Ashton Community Science College Newshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/Outdoor Ed - Lakes Residentialhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-04-27-outdoor-ed-lakes-residentialhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-04-27-outdoor-ed-lakes-residential<p>Friday saw the 4th annual Ashton PE Dept. weekend Outdoor Ed residential to the Lakes. After period 5, Mr Corcoran, Mr Waring, Ms Violet and PE teacher wannabe Mr Murray, plus 26 students and the brand new minibus on its maiden voyage made the 70 mile trip up the M6 to the Waterpark Adventure Centre in Higher NIbthwaite on the banks of Lake Coniston.<br /> <br /> Arriving at 4.30, there was just enough time for the students to mess up their immaculate rooms before we sat down for tea. Our instructors for the weekend introduced themselves - Ian, Tim and Will. Once again the food was fantastic. Chicken enchiladas, wedges followed by Apple Crumble and cream! The Yr. 10 lads were first on pot wash duty, where &#39;supervisor&#39; Marley oversaw the operation.<br /> <br /> Having consumed more than enough for tea, we needed to burn it off. Ian took us out for a 90 minute walk up one of the many hills surrounding the centre and we were greeted with some fantastic views of the lake, the &#39;Od Man of Coniston&#39; and the surrounding area. On the way down we were treated to a fairly rare sighting of a lenticular cloud resembling a UFO. As it was now getting dark, that could only mean one thing.....manhunt! Possibly the highlight of the weekend was Joe doing his best Oscar the Grouch from Sesame St impression hiding in the recycling bin!<br /> <br /> Saturday saw a 7 am wake up call to ensure butties were made before brekkie. A quick briefing saw Ian and Tim off to Church Beck for some Ghyll Scrambling with the Yr. 9 &amp; 10&#39;s and Will off to Blawith Commo Crag to do some climbing. Glorious weather allowed the Yr. 10 lads and Mr Waring GoPro&#39;d up to tackle the upper Ghyll slab, whilst the Yr. 8&#39;s reached to top of the Crag to be greeted with a fantastic vista over Lake Coniston. A great start to activities.<br /> <br /> Lunch allowed for an activity swap. Ghyll scramblers now went to the Quarry for a more difficult climb, putting into practice what they have been taught in PE lessons and the climbers now went for a spot of kayaking as there was not enough wind to sail. Mr Corcoran headed off to meet the climbers at the Quarry, cycling around Lake Coniston (22km) on his bike to do so.<br /> <br /> Heading back to the centre, the students all mucked in to get the equipment away before tea. Saturday&rsquo;s menu consisted of Roast beef &amp; Yorkshire puds and the famous Waterpark Sticky Toffee pudding - it is mega! Great work on the food this weekend Katie. Having eaten more than enough and in need to get the calories in balancing the calories out, a spot of orienteering was in order, as well as Mr C, W &amp; M trying to show some of the students how to skim stones. Again, when it had gone dark, Manhunt followed before bedtime.<br /> <br /> A second 7am start of the weekend (unheard of for these children!) saw everything packed up, beds stripped, butties made and ready to eat for 8am. We still had a full day ahead. Yr. 8&#39;s headed off to Church Beck, Yr. 9-10 Girls kayaking and Yr. 10 lads high ropes. Again, work in school paid off as all were able to tie themselves in to the ropes and belay safely and effectively speeding the sessions up. Will took the 8&#39;s to the bottom of the upper Ghyll, where on the 2nd jump in Kelsie lost her glasses. Mr Corcoran had to lose his buoyancy aid and waterproof to dive 4m down into the icy pool ......and he got them! PHEW!<br /> <br /> A quick smash and grab lunch and onto the final activity. High ropers went kayaking up to Peel Island for some final &#39;top bombing&#39; and the rest finished off the action packed weekend with some high ropes. All this in glorious sunshine.<br /> <br /> A busy, busy action packed weekend where the main focus was to have some fun and try some new activities! The weather was fantastic, Ian Tim and Will the instructors were great with the kids. The level that they all worked at was pithed according to the age and level of the students, not a &#39;one size fits all&#39; allowing all to progress and succeed. The students were exemplary - a real credit to the school, themselves and their parents and the Centre staff commented on what a nice relaxed atmosphere there had been during the weekend! Well done you lot!<br /> <br /> Thanks go to Mr Waring, Ms Violet and Mr Murray for giving up their weekend and in the words of Arnie in The Terminator .....&quot;We&#39;ll be back!&quot; Next year&rsquo;s trip is already booked!</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/lakesnews.jpgThu, 27 Apr 2017 13:27:01 GMTYear 8 Parental Questionnaire Resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-31-year-8-parental-questionnaire-resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-31-year-8-parental-questionnaire-results<p><a href="/files/documents/parental_questionnaire_y8_march2017_feedback(1).docx" target="_blank">Click here to view the survey results.</a></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/SurveyNews.jpgFri, 31 Mar 2017 13:36:09 GMTYear 10 Parental Questionnaire Resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-02-year-10-parental-questionnaire-resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-02-year-10-parental-questionnaire-results<p><a href="/files/documents/parental_questionnaire_y10_March_2017_feedback.docx" target="_blank">Click here to view the survey results.</a></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/SurveyNews.jpgFri, 10 Mar 2017 10:11:46 GMTYear 9 Parental Questionnaire Resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-02-23-year-9-parental-questionnaire-resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-02-23-year-9-parental-questionnaire-results<p><a href="/files/documents/parental_questionnaire_y9_February_2017_feedback.docx" target="_blank">Click here to view the survey results.</a></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/SurveyNews.jpgFri, 10 Mar 2017 10:10:30 GMTYear 7 Parental Questionnaire Resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-01-10-year-7-parental-questionnaire-resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-01-10-year-7-parental-questionnaire-results<p><a href="/files/documents/parental_questionnaire_y7_December_2016_feedback.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to view the survey results.</a></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/SurveyNews.jpgTue, 10 Jan 2017 10:08:49 GMTYear 11 Parental Questionnaire Resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-13-year-11-parental-questionnaire-resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-13-year-11-parental-questionnaire-results<p><a href="/files/documents/Y11_PFeedback_16.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to view the survey results.</a></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/SurveyNews.jpgTue, 13 Dec 2016 09:34:52 GMTAshton VR Dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-28-ashton-vr-dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-28-ashton-vr-day<p>As you are aware, we live in an ever changing digital world; technology is a vital aspect of everyday life. As a school, we are dedicated to showing our students the latest technology and discussing what the future may hold. The Computing Faculty contacted a MID Communications to assist in providing our Year 8 students with a great opportunity in experiencing virtual reality technology.</p> <p>On Tuesday 25<sup>th</sup> October, Year 8 took part in a full day experience, trailing a range of VR headsets. Students had the opportunity to use: Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear and the HTC Vive. The overall task, as well as trailing, was to review each type of VR equipment in terms of usability, fun factor and how they could potentially be used within the classroom.</p> <p>The students were engaged in all aspects of the day and provided some fantastic ideas and opinions. Students and staff alike, all enjoyed the VR experience and this could be seen. There are a number of images and videos which prove this and they can be found below.</p> <p>Students had to complete a work booklet on the day, reviewing each VR hardware device. They also received a competition which was to design their own VR game. Students had the half term break to design their game before handing in. After much deliberation and a shortlist of 5 from an outstanding 148 entries, Maddy claimed 1<sup>st</sup> prize! Mid Communications awarded Maddy a brand new Samsung Tab A!</p> <p>Ashton Community Science College would like to say a huge thankyou to MID Communications for their time, effort and commitment at providing us with an unforgettable experience.</p> <p>After such a phenomenal day, students from all years have expressed interest and pleaded with the Computing Faculty to host a similar event for them. Maybe next year&hellip; watch this space!</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="480" src="https://AshtonCollegePreston.sharepoint.com/portals/hub/_layouts/15/VideoEmbedHost.aspx?chId=1cb34c4e%2D63d8%2D4014%2D8b1e%2D0932a045a711&amp;vId=605b15e5%2Dbada%2D4e00%2Da2c3%2D6fe25bce9c84&amp;width=853&amp;height=480&amp;autoPlay=false&amp;showInfo=false" width="853"></iframe></p> <p><em>&quot;Dear Barry,</em></p> <p><em>Thank you for the experience I enjoyed working with the VR headsets especially because I&#39;ve never used one of them before. It was an amazing day. I was so surprised to win first place out of my whole year. I still can&#39;t believe it. The tablet was such a great prize. I absolutely love my tablet. The main things i use it for, there are&nbsp;many reasons&nbsp;but the main 2 are for going on games/apps and using it to research stuff for homework. Thank you once again for the amazing day and most of all choosing my homework and giving me a tablet.&quot;</em>&nbsp;- Maddy, Year 8</p> <p>{gallery:VR Day Gallery}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Banner(3).jpgMon, 28 Nov 2016 14:56:29 GMTYear 10 Parents Immunisation Surveyhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-08-year-10-parents-immunisation-surveyhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-08-year-10-parents-immunisation-survey<p><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SPNTH7V" target="_blank">Click here to take the survey!</a></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Survey.jpgTue, 08 Nov 2016 13:24:48 GMTYear 8 Food Technology cook up a stormhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-30-year-8-food-technology-cook-up-a-stormhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-30-year-8-food-technology-cook-up-a-storm<p>What happens when you take a simple starter recipe, a chopping board full of ingredients and the imagination of year 8? &nbsp;Magic in the kitchen, that&#39;s what happens!</p> <p>Mrs Baldwin&#39;s year 8 class were creating their own curry dishes based on a simple basic recipe, to which they added their own mixture&nbsp;of spices, ingredients and creativity. &nbsp;The results were amazing. If only we could capture smells on the Internet, I am sure it would have your mouth watering. I&#39;m also sure that there were some very happy families last night as they enjoyed the food that had been made in this lesson - scrummy!</p> <p>{gallery:Year 8 Food Technology}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(21).jpegFri, 30 Sep 2016 12:23:59 GMTBake off http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-28-bake-offhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-28-bake-off<p>Well the cakes have been baked, the gloves came off and the judges scores are in. &nbsp;Ashton&#39;s annual&nbsp;bake off was its usual mixture of competition and controversy,with the standard of entry higher than ever and the desire to win never more prominent. This year, strict rules were attached to entry, including no help from husbands or wives and cakes&nbsp;must contain fruit, &nbsp;The Twitter feed was wild the evening before, with Mr Woodcock posting photographs of his confection in the making, featuring his daughters, who were assisting ably. &nbsp;Perfectly within the rues and his entry was a testimony to the creative talent of every little girl in the land; they don&#39;t come much sweeter, spangly&nbsp;and sparkly than the cake Mr Woodcock presented!</p> <p>Judging was a challenge - taste, texture, aesthetics all came into the mix and it was incredibly close. &nbsp;Eventually, after much deliberation, a decision was made and Mrs Gaitens was declared the winner, a title she has held before and was delighted to win again. &nbsp;She was modest in victory, simply saying &quot;YES!!!! Bake off queen is back!!!!!!&quot;</p> <p>And so as the sun sets on another Bake Off challenge, the winner is left basking in a rosy glow of lemon flavoured magnificence and the runners up (we have no losers here at Ashton) are left to plan their recipe for next year.