News, Events and Celebrations
College Calendar/ Enrichment Programme
Many thanks to all students who took part.
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, Highfield Road, Widnes. WA8 7DW. Tel: 0151 424 2139 Fax: 0151 422 6500
Swimming Sporting Achievements
A talented teenager’s successes in the gruelling sport of long distance open water swimming have earned him a prestigious honour in his home borough. Thomas Roberts who is studying BTEC Sport at our Sixth Form College has been awarded the 2014 Halton Young Sports Person Of the Year.
Congratualtions to Thomas on your sporting achievements.
Olivia was recently selected to represent Great Britain at the Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships in Florida. Year 10 Olivia competed against 60 competitors and achieved 15th in the world. The year 10 student also performed in the synchronized event with her team mates and went on the win the bronze medal for Team GB.
Well done Olivia.
Friday 19 December - non uniform/Christmas themed day, donations of £1 for anyone
who wants to participate. All proceeds to Cafod Advent Challenge.
College will close at 12.00 noon on Friday 19 December for the Christmas break and will re-open Monday 5 January 2015 at 8.45 am.
Year 9 - Guidance Evening due to be held on Tuesday 13th January 2015 has been postponed and will be re-scheduled at a later date.
Students Entertain At Widnes Fellowship Centre
On Monday 8 December members of our College Orchestra, Vocaliser and Harmony Singers attended the Widnes Fellowship Centre to provide some festive entertainment for the centres members. This is the third time we have been invited to perform at the centre and the evening has become a tradition with students and staff. The Orchestra performed some Christmas favourites including Walking in the air from The Snowman and some traditional Christmas carols including Deck the Halls and Ding Dong Merrily. Vocaliser performed a beautiful rendition of Silent Night and The Power of Love and our Harmony Singers sang Where are you Christmas from the movie The Grinch along with a mash up of favourite Christmas songs.
Everybody at the centre commented on how lovely it was to have the students visit and perform for them again and said it had really kick started the festive season for them. As always the students were a credit to college and really took the opportunity to showcase their talent and dedication.
The department will perform at our annual senior citizens party on Friday and some of our older singers will be entertaining the residents of St Patricks’ Care home and Halton View Care Home on Wednesday 17 December.
Well done to everybody involved – we are proud of you all!
Mrs Saunders - Music Dept
STEM Day At Daresbury Laboratories
Ten Year 9 students attended the Daresbury Laboratories as part of Saints Peter and Paul’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) initiative. Students tested their subject knowledge of Physics against several schools from around the North West and competed in construction, programming and theory activities. Needless to say our students were victorious in a number of events and represented our college with pride.
With subject options around the corner, students were given a glimpse of how Physics can lead to a creative and exciting career, in a wide range of fields.
Mr Laidlow - DT Department
UCFB Visit Year 12 Students
University College of Football and Business (in partnership with Bucks new University) is located in two state-of-the-art iconic and inspiring locations. UCFB Wembley is located in the leading world-class stadium and spiritual home of English football and sports. Their second campus is located at Burnley Football Club. At UCFB they are dedicated to the delivery of undergraduate degree courses in the operational and business facets of the football and sports industries, which responds to football’s status as a global multi-billion pound industry that requires specific administrative, management and operational skills and capabilities.
UCFB provides best in class academic education in traditional degree subjects, which gives each student the skills, capabilities and knowledge to work within the football business and surrounding industries.
Academic Relationships Manager at UCFB, Claire Fairhurst came to college in to see our Year 12 students. Claire discussed the degrees that they have on offer. They will have 18 degrees in 2015, ranging from football business and finance, football business and marketing, football business and media and football business and coaching, sports business and law, international football business, sports psychology and stadium events and marketing to name a few. The students got the opportunity to see which unique opportunities they could access, via the curriculum, placements and guest speakers. Each student is supported by an Academic Mentor and a Pastoral Mentor to support personal and academic development across their three years of study.
The students were given prospectuses to look at and were invited to open events during the year. The students could share their details so that any future events could be shared with them. The attendees were a credit to the Sixth Form.
Mrs Farrell - Sixth Form Mentor
During the final two of our Advent Liturgies today we made time to pause in prayer for the community in Peshawar mourning the loss of innocent lives. We pray for peace across the world, and as people of faith we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters across the world who say, Enough is Enough!
Festive Fun At Local Nursing Homes
On Wednesday 17th December a selection of our singers from year 9 to 11 went to entertain the residents of two local nursing homes. This has become somewhat of a tradition for the Music Department and this is now the fifth year in a row we have been asked to return and sing. We attended St Patricks Nursing home first to provide some festive entertainment. The singers (member of both Harmony Singers and Vocaliser), sang a selection of Christmas favourites. All of the pupils were very professional and enjoyed singing for the residents. We then moved onto Halton View Care Home. The pupils repeated their set of classic carols and songs for the residents here, many of whom congratulated the pupils on their performance.
We are very proud of all of the pupils who gave up their Wednesday afternoon to perform and know that both care home are very appreciative of your time and efforts. We have already been asked to go back next year! It was a lovely way to round off the week in college.