah Kirkby, Emily Scott, Ciara Blaze, Matthew Scholes, Michael Scott, Euan Greenop, Katherine Harris, Emma Mullen, Katie Read

Rachel Anderson

Attendance is linked to achievement, and Furness Academy is embarking upon a number of new initiatives and rewards this next academic year. The most exciting part of this is that rewards can be given for certain targets being achieved by students, such as Happy Calls (positive calls home to parents/ carers), Ice Cream Friday, Governors Tea, Roll of Honour, raffles, trips and much more. Incentives will be used such as friendly competition between Learning Groups in the formation of an attendance league, and there will also be for the first time attendance focus days which will highlight to students the positive impact which attendance can have, not only on learning but on the whole school experience. S Hartley

Year 11 Rachel Anderson, Adam Bell, Dylan Canavan, Beth Clarke, Aaron Clayton, Kieran Clynch, Oliver Corkill, Daniel Cottam, Hayley Creighton, Hal Devonald, Rachel Don, Steven Fleming, Joshua Fraser, Ben Green, Marc Griffiths, Tom Harris, Sam Hayhurst, Aaron Holmes, Adam Hunter, Nicola Johnson, Daniel Johnston, Jasmine Joliffe, Kayleigh Jones, Bronwyn Linacre, Matthew Managh, Jack Marshall, Jake Marston, Thomas Milligan, Elliott Morrow, Beth Mulholland, Louise Mullen, Eleanor Ogilvie, Rachel Parsons, Jonathon Phillipson, Robert Phin, Jordan Rafferty, Andrew Sadler, Daniel Sheppard, Ellis Skyrme, Liam Smith, Kieran Solloway, Chi Wan Sun, Davis Thompson, Natalie Thompson, Craig Warburton, Christian White, Natasha White, Jessie Wilson, Dale Woodburn, Kathryn Woods, Lynn Yu


Ms Angela York, Director of Science and Technology, organised a praise initiative based on the BBC Documentary, ‘The Classroom Experiment’. This project ran over a four week period with its aim being to improve the behaviour of students, so that all were aiming to work to their personal best. The theory is, each day, each Learning Group has a secret student. The students themselves do not know who this is, they just know that someone in their Learning Group will be selected each day. The secret student is chosen at random and staff were informed who it was at the beginning of each day. If the student had behaved well and worked hard, then they received a point for their Learning Group. The aim of this initiative is that every single Learning Group can potentially receive the reward, as long as they receive 17 points or more over the course of the four week period, therefore potentially 20 points. This was also a great chance to heap praise on students in their Learning Group. A Learning Group Leader was told that they could inform the student if they had been the secret student and if they had been successful. This allowed their peers to also

say well done and had the effect of instilling a team ethic and camaraderie within the group.

REWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Impacts on Behaviour

Ms York ran this initiative with Year 8 and 10 and it proved immensely powerful and effective, giving Learning Group Leaders another way of connecting with their students. The Learning Groups who successfully achieved the magical 17 points or more and thus a trip to Alton Towers, were as follows: 8NG1 8NG2 8NR1 8SB1 8SG1 10NB1 10NR2 10SG1 10SG2 10SY2 The below account was written by Shannon Richardson and Ella Kells from 10SY2, Mr Higgins’ Learning Group, who were one of the successful Learning Groups to win a trip to Alton Towers. A York

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TOP OF THE VIVO MILES CHARTS

Revision Raffle

WINNERS

Year 11 had the chance to attend revision classes this year and be placed into a draw for a brand new iPod or vouchers of an equivalent amount. There were a total of 52 clinics run over a seven month period in a range of ten different subjects. The Clinics were accessed 881 times (some students attended more than one clinic on a number of occasions).

Vivo Miles is an online reward system allowing students to collect miles or points from members of staff for a variety of reasons, such as good behaviour, outstanding attendance, quality homework, extra-curricular participation, being helpful and much more. From the data gathered, it is possible to see how students are doing in relation to each other, and which categories they are being rewarded for. The following students are to be congratulated for managing to accrue the most points during last academic year: Ruth Daniel and Kamil Martyniak. They receive a trophy each for being the most successful students for North and South site respectively.

In total 52 clinics were run for four hours each time totalling 208 hours revision time. Members of staff held the classes to ensure that the students had the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge and develop their understanding leading up to the most important exams of their lives. The draw for the big prizes took place on the night of the Prom, and Robert Cubiss and Jake Dewhirst were the lucky ones. Jake opted for the iPod and Robert decided to go for an equivalent amount in cricket equipment vouchers.

Jake

Robert

H Postlethwaite

S Hartley

The Academy takes recycling seriously, and Jayne Beach and the canteen staff have led the way this year with big changes in how to recycle more effectively. As well as introducing pots, plastic glasses and metal cutlery to replace the disposable versions, Jayne has invested in two recycling machines, one for each canteen, North and South. These machines have had a huge impact on students recycling their plastic drinks bottles and cans. Once a student has finished their drink, they insert the bottle or can into the machine, and every 10th recyclable product produces a reward token. The student then approaches one of the midday supervisors who swap it for a raffle ticket. This is put into a draw which takes place at the end of each term. The students really embraced this concept, and even began picking up bottles and cans from other areas of school in order to recycle and try to claim that all important raffle ticket. There was great anticipation for the draw this

term, with a prize of a ÂŁ50 voucher of their choice up for grabs. Mr Tippins kindly made the draw on South Site, with the winner being Jordan Geldart Year 10 who chose DW Sports for his ÂŁ50 voucher. The draw on North Site, in the presence of Mrs Beach, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Hartley saw Matthew Smyth as the successful student and he opted for HMV vouchers. Congratulations to both and well done to all students on both sites for helping Furness Academy reduce, re-use, recycle and respect. J Beach


REWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

STUDENTS BECOME PUBLISHED AUTHORS Students in Miss Walker’s Year 8 English group became published authors in the Summer Term. The class used the wonderful online site ‘Storybird’ to produce beautifully illustrated and well-written picture books for younger children. ‘Storybird’ works with artists and illustrators to provide a wealth of images which students can select from. They can then add their own words to the pictures to produce brilliantly original books. The books were shipped from America over the summer and were presented to the students – now all in Year 9 – in their Year Group assembly. Mr Blackledge said, “The books are really excellent. My children loved them all, especially Sigourney Iveson’s ‘This Leopard Does Not Like Meat’ about a leopard who changes his spots and becomes a vegetarian.”

