Saturday 20th June 2020
'Which schools in the North West get the most offers from Oxford and C
A highly relevant and interesting article for students, a hugely positive message for our current and future students at Holy Cross. It’s great to be recognised for this achievement, particularly now that we have expanded our Excellence Programme so there should be even more successes in coming years.
Friday 5th June 2020
Les Miserables School Edition: Virtual performance
The college production of Les Miserables School Edition that was going to be performed in March was cancelled, even though this was hugely disappointing, in the grand scheme of things, it's understandably a small price to pay in comparison to the wider national and global picture at present.
Holy Cross student Lucas Labrow has been secretly co-ordinating a virtual performance of the show with other cast members. For anyone who had tickets or who is a fan of Les Mis you might like to see the work the students have done on their own initiative.
Thursday 4th June 2020
The Sixth Form Colleges Association Art Exhibition
Today is the launch of At Home, the SFCA's online exhibition of digital art work made by sixth form college students during, and in response to, the Covid-19 lockdown. We are pleased to announce that six of our Year 1 A+D students are representing Holy Cross in this national exhibition, sharing their work alongside more than 140 students from 46 colleges.
Our participating students - Isabel Birchall, Lauren Borg, Edward Colliston, Alicia Hartley, Abigail Leak and Sadie Rogerson, have worked (remotely) in pairs to make three works between them in response to the brief. Taking place during lockdown this collaborative approach posed some creative and logistical challenges, but our students have shown excellent initiative, imagination and teamwork skills to create their work at this time.
The exhibition was developed to promote interpretations and experiences of lockdown from a young person’s perspective, and our students have created three highly individual, personal responses which showcase a range of their artistic talent through photography, painting and digital design. Their works reconsider the site of home, exploring ideas around routine, domestic space, everyday objects, digital communication and how the internet has made our once private space of home more public.
We are especially proud of, and impressed by, their independent creative spirit and their ability to work effectively with each other at this challenging time.
The At Home exhibition is now live at: https://www.sixthformcolleges.org/411/at-home
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
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 St. John Ambulance. During the pandemic Caitlin Fenton (Year 13) has been volunteering in Tameside Hospital. As well as assisting with an array of patient care (taking patient observations, personal hygiene tasks and listening to those who are anxious) she has also learnt new skills, such as how to do ECGs and remove cannulas.
1 Peter 3:8: “Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
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.”