Tim Henman opens world class tennis dome at Stonyhurst

Budding tennis players gained tips from the top as former British No 1 Tim Henman played guest of honour at the opening of a new world-class tennis dome at Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe today. The new 1,375 sq metre air dome facility titled 'the Glassbrook Dome' was officially opened by the four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist.

The tennis legend was on hand to share his expert tip...

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Manchester: Students celebrate achievements of women

Students with Mike Kane MP

A group of female students from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester recently took part in an event ‘Our Wythenshawe Women’ at Wythenshawe Forum to celebrate the achievements of women. The students were warmly welcomed by Mike Kane MP and the host for the afternoon was Claire Mooney the singer, songwriter and performer. Angela Rayner M...

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Norwich: Keep faith in public square, Archbishop tells university audience

L-R: Bishop Alan Hopes, UEA Catholic chaplain Dr Andrew Eburne and Archbishop Eamon Martin at UEA

Faced by a wave of secularisation, people of faith need to remain engaged in the public square, asserted Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland, speaking at the University of East Anglia in Norwich last night (May 8) Keith Morris reports. Talking to an audience of around 120 people in the first of the Newman Lectures series, Archbishop Eamon said: “Inspired by a p...

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Take One Picture 2017

Peter Paul Rubens, A Roman Triumph, about 1630 © The National Gallery, London

This summer, the National Gallery will showcase the work of children from across England in the 22nd annual Take One Picture exhibition. Take One Picture aims to inspire a lifelong love of art and learning by promoting the role of visual arts within education.

Each year the National Gallery encourages primary school teachers and children to focus on one painting from the collection and re...

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Top tips from the Bible for stressed-out students

Father Stephen Wang, Senior University Chaplain, based at Newman House Catholic Chaplaincy in London, offers some helpful advice in this recorded talk on his latest blog, entitled: 'How to study, revise, and succeed: top tips from the Bible for stressed-out students.'

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Manchester: Actor casts spell over his old school

Cast with Cel

Coldfeet actor Ceallach Spellman returned to his former school, St Bede's College on Thursday, to enjoy a performance of 'Saved by the Belle"' a variation of the popular classic 'Beauty and the Beast'. Ceallach began his acting career in 2003 when he appeared as 'Chip' in Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.

Ceallach from Stretford, attended St Bede's College...

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Manchester: Children enjoy Shakespeare Week

Young thespians at St Anthony's

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester have been going back in time this week to celebrate the world and work of William Shakespeare. It all kicked off with the Big Shakespeare Assembly, featuring songs from the musical 'Shakespeare Rocks'.

Throughout the week, pupils learnt about the life of William Shakespeare and some of his most famous plays.(and even ...

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Hull: Lecture on Sisterly love and professorial prowess

Professor Veronica O'Mara, a leading academic in the field of nun's literacies and preaching in the medieval period, will deliver her inaugural professorial lecture at the University of Hull on Monday 27th March. Everyone is invited to attend.

'The Education of a Medievalist: English Godly Literature Unbound'

In this lecture Professor O'Mara will explore her on-going education as a ...

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Ealing: New chapel at St Benedict's

i-r: Bishop John Wilson, Auxiliary, Headmaster Andrew Johnson, Mayor of Ealing, Cllr Dr Patricia Walker Dawn

A new chapel at St Benedict's, Ealing, west London was dedicated on the school's patronal feast day, 21 March. The Dedication of the Chapel of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus was conducted by the Rt Rev John Wilson, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Titular Bishop of Lindesfarne, who was also the Principal Celebrant at the whole school Mass in honour of St Benedict, in the Abbey Church.


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East Anglia: plans for new Catholic schools receive double boost

Pupils from St Bede's, Cambridge

The bid by the Diocese of East Anglia to open eight new Catholic schools across the region has received a double boost with a mention by the Chancellor in his recent Budget and news that over 800 people have registered their support for the plans. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, mentioned removing barriers to opening good quality faith schools in his March Budget. This follows on f...

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Ealing: World famous Voces8 sings with St Benedict's choirs

Voces8 soprano Andrea Haines with young singers

The widely acclaimed professional a cappella group, Voces8, visited St Benedict's Ealing, to work with the school's choirs, Abbey choristers and pupils of all ages.

Children from west London primary schools also attended the singing day, which culminated in a wonderful concert to showcase what had been learned.

Voces8 began the concert with music by Byrd and Rachmaninov before...

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CES welcomes compulsory Sex and Relationship Education

The Catholic Education Service (CES) has welcomed today's Government announcement on Relationship and Sex Education. The subject is to be made compulsory in all schools in England, Education Secretary Justine Greening said today. Until now sex education has only been compulsory in council-run schools. Under the new ruling parents will always have the right to withdraw their children from all or...

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Sir Michael Wilshaw to take up new roles at St Mary's University

l-r: Stephen Pound MP; Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and Chancellor of St Mary's University; Sir Michael Wilshaw,  Bishop Moth, Chair of Governors; Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor.

At a reception in the Palace of Westminster last night, it was announced that the former Head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, is set to lead St Mary's University's school leadership programme, developing the next cadre of senior leaders, headteachers and Multi-academy trust leaders. The former Chief Inspector of Schools in England will shortly take up a role as Professor of Education...

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Stonyhurst welcomes Jesuit Refugee Service director Sarah Teather

Last Thursday sixth form pupils at Stonyhurst College welcomed Sarah Teather, director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) who spoke about the work the JRS are doing to help refugees all over the world and shared potential ways in which the school can get involved to help these people local to their area.

She described the difficulties refugees face in not only leaving their countries, bu...

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