Storybird Students pictured: Sophie Ellis, Kerri Holmes, Crystal Harrop, Lauren Stagg, Daniel Clark, Charlie Crawford, Caine Ryan. Not pictured: Carla Bennion, Sigourney H Walker Iveson, Kamil Martyniak, Kyle Marklew,

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The Art of Praise

Postcard designers: Saffron Ashworth, Chloe Flett, Megan Lindsay, Leah Kirk, Bethany Ross, Drew Instance

February of this year saw the launch of the praise postcard competition, which invited any student to submit a piece of artwork reflecting any subject within school. On this artwork, there needed to be a message of praise, for example, ‘well done’ or ‘congratulations’. The entrants who showed the most promise were then invited to attend workshops, on North and South Sites, to refine their work in order for a praise postcard to be published from it.

however, successful, and spent many hours perfecting their work with the help of Miss Silver, Miss Bond and Miss Mitchell from the Art Department.

The number of students entering the competition was overwhelming, and they were all rewarded with Vivo Miles for their efforts. The following students listed and pictured were,

S Hartley

The praise postcards began to be used by staff in the Summer term, resulting in a total of 539 being sent, by 24 staff. This praise initiative is now fully up and running and fully integrated into the Academy’s ‘rewards and recognition’ initiatives.


REWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Postcard designers: Debbie Woods, Megan Hutton, Ruth Daniel, Peter Matthews Dayna Ross and Lauren McCann work on their music and art designs

Postcard designers: Lauren McCann, Oliver Teasdale

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FISHING COMPETITION On an almost perfect summer’s day in June, 18 of our students ventured to High Pond at Roanhead in the quest for “that whopper”. After drawing their peg numbers from the bag, the students were guided through the right choice of tactics for the day.

good net full of fish and seemed to be heading for a close finish. Declan then caught a decent sized bream which was worthy of any competition on the water. When the whistle was blown, signalling the end of the competition, their nets were pulled in and fish were weighed. Most students had at least one.

As the sun beat down, the competition got underway. Blain Marwood, who had opted for pole tactics, was off to a flying start, catching the first fish of the day – a small roach. Fishing was not easy, but plenty of students were now seeing some action. Corey Jackson latched onto a nice carp which sadly got away.

Declan won first prize (a £40 voucher) with 4lb of fish – mainly bream and roach. Ciaran came second (£15 voucher) with 2lb of fish – again bream, roach and perch. Ryan Wilson was given a £15 voucher for excellent attitude and behaviour throughout.

Declan Kirby and were steadily

A massive thanks to the F.F.A for their expert help and allowing the Academy

to hold the competition, the Angling and Hiking Centre for kindly donating the prizes and also the staff and students for making the day such an enjoyable occasion. Well done to the following students: Liam Johnson, Callum Green, Aaron Dodd, Ciaran Lewis, Blain Marwood, Jack Kavanagh, Ryan Wilson, Josh Webster, Declan Kirby, Brandon Edmondson, Cameron Clark, Josh Shaw, Brandan Merril, Daniel Hardie, Conner McDermott, Brandon Brown, Dylan Irving, Corey Jackson. J Park

Ciaran Lewis accumulating a

Furness Academy are extremely proud of the following Year 7 students, Toby Riddick, Abigail Mackin, Matthew Rigg, Leia Hoggarth and Emily Bower who were voted into Furness’ first ever Youth Council. Their role is to make sure that young people’s voices and opinions are heard in Barrow. They are to work alongside members of Barrow Borough Council to improve Barrow for young people and to speak out for the young people of Furness. Most Student Council members took part in a weekend-long residential in the Lake District with the aim of getting to know the Youth Councillors from the other schools in Furness. They took part in a variety of outdoor sporting activities and team building sessions. The Principal of the Academy is delighted that our students form the largest representative group from any school or college on the Council. Mr Blackledge said: “I am really pleased that so many of our young people want to make a positive difference to the area they live in. They are willing to give so freely of their ideas and their time to contribute to the community in this way and to represent other young people in doing so. It is great credit to them and I wish them every success in their work on the Council.” K Smith

Furness Youth Council The school and I are extremely proud of the young youth councillors and I know that the young people of Furness are in safe hands with these five students. They are all very keen and willing to make Barrow a better place for everyone. Ms Kelsey Smith


IN A WEEK

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Bradley Carrol

Trains with Manchester United

Bradley Carroll, pictured in the centre, with fellow future stars Jack Ryan and Sam Joel