</p> <p>Well done to all staff who took part - Mr Waring, Miss Ascroft, Mr Barrow, Mr Woodcock, Mr Corcoran, Miss Howard and Mrs Gaitens. You make&nbsp;Ashton &quot;a school to be proud of.&quot;</p> <p>{gallery:Bake off 2016}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(20).jpegFri, 30 Sep 2016 06:48:04 GMTWhole School Letter - Start of Autumn Termhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-21-whole-school-letter-start-of-autumn-termhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-21-whole-school-letter-start-of-autumn-term<p>{doc:160921112645-329174b2055f4796b5bf56c26112b8ee}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter(6).jpgWed, 21 Sep 2016 12:10:44 GMTSEN Surveyhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-19-sen-surveyhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-19-sen-survey<p>Lancashire County Council invited children, young people, parent carers and professionals to share their ideas at three collaborative workshops during 2016/17.</p> <p>At this first Collaborative Workshop it was agreed that at the next event they would look at Lancashire&#39;s Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans).&nbsp; As part of the preparation for the next event, and in order to include as many voices as possible in the discussions, they are asking children and young people with SEND, their parents and carers, and professionals working with them, to complete a short survey. This can be completed online <a href="https://lccsecure.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/questionnaires/runQuestionnaire.asp?qid=695228" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>The first Collaborative Workshop took place in early June &ndash; young people, parent carers and LCC officers met to start working together to help shape the services available in Lancashire to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). <a href="http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/shaping-send-together/collaborative-workshops" target="_blank">Click here for more details</a>.</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Survey.jpgMon, 19 Sep 2016 11:13:31 GMTSCAMPs Freshers Fairhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-15-scamps-freshers-fairhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-15-scamps-freshers-fair<p>Yesterday we held our annual SCAMPs fair, which showcases some of the clubs we offer at school during lunchtime and after school. It was really well attended by year 7 and lots of you signed up to try new activities. Well done,&nbsp;&nbsp;especially if you have joined something on your own; it&#39;s a great opportunity to make new friends, learn a different skill and have fun.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can find more information about when clubs are running by looking at the SCAMPSs timetable, which is available on the website and is also posted around school. &nbsp;</p> <p>Mr Corcoran is leading the SCAMPs programme this year so if you have any questions or requests for new clubs, then see him, he&#39;ll be happy to help.</p> <p>{gallery:SCAMPs fair September 2016}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Capture.PNGThu, 15 Sep 2016 09:25:36 GMTNational Cycle to Work Dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-14-national-cycle-to-work-dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-14-national-cycle-to-work-day<p>You may be wondering what a bag of jelly babies has to do with cycling to work. &nbsp;So was I when I saw them this morning, but I am reliably informed that they are the mainstay of many a cyclist and a guaranteed energy booster.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today is National Cycle to Work day and 10 staff have taken part, cycling into work instead of their usual mode of transport. &nbsp;Between them they have cycled 107.1 miles which is no mean feat by anyone&#39;s standards. &nbsp;Those staff that couldn&#39;t make it in on their bikes today are taking part in a cycle round Ashton Park&nbsp;&nbsp;this afternoon, so watch out for them and give them a wave as they whizz past you on your way home!</p> <p>Thanks to all staff who took part and all students who gave words of encouragement as they rode past this morning. Special thanks to Mr Woodcock for &nbsp;organising the event in school. His journey this morning was just under 20 miles; I&#39;m not surprised he needed a sit down in the sun after cycling all that way!</p> <p>check out our Twitter page for more pictures</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:National Cycle to Work Day}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(17).jpegWed, 14 Sep 2016 11:36:03 GMTDuke of Edinburgh weekend expedition http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-12-duke-of-edinburgh-weekend-expeditionhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-12-duke-of-edinburgh-weekend-expedition<p>This weekend Mr Waring took to climbing Snowdon in Wales via the Crib Goch, a very dangerous but beautiful route. He walked, climbed and scrambled with a group led by Miss Ascroft who is the proud owner of a Gold Level Duke of Edinburgh Award and is working towards the difficult qualification of Mountain Leader. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is something we are fully involved with as a school as the opportunities it gives those who complete each level are incredible. It can change your life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keep up to date with our activities and enjoy some&nbsp;great photographs by following us on Facebook</p> <p>https://www.facebook.com/ashtoncommunitysciencecollege/?fref=ts#</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.ukMon, 12 Sep 2016 20:08:22 GMTGet lost in a good book!http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-09-get-lost-in-a-good-bookhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-09-get-lost-in-a-good-book<p>All &nbsp;our year 7 students were asked to read Grandpa&#39;s Great Escape over the summer holidays and we have spent our first week back exploring the themes of the book in different lessons. &nbsp;Here, a year 7 study group explore the food Grandpa ate, which is unusual to say the least! They have a homework tonight to create their own Grandpa style menu. YIkes, I hope they don&#39;t decide to eat some of their creations, especially if they are as bizarre as Grandpa&#39;s! Spam a la custard anyone...?</p> <p>{gallery:Get lost... In a good book of course }</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(14).jpegFri, 09 Sep 2016 15:42:56 GMTYear 11 Science classes in actionhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-09-year-11-science-classes-in-actionhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-09-year-11-science-classes-in-action<p>Year 11 spend their Friday afternoon in science, working hard on the discovery and experiment trail. Our biologists are testing for starch in leaves and our physicists are attending a master class in our lecture theatre. As a specialist science college, we are very proud of these facilities and of the people who use them!&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Year 11 science }</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(13).jpegFri, 09 Sep 2016 15:29:05 GMT22push up challenge- the last dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-08-22push-up-challenge-the-last-dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-08-22push-up-challenge-the-last-day<p>Well today was the final day of Mr Austin&#39;s 22 day challenge. Well done to Joe, one of our year 11 students who couldn&#39;t leave Mr Austin to face the last day of the challenge alone, so got right down beside him and matched him push up for push up. Another cracking example of behaviour and attitude that makes us a school to be proud of. Check out our Facebook page for full details and video footage of the event.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:22 push ups challenge - the final day}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(12).jpegThu, 08 Sep 2016 19:33:17 GMTSuper science lessonshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-08-super-science-lessonshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-08-super-science-lessons<p>Here are some year 7 classes enjoying their science lessons. Staff have been impressed with how keen you are to learn year 7 so keep it up- science students of today become the scientists of tomorrow and that could be you!&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Year 7 - Scientists of tomorrow?}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(11).jpegThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:56:11 GMTcome dine with us!http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-08-come-dine-with-ushttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-08-come-dine-with-us<p>Year 7 are settling in well to the new school year and making the most of every moment, including lunchtime! Here are some shots taken today showing what was on offer- scrummy! &nbsp;With hot food served at breakfast, break time and lunchtime, there is plenty of opportunity to sample the delicious food on offer, and our catering manager Charlotte is always happy to hear your suggestions on new dishes she could make. Today&#39;s best seller was the pasta pot, but the chicken curry was a close second. With new dishes every day, who knows what tomorrow&#39;s favourite will be!</p> <p>{gallery:Lunchtime }</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(10).jpegThu, 08 Sep 2016 14:45:02 GMTYear 7 get to grips with typographyhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-07-year-7-get-to-grips-with-typographyhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-07-year-7-get-to-grips-with-typography<p>Year 7 enjoyed exploring how the illustrator brought the words alive in Grandpa&#39;s Great Escape, our year 7 read for the Autumn term. We are loving reading this book and exploring various themes from it across our curriculum.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Year 7 English}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(9).jpegWed, 07 Sep 2016 18:31:50 GMTYear 11 computing students hard at workhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-06-year-11-computing-students-hard-at-workhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-06-year-11-computing-students-hard-at-work<p>Some of our year 11 students working hard to understand the intricacies of GCSE computing - keep on studying it will be worth it in the end.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Year 11 computing class }</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/gallery/8462/image (4).jpegTue, 06 Sep 2016 11:46:56 GMT22 Push ups challenge http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-02-22-push-ups-challengehttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-02-22-push-ups-challenge<p>Staff at Ashton CSC were happy to support Mr Austin as he embarked on day 16 of his 22 day challenge to do 22 press&nbsp;ups every day for 22 days&nbsp;to raise awareness of PTSD.&nbsp;&nbsp;After a quick lesson from Mr Ausitn on the various ways you can do a press up, the challenge began. Check out our Facebook page for live footage of this event and see if you can identify all the staff who took part.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:22 Press up challenge}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/image(7).jpegFri, 02 Sep 2016 23:22:34 GMTTraining 2000http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-27-training-2000http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-27-training-2000<p>Our Year 8 girls had a busy day on Monday with a visit to Training 2000 in Blackburn. &nbsp;&lsquo;Girls Allowed&rsquo; is an annual event to encourage girls to think seriously about engineering careers and the opportunities available to them in engineering today. A practical day working with CNC machines and metals with &nbsp;lots of help available from the female apprentices and tutors. &nbsp;<br /> Congratulations to Emily Clinch and Katie Higham who won the Women in Engineering Quiz.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery-slideshow:Training 2000}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Picture1.jpgMon, 27 Jun 2016 14:33:42 GMTPreston Schools Cup Final 2016http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-19-preston-schools-cup-final-2016http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-19-preston-schools-cup-final-2016<p>Saturday was a fantastic day for our school. For the first time in what feels like forever for the boys PE department, we had not only one team in a Deepdale final; but TWO!</p> <p>The weather was as perfect as the pitch. The stands were three quarters full with Ashton support with players&#39; friends, families and staff from the school all coming together to enjoy a wonderful school event.&nbsp;</p> <p>The year 11 boys played a strong Temple team with numerous of the opposition representing Preston town team on a regular basis. This didn&#39;t deter the boys and when drawing level from going one goal down, they finally lost the game 3-1.