Our Faith Ambassador and SRC students have been involved in a tree planting service with the Mayor and GMP this morning as part of Collabor8 (Bury's annual community cohesion event that wehelp organise each year).
Holy Cross Library is supporting ‘World Mental Health Day’ the special emphasis this year is on suicide prevention. There will be books on different aspects of mental health as well as some advice on suicide prevention: WAIT:
• W Watch out for signs of distress and changes in behaviour
• A Ask "are you having suicidal thoughts?"
• I It will pass - assure the person that, with help, their suicidal feelings will pass with time
• T Talk to others - encourage the person to seek help from a GP or health professional
Holy Cross is hosting two open events this month for Y11 students. The aim is to provide the time and opportunity for students and parents/carers to gain a fuller understanding of our academic offer and the environment within the college that our students enjoy while they are with us. The events will take place on:
Saturday 5th October 2019, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Monday 14th October 2019, 5.30 - 8.00 pm
We aim to provide all visitors with the information they need to make informed choices for students when they leave high school in 2020 and support access to the next stage of their career path. Formal talks will be delivered in the main hall at 11.00am and 12.00pm on the 5th, and at 6.00pm and 7.00pm on the 14th.
We also hope guests will understand our expectation that students will ideally be accompanied by a parent/adult for these events and that we discourage large groups of unaccompanied students from being on site and would ask that this request is respected.
If visitors require access to diabled parking facilities on site, please contact our Admissions team via email here. Parking near to the college site is limited; much of the parking in the immediate vacinity is reserved for local residents and it is our experience that during events such as these that parking restrictions are policed 'energetically'. Please bear this in mind when parking for the events.
Thank you to everyone who was able to give items to our Smart Works collection - we had a grand amount donated!
Smart Works Greater Manchester opened in June 2015 and has helped over 1200 women. The service is open to all women in the Greater Manchester area who have a confirmed job interview for a paid position or apprenticeship, over 65% have succeeded at getting a job.
Biology and Health students enjoyed a career talk from a local Midwife on Friday at our Health and Medical Careers Group. It was fascinating to hear about her working life in today’s NHS: “Don’t let people put you off a career in the NHS. It can be stressful, but it IS doable and really rewarding”!