Liverpool College Sport in Winning Form

On Thursday, a number of sports teams were in action for both boys and girls and they didn't disappoint.

Firstly, the U15 Hockey team participated in a County Tournament at Wyncote versus a number of local schools. The College dominance of Merseyside Hockey at U15 level continued as the girls were crowned County Winners.

Meanwhile at the College, the U12 and U13 Football teams were at home versus Gateacre and Childwall. As the school has increased in size in terms of pupil numbers, this has enabled our football teams to be competitive against other footballing state schools in Merseyside. The Y7s triumphed 8-1 and the Y8s 6-1.

Finally, it was time for Netball at Calderstones School with the Y7 and Y8 teams. The results were never in doubt as Liverpool College dominated proceedings at both year groups winning by large margins.

Many congratulations to all pupils who participated.

Mr Cook (Sports Coordinator)

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Y9 Science and Technology Competition National Final

Liverpool College was awarded Third place in the NW Science and Technology National competition this week. Emily T and Liam D were awarded a trophy from the Lord Mayor of Manchester for their superb accomplishment, beating thousands of students who had taken part in the competition.

When we arrived at the venue, a professor from Manchester University gave an introductory talk on the history of robotics and what technology is being pioneered at the university. The pupils then formed a team with two from another school to take part in a computer programming challenge using Lego mindstorms Robotics. The teams had to program a robot to navigate a maze and react in certain ways when it came to a wall or different colours. This tested their perseverance skills as it required a lot of checking to see if the robot was performing the correct task. In the previous seven years of the challenge only two teams had ever made it successfully around the maze; this year four did!

After the robot challenge, the students had to give a short presentation on what they had learnt and where they felt the future of robotics lay. The day concluded with an award ceremony with the trophy presentations awarded by Lord Mayor of Manchester. A massive well done to Emily and Liam for their superb accomplishment.

Mrs Doran

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Year 9 STEM day at Liverpool University

Year 9 Wilton Scholars enjoyed a superb day at Liverpool University this week, participating in a variety of STEM workshops at an undergraduate level. The pupils enjoyed lessons in archaeology, chemistry, computing and engineering, using the superb facilities at the Liverpool Central Laboratories and within the state of the art Engineering centre. The incredibly challenging tasks included using a £60,000 scanning electron microscope to analyse dichroic glass uncovered from archaeological sites, using molecular gastronomy techniques to create analytical chemistry beads and soldering circuits to make radio frequency detectors, to identify hidden ‘listening bugs’ planted around the room.

The students all thoroughly enjoyed the event and were enthused by the broad spectrum of STEM events in offer. Our thanks to Mrs Doran for organising the trip and to all the staff at Liverpool University for making the workshop so interactive and engaging.

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Liverpool College Maths Team

Four able mathematicians from Year 6 did a sensational job of representing Liverpool College in the National NYMA Maths championships this week. The all boys team had to complete rather complex lateral thinking challenges and then present their findings. They did an exceptional job and we are very proud of them all. We will find out in two weeks if they were successful in reaching the regional finals. Good luck!

Mrs Doran

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Prep School Trainee Palaeontologists!

Prep School pupils studying evolution and fossils in Science participated in a superb event this week when a palaeontologist visited the school with boxes of fossils for the pupils to study. Following a detailed talk by the expert on how fossils are formed, the pupils became trainee palaeontologists and careful excavated the mystery fossils using brushes. They then needed to identify and classify the fossils, analysing any unusual features using reference texts provided.

Our thanks to the Wilton Trust for making such a wonderful learning experience for the pupils possible. 

Mrs Doran

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Saturday Sport at Oswestry School

Last Saturday, over 80 Liverpool College pupils boarded a 7.30am coach to travel to the borders of North Wales to participate in seven Football and Hockey fixtures versus Oswestry School. The pupils embraced the picturesque town of Oswestry and were keen to knuckle down and display their sporting talents to many watching families of Oswestry School. The pupils didn't disappoint and were rewarded for their effort and determination with wins for the Y7 and Y10 Football teams and Y8 and Y10 Hockey teams. Having enjoyed afternoon brunch at Oswestry, the pupils boarded the return bus back to Liverpool.

Mr Cook (Sports Coordinator)

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Support our Recycling Challenges!

This term, 7 Selwyn’s would like the whole College (including families of children in Pre Prep, Prep School and Secondary Phase) to support and join them and Miss Whittell's Eco Club in two recycling challenges:

Challenge 1

The first by donating clean plastic bottle tops. We are collecting them on behalf of the Liverpool College Imagineering Centre. With the help of Mr Cartwright the bottle tops will be recycled by melting and shredding them down to form new plastic materials that students can use when manufacturing their design work. Plastic bottle tops from milk bottles, pop bottles and juice bottles can all be donated. 

Please ask your child to drop them in the recycling boxes in the reception area of Pre Prep and Prep School and also in MV13 and C5 where they will be collated. There will also be a collection point in Godwyn House for the 6th Form. This project will go until Easter and we have set ourselves a target of collecting 2500 bottle tops.

Challenge 2

The second recycling challenge is for families to make Eco Bottles. Eco bottles are a way of collecting plastic which cannot be recycled (sweet wrappers, crisp packets, clean food packaging etc.). To create an Eco Bottle you need to:

  • Use an empty 2 litre fizzy drinks bottle and wash it out. Keep the lid.
  • Cut plastic wrappers into smaller pieces so that bottles can be filled with lots of unrecyclable plastic
  • Once full (plastic can be pushed down to create more room) bring the bottle to your recycle collection point in either Pre Prep, Prep, Middle, Upper School or 6th Form.

Lots of bottles will be needed to create recycled waste bins for Miss Shackell's Forest School and garden planters in Upper School.

Mrs Webb (7 Selwyn’s House Mentor)

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