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery-slideshow:Football Year 11}</span></p> <p>There was a little more&nbsp;fortune with the year 10 boys who despite dominating the game from start to finish, drew 0-0 in the 60 minute match. This means the cup is shared between Corpus and ourselves but a special mention goes to Sam Maddox who was deservedly awarded man of the match.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery-slideshow:Football Year 10}</span></p> <p><strong><font face="Open Sans, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Photo Credit</font></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Paul James Kelly Photography</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.pauljameskelly.com"><font face="Open Sans, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">www.pauljameskelly.com</font></a></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/files/images/Football_Banner.jpgThu, 19 May 2016 11:17:25 GMTProud Issue 22http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-13-proud-issue-22http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-13-proud-issue-22<p>{doc:160517104725-ebfef9f32f0449e6a9a074a99bba5401}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front.jpgTue, 17 May 2016 11:49:20 GMTProud Issue 21http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-09-proud-issue-21http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-09-proud-issue-21<p>{doc:160517104700-340c9cdfe00348d78091e53f72c62c03}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front.jpgTue, 17 May 2016 11:48:28 GMTProud Issue 20http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-03-proud-issue-20http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-03-proud-issue-20<p>{doc:160503094820-27d04dc662494bf095f70a4b9a5394fe}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front.jpgTue, 03 May 2016 10:52:03 GMTProud Issue 19http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-08-proud-issue-19http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-08-proud-issue-19<p>{doc:160503094802-077d357b85b644e4aed364119f50f585}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front.jpgTue, 03 May 2016 10:51:23 GMTProud Issue 18http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-04-proud-issue-18http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-04-proud-issue-18<p>{doc:160503094149-14e1173bd6894535801f69964cc21883}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front.jpgTue, 03 May 2016 10:50:33 GMTProud Issue 17http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-24-proud-issue-17http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-24-proud-issue-17<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{doc:160324112917-5eb1e2a7946145e1ac0312c3e576e56e}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front.jpgThu, 24 Mar 2016 11:29:33 GMTProud Issue 16http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-11-proud-issue-16http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-11-proud-issue-16<p>{doc:160311101101-f3383974e61c432092acbe5af3f2da47}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front.jpgFri, 11 Mar 2016 10:16:20 GMTProud Issue 15http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-07-proud-issue-15http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-03-07-proud-issue-15<p>{doc:160311101043-18f852fff3e4425c8d32f84c1c7373bb}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front.jpgFri, 11 Mar 2016 10:15:20 GMTProud Issue 14http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-26-proud-issue-14http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-26-proud-issue-14<p>{doc:160311101022-aa4c96c999b64097a4091dfceb1fc2c9}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front.jpgFri, 11 Mar 2016 10:14:21 GMTLA Trip February 2016http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-22-la-trip-february-2016http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-22-la-trip-february-2016<h4>Day 1</h4> <p>44 excited students arrive at Manchester Airport ready for the trip of a life time! There were no late arrivals so everything got off to a great start. After a short flight to Heathrow, we then began our long haul flight to LAX, during which many snacks were consumed, films were watched and snoozes were enjoyed! Our tour guide Preston (yes, his actual name) was there to greet us and escort us The Sportsman&rsquo;s Lodge, which was to be our home for the next few days.</p> <h4>Day 2</h4> <p>After a jetlagged sleep and a quick breakfast, we boarded the coach to begin our Hollywood Tour. First stop: Hollywood Boulevard. Here we star spotted and took in the sights and sounds of down town Hollywood. Second Stop:&nbsp; Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Sign. Students posed for endless selfies and photographs and took in the amazing views from high above Los Angeles. Third Stop: Beverley Hills and Rodeo Drive. Everyone enjoy wandering around the most extravagant area of Los Angeles, car watching, celebrity hunting and dreaming big!&nbsp; Final Stop: Pinz Bowling Alley. We then saw the competitive side of our students as they took part in glow in the dark bowling. Will Pitt discovered a new skill as he scored strike after strike, putting the rest of us to shame.</p> <h4>Day 3</h4> <p>After a busy first day in LA exploring, Disneyland was next on the itinerary. Due to the fact it was Valentine&rsquo;s Day, the park was very busy, although this did not stop our students from having a fantastic time, soaking up the Disney experience.</p> <h4>Day 4</h4> <p>After adapting to the new time zone, everyone was excited to spend a full day at Universal Studios. Students enjoyed roller-coasters, film tours and meeting their favourite cartoon characters. They also had a few hours to spend in shops buying souvenirs and gifts, with the money that, by this point, was burning a hole in their pockets! After a fun filled day, we headed back to the hotel to pack our suitcases ready for our final day in LA.</p> <h4>Day 5</h4> <p>An early start was needed to make the most of our final day, and to ensure we had plenty of time for shopping. We shopped until we dropped in a celebrity favourite shopping mall called The Beverly Centre. Unfortunately, no celebrities were spotted, but shopping sprees were complete! One final stop before we headed back to LAX: Venice Beach.&nbsp; Students enjoyed watching local skateboarders do tricks, whilst taking in the last rays of sun shine. After what seemed like no time and all, we were back on the coach to LAX to begin our homeward journey. Hours later and after the connecting flight from Heathrow to Manchester, our tired students and staff arrived safely in Manchester, with memories which will last a life time!</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery-slideshow:LA Trip|height400}</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img alt="" src="/files/images/LA_Trip_Scan.jpg" style="width: 1000px; height: 1303px;" /></span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/events/LA.pngMon, 22 Feb 2016 14:46:15 GMTProud Issue 13http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-11-proud-issue-13http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-11-proud-issue-13<p>{doc:160311101006-22dfedd152034e37884a4d0732b833e7}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front.jpgFri, 11 Mar 2016 10:12:21 GMTPreston School's Trampolining 2016http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-10-preston-school-s-trampolining-2016http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-02-10-preston-school-s-trampolining-2016<p>Very many congratulations to our students who won both the Award 6 Team Competition and Award 9 Team Competition at Preston School&#39;s Trampoline Competition.</p> <p>We also had a number of individual successes: Freya Campbell acheived first place in the award 9 individual competition with Georgia Lobley acheived second place and Nicole Grealis won second place in the award 6 individual competition.</p> <p>We are incredibly proud of our trampolining team!</p> <p>&nbsp;Katie Wright<br /> &nbsp;Jess Hird<br /> &nbsp;Katie Taylor<br /> &nbsp;Abbie Brook<br /> &nbsp;Sofia Allen<br /> &nbsp;Freya Campbell<br /> &nbsp;Nicole Grealis<br /> &nbsp;Holly Goulding<br /> &nbsp;Georgia Lobley<br /> &nbsp;Holly Highcock<br /> &nbsp;Caitlin Yates<br /> &nbsp;Holly Goulding<br /> &nbsp;Symone Lishman</p> <p>Well done to all the competitors.</p> <p>{gallery:Trampolining 2016}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/PCTC_Logo(1).jpgThu, 11 Feb 2016 10:43:12 GMTYear 8 Tomorrow's Engineershttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-01-15-year-8-tomorrow-s-engineershttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-01-15-year-8-tomorrow-s-engineers<p>Friday 15th January saw year 8 take on the challenges lead by &lsquo;learn by design&rsquo;. The three &lsquo;Learn by design&rsquo; representatives along with two ambassadors from the National Nuclear Laboratory led 3 practical workshops highlighting the skills and opportunities available for a modern engineer, these included:</p> <p><strong>I Engineer</strong> &ndash; were students are challenged to complete a hands-on, interactive engineering challenge with VEX Robots and then test their solutions in a competitive situation.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Yr8 Tomorrows Engineers/1.jpg" style="width: 268px; height: 200px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Yr8 Tomorrows Engineers/2(1).jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 258px;" /></p> <p><strong>Engineering X Factor</strong> &ndash; shattering myths that surround engineering. This session aims to highlight the key skills and qualifications required to follow a career in engineering, using a variety of problems and brain teasers.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Yr8 Tomorrows Engineers/3.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 301px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /></p> <p><strong>The Drawing Board</strong> &ndash; students are encouraged to create an innovative product or solution to help the engineering industry. Working in groups towards a common goal they then pitch their solution to the group.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Yr8 Tomorrows Engineers/4.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Yr8 Tomorrows Engineers/5.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Yr8 Tomorrows Engineers/6.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 151px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /></p> <p>The day was rounded off with a dazzling show put on by David Price from Science Made Simple which showed a collaboration of Science and Engineering experiments. A fun and challenging day had by all!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Yr8 Tomorrows Engineers/7.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Yr8 Tomorrows Engineers/8.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Yr8 Tomorrows Engineers/9.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /></p> <p>Here&rsquo;s what year 8 girls thought about the day.</p> <p>Today our school was joined by several guests from a project called &lsquo;Tomorrow&rsquo;s Engineers&rsquo;. Throughout the morning we took part in numerous activities using the skills people would need to become an engineer e.g. teamwork and creativity. They also informed us that regardless of gender and level of intelligence you can become an engineer. In the afternoon, they invited us to an assembly, answered our questions and gave us various pieces of information about their engineering projects. It was an interesting day as I learnt and discovered lots of new things that at the start of the day would have surprised me.</p> <p>Grace McGarvey, 8H.</p> <p>A massive thank you to &lsquo;Learn by design&rsquo;, it was great working with you!</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Engineers.JPGTue, 02 Feb 2016 09:23:12 GMTLancashire STEM Challenge Day 2016http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-01-11-lancashire-stem-challenge-day-2016http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-01-11-lancashire-stem-challenge-day-2016<p>On Monday 11th January Courtney Fielding and Aqeela Khan teamed up with two students from OLHS to represent Lancashire in the North West England Science and Technology Challenge final at the University of Manchester.</p> <p>Upon arrival we were met by Matilda, a lively character who was very eager to please.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Lancs STEM 2016/1(1).jpg" style="width: 224px; height: 300px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /></p> <p>Matilda is a Lego Mind Storm robot with various likeable traits including the ability to make you laugh by telling a joke or two, or assisting you in going for a walk.</p> <p>The challenge for the day was to build and programme their own Lego Mindstorm robot to undertake specific tasks.