After months of hard-work and dedication, we are pleased to announce the launch of our brand-new school website! Our goal with this new, interactive site is to provide our students, parents and the community with an easier way to learn about UCC and access information from any device. We will continue to update our content with helpful news, student's work and films.
As you will see there are curriculum pages full of courses information as well as glimpses into all that goes on in each department through their own news, film channels and social media. If you are a prospective student, in Year 5 or 6 for example, head over to our Prospectus page, have a play with our map or look through the Student pages to get a feel for life at UCC. We also have a news page that reflects the varied and full nature of everything that happens here, which can also be seen on our Twitter, Vimeo and Instagram pages.
January saw the realisation of Grease the Musical, 40 years after its cinema release. To rave reviews the cast and crew delivered five showing stopping performances over four nights to an exceptional standard. To say that we are proud of them would be a significant understatement! The group of students who took part really brought their energy, imagination and drive to turn the show into the success it was. They were, in short, a credit to the departments involved and a credit to the school.
Last week, students travelled to Energus. Lillyhall, Workington to compete in the 2018/19 First Lego League Cumbria Qualifier. This year's theme was "Into Orbit" with the students competing against other schools to solve space themed tasks with a Lego Mindstorms robot. As well as the robotics game the students had to give a presentation explaining how they would solve a particular space based problem and explain how well they worked as a team.
Although we didn't win any parts of the competition this year the team worked exceptionally hard. They are keen to enter again next year, they are already redesigning their robot and looking for team sponsorship from local firms. Watch this space!
37 people living in refugee camps in Calais, France are warmer today. Thanks to UCC students who generously donated hats, scarves, socks and gloves. I know that we have worked together to make the lives of these people a little better, and I hope that next year we can help even more people.
The students of UCC have elected another fantastic group of young people to represent them. The councillors are dedicated to support the students of UCC and to continuing to make changes that will positively impact the school and community.
Head Boy and Girl, Leanne and Jonny said ‘The Council is involved in making many decisions that influence not only the school but also the local community, there has been great progress in tackling issues surrounding the school environment including outdoor facilities.’
Well done to all those election for the Council and we wish you a successful year!