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Jordan Murchie (2020 leaver)
2020 Blackburn Central High School Leaver, Jordan Murchie, wins Rising Star of the Year – Special Recognition award at the Hive Awards.
At the age of just 17, Jordan really impressed the judges and they wanted to acknowledge the journey she has been on to where she is today. Jordan had a turbulent time at school, but her talent quickly showed itself when she was offered work experience with Crosshill School, co-located at Blackburn Central High School.
Towards the end of her school career Claire Allen, Jordan’s Pastoral Manager at the time, put Jordan in touch with Gareth Davis, Company Director of Sporting NRG, a service which provides children and adults with disabilities to access and enjoy a wide range of sporting activities.
Gareth saw Jordan’s ability and strong work ethic and offered her an Apprenticeship role once she left Blackburn Central High School.
At first Jordan was very nervous and had little confidence in her own abilities. Over time her confidence has grown to the point that she is now able to deliver both PE and Adventure Activities on her own to small groups with little, if any, support and supervision and to an extremely high standard.
One headteacher recently commented that they wanted Jordan in their school every day as she is head and shoulders above most staff in working with and building relationships with their pupils.
Gareth said “Jordan is a huge credit to the team here at Sporting NRG, we are immensely proud of Jordan, and the rest of our wonderful team.”
Claire said “I’m really proud of Jordan, I knew that she’d take this opportunity with both hands and run with it. I can’t wait to see what Jordan goes on to do next.”
Sporting NRG also won Small Business of the Year at the same awards evening.
Liam Muscat (2015 leaver)
Shamima Namaji (2019 leaver)
Shamima achieved five grade 9s during her GCSE exams, including top results in maths, geography, English literature, religious studies, English language, as well as an 8 in chemistry and a seven in biology, physics and Spanish.
She was the only student in her year to get a 9 in geography, and had the second highest grade in maths.
Natasha Bailey (2016 leaver)
Natasha was presented with the award for her work in Science at the Lancashire Inspirational Young People’s Awards 2016 organised by Every Action Has Consequences.
Natasha lost her mum 4 years ago, but this has not stopped her from being a determined young lady and has certainly not hampered her studies, achieving a grade A in Biology, B in Physics and an A in Chemistry, which she studied in Year 10.
Moaaz Sidat (2015 leaver)
At Blackburn College Moaaz achieved an A* in Maths, A* in Chemistry and an A in Biology in his A-Levels and progressed to Lancaster University to study BSc (Hons) Mathematics.
Mohammed Lunat (2015 leaver)
Mohammed achieved an A in Psychology, an A in Law and a C in Business at Blackburn College, and then went on to study BA (Hons) Psychology at Edge Hill University. His dream is to become a Sport and Exercise psychologist.
Liam Muscat (2015 leaver)
Liam has joined Blackburn College to study Grade 8 music after achieving distinctions in Grades 6 and 7 rock guitar, and has become an ambassador for the Blackburn with Darwen Music Hub. Liam, whose skills include acoustic guitar, bass guitar and ukelele, has played solo electric guitar for the Royal Maundy Recipients Lunch at King George’s Hall in Blackburn and has been part of the year 10 Ambassador Band at the same venue.
He also teaches at Turton and Edgworth Primary School one day a week and is the first student that the Music Hub has put forward for a Silver Arts Award.
Lewis Baron (2015 leaver)
Lewis went on to study Applied Science at Blackburn College, where he took part in work experience at a physiotherapy clinic. He went on to the University of Bradford to study Physiotherapy with the goal of becoming a fully qualified physiotherapist.
Farihaa Motala (2015 leaver)
Farihaa has recently been awarded a scholarship from the International Science School, which includes a two-week fully residential programme of lectures by leading researchers, laboratory tours and hands on activities at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Martin Hargreaves (2014 leaver)
Martin started Judo at BCHS whilst in Year 9 and carried on after leaving school at the Westbury Gardens Judo Club. Martin become Mr Burn’s latest student to earn his Black-belt in Judo.
Mohammed Raja (2014 leaver)
Mohammed graduated from BCHS and went on to study for his Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment – Extended Diploma at Blackburn College. He then went on to study a degree in BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology at the University of Central Lancashire and is looking forward to a job in an Architectural Practice.
Hamzah Patel (2011 leaver)
Went on to study Childcare at Blackburn College, gained a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Childcare and went on to secure a place at Edge Hill University to study Primary Education. His excellent triple distinction grades and 800 placement hours within primary schools prepared him well for a career as a Primary School Teacher.