Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College


From Croydon to Columbia

Posted on September 7th, by Liberty Martin in Culture. 1 Comment

A student from Thornton Heath hopes that her story will inspire other young Croydonians

It may sound dramatic, but you could say that Thursday 30th March 2017 was a turning point in my life. It was the day that I found out that I, a state school student from Thornton Heath, got into Columbia University in the City of New York, an Ivy League university.

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Two Holocaust survivors visit Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College

Posted on July 12th, by Liberty Martin in Politics & Society. No Comments

Liberty Martin reports on a powerful talk, and a disturbing message, for Croydon pupils

Year 9 pupils at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls saw history come to life when two Holocaust survivors visited their school on Thursday 9th June. Husband and wife Peter and Marianne Summerfield visited NMBEC to share their experiences of the Holocaust with a group studying the topic.

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Cathy Newman reports back to the young women of Norbury on a career in journalism

Posted on December 21st, by Liberty Martin in Politics & Society. No Comments

Liberty Martin listens to Channel 4 journalist Cathy Newman talking media, sexism and ambition

The atmosphere of Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls (NMBEC) was buzzing on the morning of Thursday 3rd December. Cathy Newman, Channel 4 News reporter and co-presenter, was about to give a talk and Q&A session to Year 12 and 13 English Literature and Media students.

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Croydon’s young entrepreneurs on the rise

Posted on September 14th, by Liberty Martin in Economics & Business. 4 comments

Liberty Martin on how the Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College girls got inspired

One day in June 2015, three Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls students proved themselves in the world of entrepreneurship by coming a very close second place in the Centrale 100 competition.

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Croydon students get ‘treated’ by classroom medics

Posted on December 18th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

On Wednesday 17th December, 150 students from Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College in Thornton Heath took part in interactive sessions using real medical equipment for a unique Healthcare Science day. 

Release begins: This fun and engaging workshop by science education specialists, Classroom Medics, got all the pupils hands on and measuring their own physiology and understanding the effects of various medical conditions – so they could make … Read More »