Wednesday 18th November 2009
MOST FUN STUDY DAY EVER?
Students at Holy Cross recently spent two days at Manchester University working with staff looking at the work of Charles Darwin and its impact on religious belief then and now.
The day was marketed towards Theology and Philosophy Critical Thinking and General Studies Students and individuals across all these departments attended. In lower sixth in Philosophy students study the relationship between Science and Religion and look at the life and work of Charles Darwin the first session of the day looked at the difference between theory and Scientific theory. Students were able to handle artefacts consider possible theories for their uses and then had to try and convince the rest of the group of these.
Another session was spent with a natural scientist from the University who challenged concepts of theory and made the point that evolution is a scientific fact but exactly how and why it happens is theoretic (very good for Critical Thinking students). Later students were involved in playing a game called Clippy Island where they observed the process of natural selection in action. This was both highly enjoyable and very competitive with students pretending to be a species of birds vying for resources to survive and reproduce on imaginary islands.
The final activity was spent with a social anthropologist from Manchester University who spoke about how Darwinism was used to underpin apartheid and Nazism. A report of the days events can be found on the Universitys learning blog at; www.learningmanchester.wordpress.com under the heading, Most fun study day EVER.
An excellent visit and one which will certainly be repeated in the future.
Tuesday 10th November 2009
STEVEN WILLIAMS NATIONAL TRAMPOLINE CHAMPION
Following the National Championships held earlier this term in Loughborough seventeen year old Steven Williams became the Great Britain Individual Trampolining Champion.
Not content with this shortly afterwards with his partner he also won the Great Britain Synchronised Mens Pairs Championship. Steven travels to Russia this month to compete with the Great Britain team in the World Championships against the best in the world. We wish him every success.
(Photograph courteousy of The Bury Times.)
Thursday 5th November 2009
DANCING FOR BREAST CANCER CARE
At a recent charity event at Old Trafford Football Club dancers from Holy Cross College were involved in raising money for breast cancer care. The dancers opened the fashion show modelling corset style fashion items and jewellery.
This stunning picture reflects a great start to the event and the impact the students achieved.(Picture courtesy of The Bury Times.)
Friday 2nd October 2009
ELECTION OF PARENT GOVERNOR
Nominations are sought for the position of Parent Governor to serve for 2 years from 1st November 2009. In accordance with the College's Instrument and Articles of Government the Governing Body is seeking to appoint a person as Parent Governor for a period of 2 years with effect from 1st November 2009. Parents of full-time students at the College are eligible to be nominated. The current Parent Governor Mrs Marie Holmes still has a child at College and is willing to stand for another period of office. However appointment to the position is by ballot and if anyone else is nominated then an election will be arranged.
The closing date for nominations is 12.00 noon on Monday 12 October 2009 and further information and nomination forms can be obtained from the Clerk to Governors Mr John Barton (Tel. 0161 762 4513) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information on the work of the Governing Body can be found on the College website under the Governance section.
Wednesday 30th September 2009
The Sixth Form and University Centre Prospectuses are now available on the site to download. Links can be found on the home page or on the information pages for either the Sixth or University Centre. Both downloads are in PDF format so you will need Acrobat Reader to read them. Alternatively the subject information online has also been updated - just choose a subject from the drop-down list on the home page.