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Lancs STEM 2016/2.jpg" style="width: 267px; height: 200px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Lancs STEM 2016/3.jpg" style="width: 267px; height: 200px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Lancs STEM 2016/4.jpg" style="width: 266px; height: 200px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /></p> <p>After successfully building &lsquo;<strong>botty</strong>&rsquo; they had to programme him to move around a designed maze successfully using his light and colour sensors whilst making sound and lighting up.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Lancs STEM 2016/5.jpg" style="width: 222px; height: 200px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Lancs STEM 2016/6(1).jpg" style="width: 173px; height: 200px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Lancs STEM 2016/7.jpg" style="width: 182px; height: 200px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Lancs STEM 2016/8.jpg" style="width: 190px; height: 200px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /></p> <p>A challenging and thoroughly enjoyable day. Well done girls.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/Lancs STEM 2016/9.jpg" style="width: 334px; height: 250px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" /></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/stemnet_logo_with_strapline_570(1).jpgTue, 02 Feb 2016 08:52:23 GMTMathematical Advent Calendar Competitionhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-12-10-mathematical-advent-calendar-competitionhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-12-10-mathematical-advent-calendar-competition<p>Thursday 10th December heralded the climax of the Mathematical Advent Calendar House Competition!!</p> <p>The Winner of the most artistic mathematical advent calendar was Kristyna Kubatikova - Flintoff, displayed below. &nbsp;Runners up for most Artistic were Samantha Robinson - Finney and Tristyan Roberts - Finney. &nbsp;The winner of the most mathematical advent calendar was Ye Won Kim - Flintoff. &nbsp;Runners up for the most mathematical were Luke Turner - Finney and Grace McGarvey - Flintoff.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/M-A-C_Winner.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 642px;" /></p> <p><strong>Entrants were as follows:</strong></p> <p><strong>Booth:</strong></p> <p>Lauren Skerrit</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Clitheroe:</strong></p> <p>Lorren Simpson</p> <p>Millie-Mae Carney</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Finney:</strong></p> <p>Luke Turner</p> <p>Tristyan Roberts</p> <p>Jack Yeung</p> <p>Samantha Robinson</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Flintoff:</strong></p> <p>Kristyna Kubatikova</p> <p>Ye Won Kim</p> <p>Ye Rin Kim</p> <p>Chloe T - 8N?</p> <p>Grace McGarvey</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Park:</strong></p> <p>Lauren Scott</p> <p>Rebecca Minchella</p> <p>Arran Baldwin</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Rigby:</strong></p> <p>Chloe O&#39;Donnell</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/House_Logo_Fotor.jpgFri, 11 Dec 2015 14:51:47 GMTOutdoor Educationhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-12-01-outdoor-educationhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-12-01-outdoor-education<p>The Outdoor Education sessions are now up and running again for all students in years 7-8. Students have been visiting the Eric Wright Waterpark centre in Higher Nibthwaite on Lake Coniston. So far, 56 students from forms 8A, 8S, 8H. and 8T have visited the centre.</p> <p>The students have undertaken a series of activities to date including some excellent sailing, kayaking, canoeing, low ropes courses and high ropes activities - including the 60 foot tree climb and &nbsp;the telegraph pole.</p> <p>We have for the first time been able to take some &#39;action shots&#39; with the students wearing Go-Pro Action cameras for a &#39;students eye&#39; view of their experiences.</p> <p>We are now taking a break from our Friday sessions for the winter. The remaining 250 students in years 7-8 to visit from February half term onwards right the way through till the end of the summer term.</p> <p>{gallery:Outdoor Education}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Ashton_23_Oct_15_001_Fotor.jpgTue, 01 Dec 2015 10:44:37 GMTAwards and Certificate Evening 2015http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-25-awards-and-certificate-evening-2015http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-25-awards-and-certificate-evening-2015<p>The Awards and Certificate Evening is when we rejoice in the achievements of our graduates from the previous year. We invited parents along with special guests Ann Forshaw and Mark Gutteridge to join with us as we present our graduates with certificates to mark their fantastic accomplishments.</p> <p>Our Principal, Sharon Asquith, led the celebration and introduced special guest Ann Forshaw from Alston Dairy who regaled the audience with a history of the farm and highlighted the importance of determination.</p> <p>Former Chair of Governors, Mark Gutteridge then introduced the award ceremony for our recent school leavers. The year 11 leavers were introduced by Head of Year Elizabeth Allan and Post 16 leavers were introduced by Head of Post 16 Chris Wallis.</p> <p>A great time was had by all, accompanied by Lewis Seaward providing a solo piano performance for everyone present. Very well done.</p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:Awards and Certificate Evening 2015|height:600}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/DSC_0006_Fotor.jpgThu, 26 Nov 2015 11:35:45 GMTProud Issue 12http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-18-proud-issue-12http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-18-proud-issue-12<p>{doc:151118134108-e46c055f5e8149178dbe6b161b3be424}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_12_v2_Fotor.jpgWed, 18 Nov 2015 12:59:12 GMTProud Issue 11http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-12-proud-issue-11http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-11-12-proud-issue-11<p>{doc:151112112214-f1cfd8501ac04e7ead62ea85953b9b82}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_11.jpgThu, 12 Nov 2015 11:01:06 GMTPost 16 Halloween Socialhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-22-post-16-halloween-socialhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-22-post-16-halloween-social<p>Over 60 Year 7 students experienced a spooktacular night as the 6th form committee played host to a Halloween Social. On arrival, students were greeted by &lsquo;Enter if you Dare&rsquo; signs and the delightful &lsquo;Harold&rsquo; who did rather look like a retired head teacher rolled out for the occasion, (thankyou to Mrs Craine for the loan).</p> <p>Many students entered into the fun and came in a wide variety of fancy dress costumes. In a who&rsquo;s who of scary characters, amongst those spotted were several witches, a couple of vampires, The Joker from Batman and a rather crazy looking wolf. There was even a zombie or two.</p> <p>Mr Barrow looked particularly fetching as cousin IT &ndash; oh sorry, apparently he just needed a haircut!</p> <p>The 6th form transformed their common room into a Halloween grotto, where ghosts and ghouls adorned every corner &ndash; &lsquo;mind your head on that spider&rsquo;s web&rsquo;. There was dancing, with a great performance by Mrs Barrow and a &lsquo;best&rsquo; costume competition &ndash; well done to the winners. The students enjoyed several games, including the &lsquo;Mummy&rsquo; game, which involved a lot of toilet paper; spooky statues, which led to lots of confusion and a pasta, baked bean, tomato delight &ndash; best not to ask. There was magic and of course no social night is complete without a tuck shop.</p> <p><img align="left" height="231" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/pwiggans/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" width="308" /><img align="left" height="206" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/pwiggans/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image004.jpg" width="275" /></p> <p>The evening was a huge success and the 6th formers yet again did themselves and the school proud. They worked hard planning and running the event and the transformation of the space and themselves was amazing. A fantastic time was had by all and the evening was capped of beautifully by being rewarded with a wonderful fireworks display, after an hour spent putting the 6th form back to its former glory.</p> <p>Well done to the all those involved.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery-slideshow:Post 16 Halloween Social|height:400}</span></p> <p>Students who gave up their time to assist in the planning and preparation: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Aamir Anjum</p> <p>Peter Baryza</p> <p>Samantha Campbell</p> <p>Erik Farkas</p> <p>Gabriela Kuc</p> <p>Toni Metcalfe</p> <p>Amy Miggins</p> <p>Byron Molyneux</p> <p>Rees Ridout</p> <p>Emma Louise Riley</p> <p>Alexandra Schultz</p> <p>Dean Hoyle-Warren</p> <p>Lewis Weyer</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/pumpkin_Fotor.jpgFri, 23 Oct 2015 14:05:23 GMTPriory Careers Fairhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-22-priory-careers-fairhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-22-priory-careers-fair<p>On Thursday 22nd October we took 4 of our Post 16 students to Penwortham Priory Academy to take part in a careers fair hosted there. They started at 8:50 and worked through until 3:20, demonstrating some of the techniques they have learnt and letting the visitors have a go!</p> <p>{gallery:Priory Careers Fair}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Careers_Fotor.jpgFri, 23 Oct 2015 11:56:24 GMTInter House Tug of Warhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-16-inter-house-tug-of-warhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-16-inter-house-tug-of-war<p>The inaugaural Inter House Tug-of-War competition proved to be a huge success in the lower school. Over 200 students participated in yrs 7-8 with Clitheroe proving victorious in yr 7 and Finney triumphing in yr 8. Overall, Clitheroe came out winners....just!</p> <p>Yr7:1st Clitheroe, 2nd Booth, 3rd Park, 4th Flintoff, 5th Finney, 6th Rigby.</p> <p>Yr8: 1st Finney, 2nd Clitheroe, 3rd Booth, 4th Rigby, 5th Flintoff, 6th Park.</p> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 200px;"> <thead> <tr> <th colspan="2" scope="col"> <p style="text-align: left;">Overall Results</p> </th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 50px;">1st</td> <td>Clitheroe</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2nd</td> <td>Booth</td> </tr> <tr> <td>3rd</td> <td>Finney</td> </tr> <tr> <td>=4th</td> <td>Flintoff</td> </tr> <tr> <td>=4th</td> <td>Park</td> </tr> <tr> <td>6th</td> <td>Rigby</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Many thanks to the staff that attended for their support, in partucular Mr. Waring and Mr. Barrow for their assistance.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Tug of War}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/iStock_000005201936-TUG-WAR-420-300x336_Fotor.jpgMon, 02 Nov 2015 12:34:21 GMTChallenge Dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-15-challenge-dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-15-challenge-day<p>Thursday saw our year 11 students&rsquo; rise to the challenge when they embarked on Challenge Day. With the focus on exam preparation students experienced a day pack full of a variety of activities to get them thinking.</p> <p>English challenged them with an exciting quiz that was directly linked to their exam skills. They answered questions about the quality of written communication and their competitive nature was able to take hold. Creativity was key, especially with some of the team names chosen!</p> <p>During Period 3 students were presented with a wall planner and the key terms dates and assessments. In groups, students planned their revision timetable, gradually adding holidays, exam dates and deadlines to show how much time is left! The students were genuinely shocked when they realised how little time they had until they left school.</p> <p>Maths aimed at developing their &ldquo;quality of written communication&rdquo; and answering difficult past paper questions. When answering maths exam questions, it can help to write out your working. If you&rsquo;re not confident about the final answer, you can always go back and see where you&rsquo;ve gone wrong.</p> <p>Science focussed on the &ldquo;quality of written communication&rdquo; using a question on plate tectonics and the evolution of atmosphere. By breaking down complex ideas into smaller chunks, the students can explain these hard to understand ideas to one another.</p> <p>Well done Year 11 for rising to the challenge.