I play for Holker Old Boys (my local team) and we are without doubt on of the best teams in our age group. We won four trophies last season, but two of us also got the opportunity of a lifetime. I got trials for Manchester United along with Michael Thomson and Liam Hunsdale. When we went for the trial, we were naturally nervous, but after the second day, I was approached by one of the coaches, who asked me for more details. I was not really sure why but I did not think anything of this, until I was taken into the office and congratulated on succeeding in the trial. They wanted to see more of me and as you can imagine, the grin on my face was unbelievable, it felt like I had a coat hanger in my mouth. They invited me back for four more

training sessions in May, which were held at Manchester United’s training ground at Carrington. It felt weird being there without my mates, but I had to make the best of this opportunity. After two weeks had passed, they pulled me up and I thought that now it was the end but no…they invited me to go and train at Lilleshall for a week in August. I could not believe this and I never thought that the little boy that played for Holker and Barrow could be training with the biggest club in the world. This shows that you should never give up and always keep fighting until the very end. I now have to wait and see if I can be signed on for a two year spell…watch this space. B Carrol

Brandon Wilson & Brogen Stewart When I was seven years old, a friend of my dad started taking me to Duddon Canoe Club on Ramsden Dock, with his daughter Courtney. I felt nervous on the water at first because it can be quite rough, however a few sessions at Barrow leisure centre raised my confidence. At the swimming pool I learnt how to manoeuvre my kayak and get out of an upside down boat, learning at the pool was a safer and easier way to learn than paddling on the dock or a river. I wanted to go on moving water with rapids, testing my new found abilities even more. Before I could do this I needed to achieve my paddle power awards completing tasks and stages! Duddon Canoe Club have a wild water racing team and I would go all over the country watching them compete however at that time I was not good enough to join in. My turn came a year later when I was eight: I entered a wild water race in the under 10 category on the river Tyne at Prudhoe where on a rain filled river I came second in my first race. I was hooked and wanted to do more and more races on as many different rivers as possible. I have

been paddling for three more years and I have been improving my kayaking skills winning 25 medals and five trophies all together, most of them are gold however I have a few bronze and silvers. I have also won the British youth championships at under 10 in 2009 and under 12 on the river Irwell last year. I am hoping to make it three in a row this November. Last year my cousin Brogan started learning to kayak. I volunteered to teach Brogan a bit when she came to train. She has won two races out of the two that she entered and we are both still improving loads! There are lots of types of kayaking, not just paddling down a river as fast as you can, and I would hope to try out these. There is slalom where you move your boat through gates on moving water in the fastest time possible and play boating which is freestyle in small boats like gymnastics doing cartwheels. There are many more. Kayaking is a fun and exciting sport that has taken me to some exciting places to test my skills in extreme competitions. B Wilson


OUT OF SCHOOL SUCCESS

Sam Joel

Blackburn Rovers Star Sam was scouted just after his 7th birthday and has been at Blackburn Rovers ever since. He played centre midfield for five years but after being leading goal scorer, the Blackburn coaches began to develop him as a striker near to the end of the U12 season. Sam started off very well with a hat trick in his 1st match as a striker playing against Bolton Wanderers.

they were the better team. Sam had a fantastic tournament, scoring a fabulous goal against Wolves and assisting with other goals. So impressive was his performance that he was approached by Umbro, Adidas and Nike with a view to sponsorship. Sam now has a full sponsorship contract with Nike, which is a remarkable achievement for someone of his age.

Last year as an under 13, Sam once again was a leading goal scorer. Blackburn won the premier league U13 competition at St Andrew’s, Birmingham City’s ground. Sam scored in the final to help his team win the competition. Last year as an U13, and playing two years up for the Blackburn U15 team, he represented his club at the Nike premier cup at Warwick University. He gave an excellent account of himself despite his age and impressed an England scout.

Sam recently returned from a tournament in France where such teams as Marseilles, Lyon, Porto and Dynamo Moscow were playing. Again he was playing a year up. Sam just recently signed a full time contract to start his apprenticeship two years early. He has now moved to Blackburn, where he will receive private tuition and live with a family very close to Blackburn Academy. Sam has made this commitment to move away from his family and home town in order to help him progress his football career to the next level.

This year as an U14, playing a year up, Sam represented Blackburn again at the Nike premier cup. The two form teams made it to the final but unfortunately Blackburn lost, although many felt

Both myself and my husband feel that this a fantastic opportunity for Sam, as we have been told that he has to expect

the unexpected and he may just be told that he has to go and train with the first team on some occasions. We are very proud of him and believe that he deserves this chance due to all the hard work, determination and commitment he has shown over the last seven years. L Joel

Ben Davies

Playing for Preston North End Ben was spotted by a scout while playing for Furness Rovers U-11s at a tournament at Lancaster in June 2006 and started at Preston in the August. His preferred position is left back, but has also played left midfield and centre half. He made his youth team debut this year aged 15 and went on to make another eleven appearances including coming on as a substitute in the LFA youth cup final v Oldham, which Preston won 3-0. He was also picked for the reserves team squad versus Sunderland in May. In February Ben received a two year Scholarship and in July he moved to

Preston full time to live in a house with the rest of the youth team. They will be looked after by a couple who are Preston fans. He will combine his football with a college course in sports science. Ben is very focused about his football going to Preston at least four times a week to train and play matches. Football has always been his passion, and hopefully one day he will realise his dream of being a professional. G Davies

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Jack Ryan

Multi-talented sportsman

Jack progressed onto football and at nine years of age, was invited to trials with Blackburn Rovers. Jack also had trials for Liverpool by the time he was eleven. At twelve years of age, Jack turned his hand to rugby, and within the first season, he was offered a 12 month contract with Leigh Centurions Rugby League team. In the meantime, Jack was still playing football, and whilst representing his County, he was spotted by scouts from Carlisle United. He was offered a two year contract but Jack decided to impress with other clubs, resulting in him being offered a

two year contract with Blackburn Rovers. During this time, he travelled abroad to tournaments and has recently appeared on SKY television. Jack is very focused on what he has to do to succeed, taking his diet and training very seriously. Jack has recently been offered a two year scholarship for Preston North End which he will take up at the end of his GCSE examinations. Jack is also a talented sprinter. His personal best of 11.7 seconds in the 100metres has resulted in him representing Cumbria in the regional round of the English Schools, where he came 6th, despite the fact that he was competing against students a year older than himself.

