College News

  1. Blood wedding

    ‘Blood Wedding’ and ‘Our Country’s Good’

    U6 A level Drama students have just completed full performances of Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” and Wertenbaker’s “Our Country’s Good” on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st March. The students were outstanding in the excellent production work which was extremely well received by staff, parents and students who attended the performances in

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  2. Move it

    Move it!

    The BTEC dancers were accompanied by Kelley and Carly to indulge in a weekend of workshops, master classes and dance related entertainment at Excel London. Famous dancers such as; Neil and Katya from Strictly Come Dancing, Kimberley Wyatt and Jennifer Ellison performed and led workshops. There were stalls for dance wear, universities, theatre and performance schools, make

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  3. Frankenstein Royal Exhange

    Frankenstein at the Royal Exchange Theatre

      60 Aquinas Drama A level students had an amazing time seeing Frankenstein at the Royal Exchange Theatre, on Thursday 15th March. The play was fantastic with some genuinely scary moments; the monster was really menacing and all the ensemble cast played the roles with grit, determination and emotional focus. The students study

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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