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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Monday 8th February 2010

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Holy Cross College is proud to present a production of Fiddler on the Roof. The show will be staged over three days: Tuesday 2nd Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th March and will include two matinees and three evening performances. The evening shows start at 7.30 p.m. and tickets available from the library at college are priced at £8.

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL VACANCY

Thursday 21st January 2010

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL VACANCY

Details of the Deputy Principal vacancy at the college are now available on the job vacancies page.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN PHYSICS

Tuesday 24th November 2009

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN PHYSICS

Those achieving the highest grade on the coursework a stand alone project. Both prizes were awarded to A level students at Holy Cross: Jenny Green for scoring 600 out of a possible 600 marks an exceptional performance and Emma Greenall for her project relating to the effect of cross winds on bridges. Both Jenny and Emma were invited to an awards ceremony with their parents in London to receive their prizes from the Salters and Horners Companies who sponsor and promote (among many other activities) the Physics course in conjunction Edexcel and York University.

Jenny is now studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and Emma is at Nottingham University studying Civil Engineering. We wish them every success in the future

(Pictured are Jenny and Emma with their proud parents at the awards ceremony.)

MOST FUN STUDY DAY EVER?

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.

STEVEN WILLIAMS NATIONAL TRAMPOLINE CHAMPION

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.)

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