</p> <p>{gallery:Challenge Day 15-10-2015}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/challenge_Fotor.jpgTue, 24 Nov 2015 09:08:16 GMTBAE Roadshowhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-05-bae-roadshowhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-10-05-bae-roadshow<p>On Monday morning, Ashton&rsquo;s yr7 and 8 pupils were very excited as their usual lessons were replaced by an amazing presentation from the BAE Roadshow. Visitors from the BAE engineering team and the RAF put on a wonderful show for students and teachers alike. The show included dancing flames, interactive activities for the audience and an impressive light up coat, powered by a bicycle. All the students thoroughly enjoyed it and are looking forward to the next visit.</p> <p>{gallery:BAE Roadshow}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/BAELogo.jpgFri, 09 Oct 2015 08:37:25 GMTProud Issue 10http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-23-proud-issue-10http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-23-proud-issue-10<p>{doc:150923134424-b386777f6eaf4195bac53597c787b709}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_10.jpgWed, 23 Sep 2015 13:48:53 GMTInter House Cross Country Runhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-18-inter-house-cross-country-runhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-18-inter-house-cross-country-run<p>September at Ashton usually means new timetables, some new faces and from time to time new opportunities. This year was no different and with the introduction of the new house system within school, it has paved the way for many opportunities for our students and staff to work side by side within a number of interhouse competitions.&nbsp;</p> <p>It was to the privilage of the Performing Arts faculty to kick the healthy competition off with&nbsp;&quot;The Farah Factor&quot;.&nbsp;Inspired by Team GB&#39;s Mo Farah, our staff and students were given the challenge of a&nbsp;short jog/skip/trot/sprint/walk around the school field and a stadium like finish on the astroturf. With a highly sophisticated scoring system, it allowed for participants of all abilities to represent their houses and have an important part in the overall standings of their team.&nbsp;</p> <p>The bell for dinnertime rang signalling to all that the event was going to be under way in no more than 10 minutes! Waves of participants flooded to the start line as Mr. Waring explained the course and rules and before they knew it they were off!&nbsp;</p> <p>A fantastic run from Flintoff&#39;s Samuel Maddox in year 10 saw him claim student victory but there was no competition for running club guru Mr. Barrow who seemingly floated in without a bead of sweat nor a deep breather taken! In all over 105 students and 26 staff competed with high spirits and immense&nbsp;pride for their respective&nbsp;houses.&nbsp;</p> <p>The final numbers were totted up and the first interhouse points were awarded;</p> <p>-&nbsp;Joint top and claiming 6 points each were Clitheroe and Finney&nbsp;</p> <p>- 3rd position taking 4 points was Park&nbsp;</p> <p>- Flintoff were awarded 3 points for coming 4th overall</p> <p>- Rigby and Booth coming in 5th and 6th respectively.</p> <p>It was a fantastic start to the house system competitions and with joint front runners it&#39;s still all up for grabs as to who will have their hands on the trophy at the end of the year.</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/House_Logo_Fotor.jpgWed, 30 Sep 2015 14:37:54 GMTProud Issue 9http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-14-proud-issue-9http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-14-proud-issue-9<p>{doc:150918151802-e2e38bdda9554035bc967e1608177b92}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_09.jpgMon, 14 Sep 2015 10:31:00 GMTThe One Show World Record Attempthttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-10-the-one-show-world-record-attempthttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-09-10-the-one-show-world-record-attempt<p>On 10th September,&nbsp;130 students and staff set off to UCLan sports arena to take part in a world record attempt organised by the BBC programme &quot;The One Show&quot;. The aim was to build the largest human electrical circuit.</p> <p>On arrival we were issued with our official world record attempt red&nbsp;wristbands to ensure&nbsp;an accurate and valid participant count.</p> <p>{gallery:One Show World Record 1}</p> <p>Whilst we waited we competed in teams of 5 in a science quiz to win,&nbsp;not only prizes&nbsp;for the winning team but a mystery prize for the school.</p> <p>{gallery:One Show World Record 2}</p> <p>When the time came to attempt the world record we lined up on the sports track to take our place with all the other local schools to join hands and create the worlds largest electrical circuit.&nbsp;</p> <p>The One Show presenter Marty Jopson cheered on the crowd and started&nbsp;our&nbsp;test run which&nbsp;was a success as&nbsp;the bulb on the main stage lit up.</p> <p>The circuit was complete but will we make the <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-human-electrical-circuit" target="_blank">Guinness World Record</a> Book? Tune into The One Show during October to find out!</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery-slideshow:One Show World Record 3|height:400}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/10610628_10152403966484032_7742130805283065187_n.pngMon, 14 Sep 2015 11:00:02 GMTProud Issue 8http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-24-proud-issue-8http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-24-proud-issue-8<p>{doc:150728082731-3edbdba3a70046a9a0f4d2ba2a5d787c}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_08.jpgTue, 28 Jul 2015 08:30:46 GMTStaff Cricket 2015http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-20-staff-cricket-2015http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-20-staff-cricket-2015<p>Tonight saw the eleven proud men of ACSCCC travel to Hutton to take part in an end of year 20 over game. We arrived at Hogwarts full of excitement and confidence. They may have had their own ground, outdoor nets and white clothing but we had so much more. We had spirit, 1 indoor net session under our belts and 2 players, Mr Ringrose and Mr Day, who were on a high after leading Flintoff house to a glorious victory last week. The head and deputy head of Flintoff house were all ready to channel the spirit of 2005.</p> <p>We began with Hutton batting first and our efforts in the field were first class, particularly Mr Turner who threw himself at everything leaving the rest of us unable to watch at times for fear of another injury. Our bowling went for a strictly &quot;sport for all&quot; approach with everyone bowling 2 overs each. Highlights of the innings included Mr Clare&#39;s spectacular juggling catch on the run and a fantastic display of bowling at the end from Mr Waring. He took one wicket and it could have easily been 3 if some of our fielders weren&#39;t wearing flippers on their hands. Mr Houghton&#39;s bowling action left some questioning its legitimacy but the comedy value soon made everyone on both sides forget any thoughts of &quot;chucking&quot;.</p> <p>When it was our turn to bat we lost a few early wickets including that of Mr Tomlinson who was cruelly given out lbw to a ball that was missing both leg stump and off stump. When Mr Hewitt and Mr Mainwaring (a last minute call up after Mrs Mainwaring had to pull out injured with a severely cracked nail) came together runs started to come freely. The two of them were quick between the wickets and played some classy shots before hitting out in brutal fashion until they were eventually caught out. This brought together wicketkeeper Mr Barrow, fresh from stopping everything that came his way behind the stumps, and Mr Houghton. These two made the game look simple picking up runs off every bowler until Mr Houghton was out and Mr Turner took over where he left off to bat out until the end of the innings.</p> <p>What was the score? I hear you ask. At Ashton CSCCC we prefer not to be defined by meaningless numbers and statistics. They scored some runs and took some wickets and so did we. The key facts are that we all enjoyed being out in the fresh air, everyone played their part and we had fun. Everyone was a winner, especially the game of cricket.</p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:Staff Cricket|height:400}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Cricket_Fotor.jpgTue, 11 Aug 2015 08:07:58 GMTProud Issue 7http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-17-proud-issue-7http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-17-proud-issue-7<p>{doc:150717152215-a69e0323d532453c9f4d57ba0ab0ad35}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_07.jpgFri, 17 Jul 2015 15:22:44 GMTBusiness in the Communityhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-17-business-in-the-communityhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-17-business-in-the-community<p>The exciting collaborative work being undertaken in the BITC Preston Business Class Cluster between Ashton CSC and Booths Supermarkets has been highlighted in a short film.&nbsp; This was shown recently at a Gala Dinner for local and national businesses to encourage their participation in Education based collaborative projects.</p> <p>{youtube:wb2jFHkiggY}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/BITC_Logo.jpgFri, 17 Jul 2015 11:10:15 GMTProud Issue 6http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-10-proud-issue-6http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-10-proud-issue-6<p>{doc:150710133204-e4c8b1ac0ba34063b8f57d66ff8ab0c6}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_06.jpgFri, 10 Jul 2015 13:32:52 GMTPreston School's Trampolininghttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-08-preston-school-s-trampolininghttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-08-preston-school-s-trampolining<p>Our highly skilled trampolinists won the advanced team category of their competition today.&nbsp;Georgia Lobley finished runner up in the individual competition with Nicole Grealis finishing in third place.</p> <p>Many congratulations to the team, Georgia Lobley, Molly Borden, Joe Amos, Charlie Amos, Nicole Grealis and Faith Parr.</p> <p>Symone Lishman was unable to compete as she performs at national standard.&nbsp;Symone took on the role of one of the judges today and did a fantastic job.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Trampolining}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/PCTC_Logo.jpgFri, 10 Jul 2015 09:10:26 GMTBlackpool Zoo Triphttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-07-blackpool-zoo-triphttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-07-blackpool-zoo-trip<p>75 year 8 students went on a trip to Blackpool zoo to link in with the unit they are studying called &#39;Our Environment&#39;.</p> <p>It was an enjoyable day out of school for all and we&nbsp;got to see the new baby sealion which was a big hit!</p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:Blackpool Zoo Trip}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Zoo_Logo.jpgWed, 08 Jul 2015 07:34:32 GMTPreston Park Runhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-04-preston-park-runhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-04-preston-park-run<p>On Saturday 4th July the Ashton CSC Running Club descended upon Avenham Park to take part in the weekly Parkrun. There were a few nervous faces to begin with as there were a lot of first timers in the group. All nervous feelings were forgotten just after the start as we all faced the hill. After a 25m climb there was very little energy left to bother with nervousness so we all got on with the rest of the course, fortunately all downhill. Before we knew it we were 3 laps in and looking forward to the last run along the avenue, there were even a few sprint finishes. Although a lot of people were very tired by the end, everyone enjoyed the experience and felt energised for the rest of the day. Looking forward to the next one?</p> <p>Find out how we did here: <a href="http://www.parkrun.org.uk/preston/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=157" target="_blank">http://www.parkrun.org.uk/preston/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=157</a></p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:Preston Park Run}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/ParkRun_Logo.pngMon, 06 Jul 2015 10:49:26 GMTProud Issue 5http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-03-proud-issue-5http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-03-proud-issue-5<p>{doc:150703134226-20d28aa51d154ec5a7026320a9197581}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_05.jpgFri, 03 Jul 2015 13:43:04 GMTSchool Prom 2015http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-02-school-prom-2015http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-02-school-prom-2015<p>The Year 11 Prom took place this year on Thursday, 2nd July at Bartle Hall.&nbsp;After an afternoon of decorating tables and blowing up balloons, the venue looked fabulous.&nbsp;The event was attended by 118 students who arrived at the hotel all dressed up.&nbsp;The boys looked very dapper in their suits and ties and the girls looked stunning in their long flowing gowns and cocktail dresses.