Student Success at the University of Oxford

  Former Student of the Year, Jacob Forshaw, left Runshaw College in 2013 with A* grades in A level Physics, Geology, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Jacob gained one of only ~30 places to study Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. In 2014, at the end of his first year, he was awarded an Academic… Read More

Maths Challenge Success!

Winners of the National Maths Challenge Competition 2016

Over 150 students sat the maths challenge in November. 70 students achieved a Bronze award, 59 students achieved a Silver award and 19 students achieved an impressive Gold award. 16 of the students also made it through to the next round – the Kangaroo Challenge and 2 students made it in to the British Maths… Read More

Employability Skills Developed at Industry Day

Hospitality and Catering students spent a day developing their employability skills and gaining valuable interview experience their annual industry day at the Leyland Hotel. Students had the chance to meet guest speakers Michelin star chef Lisa Allen from Northcote Manor, Fergus Macdonald, Cluster Manager from Hallmark Hotels and Ian Wearden from the The Crafty Scholar, Lancaster.… Read More

Working in the Dark

Visiting students came to the School of Visual Arts on Wednesday 14th December to complete a photography gifted and talented workshop. Working in the darkroom, students experimented with a variety of chemical processes to create photograms and black and white prints. In the age of digital photography, traditional chemical processing can create innovative and expressive marks.… Read More

Students Through to Computational Thinking Finals at Oxford Uni!

Callum Berry, Alex Banks and Isaac Ellery

Over 150 students from A Level Computer Science, BTEC Level 3 ICT and A Level Maths took part in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered online. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that Computer Scientists… Read More

Social Science Trip to Edinburgh

Social Sciences Trip to Edinburgh

Social Sciences students have been on an amazing trip to Edinburgh. The trip kicked off with a visit to the international Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, where our students’ sense of perception was put to the test. In the evening, they walked the haunted streets of Edinburgh in the Cadies and Witchery Tour, with… Read More

Horizons New Approaches to Drawing

New Approaches to Drawing at Runshaw

Pupils from Southlands, Albany, Tarleton, Lostock Hall, Balshaws, Longridge, Penwortham Girls, Academy@Worden, and Stanley High School attended the Horizons’ ‘New approaches to drawing’ event. Our visiting pupils explored mixed media work inspired by artist Ian Murphy, creating collaged surfaces onto which they used inks, biros, carbon paper and tac and thread to capture the structure… Read More

Law Students Win Regional Bar Competition

Runshaw Regional Bar Winners 2016

Congratulations to our AS/A2 law team who are the regional winners of the Bar National Mock Trial Competition after competing in a full day of demanding trials at Preston Crown Court. The opposition included Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, Cardinal Newman College, Winstanley College and St John Rigby Sixth Form College. This is… Read More

Bryony Returns to College with Touring Company

One of our alumni, Bryony Davies, returned to Runshaw on Friday 18th November with her theatre company, Barrel Organ. They worked with 25 of our PPP students, running a workshop that explored different ways of turning text into performance. In the afternoon, the company performed their touring show, Some People Talk About Violence, in the… Read More

Textiles Creations Workshop

Students from Southlands High School, Tarleton Academy, Lostock Hall Academy and Balshaw’s High School visited to complete a practical workshop in Textiles. Using geometrical fashion design as inspiration, they created their own fabric design before designing a fashion garment. The afternoon was enjoyed by all, and students left with lots of creative, beautiful work: ‘Really… Read More

Matthew is South Ribble Young Volunteer of the Year 2016!

Matthew Duncan Volunteer

South Ribble Partnership invited nominations from throughout South Ribble for a number of Volunteer Awards. The Young Volunteer category is for young people who have made a positive contribution to their community or the borough in general. Each year the number of nominations and the quality of those nominations increases, so our students can be… Read More

Runshaw Pioneers Google Expeditions

Runshaw Pioneers Google Expeditions

Over 200 students and more than 40 staff took part in Runshaw’s Google Expeditions Pioneers Programme day this October. Using virtual reality equipment staff gave students the opportunity to take immersive virtual journeys under the sea, to the surface of the moon and inside the human body. The Pioneers Program previously ran in the US… Read More

Time to Dance

A collaboration of both A level and Vocational Dance students will come together next week at the Amanda Roocroft Theatre at Runshaw College in Leyland to create a wonderful night of entertainment for all the family to enjoy featuring contemporary, jazz, commercial and musical theatre styles. The talented and award winning Runshaw Dance Academy group… Read More

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Success!

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Success 2016

The annual challenge set by the University of Cambridge takes students significantly beyond the A level Chemistry syllabus, challenging them to think like a degree student. There were a total of 7229 entries into this year’s competition. Nationally a total of 55 students won Roentgenium awards, 543 students won Gold awards, 991 students won Silver… Read More

Fright Night!

Runshaw College Media Make up students performed a Halloween photo shoot as part of their coursework this week. The students’ brief was to create a creepy ghoulish character, including hair, make-up and full costume. Students had a great time creating their looks and even got to shoot a film around the college with the characters… Read More