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College Calendar/ Enrichment Programme
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Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, Highfield Road, Widnes. WA8 7DW. Tel: 0151 424 2139 Fax: 0151 422 6500
Bronze DOE Dates:
- Sat 22 March - Training in college. Meet 8.30 am, finish 1.30 pm.
Students must regularly check their college email for further information.
Year 9 Parents’ Evening
Thursday 13th March.
Please encourage students to make appointments with their teachers.
Monday 10 February marked the start to our first Enrichment Week at Saints Peter and Paul and what an exciting week it was for both staff and students. For those not away on visit far and wide, the college ran a whole host of events and experiences.
Year 7 enjoyed a Literacy themed week which included visits from an author, poet and drama group. The children were then challenged to produce their own pieces of writing which included a poem and short story. The students also spent time with Kate our Chaplain in their house groups; Iona, L’Arche, Corrymeela and Taize reflecting on what it means to be part of a community and students attended their retreat day proudly wearing their house colours.
Subjects were brought to life for our Year 8 and 9s through the ‘Living Curriculum’. Students were given the opportunity to learn in different ways and try new things including street dance, food tasting and car making to name just a few. MFL, Science and Maths all hosted subject themed days which not only helped students to see the importance of those subjects but also encourage them to develop key skills such as numeracy.
The focus for Year 9, 10 and 11 was ‘Preparing for the Future’. For Year 9 this meant reflecting on their future life choices helped by key speakers and a careers day with workshops led by employers from all areas of work. Year 10s not on work experience spend the week in our Sixth Form getting a taste of post 16 life at our college. Our Year 11s had an intense week of focused revision and support which included a motivational talk from ‘Action Jackson’.
With an opportunity to watch the Grease production alongside all the other amazing opportunities the week provided, it is clear to see why we are all looking forward to the next enrichment week in July.
For more information on some of the above mentioned activities check out our blog.
Year 10 Work Experience
Throughout our first enrichment week 100 of our Year 10 students spent the week in industry completing work experience placements in a variety of sectors from Finance to Education to name a few. During the week students gained a valuable insight into the ‘World of Work and developed their employability skills for the future. The experience was a hugh success, with many employers contacting the college with personal references for students to use on their Cvs in the future.
Sports News - Girls’ Rugby
Monday 24th February saw the girls’ Rugby League team take part in the North West Rugby League Festival. They demonstrated their excellence and won their three matches beating St Peters of Manchester 24-0, Haslingden 30-0 and Wade Deacon 18-0.
Another fantastic achievement, the team will now go on to play in the North West final and the National Carnegie Cup.