&nbsp;It was raining for their arrival but staff were on hand with brollies to keep them dry.&nbsp;The students arrived in all kinds of transport including an ice cream van, segways and a few very sporty cars.&nbsp;Two of the students arrived on a motorcycle trike surrounded by an entourage of motorcyclists all revving their engines.&nbsp;After having their photographs taken on the red carpet the students sat down to a buffet supper before dancing the night away.&nbsp;The photobooth was a big success and the students enjoyed using the props and posing for pictures.&nbsp;</p> <p>The weather improved and the students and staff were able to sit outside and enjoy the summer night.</p> <p>The night ended shortly after 11.00 pm and parents and taxis arrived to take them home.&nbsp;I think it is safe to say that they all had a fantastic time!</p> <p>Roll on next year!</p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:Prom 2015}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/BartleHall.jpgWed, 08 Jul 2015 11:46:13 GMTSt John Ambulancehttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-01-st-john-ambulancehttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-07-01-st-john-ambulance<p>The Ashton CSC year 9 cadets are approaching the end of their course and spent an enjoyable and creative hour and a half with casualty simulation make up. They mocked up bruises, grazes and cuts whilst talking through the first aid needed for these injuries. 6 cadets will be going on a St. John&#39;s Ambulance weekend to revise their first aid skills leading to a formal assessment by which they will be qualified first aiders. The rest of the cadets will be assessed by external assessors within school in the coming weeks.</p> <p>{gallery:SJA Casualty Simulation}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/SJA_Logo.jpgThu, 02 Jul 2015 11:52:39 GMTProud Issue 4http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-26-proud-issue-4http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-26-proud-issue-4<p>{doc:150626130714-1030078db3094b9dbda8ed263b48157d}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_04(1)(1).jpgFri, 26 Jun 2015 13:07:56 GMTLancashire STEM Challenge Dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-24-lancashire-stem-challenge-dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-24-lancashire-stem-challenge-day<p>On Wednesday 24th June 2015 Mrs Mainwaring took nine of our year 8 and 9 &lsquo;most able&rsquo; students to Cardinal Newman College in Preston for the Lancashire STEM Challenge Day.</p> <p>The event is designed for young people who are interested in learning more about science and technology. This year more than 40 Challenge Days have taken place across the country, with the overall winning team from each event progressing to a Challenge Final at the beginning of next year. Throughout the day the students got the opportunity to undertake three practical applied science and technology-related challenges.&nbsp; These included robotics, vehicle building, E-FIT [using police facial recognition software] and construction. For more information you can go to&hellip; <a href="http://mcsprojectsltd.co.uk/?page_id=14" target="_blank">http://mcsprojectsltd.co.uk/?page_id=14</a>. Throughout the day there was an emphasis on team-work, with our students being asked to work in a mixed school team of four, with two students from another school.</p> <p>I am so proud to inform you that the winning team of the entire day involved two of our students Aqueela Khan and Courtney Mitchell in year 8 and two students from Our Lady&rsquo;s Catholic High School who have subsequently been invited to the National STEM Challenge Day next year. Well done to all students involved. A fantastic achievement indeed. We are so proud and will keep you updated with regard to the national finals!</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/stemnet_logo_with_strapline_570(1).jpgThu, 25 Jun 2015 12:43:54 GMTAshton Club Dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-23-ashton-club-dayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-23-ashton-club-day<p>Stall holders, organisations and staff started arriving from 08.30 for the 10.00 start with the bouncy castle inflating, the BBQ warming and rooms transforming for the day.</p> <p>Although the weather was not quite as ordered, over two hundred people turned up and supported the event. Caritas Care put on a fashion show of clothes they have available through their shops. This was brilliant fun to watch with school staff and students being the models. Even some of the Perrys staff got involved and threw some shapes.</p> <p>{gallery:Ashton Club Day 1}</p> <p>Perrys brought down three cars and a driving simulator for the iPad competition. This was very popular with the eventual winner being Eddie Hird, just beating Lucy Barlow by two close seconds.</p> <p>{gallery:Ashton Club Day 2}</p> <p>The BBQ tasted amazing but was even better when you could eat and watch Mr. Mathers and a few other staff getting pelted with soggy sponges.</p> <p>{gallery:Ashton Club Day 3}</p> <p>The Scouts and Cubs had a bouncy castle and a number of great, quick games. The most interesting was &lsquo;throw the ferret&rsquo;!</p> <p>Inside we had a number of stalls selling a whole range of items from professional photography, cakes, cookery equipment and beauty products through to the Girl Guides, face and nail painting, childrens toys and quality used clothing.</p> <p>{gallery:Ashton Club Day 4}</p> <p>Our sincere thanks to Perry&rsquo;s, Caritas Care, Mel&rsquo;s Cakes, Ashton Cheer, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guide Dogs, Temple Spa, Girl Guides, Pampered Chef, Sassy Glasses and Paul Kelly Photography. Thanks also to the staff and students for their hard work, being great sports and (in some cases) taking a lot of sponges to the face. Lastly, to those who came along for the day we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and thank you for your support.</p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:Ashton Club Day 5|height:550}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/events/Club_Day_Thumb.jpgTue, 23 Jun 2015 07:47:14 GMTProud Issue 3http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-19-proud-issue-3http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-19-proud-issue-3<p>{doc:150619134539-0dad21b06e7c4c69b9a472b0e1dcfb84}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_03(1).jpgFri, 19 Jun 2015 13:52:06 GMTProud Issue 2http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-12-proud-issue-2http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-12-proud-issue-2<p>{doc:150612134459-a4cbb21e2e184e138598e0e7c5c7c43c}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_02(1).jpgFri, 12 Jun 2015 11:35:42 GMTProud Issue 1http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-05-proud-issue-1http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-06-05-proud-issue-1<p>{doc:150605115740-3a584360af654f3198aed4974e79b114}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Proud_Magazine_Front_01.jpgFri, 05 Jun 2015 11:58:49 GMTNewsletter 29http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-22-newsletter-29http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-22-newsletter-29<p>{doc:150522131815-0267058828f54ff7af57207ebe8901a0}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter.jpgFri, 22 May 2015 13:19:17 GMTNewsletter 28http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-15-newsletter-28http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-15-newsletter-28<p>{doc:150515152513-17dcdb4285a24f97af2ee2eebad0e417}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter.jpgFri, 15 May 2015 15:25:49 GMTNewsletter 27http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-08-newsletter-27http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-08-newsletter-27<p>{doc:150508120036-cbaffca0766d487e9ee26566d7b8e0e1}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter.jpgFri, 08 May 2015 12:02:27 GMTNewsletter 26http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-01-newsletter-26http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-05-01-newsletter-26<p>{doc:150501114938-0b0a977307b14a568bd718ce9c9555d6}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter.jpgFri, 01 May 2015 11:50:39 GMTSugar Swapshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-27-sugar-swapshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-27-sugar-swaps<p>6th former students on the Health and Social Care Level 3 course visited Stoneygate Children&rsquo;s Centre in the centre of Preston last week, to deliver a presentation on the &lsquo;Sugar Swaps&rsquo; campaign.</p> <p>The campaign from Change4Life was launched in January 2015 by Public Health England after a Netmums survey revealed that 47% of mums think their family has too much sugar in their diets and 67% are worried about the amount of sugar their children consume. The campaign is designed to encourage parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume by making one or more simple swaps.</p> <p>With the support of volunteeringmatters.org.uk, the students planned a presentation to raise awareness of consuming too much sugar and to promote the campaign.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/1.jpg" style="width: 550px; height: 413px;" /></p> <p>At Stoneygate Children Centre, the students demonstrated a variety of sugary snacks and healthy options, and showed the parents the amount and type of sugars in certain drinks and snacks. The students also explained to the parents that some foods can have &lsquo;hidden&rsquo; sugars and showed them the different types of sugars found in foods.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/2.jpg" style="width: 550px; height: 413px;" /></p> <p>The parents were encouraged to register for their FREE sugar swaps pack on the Change4Life website and at the end they were given time to ask lots of questions, which the students answered with ease. There was plenty of information to take away and many comments on the professionalism of the presentation and the students.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/3.jpg" style="width: 550px; height: 413px;" /></p> <p>Well done to Amy Miggins, Gaby Kuc, Rebecca Garth and Toni Metcalfe.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/4.jpg" style="width: 396px; height: 297px;" /></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/sugar-ident(1).pngTue, 19 May 2015 10:57:16 GMTNewsletter 25http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-24-newsletter-25http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-24-newsletter-25<p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 26.6666660308838px;">{doc:150428070854-66acaea478c9460685e2ce8bc1d2bf65}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter.jpgTue, 28 Apr 2015 07:12:23 GMTNewsletter 24http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-17-newsletter-24http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-17-newsletter-24<p>{doc:150417124824-9b1df8c2c9404873ac44b58ac2c58605}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter(5).jpgFri, 17 Apr 2015 12:49:29 GMTSki Trip 2015http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-16-ski-trip-2015http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-04-16-ski-trip-2015<p>5 films, numerous comfort stops, a ferry crossing and a little bit of broken sleep saw the 27 hour journey draw to an end as the Ashton ski trippers descended on the Austrian Alps. The 38 boys were welcomed with the sun blazing down on the snow-capped mountains. They checked in and were handed their ski equipment before using the rest of the day to settle in and recharge their batteries ahead of the busy 5 days of skiing and boarding.</p> <p>{gallery:Ski Trip 2015 Day 1}</p> <p>Ski Day 1: After a bacon and egg breakfast, the skiers and boarders prepared their dinner and headed out to catch the first of many gondolas up the mountain. Cue embarrassing moment number 1 (Eddie Spall); &ldquo;Sir, these boots really hurt my feet&rdquo; only for the wisdom of Mr. Waring to inform young Eddie that he had actually put his snowboots on the wrong feet! Red faced, the mistake was rectified and the lads headed up the mountain for their first day of skiing lessons. Cue embarrassing moment number 2; Sam Maddox had unknowingly donned his helmet on upside down AND back to front and was spotted at the back of the group trying really hard to snap his boots into his skis. Luckily Mr. Waring was to the rescue once again and highlighted to Sam that he was actually attempting to put his skis on facing the wrong way!</p> <p>Skis and snowboards strapped to feet, the group was divided up into different classes with the beginners learning the basics of stopping and turning and the &ldquo;experts&rdquo; learning how to stop and turn properly! The sun was shining and the views across the Austrian Alps were breath taking. Everyone worked really hard and 4 hours later were heading back down the mountain tired, aching but with an enormous sense of achievement.