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APPLICATION DEATDLINE

Monday 15th December 2008

APPLICATION DEATDLINE

The deadline for applications to Holy Cross for entry in September 2009 passed on Friday 5th December. For any students wishing to apply now please contact the Admissions Department on 0161 762 4510 or at: admissions@holycross.ac.uk to enable us to provide you with an application form. There may be genuine reasons for the application being late. Knowledge of these will be helpful in progressing any late applications further.

SPORTS UPDATE

Monday 15th December 2008

SPORTS UPDATE

Following on from the recent success of the girls swimming team (County Champions) and the mens hockey team (National Champions) last week brought two further major sporting successes for the college:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS TRAMPOLINING TEAM:NORTH WEST COLLEGES and SCHOOLS U.19 CHAMPIONS

Last Saturday Sophie Smith, Danielle Joyce, Hannah Rigby and Alysha McAvinue travelled to Urmston and won the competition thereby qualifying for the North Zonal championships in Cheshire in January.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM: BRITISH COLLEGES NORTH WEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

The team travelled to Blackpool on Wednesday and won the competition thereby qualifying to represent the North West region at the National Championships at Loughborough University in April.

Congratulations also to Andy Bull, Scott Evans, Dave Flanagan & Matt Lomax for their selection in the British Colleges Sport National Mens Hockey squad.

COLLEGE CLOSURE - THURSDAY 4th DECEMBER 2008

Wednesday 3rd December 2008

COLLEGE CLOSURE - THURSDAY 4th DECEMBER 2008

Due to severe weather warnings the college will be closed tomorrow 4 December. It will be open as normal on Friday 5 December.

MOON ROCK AND METEORITES LAND AT HOLY CROSS

Monday 17th November 2008

MOON ROCK AND METEORITES LAND AT HOLY CROSS

Students and staff at Holy Cross were recently given the opportunity to study some very rare samples of rock brought back from the Moon during some of the later Apollo missions (Missions 15, 16 and 17). The samples were collected from several sites on the Moon's surface and were loaned to the Physics Department at Holy Cross by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. They requested a press embargo on the loan while the samples were on site as they are worth in excess of £35 million per kg the samples loaned to the college are insured for about £7 million! Clearly their replacement would not be a straight forward task.

Students had access to the soil, rock and dust samples and information about their particular history as well as a number of larger meteorite samples. The meteorites landed on Earth over a period of time including one which is thought to have originated from Mars, this is based on examination of the contents of the meteorite and a comparison of materials examined in recent tests of the planet's surface. It fell near Abu Hommos Alexandria Egypt on June 28th 1911 sadly vapourising a dog in the process.

Pictured with some of the samples are A2 Physics students Sharaz Hussain Matthew Howsham Jennifer Green and Hanah Anderson.

ONE WORLD WEEK UPDATE

Wednesday 12th November 2008

ONE WORLD WEEK UPDATE

Thanks once again to everybody who supported One World Week.

We have managed to beat last years total and have raised £710. As is usual suggestions for charities to donate to that are of particular importance or poignancy to staff and students in college were requested. We will therefore be donating £118 to each of the following charities:

  • Christopher Clarke Cancer Research Fund
  • Williams Syndrome Foundation, The Leigh Carlisle Foundation, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Alzheimers Society
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