Picture courtesy of North West Evening Mail

Jack Ryan is an outstanding all round sports performer who is on the verge of a professional career in football. Jack first displayed talent at the age of five when he started playing tennis. By seven years of age he was playing for his County.

A truly talented all rounder who is determined to succeed. S Hartley

Sarah Kirkby

Badminton starlet

I started playing badminton when I was eight years old and by the age of nine I was representing my County. When I was ten years of age I became under 12 County Champion and I have continued winning County titles since then. I have played number one at under 17 Level at all County Matches, and this year I will be entering the adult County Championships for the first time. I also have to attend monthly training sessions with the County squad in Penrith, as well as my weekly training programme, which comprises of three skill sessions at St Luke’s Junior Badminton Club and individual stamina work, core strength and flexibility training. I have also entered various national tournaments, winning

events such as the Cheshire Open and consistently reaching semi-finals and finals for my age group and at under 17 level. I have achieved a national ranking, achieving 44th in England, and have experienced training and instruction from the top coaches in the country when I was invited to train with the northern squad in Durham. I am now in Year 11 and will be reducing my commitment to training and competition so I can focus on my GCSE exams and my duties as Head Girl of Furness Academy South Site, although I will still be playing regularly and representing my County. S Kirkby


OUT OF SCHOOL SUCCESS

Wil Marklew

Rising star in golf

Wil Marklew has high hopes of making professional status in golf, and his recent victory in the Cumbria County Championship is one of just many successes that Wil is accruing on his way to the top. Wil has been playing golf since the age of one and by the age of just four, he achieved not one but three holes in one! By five years of age, Wil had won several competitions at Graham Moore Golf Schools in Cheshire. Wil progressed and qualified to the finals at St Andrews ‘Wee Wonders’ golf competitions three years running.

Picture courtesy of North West Evening Mail

He has played for his County since the age of twelve and is under 16 and under 18 County Champion. He has also played for the Northern Federation Squad. Wil achieved scratch (0) handicap at the age of 15, and has been selected for England under 16 for three consecutive years. Finally, Wil has won the Junior Masters twice in the two years he has played. These are truly remarkable achievements for a student who is still only in Year 11. He is dedicated to his sport and certainly one for the future. S Hartley

Michael Sharp

Picture courtesy of North West Evening Mail

TV star

Furness Academy student, Michael Sharp, teamed up with his dad, Andrew Sharp, to run a butcher’s shop in different eras in the TV programme ‘Turn Back Time: The High Street’ which aired on BBC1 last year. They had to work and live through Victorian and Edwardian eras, the 1930s, the Second World War and 1960s. Michael commented: “It was not like, turn the camera off and go to the hotel; we actually had to live like that. I lived in a flat with my dad and the blacksmith, which was decorated in keeping with each era. The most difficult one had to be the

Victorian era, as that was the hardest work. We had a massive pig which had a huge layer of fat. We made sausages from a hand mixer.” Michael also commented that the experience has enhanced his learning in history, and he is now considering becoming a cameraman after his TV experience. He has even been asked to sign autographs since appearing on the show and had received hundreds of comments on Facebook. S Hartley

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Furness Academy Students Spread Christmas Cheer

Furness Academy students delivered 300 Christmas hampers to elderly people within their community and raised £150 for Furness Homeless Support Group. Students’ generous donations allowed year 9 and 10 students to buy food and make up parcels, which Year 11 prefects delivered in their local area. Linzi Stanway, Head of Student Engagement and Standards at Furness Academy, said: “Our students are absolutely brilliant and we are very proud that we have managed to raise this money in this economic climate. The students have now seen how effective their donations can be.” Christine Bainbridge of Furness Homeless Support group, said: “It is wonderful that the Furness Academy students are supporting us, it is a great help.” S Hartley

christMAs shoe Box AppeAl Furness Academy encouraged their students to take part in the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal which involves students filling shoe boxes for children in Africa and other developing countries, so they receive a gift at Christmas. Below is an account from a very proud Miss Smith, whose learning group made the most shoe boxes out of the whole Academy: “I am extremely proud of my Learning Group who made up THE MOST SHOE BOXES! 7NG1 worked as a team and produced a grand total of 18 shoeboxes. Every member of the LG took part and got involved and contributed something to the shoe boxes. Well done to all 7NG1, I am very proud of you all and your generosity that you have shown during this activity. A special mention goes to Toby Riddick who completed two full shoeboxes on his own!”

Money raised for various charities through donations from the online reward system vivo Miles chArity ross Blackley - year 11 (children’s cancer charity)

vAlue £389.74

st. Mary’s hospice

£219.67

the Bluebell Foundation

£590.63

Animal care lancaster

£111

debrA (Kennedy house charity)

£304.34

livestrong (Armstrong house charity)

£261.45

children’s cancer and leukaemia group (ramsden house charity)

£499.91

Jane tomlinson Appeal (tomlinson house charity)

£140.85

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In Memory of Jordan The Jordan Searle Memorial Basketball game was organised by three students and friends of Jordan: Jessica Smith, Jamie Rooke and Jonny Speirs. The students raised over £1700 for the Bluebell Foundation, a local charity which supports bereaved families and which supported Jordan’s family at the time of their loss. Jamie acknowledged that the event had been, “A lot of hard work and effort,” but he and the other organisers were delighted that it had gone so well. As well as the funds raised by selling tickets for the game, the students have also raised money through donations to Vivo, selling wristbands and DVDs and the Year 7 Summer Fayre.