</p> <p>Sunday&rsquo;s evening activity was a walk around the great lake in Zell am See and a trip to McDonalds for a bit of supper before bed. Even the simplicity of walking around the lake failed to spare some of the group from humiliation as half the group were found having the time of their lives within a soft play area for 3-6 year olds. The excitement of day 1&rsquo;s skiing along with the fresh air and junk food proved too much for the lads so an early night was granted and the group retired to their rooms.</p> <p>{gallery:Ski Trip 2015 Day 2}</p> <p>Ski day 2: The skiers and boarders were challenged to brave the elements as high winds and sleety storms ripped their way through the mountain tops. Conditions were far from ideal but the group kept a stiff upper lift and ploughed on stronger than ever. Day 2 was a particular favourite of Miss. Ascroft and Mr. Clare as they had the pleasure of observing the beginner group improve and even invent new skiing styles. Enter Dean Thompson; Dean had Miss. Ascroft crying with laughter on the floor as he shot half way down the hill backwards at high speed even though the back of his skis were out of the snow! Josh Panchal lost control and found himself in the wooded area and Jack Johnson was taken out by a runaway snowboard &ndash; there was never a dull moment that&rsquo;s for sure.</p> <p>The story of the day however, has to be the moment Nathan Blakely thought he was stuck in a gondola and went into sheer panic mode. It is reported poor Nathan was so scared at the fact the gondolas had stopped (usually to help people at the top/bottom get off), his survival instincts kicked in &ndash; he punched Dean Thompson in the nose and tried his hardest to contact Mrs. Brown in the school reception back in Preston! Luckily both boys survived the ordeal without injury and no harm was done to little Dean&rsquo;s nose; unfortunately the same can&rsquo;t be said for Nathan&rsquo;s pride.</p> <p>Night 2 saw the group engage in a tournament of traditional Austrian bowling. It was staff group teams with Mr. Waring&rsquo;s group entering the tournament as strong favourites. Semi-finals were played resulting in the Winners final to be played between Mr. Waring and Miss. Ascroft&rsquo;s groups and the &ldquo;wooden spoon final&rdquo; bout between Mr. Murray and Mr. Clare. Both finals were intense with staff pride and bragging rights on the line. After 3 rounds of bowling in the winners final, scores were level! A one-ball bowl off was called with the team to knock over the most pins with one ball claiming victory. In the end, it was another story of David and Goliath as Miss. Ascroft&rsquo;s group came out with the trophy! Mr. Waring&rsquo;s boys took the respectable runners-up title with Mr. Clare 3rd and Mr. Murray&rsquo;s group going home with the wooden spoon.</p> <p>{gallery:Ski Trip 2015 Day 3}</p> <p>Ski day 3: The day got off to a humiliating start for Year 8&rsquo;s Tom Childs. As the group had done the previous 2 mornings, the gondolas were used to transport the boys up to the top of the mountain. On this occasion however, Tom had gotten off at the top and somehow forgot to collect his skis from the outside of the gondola. Not only this, it was another 5 minutes before Tom realised his mistake as he only realised what he had done when his instructor informed his ski group to put on their skis! One of the teachers accompanied Tom to the lift station and 20 mins later, was reunited with his snow gliders.</p> <p>The skiers and boarders were now getting really good so the falls and embarrassing moments were few and far between. That was until Mr. Clare hit the speed trap run; a cordoned off strip of snow with a radar gun at the bottom to calculate how fast you are travelling. Upon nearly breaking the sound barrier, Mr. Clare looked up only to realise his stopping space was non-existent and initiated an emergency stopping manoeuvre of a backwards summersault. Reflecting back on his ordeal, Mr. Clare said &ldquo;I opened my eyes and all I could see was&nbsp;white; I thought I was dead!&rdquo; or maybe you was just face down in the snow sir?!</p> <p>The evening activity for ski day 3 was a quiz night in the hotel. After 3 rounds of questions and a building task, the scores were in and there was a tie! There was nothing to split year 11 team and the Staff team which meant the only way to resolve the issue would be with a tie break question. Much to the surprise of TGM staff, hotel staff and all others involved, it was the year 11 boys that came out victorious and being crowned Zell am See quiz champions.</p> <p>{gallery:Ski Trip 2015 Day 4}</p> <p>Ski day 4: Aprils Fools Day &ndash; the favourite day in Mr. Waring&rsquo;s calendar! The boys were happily tucking into their breakfast as Mr. Waring gathered the groups attention to inform them of a terrible mistake on the risk assessment. There had been about a foot of snow dropped overnight and was falling heavily which would mean ski conditions would be perfect. Despite this, the group was told that they would be unable to ski in the snow due to health and safety! Faces dropped as the reality of sticking in the hotel all day began to sink in. Even Mr. Clare and Mr. Murray were concerned and began to think up tasks and activities the group could do to keep them busy until the snow stopped. After 10 minutes of despair, Sir put the lads out of their misery and highlighted just how ridiculous it was that they couldn&rsquo;t ski in the snow &ndash; Smiles all round, up the mountain we went!</p> <p>Evening activity was the most highly anticipated of the trip. A local derby ice hockey match in the centre of Zell am See. The Ashton lads adopted the home team and even developed chants to gee the yellow wolves up! Everyone was in high spirits and despite the home team losing, it was definitely a brilliant night with lots of the lads buying merchandise and claiming to have a &ldquo;new favourite ice hockey team&rdquo;.</p> <p>{gallery:Ski Trip 2015 Day 5}</p> <p>Ski day 5: The final ski day for the lads to enjoy and enjoy it they did! Each group from the beginners to the experts were whizzing down the slopes &ndash; 2 of the boys even had the &ldquo;pleasure&rdquo; of whizzing around on the back of a skidoo. Luckily the injuries were assessed and no major damage was done but it&rsquo;s an experience I&rsquo;m sure the two young lads will never forget all the same.</p> <p>After the final decent off the mountain, the ski equipment was returned and the staff had a little treat up their sleeves for the boys. A five minute snowball fight on the car park of the hotel involving all the lads, the male staff and even the two coach drivers! The final whistle was blown after the 5 minutes and the snow covered pupils returned to the hotel to have a quick shower before the final dinner. A post snowball fight analysis proved that Mr. Murray was the prime target for the majority of the group.</p> <p>The final night&rsquo;s activity was a little presentation night followed by a team challenge night hosted by the travel company, TGM. The presentation was by the teachers with various prizes given out for most improved skier, tidiest room, comedy award and many many more. Mr. Waring was overwhelmed with being presented with a gift and sweets that&rsquo;s the pupils had clubbed together to buy in appreciation of organising the ski trip for them.</p> <p>The team challenges were perfect way to sign off an amazing week away from school. 4 rounds tested balance, reaction, karaoke and yodelling to score points with the team scoring the most points claiming victory. Aiden Munnerly in year 10 was a particular show-stopper as his version of Swiss yodelling brought the house down. Karaoke was a big hit with songs from Bon Jovi to Journey being blasted out with pride, passion and in the fun and enjoyable atmosphere intended.</p> <p>The night was topped off with a full group sing along to the Kings of Leon &ndash; Sex on Fire. The comradery of the group was amazing to see with our year 7 pupils singing side by side with the year 11 students. All sang out, the lads were sent off to bed to get as much rest in before the long journey back home the following morning.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Overall the trip was a huge success with all our pupils representing themselves, their families and the school exceptionally well. A huge thank you has to be said to the travel company SkiTGM, our coach drivers Ant and Dom, the school staff (Mr. Clare, Mr. Murray and Miss. Ascroft) and of course all the pupils for making the trip such an amazing experience!</p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:Ski Trip 2015 Gallery|height800}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCF1267.JPGThu, 16 Apr 2015 11:50:10 GMTNewsletter 23http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-27-newsletter-23http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-27-newsletter-23<p>{doc:150327144314-edf106a229a2466f95f17af748a24789}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter(4).jpgFri, 27 Mar 2015 14:44:05 GMTAutism Awarenesshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-26-autism-awarenesshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-26-autism-awareness<p>Over half a million &nbsp;people in the UK have Autism. Some members of our school community have been diagnosed with an autistic spectrum condition or live with people who have been diagnosed. We need to make sure that these people get the level of help, support and understanding they need. We can only do this by the raising awareness of autism. In order to do this &nbsp;we decided to celebrate National Autism Day on Thursday 26th March as we will be on our Easter holidays on 2nd April. Teachers were&nbsp; asked to show their support by wearing blue. Form tutors showed their forms a set of slides containing information about the condition and then were given the time to ask questions. &nbsp;Students were given the opportunity to buy a blue balloon which had a tag on explaining one fact about autism. The school choir &nbsp;adapted the lyrics to the song &rsquo;99 red balloons&rsquo; by Nina to &rsquo;99 blue balloons. While the choir sang the song in our 6th form garden 99 children released their balloon into the very windy sky. The finders of the balloons are asked to let school know how far the balloon has travelled by logging onto our Twitter account or phoning school . The student who owns the&nbsp; balloon which travelled the furthest will receive a prize.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/Balloons.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p>Balloon number 88 Pam Bibby&rsquo;s balloon was the winning balloon travelling 215 miles and found in <a href="https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Ely,+Cambridgeshire/@52.3929782,0.2754109,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47d80b13a8c66535:0xd5c9b00306add425" target="_blank">Ely Cambridgeshire</a>.</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Autism_Square.jpgMon, 20 Apr 2015 15:08:42 GMTParental Feedbackhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-26-parental-feedbackhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-26-parental-feedback<p>{doc:150415161154-b00c596ccf124d4196921783e4217792}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>See our <a href="/parents/parental-feedback">Parental Feedback</a> page for more questionnaire returns.</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Feedback.jpgThu, 16 Apr 2015 09:42:52 GMTNewsletter 22http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-20-newsletter-22http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-20-newsletter-22<p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{doc:150323162859-b8d24e0f5a1b42b7b980bd6ca3aa6e4c}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter(3).jpgMon, 23 Mar 2015 16:29:26 GMTNewsletter 21http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-13-newsletter-21http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-13-newsletter-21<p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{doc:150313151754-15fba40085b94b94a0e08025ad67fc6e}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter(2).jpgFri, 13 Mar 2015 15:19:25 GMTGrand Final of The Beatshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-10-grand-final-of-the-beatshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-10-grand-final-of-the-beats<p>On Tuesday evening five performers and a sound technician performed in the Grand Final of &#39;The Beats&#39; competition, at the Charter Theatre, Preston. These students were, Olivia Baron, Johnny o&#39; Reilly, Ellie Woods,&nbsp;Chole o&#39; Donnell, Charlotte Crookes their music and sound operator, Beth Kirkby. They were accompanied by&nbsp;Mrs Barnes.</p> <p>The competition is run by Lancashire County Council and aims to engage with high school students across the county, by asking them to explore their attitudes towards road safety.</p> <p>Their performance piece, &#39;TwentyTwoFifteen&#39;,&nbsp;tackled a&nbsp;particularly sensitive and moving issue, especially for&nbsp;a couple of performers within in the group.