Walking on custard? College gets a comedian’s take on suffering from mental health problems

Students and staff at the College were treated to an amusing yet poignant talk from Wirral-based comedian, author and speaker Neil Hughes on the subject of mental health. And custard.

Neil performs talks as part of what he calls a ‘humorous mental health outreach’, speaking about his…

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Creative writer Rebecca has work published

A first year English student at Birkenhead Sixth Form College has had some of her poetry published as part of a collection of the best submissions for a national competition.

Rebecca Riley’s writing was chosen above thousands of other entries into the Young Writers’ Poetry Escape competition,…

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Photos from the Spanish trip to Zaragoza

 

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Madison to ‘Brave the Shave’ for Macmillan nurses

“I understand that the name of it is ‘Brave the Shave’ but then me voluntarily shaving my head isn’t brave. The people who are brave are the nurses who are treating people with cancer, the families and friends of the people with cancer, and the people who actually have cancer – they don’t have a…

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Young life scientists exhibit their research at Liverpool University

Three students celebrated the completion of a year-long collaboration with University of Liverpool PhD students this week.  As part of the Merseyside Young Life Scientists initiative, they have researched topics of their choice and produced detailed academic posters, which they displayed at a…

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First students graduate from innovative Health & Social Care programme

by the Health & Social Care Department

Three years ago, the Health & Social Care Department piloted an ambitious programme to replace the Level 2 qualification on offer. We developed the Health & Social Care Step Programme, to enable learners who would have studied at Level 2 the opportunity to…

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Foundation students’ promotion brings mental and physical health to the fore

Health for both body and mind has never been a higher priority, and Birkenhead Sixth Form College’s Foundation to Health & Veterinary Studies (Year 0) for ages 19+ students have been working on campaigns to raise awareness in their teenage A Level student counterparts.

Helping our students stay…

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European Youth Parliament

A team from the College was at Liverpool Town Hall this week to compete in the European Youth Parliament. They debated a wide range of issues, from tax avoidance, Brexit, the protection of the LGBTQ+ community in Chechnya and the Catalonia question. Harry Gorman, Daniel Gorman, Ali Dodds, Caleb…

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The College says 'Welkom' to Dutch visitors

It was a pleasure to welcome our visitors from the CSG Liudger school in Drachten, Netherlands to the College today.

The 34 Dutch students and four teachers experienced some British A Level lessons to start with, followed by a special BePART mental health programme session. The day was rounded…

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Fancy doing something a little different?

Four students will start learning a fascinating new skill this week – the ancient art of beekeeping.

The BEE You Project is visiting the College to begin training with Charlie, Hannah, Lauren and Matthew. Over four sessions, the students will have an introduction to beekeeping before…

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Tag Rugby Club

A new Tag Rugby club on Friday lunchtimes is proving a big hit with students at the College. Anyone can get involved in the inclusive sport, expertly run each week in the Sports Hall at 12:15pm by Peter from Birkenhead Park Rugby Club.

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Apple Store trip exercises IT students' creativity

IT teacher, Paul Moore, took two groups of final year students to Liverpool’s Apple Store in January, where they exercised their creative muscles and took part in workshops with some of the latest gadgets used in the industry.

Here, Paul talks through what the students had to enjoy on their…

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