Furness Academy students raised £586.48

Reflecting on the success of the game, Jess said, “We wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without the support of our peers and everyone else – it went brilliantly.” Jonny concurred, stating that it was the help of friends and family which had ensured the success of their fund-raising efforts. J Smith


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Furness Academy heroes’ conquer the K2B An excruciatingly early alarm call of 4am woke this year’s K2B walkers, and in the small hours of the morning, they made their weary way to the buses ready to take them to the start of a 40 mile journey - all in the name of charity. The race started at 6am, and Furness Academy began the event with 28 students, 20 of whom completed the famous walk, which begins at Keswick and includes the unforgiving climb of ‘Red Bank’, although the view from the top is a spectacular panoramic view of the Lake District. The long descent begins to Coniston Water where walkers gratefully receive a free lunch at ‘Machell’s Coppice’. Up to this point, the weather had been warm and dry, so far so good, but the real test begun in the early afternoon when the heavens opened. Our students had to endure the long traipse to Lowick Green and the next challenging climb onto Kirkby Moor. This severely tested our determination and stamina, and claimed not only some of our students, but caused many more to bow out at this point, tired, hurting but still a fantastic achievement. With just a quarter of the walk to go, our students now had to draw upon mental strength and have faith in their bodies

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Paul Carmody Andrew Sadler Duncan McAllister Jake Haughin Stacie Kaighan Connor Lambton Morgan Griffin Dylan Canavan Ryan Thompson Jasmine Jolliffe Daniel Sheppard Carl Formby Daniel Johnston Ellis Skyrme Demi Paxton Katie Read Emily Scott Sophie Woods Matthew Miles Alice Wilmot Sarah Mullen

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holding it together, as they made their determined way to the finish line, and that all important medal and sense of achievement. By now, crowds had begun to gather to offer support and look on in admiration. Our youngsters showed what they are willing to do to make a difference, and make their friends, family and staff very proud indeed.

Our generous students

Academy Results

Andrew Sadler deserves a special mention for being the first boy home and Stacey Kaighan the first girl home for Furness Academy. Also an additional well done to Alice Wilmot, Matthew Miles and Sarah Mullen, who all completed the walk after some 16 hours + of walking. 

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Year 7 raise money for charity The Year 7 ‘Personal Learning and Thinking Skills’ curriculum allowed students to complete a challenge, to plan and organise a Summer Fair, with some of the monies going towards the Oncology Department at Furness General Hospital. Each group only had a starting budget of £10, and had to decide upon how to spend their money in order to run a stall. The ideas the students came up with included making cakes, craft stalls, games, treasure hunts, jewellery making, raffles, football target games, and many more. Staff, parents, grandparents and other students attended the fair enterprise challenge, which took place on both North and South Sites over a number of days. The North Site event was a massive success and raised a total of £331.45. South Site Year 7 fair raised an equally impressive sum of in the region of £300 and this means a substantial donation of in excess of £600 can be made to various charities. “Undoubtedly the best part of this whole process was seeing the excitement and enthusiasm on our Year 7 students’ faces as they sold their craft wares, cakes and activities,” said Mrs Ingham. 

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Furness Academy believes in the ability of its students to take on significant responsibilities and holds a strong conviction in the value of giving students a role in how the Academy runs and progresses. As proof of this many opportunities exist for students to contribute to the future of Furness Academy.

Council, which involves a fortnightly meeting with Mr Blackledge and the Senior Leadership Team. Year 9 has the opportunity to become Leading Students and Year 11 can become prefects and apply for Head Boy/Girl and Deputy Head Boy Girl. Year 11 and 8 also have the opportunity to apply for the post of House Leader and Deputy House Leader, and encourage students to take part in the new House Competition at Furness Academy.

Student Responsibility Students from all year groups can represent their Learning Group in the School Council, where they can voice concerns, and share ideas and opinions. A select group of students make up the Academy

Once students have been selected into the various posts of responsibility, they are invited to either Brathay or Abbey House for leadership training. 

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Outgoing Head Boys and Girls

Year One

Head Boy North Roger Devlin Head Boy South Alex Danson Head Girl North Catherine Higgins Head Girl South Nyomi Woodend

Year Two

Head Boy North Jack Marshall Head Boy South Elliot Morrow

Head Girl North Eve Moss Head Girl South Elle Gregory


The Journey to Head Boy The process of becoming Head Boy was far from what may be considered easy. Many people think it is just writing a letter and being chosen from that, but let me tell you, that was not the case. The first step was to write a letter, with specified criteria of 98.5% attendance, no behaviour points and a perfect punctuality record. I managed to fulfil those criteria, so I put my name down and began writing. This was probably one of the hardest things I have ever done.

North

Head Boy Cameron Lynn Deputy Head Boy Jamie Thompson Head Girl Rachel Kipling Deputy Head Girl Chelsea Evans

South

Head Boy Will Gardner Deputy Head Boy Ryan Sharkey Head Girl Sarah Kirkby Deputy Head Girl Rebecca Kavanagh

eat of course! Food aside I was just myself and hoped for the best. There was also a student and teacher vote taking place on this day which placed a lot of pressure on us all. I was beginning to feel now a real desire to have this role, but with such strong candidates, I wondered how many votes I would get.

