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Jim Temple

  1. Group of students holding copies of the book, sitting around a table.

    Adult Students Crack the Case

    Students from our Adult Education Centre recently took part in celebrations for World Book Night. World Book Night is an event which takes place on 23 April each year, this being the date attributed to both Shakespeare’s birth in 1564 and his death in 1616. Copies of Agatha Christie’s The... Read More

  2. 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.... Read More

  3. Speaker presenting to students at the talk.

    Biology students find out about Physiotherapy

    Carol Bonfield a Physiotherapy lecturer from Manchester Metropolitan University came to speak to some of our A level Biology students about careers in Physiotherapy. She was able to share with the students her years of experience in Physiotherapy and talk about what a career in Physiotherapy is really like. She... Read More

  4. Class of students studying using the Kanji Learner's Dictionary

    Dictionary Donations Deliver for Japanese Students

    Aquinas College received a generous grant from the Japan Foundation as part of a project to increase the Japanese teaching and learning resources available to students and teachers. Each student in the Japanese Language class now has their very own Kanji Learner’s Dictionary to allow them to race ahead with... Read More

  5. eAmbassadors visit Barclays

    A group of student eAmbassadors recently visited Barclays Bank’s offices in Manchester to take part in activities around eSafety and to find out about the Barclays Digital Eagles programme. The group participated in team activities, expanding their knowledge of staying safe online and preventing digital fraud. The students really enjoyed... Read More

  6. Poster for Footloose which shows a dancing figure in pink and yellow against a blue background.

    Get ‘Footloose’ with Aquinas Performing Arts

    An amazing musical theatre production of “Footloose” is taking place in the Aquinas Theatre this week; Tuesday 27th , Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June. Show starts at 7pm – tickets £5 from the Learning Centre. This fantastic 1980’s ‘feel good’ show is lighting up the stage at Aquinas College... Read More

  7. Group of Aquinas students hold up cards showing their A Level and BTEC results

    Incredible results for Aquinas Students

    Results day at Aquinas College saw the release of a fantastic set of results for our students. Principal, Danny Pearson said: “I am thrilled with the overall results this year and that the dedication of all the staff and hard work of students has been rewarded with an outstanding set... Read More

  8. Picture of Andy Stoker chartered member of the Institute of Chemical Engineering

    Just the right Chemistry

    Lower sixth Chemistry students recently received talks on chemical engineering. The talks were given by Andy Stoker a chartered member of the Institute of Chemical Engineering (IChemE) with over 30 years’ experience in the field. He told them about the wide range of fields chemical engineers work in, what those... Read More

  9. 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... Read More

  10. The CERN physics facility building in Geneva

    Physics students take a trip to CERN

    We took 30 students on a two-day trip to Geneva to visit the world’s largest science experiment – the giant Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator and detector. Whilst there students toured two main facilities – the data processing centre and the small synchrotron particle accelerator. The students also had the... Read More

  11. Professor Chris Jackson delivering his lecture.

    Professor Chris Jackson visits Aquinas

    Earlier this month eminent Geologist, Professor Chris Jackson was in College giving lectures on inclusion within science based careers as well as talking to our Geography and Geology students about geoscience. He is a science communicator and Director of Sustainable Geoscience at Jacobs Engineering Group and was previously Professor of... Read More

  12. St John Ambulance trainer showing life saving techniques on a dummy.

    Saving Lives at Aquinas

    Health and Social Care students at Aquinas College are making a difference between a life lost and a life saved. They recently completed a First Aid course with St John Ambulance trainers, which provided students with the knowledge and confidence to do the right thing when it really counts. A... Read More