&nbsp;The work began life as a tribute to&nbsp;a teenaged boy; a young cyclist; a friend of one of the group. Whilst on his bike, he was involved in a collision, with a car, near to his home in Preston and lost his life. 22:15 was his time of death and we&nbsp;tried to&nbsp;weave in subtle references to this number throughout the piece. As the storyline and issues emerged though the devising process, we introduced fictional characters and situations. We even found ourselves adding in some light-hearted moments.&nbsp;All&nbsp;of this&nbsp;helped us explore the wider issues of road safety&nbsp;and some of the&nbsp;feelings of those who have lost a loved one; as well as the impact on&nbsp;others too.&nbsp;Our piece, this year, has not just been about creating a performance to raise awareness of road safety, it&nbsp;has been&nbsp;good therapy and we hope, a fitting tribute to a friend. The group didn&#39;t win the competition - and they were quite disappointed by this, but&nbsp;they really shouldn&#39;t be. To make it through to the final, against a&nbsp;large number of other Lancashire schools,&nbsp;&nbsp;was an achievement in itself. &nbsp;I have found it a pleasure and a privilege to work alongside the students this year for &#39;The Beats&#39;. They saw an opportunity to explore their own feelings of loss and grief and have produced a piece they should be proud of. They pay tribute to a friend and raise awareness of many issues around road safety.</p> <p>Some of the photos and information about the evening can be found at <a href="http://www.saferschools.lancsngfl.ac.uk" target="_blank">www.saferschools.lancsngfl.ac.uk</a> in the Parents&#39; section.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{gallery:Beats 2015}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/01058131(1).jpgWed, 11 Mar 2015 14:25:55 GMTNewsletter 20http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-06-newsletter-20http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-06-newsletter-20<p style="text-align: center;">{doc:150306151636-1364452fb6064bf29e9c86a2f959270f}</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter(1).jpgFri, 06 Mar 2015 15:17:55 GMTWorld Book Day 2015http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-05-world-book-day-2015http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-03-05-world-book-day-2015<h4>What is World Book Day all about?</h4> <p>World Book Day is a celebration! It&rsquo;s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it&rsquo;s a celebration of reading. In fact, it&rsquo;s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by&nbsp;UNESCO&nbsp;as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.</p> <h4>How did we celebrate?</h4> <p>At Ashton Community Science College, Y7, Y8 and staff were invited to dress up as their favourite book character. There were exciting, book-related activities taking place throughout the day, across the whole curriculum. There were prizes to be won for best fancy dress and all of our students received a &pound;1 book token.</p> <h4>Which characters made an appearance?</h4> <p>There was a huge variety of characters that made an appearance on the day. We had&nbsp;our staff dressed as the likes of Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Good Witch Glenda, Where&rsquo;s Wally and The infamous Trunchbull. Amongst our students was The Mad Hatter, The Woman in Black, Lennie and many more.</p> <h4>Where can we find out more?</h4> <p>There is&nbsp;lots of exciting information and photographs of the day on the school&#39;s Twitter and Facebook. Look out for our Newsletter!</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{gallery-slideshow:World Book Day 2015|height:800}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/WBD.pngMon, 09 Mar 2015 12:59:29 GMTNewsletter 19http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-27-newsletter-19http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-27-newsletter-19<p><img alt="" src="/files/images/Newsletter_19_P1.jpg" style="width: 1240px; height: 1754px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/Newsletter_19_P2.jpg" style="width: 1240px; height: 1754px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/Newsletter_19_P3.jpg" style="width: 1240px; height: 1754px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/Newsletter_19_P4.jpg" style="width: 1240px; height: 1754px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/Newsletter_19_P5.jpg" style="width: 1240px; height: 1754px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/Newsletter_19_P6.jpg" style="width: 1240px; height: 1754px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/Newsletter_19_P7.jpg" style="width: 1240px; height: 1754px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/Newsletter_19_P8.jpg" style="width: 1240px; height: 1754px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/Newsletter_19_P9.jpg" style="width: 1240px; height: 1754px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/Newsletter_19_P10.jpg" style="width: 1240px; height: 1754px;" /></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Newsletter.jpgFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:19:54 GMTThackray Medical Museumhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-04-thackray-medical-museumhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-02-04-thackray-medical-museum<p>Students from Health and Social Care and Science visited the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. They enjoyed a journey through the streets of Leeds as they would have been in the 1800&rsquo;s and followed the history of medicine. The old style chemist gave them a chance to look at different medications and they had fun investigating different diseases, illnesses and infections.&nbsp;</p> <p>The bones and skeletons on display gave the students an opportunity to see how our understanding of anatomy and medicine developed. Students were fascinated by the different medical instruments on display and the &lsquo;live&rsquo; amputation had everyone on the edge of their seats.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;The iron lungs were really interesting and the displays gave us lots of information about diseases and how they spread&rdquo;. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The trip gave the students a chance to put into perspective how much medicine and our understanding and approach to diseases has changed over the last 200 years.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/MM1.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/MM2.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/MM3.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 188px;" /></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Thackray.JPGTue, 19 May 2015 11:14:32 GMTSchool Newsletterhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-30-school-newsletterhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2015-01-30-school-newsletter<p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Click Here to&nbsp;view the <a href="http://ashtoncommunitysciencecollege.schudio.com/documents/download/2289">Weekly Newsletter</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Previous Newsletters</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://ashtoncommunitysciencecollege.schudio.com/documents/download/2259">6th February 2015</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/2229">30th January 2015</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/2204">23rd January</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/2140">16th January</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/2099">9th January</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/2028">19th December</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">1<a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/2002">2th December</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/1931">5th December</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/1887">28th November</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/1854">21st</a><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/1805" style="font-size: 14.4444446563721px; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/1854">November</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/1805">14th November</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/1731">7th November</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/1696">24th October</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/da4e8c3b59b5a27316fe04455aaaaef7" target="_blank">17th October</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/download/1565">10th October 2014</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/4a9dda29bdcb2173d442ef5c71378189">3rd October 2014</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/documents/e8aee6012082fd5548c0cfeef5c1b2fe">26th September&nbsp;2014</a></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/images.jpgTue, 30 Sep 2014 09:44:50 GMTFracking Videohttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-11-14-fracking-videohttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-11-14-fracking-video<p><span style="font-size: 14px;">Our Y9&nbsp;creative media class have now completed their project on fracking and have produced an informative video</span></p> <p>They&nbsp;would like your help to analyse how informative / helpful&nbsp;their video is on helping you to make an informed decision about Fracking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO0EE0H6pFA&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">Click here to watch their video</a></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/ashtonlogo(1).pngFri, 14 Nov 2014 13:08:08 GMTSummer Ezine http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-07-23-summer-ezinehttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-07-23-summer-ezine<p>Please read the Summer Ezine</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: rgb(247, 247, 247);">{doc:140723084036-c0c4af2e3e02472a818db12fd243ba64}</span></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Picture1.pngWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:44:52 GMTPost 16 Results and GCSE Resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-07-17-post-16-results-and-gcse-resultshttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-07-17-post-16-results-and-gcse-results<h1><u><strong>Post 16 Results Day &ndash; Thursday 14th August 2014</strong></u><br /> <strong>9.30am &ndash; 12pm in the Post 16 centre</strong></h1> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><u><strong>GCSE Results Day &ndash; Thursday 21st August 2014</strong></u><br /> <strong>9.30am &ndash; 11.30am Yr 11 and Post 16<br /> 10.30am &ndash; 11.30am Yr 10</strong></h1> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/banner1.jpgThu, 17 Jul 2014 15:58:27 GMTPublic Services Army Outreach Visithttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-06-09-public-services-army-outreach-visithttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-06-09-public-services-army-outreach-visit<p>On Friday 6th June, Corporal Pete Fletcher and the Army Outreach team visited school to work with the Public Services students on a series of Command and Control tasks. The sun shone as the students spent the day completing as series of tasks including the Gun Run, River Crossing, Stretcher Carry and Artillery Target.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/Public_Services.png" style="width: 1280px; height: 720px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Army_June_2014_(14).JPGMon, 09 Jun 2014 09:52:52 GMTHairsprayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-05-19-hairsprayhttp://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-05-19-hairspray<p><strong>Hairspray the Dance Musical Performance is showing at Ashton Community Science College on Tuesday the 8th of July and Thursday the 10th of July</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="/files/images/Poster_1.jpg" style="height: 650px; width: 469px;" /></strong></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/Hairspray_2482010143645.jpgMon, 19 May 2014 15:56:34 GMTNorth West Ambulance Service visit for Year 11,12 and 13http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-04-30-north-west-ambulance-service-visit-for-year-11-12-and-13http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/news/latest/2014-04-30-north-west-ambulance-service-visit-for-year-11-12-and-13<address><strong>Russ Bennett (Senior Paramedic) and Dave Sammond (Paramedic Technician) from the North West Ambulance Service came into school on Wednesday 30th April to speak to the Yr 11, 12 and 13 Public Services students and show them around one of the ambulances in use daily in Preston. They spoke about being a Paramedic, training, dealing with patients and even set up some scenarios for the students to participate in.</strong></address> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/Public_Services_Y11%2C12%2C13_photo.png" style="width: 960px; height: 720px; float: left;" /></p> http://ashtoncsc.lancs.sch.uk/images/news/North-West-Ambulance-Service-Slide_edited(2).jpgWed, 30 Apr 2014 14:51:52 GMT