College News

  1. Anthony Trevelyan

    Be inspired by author, teacher Anthony Trevelyan!

    “It’s been a great and lasting pleasure to combine writing fiction with teaching at Aquinas. I’m always grateful for the ways in which my students help me to see things differently, to imagine points of view and emotional and psychological sight-lines that may not otherwise have been available to me; and I’ve

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  2. Oxford honours ‘Inspirational’ Aquinas College teacher

    Aquinas College Biology teacher Anna Knowles is one of only ten state school and college teachers from across Britain that has been honoured as an ‘inspirational teacher’ by Oxford University, as part of an awards scheme designed to recognise excellent teachers. Anna was nominated by ex-Aquinas student Maddie O’Connor who

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  3. BTEC dance & acting show

    Aquinas show case outstanding dance & acting performances!

    Aquinas BTEC Actors and Dancers created excellent performance work for the Aquinas Showcase evening on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. There were a range of outstanding performances and the evening was well supported by parents and students. The evening was a celebration of work but also part of their exam requirements

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  4. Holly Hibbot excels at Commonwealth games!

    Aquinas college student Holly Hibbot has achieved outstanding success in swimming in the Commonwealth games. Holly won ‘an individual silver in the Women’s 400m Freestyle and bronze in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay.’ Overall this year she has achieved the following: Commonwealth Silver Medallist Commonwealth Bronze Medallist World Championship Finalist

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  5. RE trip

    Religious Studies Students visit Places of Worship in Manchester

    Recently a number of Aquinas students visited places of worship in Manchester as part of their Religious Studies course. Firstly, we visited Audacious Church, which is an Evangelical place of worship based in Salford. Its atmosphere differed greatly to that of a traditional church setting, as it was more lively and

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  6. Meningitis Trial

    Aquinas Leads the Way on Pioneering Meningitis Trial

    Aquinas College is taking part in a world leading NHS meningitis vaccine trial for teenagers; the Be on the TEAM (Teenagers Against Meningitis) trial. The study hopes to establish whether giving a group B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine to teenagers reduces carriage of this bacteria in their throat, potentially providing protection from this

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  7. Frantic workshop

    Frantic Assembly Workshop

    Frantic Assembly came into Aquinas to deliver a Physical Theatre workshop for the BTEC Actors this week. The workshop began by building energy through cardio exercises moving forward into ensemble movement work. Later in the day the students learnt about trust, balance and lifting techniques. They finished the day off performing a

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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