Stories from Catholic universities, colleges and schools in the UK and around the world. It also includes news relevant to educational resources, and articles by pupils and students.

Norwich Catholic high school launches virtual art exhibition

A glimpse of the Notre Dame High School art show

An impressive and uplifting virtual art exhibition has been launched to showcase the creative hard work of students at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Norwich, reports Alex Savage.

A highlight of the year at the school has always been the Summer Art Exhibition. GCSE and A Level students showcase their work to the public. However, due to Coronavirus restrictions it was feared that thi...

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Manchester: Saint Paul's flags in Antarctica!

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Year 7 pupils from Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester took part in a competition to design a flag for Antarctica. The wonderfully colourful flags were then taken to Antarctica as part of a project with Antarctic scientists.

The aim of this initiative is to inspire new generations about the Antarctic and Antarctica Day.

Mrs Helen Allsopp, Head of Geo...

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Newman College joins local partners to help community through crisis

Community Response kitchen delivers means and supplies to Newman Catholic College

During the Covid-19 pandemic, staff at Newman Catholic College in Brent have been working to support the extended school community at a time of increased hardship. Daniel Patrick Coyle, Head teacher at Newman Catholic College, offers the following account explaining how the success of this endeavour has been made possible thanks to the school's partnerships with local groups and charities.


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New Vice-Chancellor appointed by Leeds Trinity University

Professor Charles Egbu

Professor Charles Egbu has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University. Professor Egbu will return to Leeds, a city in which he studied and taught, to begin his new role on 1 November 2020. He will take over from Professor Margaret A House OBE who will step down after seven years as Vice-Chancellor.

The Professor said: "I am honoured to be joining Leeds Trinity; a Universit...

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Wales: Catholic school heads unite to oppose RE changes

The headteacher of every Catholic school in Wales has written to the First Minister asking him to rethink his Government's proposed changes to Religious Education. The headteachers of more than 80 Welsh Catholic schools have signed a joint letter asking the Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS, to stop the proposed legislation surrounding RE which specifically targets the Catholic ethos of their schools.

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Manchester school on 2,000k school trip for CAFOD coronavirus emergency fund

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Despite lockdown, one school has made it their mission to reach their school trip destination - virtually. They will be walking, running and cycling nearly 2,000km to represent their journey from Manchester to Spain - all in aid of the global coronavirus response.

Year Six pupils from Our Lady of the Rosary school in Manchester had their trip to Ponteareas in Spain cancelled because of th...

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Schola Cantorum record first performance under lockdown

The Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in west London, have just put together a recording of their first performance under lockdown: Palestrina's Sicut Cervus - 'As the hart longs for water, so my soul yearns for you, O God'.

Director of Music Scott Price explained: "The way the video was created is that I sent the boys a track to sing along to at home and they wore h...

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Ealing: St Benedict's School makes PPE for frontline NHS workers

Staff at Georgian House Care Home Ealing, wearing St Benedict's PPE

Staff and students at St Benedict's School in Ealing, west London have made over 1,000 protective visors for frontline NHS staff, carers and key workers, in London and beyond.

St Benedict's DT teacher Mauricio Mendes, assisted by a team of sixth form volunteers, has been producing and distributing this essential PPE to hospitals, care homes and doctors' surgeries since mid-March.


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Gabriel's Message for Harrogate

As part of its celebrations for the Year of the Word, the Diocese of Leeds is running a series of podcasts entitled A History of the Word in Objects. Each podcast showcases various objects, chosen from churches and schools across the Diocese, which illustrate the Bible's relevance to our Faith. The initiative has been devised and produced by Diocesan Year of the Word Scripture Champions, Rev He...

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Ealing: St Benedict's hosts Science Fair

St Benedict's science labs buzzed with scientific enquiry yesterday as Year 8 pupils presented their wide-ranging projects to almost 150 visiting junior school children in British Science Week.

How effective are masks against pollution?

How can a space ship sustain life if the earth perishes?

Which paper plane design flies the furthest?

These are just a few of the projec...

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Brazilian indigenous leader inspires schoolchildren

Davi Yanomami and Yario with some of the children

A world-famous indigenous leader from Brazil recently met London school children to speak about the importance of protecting the Amazon and the power young people have in raising their voices on environmental and indigenous issues.

Davi Yanomami, leader and spokesperson for the Yanomami people, and his son Dario, met with pupils from Our Lady of Lourdes, Wanstead, and St Joseph Primary Sc...

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Writers' Festival returns to Leeds Trinity University

Professor Hardwick with Chancellor Debbie McAndrew who is also a playwright

Aspiring writers, poets and creative minds will collaborate with professional writers, attend writing workshops and listen to readings from featured poets and novelists at Leeds Trinity University's annual Writers' Festival taking place this month.

Now in its 16th year, the Writers' Festival will return to the University on Tuesday 17 March 2020, welcoming attendees from across the region...

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Conference: Social Justice and Catholic Education

The Research School of the Convent of Jesus and Mary in conjunction with the Network for Researchers in Catholic Education, is convening a one-day conference on Thursday 12th March on the theme of Catholic Education and Social Justice.

The conference is aimed at headteachers, governors, researchers and all advocates of Catholic education. Delegates will explore the relationship between Ca...

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East Anglia: First new Catholic school for ten years is approved

St Thomas More Primary in Peterborough

A new Catholic primary school in Hamptons East, Peterborough was approved by Peterborough City Council at a meeting on February 12 and is believed to be the first Catholic school in the whole country to have been given the green light in a decade.

The new maintained voluntary-aided school is due to open in September 2022, initially for 90 pupils before eventually reaching 630. It will als...

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