Student responsibility

Incoming Head Boys and Girls

Thursday was the next crucial day for me, in fact the most crucial, as this was interview day. This was the summit of an Much of the letter was me saying exceptionally hard climb. As I good things about myself and waited at reception on the edge that was so hard, so I wrote what of my seat, I managed to remain calm and be myself. I was called I thought my qualities were and into Mr Blackledge’s office, and expanded on them. Finally, after the questions began. I six hours of typing answered as honestly and headaches from as I could, and the thinking so hard, I had it was like time flew by. I walked done it! I was pleased with my letter and the final of out not knowing how handed it in, and now I X Factor, I had done and now came a sleepless had to wait. but 100 night. The next day I times more It was Friday now, received a message to go to student services. important ‘Judgement Day’ and I kept thinking in my I was expecting to to me head as this process be given my PE kit came to its climax, that my mum had it was like the final dropped off even of X Factor, but 100 though I had it with me, so I walked in, not realising times more important to me. Mr Blackledge called us all in that this was an important and told us how well we had all message, and informing me performed. He then announced that I was on a short list with the Head Boy for South Site. nine other people. The list was It was about to be all over. My divided into two groups, and by heart was beating. I took a deep now I was feeling pretty sick. breath as he said, “And I would My meeting was that lunchtime like to appoint…Will to be at 1.15pm, where we were all Head Boy.” I stood there with told that we had been called a huge grin on my face, I was to interview. I was excited but speechless, and all I wanted to heavy with nerves also. do was a little dance. Two days later and we were The beginning of Year 11 has informed that we were to have been a huge challenge being a ‘working lunch’ with Mr Head Boy, and I am hoping to Blackledge, Mr Gill and Mrs rise to every challenge. Robinson. It was great to meet them in such as small group. I  Will Gardner thought this was a good idea, as we got to talk informally, and

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Leadership Training At both venues our students were amazing. At Brathay the main focus of the training was leadership and the students’ future duties and roles. This was then continued at Abbey House, along with improving communication skills and focusing on the challenges they will face in their student official roles. At Abbey House the trainers had to change their programmes as those who went to Brathay wanted to lead sections of the training themsleves to put into practice what they had learnt! Having been with them on both occasions I have seen how they have grown in confidence and what a credit they are to all the staff who teach and support them. 

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Prefect Training at Abbey House I was surprised but very glad when I found out I was a Prefect. During the prefect training, initially there was a little bit of anxiety, as we did not know all of the other students. However, after a few activities we all really relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. We had activities such as passing a hula hoop through everyone without breaking the circle – it was rather funny. Afterwards, we had some prefect scenarios and role plays. This helped us to know what to expect in September. After dinner, we were able to plan some details for our Prom. This really made me feel more involved and very adult, making decisions based on a budget. I am now really looking forward to being as prefect in Year 11, and feel even more motivated to do well. 

Emma Shannon


During the Summer term, the process of selecting prefects took place. The criteria students had to fulfil to become a prefect included having no behaviour issues and an excellent punctuality and attendance record. Prefects at Furness Academy are then awarded a prefect badge and are expected to fulfil duties, such as supporting

Prefects

Daniel Collins, Georgina Elliott, Chelsea Vans, Vanessa Graham, Jessica Johnson, Rachel Kipling, Aimee Lowther, Cameron Lynn, Ryan Muncaster, Jamie Thompson, David Wells, Sam Woods. Neil Aspinall, Georgina Bird, Ciara Blaze, Jason Caine, Natasha Calvert, Samuel Carswell, Connor Cassley, Joshua Colcomb, Jay Cresswell, Louise Danson, Marc Deakin, Jamie Edgley, Luke Fearon, Danielle Finlayson, Will Gardner, Chloe Gawlik, Euan Greenop, Michaela Halliday, Tom Hammond, Oliver Harbridge, Katherine Harris, James Higham, Lok Wah Ho, Kelly Holmes, India Humphrey, Daniel Johnson, Kirbie Johnson, Rebecca

staff on duty to help promote a safe environment for all students. They will also be required to help at Parents Evenings, and play an active role in house and Academy life. Once students had been selected through an application procedure, they were invited to prefect training at the Abbey House Hotel. Kavanagh, Ella Kells, Andrew Kerr, Sarah Kirkby, Hayley Knowles, Jodie Leanard, Anna Lewis, Matthew Lightfoot, Shannon Loughlin, Callum Maguire, Jamie McDonald, Jessica McNamee, Natasha Morgan, Jessica Peacock, Lois Prescott, Katie Read, Abby Readhead, Gemma Rogerson, Courtney Rowan, Matty Scholes, Michael Scott, Emma Shannon, Emily Shields, Brogan Stewart, Gin tai Wong, Sophie Woods, Emily Scott, Dylan King, Josh Bickerdike, Sammie Dent, Ryan Sharkey, Adam Casson, Nia Studt.

Student responsibility

Prefects at Furness Academy

Senior Prefects

Georgina Elliott, Ryan Muncaster, Vanessa Graham, Katie Read, Connor Cassley, Daniel Johnson, Ciara Blaze, Courtney Rowan

House Leaders and Deputies During the Summer term, House Managers of Tomlinson, Kennedy, Armstrong and Ramsden invited Year 10 students to apply for the post of House and Deputy House Leaders.

they assist their House Manager to encourage students within their house to participate in the brand new House Competition, starting in September.

‘House Leader’ is a new responsibility role within Furness Academy, and during the Summer term, interviews and subsequent leadership training for the successful candidates took place. A House Leader is a unique position, in that

Once House Leaders and Deputies were in place, they had to select two deputies from Year 8, to assist with Key Stage 3.

