Notre Dame win London Catholic Cup

Victorious Notre Dame team

Undergraduates from the University of Notre Dame (London), won the London Catholic Cup on Tuesday 17 April, after a fiercely fought basketball match against their peers from St Mary's University.

This is the fourth contest between the two institutions (and the first win for Team Notre Dame). Their termly sporting event brings the university students t...

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St Benedict's cricketers tour Sri Lanka

St Benedict's U14 and U15 cricket teams based in Ealing, west London, embarked on an exciting tour to Sri Lanka in April. As well as some great cricket played against outstanding teams, the itinerary included unforgettable excursions and an introduction to Sri Lankan culture.

The tour consisted of seven fixtures against Sri Lankan school teams. The most memorable of these was played at th...

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Booking now: Living Theology at Ammerdown, Somerset

'This grace dissolved in place.' Our parish as a place of divine encounter. The quotation is from Shakespeare's Pericles. Shakespeare attempts to capture the wonder and awe in Pericles' gratitude after he is reunited with his daughter who he thought had drowned. It is an expression of encounter, of love in the reality of persons and place.

Should we not feel such wonde...

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Manchester: Erupting volcanoes at Saint Paul's!

Students at Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester were inspired when they were tasked with making a 3D model of an erupting volcano. The Year 7 students had been learning about volcanoes in their Geography lessons and were asked for homework to transfer this learning into the form of a model. Students later said that this was their favourite homework task of the y...

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Essex: Students design new Paschal Candle

Year 9 student, Niamh Wright, with School Chaplain, Fr Lee Bennett and Paschal Candle

Students from New Hall School Art Department have designed a new Paschal Candle. School Chaplain, Fr Lee Bennett, approached the Art Department to design and produce this year's Candle, with the aim to incorporate a more personal touch and to reflect aspects of the New Hall Chapel and school community. Mr Christopher Lonsdale, Art Teacher, worked closely with Year 9 student, Niamh Wr...

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London: St Benedict's Science Fair

Young scientists at St Benedict's, Ealing, west London, conducting around 40 different experiments at their annual Science Fair, which was attended by 340 children from local primary schools.

The school's science labs buzzed with excitement as all pupils in Year 8 presented their fascinating projects, many of which included hands-on experiments and activities.

St Benedict's pupils h...

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Manchester: Saint Paul's sees parents as partners

Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester recognises the benefits of working in partnership with parents and carers so that their students can reach their full potential. The recent Year 11 Consultation Day was an excellent example of this.

Consultation Day was a great success with parents and carers attending the school with thei...

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'Incredible' West London pupil achieves world high jump record

Dominic Ogbechie,

Fifteen-year-old Dominic Ogbechie, a pupil at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in West London, certainly set the bar high at the England Athletics National Championships on Saturday, achieving a World Record for his age in the High Jump.

England Athletics report on Dominic's success as follows: 'Imperious is the only way to describe Do...

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Lancashire: Nine-year old dreams up fundraising project for CAFOD

Amy, Hannah and Mrs Chai

A 'remarkable' nine-year-old from Crosby in Lancashire has been helping to transform lives across the world by raising funds for CAFOD. After reading a leaflet about how the charity helped communities overseas to access clean water, then seven-year-old Amy knew she had to do something to make a difference.

Since then, she has organised a raffle within her school, Ursuline Cath...

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Cardinal Nichols tells headteachers: 'Your task is to give a powerful witness in our society today'

In the opening address to the annual diocesan headteachers' conference, His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols said: "Your task is to give a powerful witness in our society today." Exploring the nature of leadership in a Catholic institution, he reminded heads that they are "leaders of communities that take their character and their way of life from the gift of Catholic faith, whateve...

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London: Three St Benedict's singers join National Youth Choir

Toby, Mark and Artie

Three pupils from St Benedict's in west London have been accepted into the National Youth Boys' Choir, following recent auditions attended by hundreds of young singers from all over the UK.

Toby Moore, aged 13, Mark Maalouf, aged 12, and Artie Hair, aged 10 are all choristers in the Ealing Abbey Choir, and sing in several other choirs at St Benedict's. They will attend two National Youth ...

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Christian students call for overhaul of education funding

The Student Christian Movement (SCM) has welcomed the review into post-18 funding announced by Teresa May on Monday. However, members have expressed concern that the review does not go far enough and have called for a radical overhaul of the tuition fees and loans systems. The current system is in need of an urgent overhaul to ensure that all students have fair access to Higher Education


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Birmingham: Newman University commences 50th anniversary celebrations

l-r:  Andrea Bolshaw, Registrar, Professor Duncan Lawson, Scott Davidson, Vice Chancellor

Newman University formally commenced its 50th anniversary with a special Mass, led by The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, on Tuesday 13 February, marking the university's Foundation Day.

This was the first in a series of anniversary events for Newman, which was founded in 1968 and became one of the first Catholic universities in the country since the Reformation w...

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Edinburgh: Maryvale students celebrated in awards ceremony

The hard work of Maryvale Institute students from the all over the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh was recognised in an awards ceremony held in the beautiful setting of St Patrick's Church (Cowgate, Edinburgh) on 13 January. Mgr Philip Kerr celebrated Mass and gave the nine graduates of 2017 a special blessing on achieving the Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry. The awardees were ...

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