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.

Cardinal Vincent presents Benedict Medal to Sr Berchmans

Cardinal Vincent, with Sr Berchmans, High Commissioner Mohammad Nafees Zakaria and Ambassador Adrian O'Neill

At the St Mary's University graduation ceremony at Westminster Cathedral yesterday, Cardinal Vincent presented the Benedict Medal, the university's highest honour, to Sr Berchmans in recognition of a lifetime's teaching and promoting interfaith relations.

Sr Berchmans joined the Convent of Jesus and Mary in 1951 in Willesden and has spent over 65 years teaching, mostly in Pakistan, where ...

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Wales: Swansea school marches on Mumbles for Climate Change

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Pupils from St David's Catholic Primary school in Swansea have been campaigning all month in an effort to reduce climate change, culminating in a march on the Mumbles.

The school decided to start campaigning when they saw charity CAFOD's 'Zero to Hero' campaign, which was launched in an effort to get communities to head towards a future with zero waste.

Every member of the school de...

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Ealing: Rugby star Joe Simpson returns to old school to present prizes

Wasps rugby player Joe Simpson was Guest of Honour at St Benedict's Junior School Prize Giving this week. Joe is a former pupil of St Benedict's Ealing, which he represented at both rugby and cricket.

The 30-year-old once-capped England scrum-half has played for Wasps for over a decade and will join Premiership rivals Gloucester next season.

After presenting the prizes - including t...

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London: Lord Patten presents prizes at St Benedicts

Head Boy Evan Hobson, Headmaster Andrew Johnson,  Lord Patten,  Head Girl Valentina Elner-Kupcha

Lord Patten of Barnes was Principal Guest at St Benedict's Prize Giving on Monday 24th June. Alumnus and Patron of the school, Chris Patten is Chancellor of Oxford University and a Crossbench member of the House of Lords.

In his address, Lord Patten - the last British Governor of Hong Kong and a Conservative politician until 2011 - said: "St Benedict's made me. It gave me the three Benedi...

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St George's College singers visit Arundel Cathedral

Arundel Cathedral

The links between art, music and faith are at the heart of the Music department's development at St George's College, Weybridge. First Year singers from the College and Chamber Choirs have been particularly active this term. After a successful day of hymn-singing workshops with primary school children which took place in St George's in the East, Whitechapel in May, the young musicians from Weyb...

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London: Pupils take concerns about unaccompanied refugee children to Home Office

Three students from Westminster Cathedral RC Primary School in Pimlico, with their Headteacher, Mrs Alexandra Stacey, delivered letters written by their Student Council to the Home Office on Friday 21 June, to express their concern about the safety and protection of unaccompanied refugee children during and after Brexit.

The initiative began after Mrs Stacey, invited JudyAnn Masters from ...

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St Albans school 'Bake Off' helps fundraising total reach £50,000

We will Rock You cake

St Columba's College school pupils who have devoted years to fundraising for charity have now managed to raise over £50,000 for communities around the world.

A few weeks ago, students of St Columba's College, St Albans, held a charity Bake off which helped them raise nearly £500 - contributing to the schools' fundraising grand total of £50,000 raised for CAFOD.

Bakers from the wh...

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SCM launches new resource to support students' mental wellbeing

The Student Christian Movement has just launched Well Beings, a practical guide to good mental health for students. Produced in partnership with Space to Breathe, the resource is a response to a recent survey of students that showed over 90% of students have had mental health problems or are supporting someone who has poor mental health.

The resource covers themes such as where to find he...

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Diocese of East Anglia gets approval for new primary school in Peterborough

Pupils from St Thomas More Catholic Primary School in Peterborough during recent visit by Papal Nuncio.

The Government on Friday (14 June) announced its approval for a bid from the Diocese of East Anglia for a new Catholic voluntary-aided (VA) primary school for the Hampton East housing development in Peterborough.

This school will help to meet demand for more school places in the city as well as providing more Catholic school places.

Helen Bates, Assistant Director for Schools, said...

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London: St Benedict's 'Outstanding' Inspection

St Benedict's in Ealing has received a glowing inspection report from the Diocese of Westminster, in which the Catholic life of the school and the quality of its religious education were found to be 'outstanding'.

The inspection report praises St Benedict's rich and vibrant prayer life and the way in which St Benedict's pupils are developed as leaders, through participating in liturgy and...

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East Anglia: New Catholic primary school approved

Sacred Heart pupils on running track

Following strong public support, Norfolk County Council has approved the Diocese of East Anglia's proposal to open a new 210-place primary school on the site of the current Sacred Heart School in Swaffham which is due to close at the end of the summer term.

The new Voluntary Aided, non-fee paying, primary school will open on September 1, 2019 with 210 places and a 25-place maintained nurs...

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Ealing: St Benedict's celebrates record number of Duke of Edinburgh's Awards

Pupils from St Benedict's school in Ealing, west London, have achieved a record number of 192 Duke of Edinburgh's Awards this year! An Award Presentation evening was held at the school, attended by the Mayor of Ealing Councillor Tejinder Singh Dhami, to mark this fantastic achievement.

Pupils from Year 9 to the Sixth Form have completed Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. These consist of pro...

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Manchester: School project restoring historic woodlands

Pupils from Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester recently took part in the Woodland Futures Project. The group of Year 7 students enjoyed working on the project which aims to restore the heritage of historic woodlands in Wythenshawe.

The project explores the unique heritage of the woodlands which are relics of the major rural estates, Tatton and Massey, whi...

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