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  1. Inside the Media Factory's TV studio control room.

    Media Trip to UCLan

    On Wednesday 19th June the media department took a group of students to visit the excellent facilities at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)’s Media Factory. The students were given a tour of the facilities including a state of the art fully functioning TV studio. The group then participated in... Read More

  2. Photoshop of students walking up a hill

    Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition

    You can never rely on the British weather, from pouring down rain, to beautiful blue sky, our L6 successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh Gold practice expedition. What an amazing, all be it, wet, experience they had. Their resilience shown to keep going, support each other and work as a... Read More

  3. art depart setting off in the college van


    After sadly losing our dear friend and colleague Grainne last year the Art & Design department are raising money for Sarcoma UK. Those of you that knew Grainne will know, she was energetic, loved life and the great outdoors and was always up for a challenge. So today (7th June)... Read More

  4. Screenshot of a zoom call with a Japanese university

    Japanese Connection

    In February this year, Aquinas College took part in some research led by Associate Professor Tomomi Ohba from Tama University in Japan. The research was looking at foreign language education across the world and Aquinas was one of the schools approached in the UK because of our teaching of Japanese.... Read More

  5. Photograph of an Aquinas student Max Rooney receiving his bottle of gin.

    Gin Design Triumph

    The art department recently worked with Stockport Gin to collaborate on a design project. The co-founder of Stockport Gin Paul Sharrocks, came in to discuss a potential brief. Paul and his wife Cheryl have been running Stockport Gin for 5 years so Paul suggested that our Lower 6 create a... Read More

  6. Photograph of students in a classroom with Dr David Torevell

    Talks from Dr David Torevell

    We were pleased to welcome Dr David Torevell from Liverpool Hope University this week. David gave an excellent talk to both our lower and upper sixth students about the ‘person of Jesus’ focussing specifically on Jesus as wisdom and his Sermon on the Mount. Our students asked insightful questions and... Read More

  7. A photograph of a group of chemistry students holding up their certificates.

    Aquinas students sparkle in the RSC Chemistry Olympiad

    In January, 10 of our brightest chemistry students took part in the annual RSC Chemistry Olympiad. We would like to congratulate all students for taking part in this really tough national competition. Simply participating speaks volumes about the character of the students involved, showing their determination and resilience in the... Read More

  8. A photograph of students visiting the new build site.

    Geology students visit New Build Construction Site

    Lower 6th Geologists had a field trip to our new build site at Aquinas College. Firstly, we visited the site office where Mick explained the groundworks to our students. We learned where, why and how the piling has been constructed. Mick told us about ensuring that the building was strong... Read More

  9. Photograph of a group of students completing a reading challenge with a teacher.

    Pathways Reading Challenge

    A reading challenge was recently concluded after an engaging six-week journey. The challenge was undertaken by a group of 19 pathways students. Throughout the six-week challenge, the students immersed themselves in reading their lovely books. The books that they liked were annuals, Disney, transport, football, and cooking. These activities enriched... Read More

  10. Group of students inside the Royal Exchange Theatre

    Aquinas students get a “Taste of Honey”

    L6 Drama A Level visited the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester on Tuesday 26th March to watch the latest theatre production and participate in a career’s focused Q+A session with the actors from the show. The play was written by 18 year old Shelagh Delaney back in 1958 and is... Read More

  11. Photograph of Pathways artwork at Merseyway in Stockport

    Pathways Help Create Environmental Mural

    Pathways students have been collecting lids from bottles, kindly donated by Aquinas students, the Pathways staff and their families for a recycling project working with Plastic Shed in Stockport. They are a community based charity focussed on addressing the issue of plastic pollution with social projects. The students have been... Read More

  12. Photograph of Harry working out solutions to the problem.

    Harry’s Coding Triumph

    Inversity is a program supported by leading technology firms and government that aims to solve some of worlds ‘s most important challenges. It aims to help college students develop essential technology skills and an understanding of how to apply artificial intelligence to create solutions to real world problems. By doing... Read More