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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Students with Takako Amano who runs the Japan Day and is senior lecturer in Japanese at UCLan and Japan Information and Cultural Centre's Minister Okazaki

    Trip to Japan Day at UCLan

    A group of 13 mainly Lower 6th students had a trip to the annual Japan Day at UCLan on 3rd February. They enjoyed a Japanese lesson from one of the lecturers there and a Taiko Drumming session as well as watching a Cosplay themed fashion runway, martial arts displays and... Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Aquinas students from the Music Production course standing by the Neve Desk at Spirit Studios.

    Spirit Studios Music Technology Trip

    This trip was a fantastic opportunity for students to gain extra ‘hands-on’ music production experience, the visit consisted of two workshops and a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities. One of the workshops allowed students access to highly accurate recreations of keyboard instruments and synthesizers from the 1960s onwards along with... Read More

  7. Politics student visit the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh

    Politics Students trip to the Scottish Parliament

    Early in October, we finally got the chance to take a group of L6th and U6th Politics students to Edinburgh to visit the Scottish Parliament. We had first planned to go in June but were thwarted by the rail strikes (the irony of a politics trip being stopped by union... Read More

  8. AQ Magazine launch event. A member of staff hands a student a copy of the magazine.

    AQ Magazine Celebration Launch

    Students who contributed to the latest edition of the College’s AQ Magazine were presented with their own print editions at a special celebratory launch. The students used their considerable skills and talents in graphic design and journalism to present an incredibly diverse range of articles on College life and the... Read More

  9. Drama students visit the Lowry

    Drama Students visit the Lowry Theatre

    Aquinas A level Drama and Theatre students were visiting live theatre again in Manchester. At the Lowry Theatre in Salford. On the 2nd November they watched ‘the Shawshank Redemption’ starring Joe Absolom and Ben Onwukwe, directed by David Esbjornson. This profound and moving play based on the short novel “Rita... Read More

  10. Aquinas students visit the labour conference in Liverpool

    Students visit the Labour Party Conference

    At the end of September, we took a group of our U6th Politics students to the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool. We had enquired about visiting the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham and the Green Party Conference in Harrogate but neither party was able to organise things in time for... Read More

  11. Local MP Nav Mishra giving a talk at Aquinas College

    Local MP Nav Mishra visits Aquinas College

    On 14th October we were pleased to host a visit from our Stockport constituency MP, Nav Mishra. After a tour of the college, Nav joined a meeting of our 120+ Politics students. He gave a brief talk on how he became an MP, and about what the role involves. He... Read More