Students celebrate NextGen award success

Animation, Games Design and VFX students from Hartlepool Sixth Form are celebrating after winning two awards at the NextGen Games Jam 2020. A highlight of the digital academic year, the competition sees students working together to complete a game, animation or other creative piece in just seven days. Reflecting the current times – and taking … Continued

Students feature in NextGen Class of 2020

Hartlepool Sixth Form students’ talent and hard work has been recognised by the NextGen Academy in their annual showcase. The NextGen Class of 2020 gives graduating students the opportunity to show off their impressive portfolios they have developed over the past two years studying animation, games design and visual effects courses at colleges throughout the … Continued

Netball coach runs 5k a day for charity

Hartlepool Sixth Form sport lecturer Danielle Smith has clocked up an amazing 150k throughout June to raise vital funds for Alice House Hospice. No matter the weather Danielle and best friend Chloe McKie, a former student at the Sixth Form, ran a combined 10k each day to reach their target – the equivalent of running … Continued

Students experience international film festival

Film studies students from Hartlepool Sixth Form were given the opportunity to learn from renowned film makers at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Attending screenings from graduates and professionals around York, the group also engaged in workshops designed to motivate and inspire them into exploring the rich and diverse range of storytelling opportunities available. The … Continued

Students pack out Georgian Theatre for charity

Hartlepool Sixth Form performance students organised a charity concert in Stockton to raise vital funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.  Taking place at the stunning Georgian Theatre, March’s sold-out gig featured local bands including Ocean Floor, Giraffes, Lilly Road, Fori Tega and Marines among others.  The students, Phoebe Kirkham, Grace Gardner, Nicholas White, Alfie Bingham and Sam Phillips, regularly communicated with the venue, booked the bands, managed finance, arranged transport and marketed the event, as … Continued

Workshop sparks radio career opportunities for students

Media and Creative Media students at Hartlepool Sixth Form got the chance to broadcast their own radio show as part of Spark FM’s 10th birthday celebrations.  To mark the impressive anniversary, the University of Sunderland student station took radio ‘on the road’ to a number of schools and colleges across the North East.  As part of the work shop, sixth form … Continued

Hartlepool student reaches Miss Teen Great Britain grand finals

Hartlepool Sixth Form student Chloe Roberts is hoping to be crowned Miss Teen Great Britain later this year.  Chloe, who is studying Health & Social Care, has made it to the grand final of the prestigious competition after being named Miss Teen Hartlepool.  The 17-year-old is using her platform to raise awareness of mental health issues and suicide prevention, two issues … Continued

Sport students experience life as university athletes

Hartlepool Sixth Form students visited Teesside University to experience life as an elite athlete studying higher education. The sixth form’s TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) students and those studying on the Sport and Exercise Science programme spent the day in Middlesbrough learning how undergraduates benefit from the support and expertise on offer through Teesside Sport. … Continued

Hartlepool Sixth Form students and staff run 272 miles for NHS

Sports students from Hartlepool Sixth Form turned the disappointment of missing out on a national tournament into a successful fundraiser for front line health workers. The sixth form’s netball, basketball and women’s rugby academy teams were due to travel to Nottingham for the AoC Sport National Championships in April before the event was cancelled due … Continued