While the country has been in lockdown a number of our staff and students have been giving their time to the wider community. Today we’re highlighting the work of those volunteering with the NHS. During the pandemic Becca Whitworth (Sociology teacher) signed up as a Volunteer Responder for Royal Oldham Hospital. The team’s main responsibility has been to meet and greet patients as they arrive at the hospital but they’ve also provided essential contact with the outside world, delivering belongings to patients and messages from family and friends who have been unable to visit. Becca said, “Being there on a Thursday evening has also been really emotional, seeing the staff and public come together and wave up to the staff who are working so hard on the COVID wards.”
Colossians 3:14 “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
Black Lives Matter – The Pope, the Catholic Church and the College affirm the dignity of all, against persecution and Prejudice.
''We must overcome...all forms of racism. The problem of intolerance should be dealt with as a whole: every time a minority is persecuted and marginalized...the good of the whole society is in danger.''
Our students have contributed to Bury’s town of culture by designing a new visual identity for the programme. Students worked together through 'The Collective’, their own design agency that manages and delivers creative briefs for a wide range of clients.
Video messages from the staff at Holy Cross
Class of 2020, today would have been our students leavers celebration assembly, we would have all gathered together in the hall and looked back and reflected on their journey at Holy Cross. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are not able to do this. The world has been on hold for what seems like forever, our time to come together is also on hold but not forever, for now we have to remain apart but I hope that when our students read through and watch the different presentations in this, they will feel close again to their friends, teachers, support staff and the leaders that make up our wonderful college community. - Kelly, College Lay Chaplain
I first thought I’d submit an entry into Phoebe Bridgers' competition as I love her music, and using stop motion as the medium was ideal as it is one I have always liked but had never had the opportunity to try. The initial goal was just to keep myself entertained with something that I could use as a creative output and experiment with new materials. However, I realised once I shared the completed video it had more of an impact than I expected. I had messages from people saying that it was really emotional for them; I think because of the circumstances that we’re in, the distance and loneliness seems to be bringing people together. I’m glad that it could make a positive difference in anyone’s day and I hope to make that happen again and again with animation in the future.
The link to Amber's animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8WQhJXQRts&feature=share