First ever Boccia Team at Holy Cross.
Our Boccia team had their first competitive match earlier this month, held at Eccles Sixth Form College in Salford, where we came a hugely creditable 3rd: well done to the team of Maryam Riasat, Sarah Fish and Mohammad Rohaan Khan (pictured).
Boccia is a precision ball sport and related to bowls and pétanque. The sport is contested by athletes with severe physical disabilities. It was originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy but now includes athletes with other severe disabilities affecting motor skills. In 1984, it became a Paralympic sport. You can find out more about this sport here: http://boccia.uk.com/
Maryam Riasat is also our Inclusive Ambassador for Disability Sport and has played a key role in developing the Boccia team this year.
We are very proud of former student Aisha Hussain who is currently in her third year of a Children's nursing degree at the University of Salford and will qualify next month.
Aisha has been shortlisted in the Children's Student Nurse of the Year category in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2020.
Based on data within the latest government league tables, Holy Cross has been placed in the Top 10 sixth forms nationally, reflecting Value Added (VA) Data for both the A Level and new Level 3 BTEC courses that we offer.
This is wonderful news and credit goes to all our students and staff who have worked together so effectively to achieve these fantastic results; the relationships fostered at Holy Cross are key to the success of our students.
We very much hope that the news acts to encourage and support our current and prospective students to believe that they too can be as successful in the future and supports their positive decision to be a part of our unique environment.
This week Debate Club and the General R.E. department welcomed "Solutions not Sides" - a non-partisan organisation that seeks to tackle Antisemitism, Anti-Muslim Hate and polarisation around the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the UK. The programme provides humanising encounters and focuses on possible solutions based on understanding both sides’ narratives. The aim is to shift attitudes away from supporting one side against the other, and towards seeking a solution for the human beings involved.
Holy Cross students are celebrating exceptional LAMDA results with all candidates (bronze / silver / gold) achieving Distinction.
This is a testament to the group's incredible work ethic, openness to new ideas and dedication to the course.
Well done all.
LAMDA is The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and is the oldest drama school in the UK.