College News

  1. India Trip

    Aquinas in India

    On St Valentine’s Day this year a group of 37 students, departed on a 12 day trip to India. The first part of the trip took place in Mumbai where the students experienced working with disadvantaged children within schools and community projects. This work is in support of the ‘Prem

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  2. Les Miserables

    “Can You Hear the People Sing?”

    Aquinas Performing Arts students were out at the Palace Theatre in Manchester this week seeing Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables”. The show was fantastic and the students were a credit to the college. This Musical has so much to offer the audience as they are taken on a journey through the

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  3. UKfast

    Visit to UKFast’s Apprentice Experience Day

    A group of Aquinas students were lucky enough to attend UKFast’s behind-the-scenes apprentice experience day at their offices in Manchester. The students were treated to an inspirational welcome address from UKFast’s founder Lawrence Jones and were given a tour of their fun and inspiring workplace. They also got the chance

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  4. Strawberry studios talk

    Strawberry Studio’s Talk

    On 13th February Strawberry Studio’s Historian Peter Wadsworth came and delivered a lecture to Music Technology A-Level and Music BTEC students about the history of Strawberry studios in Stockport. The studio began life as the first top class professional recording studio to be available in the UK outside of London, allowing

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  5. GMP Talk

    On the Beat with Greater Manchester Police

    A Level Sociology students at Aquinas College took part in workshops delivered by Greater Manchester Police in relation to their Crime and Deviance topic. They were able to see theory in practice through a range of specific activities linking to their studies and learn about career progression in the police.

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  6. Health and Social care autism talk

    Autism Talk at Aquinas College

    As part of their Health and Social Care course, students recently received an interesting and informative talk on Autism from social care professionals working in the field. Health and Social Care student, Jamie Barrick said, “It was an eye-opening workshop and allowed me and my peers to learn more about

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  7. Angela Bentley

    Aquinas Teacher honoured by Royal Astronomical Society

    Each year the Royal Astronomical Society recognises significant achievement by leading astronomers and geophysicists. Angela Bentley, head of Earth Science at Aquinas College, has been awarded the Patrick Moore Medal for Education in recognition of the contribution she has made through her Teacher at Sea role and her part in

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  8. Disney showcase

    Aquinas College Disney Showcase

    Last week, the Performing Arts Department put on their Annual Disney Musical Showcase, with songs such as ‘Prince Ali’ and ‘Let it Go’. Pupils from Banks Lane, Great Moor and Cale Green schools came to see it and they were singing and dancing all the way through the fantastic performances. Overall, the

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  9. Professor Iain Stewart

    Professor Iain Stewart Causes a Quake at Aquinas College

    We were delighted to welcome back Professor Iain Stewart to Aquinas for a second time Wednesday 28th November, 2018. The Professor is UNESCO Chair in Geoscience and Society, and lecturer in Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth where he is Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, School of Geography,

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  10. Shakespeare Fest

    Living the Dream

    Last night 19 students from Aquinas College’s Performing Arts department took part in the Shakespeare School’s Festival at the Z Arts Centre. The students performed a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, working alongside professionals at the Z Arts Centre to produce a really inspiring show. A big well done

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  11. Black History Month Speaker

    Black History Month speaker at Aquinas

    Deanne Heron came to Aquinas last month to talk to students about Black history in Britain. Deanne outlined the origins of Black History Month and the importance of recognising how unique each and every one of us is. Deanne is the author of the Pardner Money Stories that take a

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  12. Stepping Hill Poppy Brief 2

    Aquinas Design Students Stepping Hill Remembrance Display

    Staff from Stepping Hill hospital (Helen Howard – Deputy Chief Nurse, Kathryn Glass – Quality Support Practitioner) approached our Art & Design students to create a piece of ‘artwork’ to be displayed on the walls of their chapel in the hospital. The display will be part of a remembrance service

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