Education


Poole: Anglican and Catholic Bishops bless chapel at unique RC/CofE school

Bishop Holtam with Bishop O'Toole

The Church of England Bishop of Salisbury and Roman Catholic Bishop of Plymouth have jointly blessed a chapel in a school under the joint management of both Churches. The new chapel in St Edward's RC/CofE School in Poole was blessed and open during the annual Week of Prayer for Church Unity, kept by Christians across the world. St Edward's is one of only around twenty schools under joint Roman ...

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Secondary teachers: Have your students entered the Columban Young Journalists Competition?

Are you a secondary teacher or parent of a 15-18 year-old? There are three weeks to go to the deadline of submissions for the Columban Young Journalists Competition on 8 February.

The Missionary Society of St Columban is inviting young people to enter a journalism competition marking their centenary.

Students aged 15-18, who are budding journalists, are asked to write an article or ...

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Pope advises teachers: 'Encourage children to be open, interested, caring'

Pope Francis addressed the Italian Catholic Primary School Teachers' Association (AIMC) today, at the end of their three-day 21st National Congress. In his talk the Holy Father advised teachers to ecourage children to be "open and interested in the reality that surrounds them, capable of care and tenderness", to work closely with families, and to promote "a lifestyle based on an attitude of car...

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London: Celebration of the life and work of Raimon Panikkar

Raimon Panikkar

Heythrop College will be hosting 'Christic Self-Consciousness for Today' - an event to mark the centenary of the birth of Raimon Panikkar, on Tuesday 16th January at 4.30pm. Raimon Panikkar, son of a Spanish mother and an Indian father, lived in the midst of many cultures and religions, from India to California, in a house on the banks of the Ganges and in his native village of Tav...

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Bristol: Students brings Christmas hampers to needy families

Staff and students at St Brendan's Sixth Form College have put together over 30 festive hampers to support families with young children, teenagers, elderly and housebound people across Bristol.

As in previous years, the Brislington College worked in conjunction with the St Vincent De Paul Society in Bedminster and a local primary school to distribute all of the hampers to a range of famil...

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Cardinal and Imams launch new Muslim certificate in religious studies at St Mary's

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and two leading Muslim imams have launched a new Muslim Certificate in Religious Studies at St Mary's University, Twickenham. The new certificate aims to support the religious literacy of teachers and enhance the contribution that religion can make to the formation of British values. It is aimed at those teaching religious education in Muslim schools and wil...

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Tudor lords and ladies at St Benedicts

Children at St Benedict's Junior School, Ealing, west London, enjoyed a day of dressing up as Tudor lords and ladies, learning about Tudor games, dancing and banqueting yesterday! This comes at the end of a whole term learning about Tudor England, with trips to Hampton Court and the Golden Hinde.

Although many aspects of Tudor life were appealing,the idea of plagues, poxes and no compute...

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Ealing: Play explores themes of war, adolescence and race

Students in years 10 and 11 at St Benedict's, Ealing, west London, performed Bassett by James Graham, a powerful play which wrestles with conflict and identity. Graham also wrote the smash hits Ink and Labour of Love.

Bassett is set in a classroom in Wotton Bassett. A Citizenship class has been locked in by their teacher who has had enough. Tensions run high as the repatriation of a falle...

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Ealing students visit Russia on 100th anniversary of Revolution

History students from St Benedict's, Ealing, west London, went on a fascinating trip to Russia recently, for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution.

The tour began in St Petersburg, where they visited the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad War Memorial and Museum, and Finland Station in Lenin Square, where Lenin returned from exile in Switzerland, to start organising the October ...

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London: Cardinal Vaughan School wins major awards

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in Kensington has won two awards in The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018: The Sunday Times Comprehensive School of the Year and London State Secondary School of the Year. Alastair McCall, the editor of the Parent Power supplement, said: "Cardinal Vaughan demonstrates every year what is possible with a comprehensive intake, outperforming many schoo...

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Birmingham: Maryvale students celebrated at awards ceremony

The hard-work, dedication and commitment of over 250 students at Maryvale Institute International Catholic College came under the spotlight at this year's graduation ceremony in the wonderful setting of St Chad's Cathedral. Hundreds of people attended the formal presentation of the Further and Higher Education Awards 2017 on Tuesday 21 November. A procession of the graduands was followed by an ...

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Help safeguard the future of Catholic education

In 2016, the Government promised to lift the 50% cap on faith admissions for new religious schools in England saying the cap was unfair to the Catholic community.

The Conservative party even included a commitment to remove the cap in its manifesto. The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have asked as many Catholics as possible to contact the Secretary of State for Education urging her ...

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Three Little Pigs Ballet Fundraiser for CAFOD

Recently, Saint Christina's School in St John's Wood, north London, was visited by Judy Dixey, a Schools Ambassador for CAFOD to lead an assembly. It was based on the story of The Three Little Pigs, linking it to the devastating big wind (typhoon) in the Philippines a couple of years back. Her assembly was interactive and funny and captured the children's imagination. She explained that CAFOD...

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Francis Campbell praises Catholic education at new school opening

Abbot Martin Shipperlee and Professor Francis Campbell during  opening ceremony at St Benedicts

Professor Francis Campbell, Vice-Chancellor of St Mary's University and former UK ambassador to the Holy See, officially opened the new St Benedict's Junior School, Ealing, this week. Praising Catholic education, he said that its ethos of care for the individual, faith formation and education of the whole person is extremely precious; "never insular", with its global reach, but an education whi...

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