News, Events and Celebrations
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Weekly College Enrichment Programme
Stretch & Challenge with Year 5
Saturdays in college are normally very quiet, but this was not the case on 27 April,
as 20+ Year 5 pupils from our partner primary schools attended a challenging day
of activities working around the theme of Architecture and Art.
Miss Griffiths introduced pupils to the history behind graffiti art and pupils made their own stencils and completed some spray painting in their ‘thinking journals’ which they were each presented with.
Pupils working with Mrs Rooney considered the Kode earthquake in Japan and designed their own buildings, thinking about safety, strength and protection in the construction.
Presenting a speech about the benefits of a new Mersey Crossing, after looking at debating skills, was the task set by Mr Fabia for his group of pupils. Each pupil had the opportunity to design their own bridge too!
Parents returned later in the day to hear about the day that their children had spend here at the college - lots of fun and hard work resulted in excellent presentations and certificates for all the pupils. A big ‘thank you’ to everyone involved.
WKA British Open Champion
On Saturday 4 May, Luke Riley from 9MGGI became the new WKA British Open Champion.
After getting to the final he gave a more than impressive display to show how worthy he was to take this title.
Well done Luke - this is a fantastic achievement.
Good Shepherd Mass 2013
Last Thursday Kate, our Chaplain, and Mrs Forber were blessed to be able to spend
the afternoon with some of our College’s most dedicated fundraisers at the annual
Archdiocesan Good Shepherd Mass to celebrate the students’ efforts.
As always, our students were all wonderful representatives of their forms and our College.
Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
Between Friday 3 May - Sunday 5 May students in Years 11, 12 and 13 participated in a three day expedition in the Peak District. For the Year 11 students the expedition formed the final part of their Silver Award. For the students participating in the Gold Award, the weekend venture was to further develop their expedition experience and training before embarking on their final expedition in July. Good luck to the Gold participants in completing this.
All students navigated their routes well and worked supportively and enthusiastically in their response to the challenge, aided this year by good weather conditions.
Well done to all participants and many thanks to the Mentoring Team who have organised and supported the students throughout all of the sections of the Award scheme.
Year 10 Visit Castleton
On Tuesday 30 April, the Year 10 Geography cohort, supported by several staff, spent a really productive day in the Derbyshire village of Castleton, in the Peak District. The day was organised for the collection of primary and secondary data to use in the completion of GCSE Geography Controlled Assessment. From the word go, the sun shone brightly and the students were eager to explore what Castleton had to offer.
It was a truly spectacular day with exceptional behaviour from the students. Now the hard work really starts. Good luck with the Controlled Assessment.