Clarendon Sixth Form College News

High school challenge is universal success

Congratulations to West Hill School who won the High School Challenge 2017 at Clarendon Sixth Form College on Wednesday 20th March.

Schools from across Tameside competed in a ‘University Challenge’ style competition including: Copley Academy, West Hill School, Reddish Vale High School, Hyde Community College, Royton and Crompton School, Longdendale High School, Glossopdale High School and East Manchester Academy.

West Hill beat valiant runners up, Reddish Vale high School and were rewarded with a cheque for £350 for school equipment.

Jennifer Massey, School Liaison Officer at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “Everyone seemed to really enjoy the day, not just the Year 10 students, but our staff and students too! I think it's so great that all of the attending students stayed right until the end to support their fellow schools in the semi-final and final rounds, even if they didn't make it through themselves. I'd just like to thank all of the schools, teachers and students, who took part in the competition and of course a big congratulations to our finalists. We've had some lovely feedback and we hope to run this event again next year for our gifted and talented students in local schools.”

Cathy O’Donnell, Careers Advisor at The East Manchester Academy, said: “Our students really enjoyed the challenge, thank you so much to the college for hosting such a great event. We were so inspired by it that we are keen to host something like it ourselves with our own students.”

Thank you to all the schools that took part and enjoyed the day. For more information on Clarendon Sixth Form College’s courses please call: 0161 908 6800.