Armstrong House

Kennedy House

North

Back: Rebecca Smith. South Back: Nia Studt, Jay Bradley Carroll, Matthew Cresswell, Danielle Finlayson, Moore, Lorna Horne  Front: Callum Maguire  Front: Jack Lewis Petcher, Jordan Brooks Shannon, Hannah Pater

North

Ramsden House

Tomlinson House

North

North

Aimee Stitt, Megan South Back: Gin Tai Wong, Middleton, Sam Woods, Emma Adam Casson, Jessica Peacock, Griffiths Brogan Stewart  Front: Joshua Singleton and Callum Baynes



Claudia Denby, Lara Schofield, Aimee Lowther, Rachel Biggs, Adam Thompson, Kane Frazer

Back: Ryan Muncaster, Jake Higgins, Kim Bower, Carli Harris  Front: Matthew Rigg, Meg Norris

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South Back: Georgina Bird, Euan Greenop, Anna Lewis, Katie Reed  Front: Brandon Wilson, Lily Mills

South Jamie Edgley, Gemma Rogerson, Emily Shields, India Humphrey, Lucy Gregory, Brogan Gleaves

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TRIPS


The ski trip was over five days and was one of the best experiences of our lives. The bus journey took 23 hours and was tedious at the time, but looking back was a really good laugh. When we arrived, we were allocated rooms and we received a warm welcome and excellent hospitality. We had chance to get some fresh air which was very welcome after being cooped up in a coach for so long. On arrival at the ski resort, we got our gear on and sorted into groups, depending on experience and ability. The first day was really tough, but also hilarious as everyone kept falling over! Each evening we did an activity ranging from visiting Salzburg, strutting our stuff on the disco, pizza night and swimming. It was really enjoyable and varied. Our skills progressed rapidly each day on the slopes. We moved from blue slopes to red slopes and some even made it onto the black slopes. As the week came to an end, we were all sad to leave but also happy to get back to our homes in the UK. However, we really wish we could go back again in Year 11. Charlotte Bridges and Andrew Kerr


TRIPS

This was a fantastic opportunity for nine of our Year 11s, who may have the potential for further and higher education but lack confidence in their own ability. These students are the first in their family to consider studying higher education. This is a year long programme working with students’ families to help them become more aware of Higher Education and to help them in making more informed decisions about their future. I accompanied the students on a summer residential at Lancaster University from 25th- 27th July, along with pupils from Ulverston, Dowdales, Walney and St Bernard’s schools. The students had a fun packed three days involving a campus tour, academic sessions, teambuilding activities, bowling in Morecambe, quiz/ball night and on the last day parents were welcomed to a celebration event. The participating students were Natalie Loughran and Chloe Martin (11SR2), Laura Ross (11SR1), Bethany Smith and Jason Borrick (11SB2), Tyler Silver and Jade Rouke (11SB3), Ben Green (11SY2), and Matthew Burnett (11SG1). J Nelson

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Furness Academy Awards Evening Furness Academy held its first ever Awards Evening in January, allowing students to be recognised for their achievements during the last school year. Awards were given for attainment, progress and endeavour in each year group, as well as outstanding awards for last year’s Year 11. More than 60 awards were presented in all, many to those who had achieved excellence within their subjects.

There were special awards presented to Jordan McNamee, Alexander Danson and Isobelle Roberts. Jordan was praised for his services to the community after recording more than 550 hours of volunteer sports coaching. Mr Blackledge commented: “Many clubs and young people have benefited from his leadership and selfless dedication to helping youngsters develop their sporting skills and abilities.” Alexander Danson, Year One’s Head Boy, won the award for outstanding performance in public examinations and Isabelle Roberts won an award recognising her determination in ensuring Academy voice became a successful and effective forum for students to be involved in shaping their Academy’s progress. The awards ceremony also included a speech from North Site’s Head Boy Jack Marshall and Dylan King then delighted the audience with a musical interlude performing La Poupee de Marcella by Jennifer Lynn on the piano.

Last year’s Year 11 with their awards (see table below)

English Outstanding Performance in both GCSE English and Media Outstanding progress and attainment in GCSE English Maths Outstanding achievement in a public examination Science Consistent effort and achievement Technology Outstanding progress throughout the two year course in Graphic Products Outstanding performance in resistant Materials and electronics Languages Outstanding commitment and exceeding her target in German ICT Outstanding achievement throughout the course

Robbie Gallagher Gemma Pollock

Hayley Dent and Jamie Zhao Leigh Postlethwaite and Steven Woods Sonia Sadiq

Thomas Greenway

Erin Thompson

Joseph Constantine and Vikki Black

Humanities Outstanding performance in RE exceeding far beyond target grade Outstanding performance and exceeding target grade in History Performing Arts Outstanding contribution and achievement in Performing Arts Visual Art Outstanding performance in GCSE Fine Art Health and Social care Continued effort and achievement throughout the course ASDAN For sustained effort and achievement throughout the course Sport For commitment to school sports and high standard of performance and achievement

Sarah Carroll

Dominic Kirkwood

Adam Rayner

Hannah Downing

Natalie Millington

Sean Lee

Ashlea Chester and Christopher Savage


MAJOR EVENTS STUDENT VOICE AWARD Isabelle Roberts

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY Jordan McNamee

VIVO STUDENTS OF THE YEAR Mae Hilton and Joshua Archer

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS Alexander Danson

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN RESISTANT MATERIALS AND ELECTRONICS Thomas Greenway

MUSICAL INTERLUDE performed by Dylan King

La Poupe de Marcella by Jennifer Lynn

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YEAR 10

YEAR 9

ENDEAVOUR AWARD Jordan McNamee, Shona Thompson and Thomas Milligan

PROGRESS AWARD Curtis Reynolds and Connor McNeill

ATTAINMENT AWARD Matthew Managh, Sam Fell, Hayley Creighton and Heather Parke

PROGRESS AWARD Jamie Thompson, Matthew Scholes and Rebecca Kavanagh

PROGRESS AWARD Duncan McAllister, Elle Gregory and Adam Hunter

ATTAINMENT AWARD Sarah Kirkby, Samantha Dent, Ryan Sharkey and Brogen Richards


YEAR 7

PROGRESS AWARD Joseph Purcell, Elizabeth McNamee, Edward Barrow and Rosie Shepherd

