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  • Worksop Swimmers Clean Sweep

    Published 18/01/22

    Last Saturday, swimmers from Worksop College and Ranby House attained some great results at Nottinghamshire County Swimming Championships. Head of Swimming, Mr Franse, told us, "Worksop College and Ranby House were well represented and all swimmers swam very well. Good luck to all swimmers in their training as they prepare for the next County Gala in three weeks time." 

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  • A Nail-Biting Competition Final

    Published 14/01/22

    There was a tense atmosphere in the Chemistry Lecture Theatre as our Sixth Form scientists went head-to-head in the Science Lecture Competition Final. 

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  • Worksop College Girls' Football Academy

    Published 13/01/22

    We are so excited to announce the launch of the Worksop College Girls’ Football Academy in partnership with Jill Scott, MBE. As the England Women's football team come fresh from celebrating their world cup qualifying 20-0 win against Latvia, we are getting ready to develop the next crop of female sporting superstars – all under the tutelage of England Lioness and Man City's Jill Scott MBE.

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  • Cook with us: Avocado on rye toast with chocolate

    Published 11/01/22

    For those of you who wanted to add some more nutrients into your diet this New Year, this is the perfect recipe for you. Avocado with chocolate - sounds questionable, right? However, when you mix the avocado with the cocoa, it forms a rich chocolate mousse-like consistency. Before you knock it, why not give it a go?

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  • Muck, Mess and Mixture with Year 2

    Published 11/01/22

    The Year 2 children had an exciting morning of Science experiments to kick start their new Imaginative Learning Project (ILP) called Muck, Mess and Mixtures! The children worked in small groups and took part in a carousel of four messy and mucky Science experiments, designed to help develop their practical skills and increase their curiosity, as they explored what happens when they mixed things together.

    The first station was Mixing Colours. The children had to carefully pour coloured water in to test tubes and mix them together, as they tried to predict what colours they might get.

    The next station was Fizzy Colours. Here they added drops of coloured vinegar (acid) to a plate of baking soda (alkali). The two chemicals reacted to form a gas that caused the drops to fizz and roll about, much to the children’s delight!

    The third station was Rainbow Colour Mixing where the children added drops of food colouring to a large plate of milk. They then carefully added a tiny drop of washing up liquid and watched in amazement as the colours started moving about, as if by magic, across the plate.

    The final station was Making Sherbet Powder. Here the children mixed a few simple ingredients together with some baking soda and citric acid powder to make some “zingy” strawberry and orange sherbet which they really enjoyed!

    Mrs Sullivan said “The morning was an exciting scientific success, as the children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoyed themselves, mixing and making a mess”.

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  • Cook with us: Our New Year Smoothie

    Published 07/01/22

    Over the last month, have you been indulging on chocolates, cheese, roast potatoes, and any other naughty food you can pass off as a ‘festive treat’? Perhaps the only vegetable you have seen is the one token Brussels sprout on the edge of your Christmas dinner. Well, we’re all in this together. If you can’t have a treat over Christmas, when can you?

    In a bid to add some much-needed nutrition back into our diets, we spoke to our teacher of Food and Nutrition, Mrs Christodoulou, who shared a few of her favourite New Year recipes with us. Up first is her classic New Years’ smoothie.

    Add all of the following ingredients into a blender, and be prepared to feel revitalised after just one sip.

    Bananas 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

    • 1 banana – just one regular sized banana has 12% of your daily value of vitamin C,  3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein and 10% of your daily value of magnesium, 10% of your daily value of potassium, and so much more!
    • 1/4 cup blueberries – blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits and vegetables. They are so incredible healthy and nutritious, that they are said to maintain brain function and improve memory.

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    • 2 kiwis – kiwis are incredible high in Vitamin C, meaning it provides a burst of immune-boosting nutrients in every bite.
    • ½ green apple - Green apples are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, which improves many aspects of your health, including your vision!

    • 2 cups fresh spinach – spinach includes incredibly high levels of iron, which means it restores energy, increases vitality and improves the quality of our blood!
    • 1/4 avocado - The vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and fibre found in avocados all play a role in keeping our hearts healthy.

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    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine, its ingredients is thought to have many medicinal and soothing properties, which is just what we need after a season of late nights and winter colds.
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger – in January, it is very common for us all to pick up a common cold. Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which makes it highly effective at fighting the flu and common cold.

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    So, simply whizz all of this together for a quick and easy way of getting a hit of post-Christmas goodness!

    Mrs Christodoulou tells us, "the fruit or vegetables can be frozen too, which saves on wastage and can be higher in nutrients as they are harvested and frozen in a short time. You can also make the smoothie in advance, with a squeeze of lemon juice to preserve colour in the avocado."

    We think this is a wonderful recipe to begin the new year, and we can't wait to see what Mrs Christodoulou will whip up for us next week!

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  • Worksop and Ranby Christmas Round-Up

    Published 17/12/21

    Although Covid-19 may have altered our usual traditions slightly, Worksop College and Ranby House still managed to pack the final weeks of term with Christmas joy and festive cheer. From our Kindergarten posting letters to Father Christmas, to our Year 13s performing their last ever House song, festivity was celebrated to its fullest by the entire school. In the name of Christmas, we hope to spread some festive cheer by sharing the events of the final days of term.

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  • Para-Swimming Win in Wales

    Published 16/12/21

    We are incredibly proud of Max, who is one step closer to achieving his lifelong dream of making it to the Paralympics. Max's experience at the British Para-Swimming Winter National Meet has stood him in good stead to progress forward with his swimming ambitions. 

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  • Portland Girls Visit Shiloh Charity

    Published 10/12/21

    Earlier this week, two of our Year 8 students, Millie and Chloe, volunteered their time at Shiloh, a charity to support homeless people.

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  • Sixth Former plays for NLD

    Published 07/12/21

    On Sunday 5th December, Worksop College student, Ben, Year 13, played for NLD under 18s.

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  • Successful Swim for Worksop College and Ranby House

    Published 06/12/21

    The ISA National Swimming Finals, which took place on 28th November, saw a strong Worksop College and Ranby House team help the Midlands to a second placed finish. We were just out-swam by London West, who won the gala with 466 points, with Midlands comfortably in second place with 400.

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  • Welcome to our Sixth Form

    Published 02/12/21

    Tuesday saw the Sixth Form Taster Day at Worksop College, where we welcomed our Year 11 students, along with some new faces, to experience a day in our the Sixth Form. From A-level subject lessons, to time in the Sixth Form Centre, Year 11s were able to experience all things Sixth Form!

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