Trip to Cambridge University

On Thursday, 15 Year 12 and Year 13 students travelled to Cambridge as part of our Oxbridge application support programme. Noah R (Y12 Howson's) has written an account of the day:

We arrived at Magdalene College at around 11:30 am. We were given a tour of the grounds and the architecture was amazing. We were also given a tour of the Library which was huge. We were then shown around the student village.

After lunch, at around 2.00 pm we went on a tour of Gonville and Caius https://www.cai.cam.ac.uk/ as well as seeing a physiology lecture theatre. The rest of our afternoon was made up of several sessions: one where we were given a perspective of how university essays work and how to manage time at university as we were given a university essay style question. Furthermore, we had a session where the Student Liaison Officer gave us valuable advice about the admissions process at Cambridge as well as how to prepare for the exams and teaching at the University. We finished the day by taking a walk to the ‘beach’ at the river where a current student told us a story of how a former student fell into a tourist’s punt at the river.

It was a very enjoyable day with some very good advice which will have definitely helped all of the students when the time comes to apply to universities. We thank Mr Broekman and Mrs Cassidy for taking us.

 

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Relay For Life in honour of Steve Doran

Friends, family and colleagues of Steve Doran gathered at the Warrington Relay for Life last weekend to raise money in his memory for the fight against cancer.

There many teams in honour of Steve: Knowing me Knowing Ste, Steve Doran’s Storm Troopers, Steve’s Troopers, Steve’s Phoenix Knights, Ste’s league of Gentlemen and Steve’s Cancer Busters.  The Liverpool College Choir performed and Grace M from Y7 sang. Crispin the camel walked the fancy dress lap and even a team of parents came along - with Mr D, a Liverpool College parent, DJing at the disco. A real community effort. 

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Prep School Rugby v Scarisbrick Hall

The sun shone over the school pavilion as a new Rugby season dawned for our now-seasoned Year 6 squad.
For some (including me!), this Saturday fixture was a new venture, while for others it was old hat. Our boys arrived looking resplendent in their school uniforms, and after a quick change it was time to warm up. The team were put through their paces to get rid of any early-season rustiness, as we prepared for our opponents arrival. When this came, a few nerves may have kicked in as we witnessed what seemed like a small nation of stripe-wearing, scrum cap bearing boys march across our rugby pitch. However, whatever nerves were there soon dissipated as the game began. From the very first minute (and there were many of them to come!) our boys looked fired up and ready. A couple of quick early tries saw us well on our way.
As the game progressed, the legs started to get a little tireder. We were playing a new 'four quarters' system, with each quarter lasting just less than 15 minutes. This was alright for the team with millions of players, but for our brave squad of just 11 it meant a grueling near hour of rugby in the increasing hear - far longer than many had ever played. The third quarter saw the fatigue begin to tell, as our opponents scored 3 quick tries in reply to set up a thrilling final act. However, a combination of sheer determination, and a promise of financial reward for every completed tackle from the Principal himself, saw a sudden upsurge in effort in the closing stages, seeing us through to a 7-3 victory.
My congratulations must go to Layton N, Jude F and Finn S for scoring some excellent tries, amongst others. But my man of the match was Charlie P - a boy who has played very little rugby, but you wouldn't have been able to tell from the way he applied himself on the pitch. A very pleasing first result, and I look forward to the rest of the season!

Mr P Stamper (LC+ Curriculum Leader)

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Boarders Kayaking Near Albert Dock

They took their courage and a change of clothes to go kayaking at the Liverpool Watersports Centre last Saturday.  Eighteen boarders cast themselves into the Mersey River on a fine afternoon to navigate the waterway with the help of expert instruction at the centre.  And a good, if wet, time was had by all.  How do we know?  They all want to do it again!

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Welcome to Our New Year 12 Boarders

Students from 8 different European countries joined Liverpool College this September to start a two year A level course.  Being thousands of miles from home and studying 3 or 4 A levels in what, to them, is a foreign language, has left them undeterred as they get to grips with all that the College and our City has to offer them, academically, culturally and socially. 

We wish them well and hope their time with us will be happy and successful. 

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Y7 Charity House Run

On Monday, the new Year 7 pupils had a fantastic introduction to the sport and house events on offer at Liverpool College, as all pupils took the short walk to Sefton Park to participate in a Charity House Run. The pupils followed instructions brilliantly throughout the day and were dressed immaculately for the occasion.

The race for both the Boys Division and Girls Division was one of the best seen in recent years at Liverpool College as everyone competed well and was eager to impress.

The winner of the Boys Division was Freddie B (Howard's) and the winner of the Girls Division was Isabella H (School). Both pupils will be awarded with trophies at the end of academic year sports awards.

Mr Cook

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