Futurechef, is a national cooking competition for 12 – 16 year olds.
During 8th – 12th October we are celebrating Oscar Romero week. Blessed Oscar Romero was a catholic priest and later a bishop who stood up for the oppressed poor in El Salvador and spoke out against the unjust government of his day who actively persecuted the people - using weekly broadcasts to criticise them and to preach Jesus’ Good News of human rights and freedom for all.
Preparations for Noye’s Fludde are going well. Pictured here are some Year 7 singers rehearsing singing in 7 parts (yes, 7 parts!) for the finale of the piece accompanied by our team of handbell ringers. Students were also trying out some of the more curious bits of stage equipment for the show: a wind machine which sounds surprisingly like wind howling in a storm and an instrument Benjamin Britten designed specifically for Noye’s Fludde: the Slung Mugs. These mugs have been carefully selected by Mr Simeone as each sounds a different note and will be used as part of a large percussion section including 4 timpani drums, a bass drum, a tam tam and cymbals.
Year 11 are drawing to the conclusion of their courses now and heavily committed to revision as the beginning of the examinations looms.
On Friday 17th November 2017 a party of Year 10 and Year 11 students attended the UK's largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event at the NEC in Birmingham. The skills show was packed with career advice and skills activities across a huge range of sectors. With hundreds of career ideas to explore the students wasted no time when they arrived in seeking advice from local and international businesses, colleges, universities and armed forces. They all thoroughly enjoyed the day's experience and feed back was extremely positive.
On Thursday 12th October year 7 put on a fantastically spirited concert to celebrate their first half term at the school.
Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law at the University of Cambridge, spoke to the Sixth Form about the impact of BREXIT on Friday 22nd September.
Henry Bee (Head Boy) and Conor O’Grady (Communications Officer) write:
“Brexit is important to you all; you’ll be paying for it until you die.” These were the powerful closing words of Professor Catherine Barnard when she visited the school on Friday morning.
On Saturday 23rd September 2017, in association with the Royal College of Organists, we are having an Organ Discovery Day in the St Cecilia Auditorium. To view the flyer, please click here.
Tuesday 4th July saw the end of year performance of Agape by the combined forces of our music society.
A Level Results Day – Thursday 16th August 2018
You may collect your A Level results from 9.00am – St Mary’s Building
GCSE Results Day – Thursday 23rd August 2018
You may collect your GCSE results from 9.00am – St Mary’s Building
Interviews for a place in Sixth Form will be available all day. An appointment is not necessary.
Students from Year 7-10 and Sixth Formers are currently rehearsing for our Arts Festival Production of Noye’s Fludde. This work uses the words of a play from Chester written about the same time as the Black Death, The Hundred Years' War and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales - which means that some of the lines are rather demanding - but our students are doing incredibly well and the performance will be really special. Pictured here are members of Year 7 who form the chorus of animals who board the ark with Noye (Noah). Meanwhile Mrs Noye, convinced her husband has finally lost the plot is having nothing to do with the absurd enterprise. Will she make it in time….
Performance: 29 June, 6pm. St Cecilia’s Auditorium.
Tickets cost: Adults £5; U19s £2
A FESTIVAL OF CHORAL MUSIC
Cantiunculae Choir, Belfast
Schola Cantorum, English Martyrs
Nicholas Morris, baritone, Andrew King, organ
''BBC Blue Peter recently launched an amazing competition with Aardman Animations whose next film - Early Man - will be released next year.
How can you play with your feet? What are all the buttons for?
Conor O'Grady, student Communication Officer, has created this radio piece for the event this Saturday.
English Martyrs’ Catholic School still has a small number of Sixth Form places available this year for students wishing to join Year 12.
English Martyrs' Catholic School is consulting on changes to our admissions arrangements which will take effect for the academic year 2020-21. The consultation will run from Monday 3rd December until Monday 14th January. Details of the changes and how you can submit comments can be found at http://www.aquinas-cmat.org/admissions.
Year 11 and 12 students and their parents turned out in force for our annual progression evening. Universities, employers and professionals were on hand to offer advice on courses, entry requirements, A Level choices and careers. We are grateful to them all for the support they continue to offer our students.
11 and 12 students and their parents are invited to attend the annual Progression Evening.
For our Sixth Form dress code, the preferred supplier is Grahame Gardner Ltd of Leicester. You can order online by following these instructions.