Education

This category has 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.


Twins from St Benedict's join National Youth Choir

George and Mark

Two brothers in Year 6 at St Benedict's have been accepted into the National Youth Boys' Choir of Great Britain. They auditioned with hundreds of young singers from all over the UK.

George and Mark are choristers in the Ealing Abbey Choir, and also sing in other choirs at St Benedict's Junior School. They will attend two National Youth Choir residential courses later this year, joining up...

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Jesuit Missions launches Companions in Action for Schools

Jesuit Missions is launching their Companions in Action programme on 3 December, the Feast of St Francis Xavier. Companions in Action partners Jesuit schools in the UK with Jesuit schools in the Global South. This programme seeks to create a working relationship in which young people can share their common humanity, their Ignatian identity and work to create a better world where the dignity of ...

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Catholic school which survived blaze wins major award

From left to right: Joene, Head Boy, Mrs Titus, Headmistress, Harriette, Kacper, Jennifer, Head Girl and Ms Kirby, Deputy Head.

A Catholic school which was based in temporary accommodation for three years after being badly damaged in a fire, has been been voted the second best state primary school in the country.

St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School in Willesden, northwest London, was given the ranking this week in the Sunday Times School Guide 2019.

A statement from the school said: "We are delighted f...

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Brentwood: Council and parents oppose plan to 'academise' school + UPDATE

Our Lady of Lourdes school parents, children and staff protest against academisation.

Around 70 parents at Our Lady of Lourdes primary school in Redbridge gathered recently to oppose the 'academisation' of the school. The meeting held at the Manor House heard how academisation amounts to privatisation of the education system. The proposal to turn Our Lady of Lourdes Primary school into an academy is part of a wider plan by the Diocese of Brentwood to turn all its...

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Ealing: War memorial unveiled at St Benedict's

Ealing Deputy Lieutenant, Richard Kornicki, CBE, Headmaster Andrew Johnson, Bishop Paul Mason

St Benedict's school in Ealing, west London, unveiled a new war memorial on Sunday November 11th - the centenary of World War I - in remembrance of pupils and teachers from the school who lost their lives in conflict.

The new memorial was unveiled by the Deputy Lieutenant of Ealing, Richard Kornicki, and blessed by the Bishop of the Armed Forces, the Right Reverend Paul Mason. The ceremo...

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London pupils' passion for pumpkins feeds homeless

Students preparing soup

Pupils from St Gregory's Catholic Science College in Kenton, northwest London, turned pumpkins, grown in the school's eco-garden, into a hearty soup for the homeless. The green-fingered pupils - who, earlier this year, won the Royal Horticultural Society's School Gardening Team of the Year award - grew the pumpkins from seed during the summer term. The pumpkins were fed and watered ...

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Cambridge: Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology celebrates Silver Jubilee

Last Saturday (13 October) the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge (member of the Cambridge Theological Federation) celebrated its Silver Jubilee. There was a Holy Mass at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, followed by lunch in the beautiful gardens of the Institute.

Many of the alumnae, students, current and past Directors, members of the Council, volunteers and fr...

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Columban Invitation to Mission Programme 2019

Invitation to Mission at US/Mexico border

The Columban 'Invitation to Mission Programme' is now into its 5th year. Nearly 40 people have taken part in this learning experience, growing in faith and understanding through preparation in the UK, a 10-day visit overseas, and follow up on return.

The Columbans in Britain are now inviting applications for participation in the 2019 programme, visiting the Philippines during Holy Week 20...

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St Mary's Order of Malta Lourdes diary

Students with Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ (centre)

During the holidays, some of the current Upper VI girls at St Mary's School, Shaftsbury in Dorset, enjoyed a memorable trip to Lourdes with the Order of Malta Volunteers (OMV) to help with the Hospital Pilgrims. Here is a diary of their time there:

Saturday 21st July

After a 24-hour coach journey (first-year rite of passage) we ensured the Saint Frai, the hospital used by the OMV, w...

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Cambridge Seminars: 'Women Who Changed the Church'

Thursdays, 4 October - 22 November, 2 - 3.30 pm:

From the women of scripture, to Catholic Women Speak, women have consistently changed church practice, communities and ideas. This series of public seminars at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge, focuses on eight examples who have enriched and transformed faith communities, and represent important legacies for understa...

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Introducing Global Ethics at Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge is offering an intensive course: 'Introducing Global Ethics' - exploring possibilities of a genuinely global consensus, by examining real-life ethical problems - on 27, 28 and 29 September 2018.

The course will introduce students to the dynamically growing field of global ethics. 'Global ethics' is an interdisciplinary endeavour...

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Interreligious summer school brings together Christian, Jewish and Muslim students

Interfaith summer school, July 2018

This week the World Council of Churches Bossey Ecumenical Institute in Switzerland is ringing with scriptural sharing, research, and dialogue drawing together perspectives from Judaism, Christianity and Islam as students work to complete a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Interreligious Studies.

The program of study has two components, a distance learning session from 2-22 J...

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St Mary's introduces MA in Catholic Social Teaching

St Mary's University

A brand new MA degree in Catholic Social Teaching is being launched at St Mary's University, Twickenham. The core modules were run as a PG Certificate for the last year. The final programme details have been approved and validated. The programme involves both parliamentary interns supported by the Bishops Conference and those who are studying to be permanent deacons.

This is probably the ...

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Milton Keynes: St Paul's hosts second Faith in Action day

Students on the day

Sixty year ten students representing half of the High Schools of the Northampton Diocese gathered with Bishop Peter Doyle at St Paul's Catholic School, Milton Keynes for the second annual Schools Faith in Action Day on 5 July 2018. The day, organised by St Paul's, Pax Christi, and the Northampton Young Ministry Office, began with a chance for students to grill Bishop Peter on issues ...

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