College News

  1. India trip 2018

    India Trip

    We have just returned from another amazing trip to India.  The group consisted of 38 students and 5 staff. We continue to support Prem Dan in Mumbai, a charity founded and run by the Religious of Jesus and Mary.  We are now their main contributor with over 200 children sponsored

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  2. Washington 2018

    Aquinas Goes to Washington

    A Level Government and Politics Students recently went on a visit to Washington DC to help supplement their understanding of US Government. The trip took in the major institutions of the federal government –the US Capitol building for a guided tour of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and

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  3. Annie Wallace alk

    Inspirational Talk from actress Annie Wallace

    Annie Wallace who plays Sally St.Claire in the E4 soap Hollyoaks, is an actress from Aberdeen, Scotland. A former National Youth Theatre member, she graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre in 2004, and has also appeared in many theatre productions. Annie shared her acting journey where she faced

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  4. Carol Service 2017

    Carol service

    We gathered at St George’s for our Christmas Carol Service during the last week of college. It was well attended and our terrific choir who had already visited the elderly in nursing homes and sung at the certificate evening that same week sung their hearts out. It was a memorable

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  5. Performing arts and media London trip

    Performing arts and Media trip to London 2018

      Students from our Performing Arts and Media department enjoyed a jam packed couple of days in London last week. The trip began in the London Dungeons where we experienced actors pretending to be Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd. Also we were all put on trial for conspiring with Guy Fawkes

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  6. Aquinas Geography Teachers put themselves on the map

    Jason Sawle and Katie Hall from Esri UK were at Aquinas recently, courtesy of the Royal Geographical Society, to train geography teachers from across the Six College Consortium and other North West schools and colleges, on ArcGIS. ArcGIS is a geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information.

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  7. Andy Bailey article

    Why is Pastoral Care so important?

    Aquinas College’s director of Pastoral Care Andy Bailey has written an excellent article on the importance of pastoral care. Please click on the link to read the article from the Moor magazine, ‘Why Pastoral Care is so important’. ‘…We focus on the mind-set required by students to deal not just

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  8. Angela Rayner MP

    Angela Rayner MP visits Aquinas

    On Friday 17th November, Aquinas College was treated to a special guest Member of Parliament! Angela Rayner, current MP for Ashton-under-Lyne was invited to speak to a busy lecture theatre of students. She provided an insight into her own career journey and how she managed to become one of the most

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  9. Jess Sky Dive

    Jess’s skydive to success!

    Well done to Aquinas college student Jess Butterworth. Her proud mum Nicola said, “Jess completed her tandem skydive jump on Saturday and very bravely jumped from 15,000 ft. I can’t thank everyone enough for all the support and donations. It was the most amazing experience for her and I’ve never

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  10. Teachers of tomorrow

    Teachers of Tomorrow

    PGCE trainee teachers at Aquinas College lead a session for students on the Teachers of Tomorrow programme. This is a programme for students who have expressed an interest in teaching. Challenge Yourself “There are 9 PGCE students and together we ran one lesson on the roles and responsibilities of a

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  11. Chester zoo classroom

    Chester Zoo trip

    Applied business students recently visited Chester zoo. They had a tailor made 50 minute talk on Business Dynamics, for their first module. Then the students enjoyed exploring the park to make observations, and do research.