Runshaw takes Medea to the Fringe!

Students performed the show to rave audience reviews over three nights last week: Wow! What a stunning production!”No scenery, no music, no costume changes, no props – just pure, minimalist, physical theatre at its finest!  The lead characters each delivered convincing and compelling performances, with the chorus providing unfaltering support by means of sound effects,… Read More

Flying start for Finance Apprentices at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust employs a number of Apprentices each year to work across a variety of roles within the organisation. Josh Ainsworth Brown, 21, started working within the organisation’s finance department at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital in October. Having previously completed his A-Levels, Joshua is now undertaking his Association of Accounting… Read More

Leyland Trucks leads the way with bespoke development

Leading automotive manufacturing company, Leyland Trucks, has had over 60 of its employees completing Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 2 & 3 and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 4 qualifications over the last year via Runshaw Business Centre. John Keegan joined the company in 2007 as a Continuous Improvement Engineer, having previously worked… Read More

Runshaw College sparks lively fracking debate

Over 100 Runshaw College students listened to both sides of the argument on the controversial topic of fracking in the UK. The thought-provoking conference, held at Runshaw College in Leyland, was organised by Runshaw’s School of Science, and featured several guest speakers who sparked some lively debate. The conference, titled ‘To frack or not to frack’,… Read More

Graphics student has winning design

Foundation Degree Graphic students were recently given the opportunity to work on a live brief with Chorley Council. The students were asked by the council to design a beer mat, which would be distributed to pubs throughout the South Ribble, Chorley and Preston areas for their  ‘Drink Awareness’ campaign over Christmas. The students worked on the… Read More

Runshaw barbering student is a cut above!

John Ward, a Level 3 Barbering student at Runshaw College, has fulfilled his ambition to open his own barbers shop. Originally a plasterer, John decided to have a change of career due to health reasons. He has always had an interest in hairdressing and cut his families hair for years. John said, “I have always… Read More

Fantastic Footy Skills from First UK Professional Female Freestyler

Level 3 BTEC in Sport and Exercise Science student Liv Cooke is the first professional female freestyler in the UK. At just 16, Liv has already filmed for many leading sports brands including FIFA and Adidas and is a brand ambassador for the new female soccer brand, Liona. Liv is about to embark on a… Read More

Jade set for Dubai Tour Representing England

Runshaw sport student Jade Eccleston is preparing to leave cold days in Lancashire for sunnier climes when she goes on tour to Dubai, representing England at rounders. The ex-Balshaw’s pupil attended national trials in Northamptonshire and succeeded in being selected for the under 19 squad, one of just thirteen elite players, becoming an ambassador for… Read More

Flash Bang Chemistry!

Runshaw Science Academy were delighted to welcome back Dr. Steve Rossington from the University of Salford, for a morning of Flash Bang Chemistry! Steve delivered a fantastic lecture that included explosions, smashing bananas and apples and the magic of cardice and liquid nitrogen. Pictured is Dr. Rossington, Camilla Chapman (Course Leader for Science Horizons), Rachel… Read More

Fantastic Flyover!

Runshaw student Josh Waywell and his family have friends in high places! Josh’s parents have been friends with Steve and Wendy Ivill for many years. Steve has spent his working life flying for the Navy and when conducting military exercises in the area Steve was able to do a flyover in a Merlin MK2 Helicopter… Read More

Students Impress Pupils at Brownedge

A-Level Religious Studies students

A-Level Religious Studies students attended Brownedge St Mary’s Catholic High School’s second annual Science and RE day where they delivered five sessions to the schools year 10 students. The aim of the day was to discuss how science and religion can work together and aren’t necessarily conflicting. Runshaw’s students organised talks, discussions and activities on… Read More

Brian Receives Prestigious Diana Champion Volunteer Award

We are very pleased to announce that one of our Students, Brian Ascroft (Level 3 Media), has been awarded a prestigious Diana Champion Volunteer Award. The Diana Award is a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. Brian volunteers in and out of College.… Read More

Textiles Gifted and Talented Event

Students from Standish Community High School, Greenbank High School, Longridge High School, Tarleton Academy and Lostock Hall Academy enjoyed a Gifted and Talented event in Textiles on Thursday. Exploring how to create textures with textile and found materials, they created a fashion figure with embellished stitch.   The event was a hive of activity with… Read More

Supplying the Skills

Lisa Bowhay is the Northern Regional Manager at The Supplies House, a janitorial supplier to some of the UK’s largest contract cleaning companies. The business is based in London, with a Northern office situated in Leyland. Lisa has been with the company for 20 years after originally starting as an office junior. Now responsible for… Read More

Amy’s crusade to help the homeless

Runshaw College student Amy Moloney has set up a funding page to help pay for clothes and food for people on the streets, and plans to give out boxes during the festive period. The 16-year old will start helping those in need in Preston, and could then visit other cities if enough cash is raised.… Read More