Connor Lightfoot

Head boy gets a taste of the student life at leadership seminar

Connor Lightfoot

Beamont Collegiate Academy’s head boy has represented the school at a leadership seminar at Lancaster University. Connor Lightfoot, head boy and academy rugby league player for Salford Red Devils, travelled up to Lancashire to represent the Long Lane school at Hoby 2016, a residential leadership seminar for 14 to 16-year-olds. John Sharpes, director of Hoby UK, said it had been a “privilege” to work with the Year 11 pupil. He added: “It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with Connor. “I hope he enjoyed the experience too and will be better equipped to make a positive contribution to his school and community. “These young people are the leaders of tomorrow and they should be encouraged.”

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Academy recognised with Duke of Edinburgh’s award at Buckingham Palace

Beamont Collegiate Academy’s principal got the royal seal of approval as he was invited to a celebration at Buckingham Palace last week. The Long Lane school has been recognised for its continued success with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and head Andrew Moorcroft was invited to the palace to receive a commemorative plaque. He said: “At Beamont Collegiate Academy we encourage ourstudents to be resilient and aspirational – the Duke of Edinburgh Award is valued by colleges and employers as recognition of students’ hard work to develop themselves into the best they can be. “The academy is delighted to be invited to the palace to receive such a prestigious accolade.”

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RAF and Navy pay visit to academy

The RAF and Navy have paid a visit to Beamont Collegiate Academy. Students in years eight and nine at the Long Lane school were given the chance to investigate technology used in the modern military when they were paid a visit by the forces. They experienced the full power of a jet engine in the school’s sports hall and also flew an RAF drone. Chris Hillidge, director of science, technology, engineering and maths, said: “Our job at the academy is to inspire the next generation of engineers to design and build the machines of the future. Our STEM students work with all kinds of scientists and designers to experience life as a professional in a STEM career.”

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