Pontefract - Five Towns Partnership

Year of Formation:2015
Hub:NEW College, Pontefract
Co-ordinator:Dean Morgan

Partnership schools:Carleton Community High School; Castleford Academy; De Lacy Academy; Freeston Academy; King’s School

Now in its second year, the Pontefract – Five Towns Partnership has held a number of events co-ordinated by different members of the group. The Women into STEM speed dating event saw girls meeting 12 women from a variety of STEM careers, and a Reach for A* event helped GCSE students to launch their revision in an enjoyable format. Students from different schools participated enthusiastically in a circus of activities using experiments and problem solving tasks to develop understanding and improve revision techniques. Schools also hosted Egg Races and a Space Day; Stardome Planetarium visits inspired staff and students alike. Visiting speakers to sixth form classes have shared insights into their physics career paths and how physics impacts our world.