Burrow Family Scoop Up Awards At Yorkshire Choice Awards

May 16, 2022 9:37 am

10-year-old Macy, 7-year-old Maya, and 3-year-old Jackson Burrow were amazed and excited when they won the Young Achiever Award at the Yorkshire Choice Awards held at Elland Road. The three children, who all attend Orchard Head Junior, Infant & Nursery School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, are used to fancy award ceremonies and being in…

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Two New Mascots In Town

May 5, 2022 11:38 am

Pupils at Pontefract Academies Trust primary schools have been given an important task this week. They have been given the challenge of naming the brand new mascots from The Prince of Wales Hospice. Hospice hero boy and hospice hero girl are the new representatives of the hospice, based in Pontefract. The six schools include Carleton…

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Martial Arts Black Belt Awarded To Carleton Park Pupil

May 5, 2022 11:24 am

Edward, an 11 year old pupil at Carleton Park Junior & Infant School, has been awarded with his Black Belt after only 3 years of participating in Karate. Black symbolizes the darkness beyond the sun, and a person who has been awarded a black belt seeks to gain a deeper and further understanding of the physical…

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Professional Athletes Deliver Inspirational Assemblies To Pontefract Children

April 4, 2022 11:03 am

Nicola Minichiello, leading member of the Great Britain Bobsleigh team from 2001-2011 and Rachael Mackenzie, World Thai-Boxing champion visited all six primary schools in Pontefract Academies Trust this week to deliver an inspirational assembly with a strong focus on resilience. Rachael spoke to the pupils about how her career wouldn’t have been what it is…

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Young Fundraisers Receive Special Mayor Award

March 22, 2022 1:12 pm

Pupils from 6 primary schools in Pontefract, all part of Pontefract Academies Trust, were invited to a special awards ceremony at the Mayor’s office on Thursday to celebrate the incredible fundraising effort they and other schools in the local area contributed to. Organised by The Prince of Wales Hospice, the ceremony celebrated £61,000 being raised…

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