ENDEAVOUR AWARD Callum Lamb, Amber Rees, Reece Brown and Jessica Savage

ATTAINMENT AWARD David Allewell, Chloe Flett, Ross Parke and Debbie Woods

ATTAINMENT AWARD Josh Read, Tyra Woodend, Joel Cassells and Rebecca Cornick

MAJOR EVENTS

YEAR 8

PROGRESS AWARD Matthew McClelland, Niamh Kells, Callum Bircher and Lauren Hart

Alexander Danson receives his award from former Chair of Governors Dave Kelly

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Prom Night Year 11 Prom Thursday 30th June 2011 It’s Year 11 Prom time once again and the sun is shining From 6:00pm the students began to arrive in an array of vehicles including vintage cars, a horse and carriage, a Ferrari and a huge Hummer limousine. The most anticipated arrival was that of the tank – they were the last to arrive and received a round of applause. Once again it was wonderful to see our young people looking so stunning and stylish. As the evening got underway the

students were entertained by the Magician and the Characteurist, both of whom were a great hit! The dance floor was also full, especially when Mr Carmody was leading the Macarena. On the whole a great night with a great Year group. R Lucas


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furness acaDemy eXam success Big improvement in Academy results The Academy’s sponsors, governors and staff are delighted with the progress and attainment of our second cohort of Year 11 learners. Our students, both North and South, have done so much to establish a good reputation for themselves across the town. They have achieved county level sporting successes, demonstrated excellent behaviour, promoted our values and given selflessly to local charities. Now they can add much improved results to their vast list of achievements!

We value the progress and attainment of all of our students at each of their respective levels.

At all levels they have demonstrated significant progress. This means that so many more students than ever before have now improved their progression opportunities and life chances as a result of their fantastic success. THIS YEAR’S HEADLINE FIGURES

71% 49%

Compared to similar schools and academies nationally, this year’s target figure for Furness Academy’s students to be in the top 25% of all students in the country, was 45.5% and so, their achievements mean that this top target has clearly been beaten by them; they deserve very much for that to be understood and recognised. Our focus at the Academy, however, is one of ‘Personal Best’. We value the progress and attainment of all of our students at each of their respective levels.

Ofsted noted, in our successful Section 8 Inspection in March, that our Special Educational Needs students make progress at a rate that is faster than the national average. The reported improvement in the headline figures, therefore, only tells one part of the story when it comes to student success at Furness Academy.

@ 5 x A*— C GCSE passes

Well done to all our Year 11s on a wonderful year and best wishes to each and every one of you as you embark upon an exciting journey of discovery; one which I hope is healthy, happy and rich in fulfillment for you all.

@ 5 x A*— C GCSE passes (including English and Mathematics)

Douglas Blackledge Principal


exam subject ALAN L

entries 8

a* 0

a 0

b 2

c 0

D 0

e 6

f 0

G 0

ALAN N

8

0

0

1

0

0

7

0

0

Biology

48

2

17

19

10

0

0

0

0

Business Studies

49

0

3

9

14

12

6

5

0

Catering

32

0

4

6

8

7

3

2

2

Chemistry

48

1

11

16

12

7

1

0

0

COPE

44

0

0

40

0

0

4

0

0

Diploma CM Level 1

15

0

0

0

0

9

6

0

0

Diploma Const Level 2

15

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

Diploma Engin Level 1

21

0

0

0

0

0

21

0

0

Diploma Engin Level 2

65

0

5

20

40

0

0

0

0

Diploma HB Level 1

12

0

0

0

0

0

12

0

0

Diploma HB Level 2

25

0

5

20

0

0

0

0

0

Diploma SHD Level 1

9

0

0

0

0

0

9

0

0

Diploma SHD Level 2

45

0

20

25

0

0

0

0

0

Electronics

28

0

5

13

3

4

2

0

1

English

326

6

22

84

130

40

32

11

1

English Literature

193

17

34

59

54

19

4

4

2

Fine Art

53

0

6

16

29

2

0

0

0

French

14

0

1

6

4

3

0

0

0

Geography

38

0

1

8

13

4

9

2

1

German

14

0

1

1

3

8

1

0

0

Graphics

37

0

1

5

10

12

3

2

4

History

56

0

6

16

12

12

6

3

1

HSC 1

33

0

2

7

5

10

3

5

1

HSC 2

33

0

0

5

5

8

8

5

2

Humanities

15

1

1

1

5

3

3

1

0

Mathematics

322

8

31

34

115

52

42

25

15

Media 1

25

0

4

5

11

4

1

0

0

Media 2

12

0

3

3

6

0

0

0

0

Music

14

1

1

5

2

2

2

0

1

PE 1

71

3

11

15

17

16

5

1

3

PE 2

10

1

2

5

2

0

0

0

0

Physics

48

4

19

11

11

2

1

0

0

Product Design

29

1

4

6

7

4

3

4

0

RE full

205

4

24

46

49

49

23

7

3

Resistant Materials

28

0

0

3

7

4

9

2

3

Science additional

190

5

13

37

74

48

10

1

2

Science core

190

3

18

32

112

21

4

0

0

8

3

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

entries 14

D* 0

Statistics

exam subject Art and Design BTEC

Distinction 0

merit 7

credit 0

pass 7

ICT 1

263

0

53

97

0

113

ICT 2

149

0

40

67

0

42

Motor V YA

8

0

0

3

0

5

OEd BTEC

12

3

2

5

0

2

Performing Arts BTEC

9

1

0

5

0

3

Science BTEC

78

0

0

3

0

75

Sport BTEC

17

2

2

5

0

8

MAJOR EVENTS

furness academy Examination Results 2011

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Furness Academy Yearbook 2011  

A look back at Furness Academy events, and its students successes in 2011

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