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  1. Students performing at the Chicago musical

    Musical Sensation

    Aquinas students performed in an amazing production of “Chicago” between 28th-30th of June 2022 in the Aquinas College Theatre. The performances were fantastic from all of the cast which reflected a welcome return to the rich history of musical productions at the College. The staff team and the students have

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  2. Japanese students holding bamboo tree

    Japanese languages students prepare to celebrate Tanabata

    All over Japan people celebrate Tanabata, the Star Festival. Tanabata is celebrated to commemorate the romantic story of two lovers represented by the stars Vega and Altair who are only allowed to meet each other once a year as long as the skies are clear. It is celebrated on the

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  3. Steve Bellis stood next to the trophy

    Pathways lift the Trophy

    The Pathways department invited Steve Bellis, President of Stockport County Football Club, into college on Wednesday 8th June to meet the students and show off the National League trophy they won in May securing their promotion back into the English league. The students (and staff) took turns lifting the trophy,

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  4. Organisations attend the Safety Roadshow at Aquinas College

    Aquinas Students find out about Staying Safe

    As part of the enrichment offer to our students, this wellbeing Wednesday we held a Safety Roadshow in the form of a market style event. A number of organisations came in, including Travel Safe, GMP, Oasis Navigators, the Children’s Society, NW Ambulance Service, Kooth, and Remedi, to provide information and

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  5. Students attend Nurses Day lecture

    Aquinas Celebrates Nurses’ Day

    To mark Nurses’ Day, an annual celebration of the nursing profession held on 12 May (Florence Nightingale’s birthday), Aquinas College invited in a number of speakers from the University of Salford. They were able to outline the wide range of careers available within the NHS and healthcare profession to groups

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  6. Aquinas Band night 2022

    BTEC Music Band Night

    BTEC Music students presented their ‘Band Night’ in the Aquinas Studio Theatre. It was an exciting night with all students taking part and performing brilliantly to a packed theatre. The music was very varied in style and each band performed five songs. The students demonstrated some excellent arranging skills, transferring

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  7. Students take part in the Mock Trials competition

    Law students take part in the Bar Mock Trials Competition

    11 students from lower and upper sixth Law took part in the Bar Mock Trials Competition this week. Although ordinarily run in person at Crown Court, due to restrictions still in place across courts in England and Wales, the competition was run virtually this year. Our students performed as prosecution

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  8. Students hold up their University of York prospectuses

    Students and their families attend the After Aquinas careers event

    Last Wednesday, we welcomed our Aquinas students and their families into the college for the ‘After Aquinas’ careers event. It was the first time since 2019, so expectations were high! Situated on 2 floors, the major careers event’s aim was to support students exploring their possible next steps, after Aquinas.

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  9. Students about to watch a play at the Opera House

    BTEC Acting Students visit the Manchester Opera House

    The BTEC acting students went to see the Curious Incident of the Dog in the night time at the Manchester Opera house. The students and staff were treated to some excellent special effects, jaw dropping technical elements, talented actors and some eye-catching physical theatre. The students really enjoyed the performance

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  10. Students attend David Torevell lecture

    Theology lecture by Dr David Torevell

    This month we were grateful to receive Dr David Torevell as a guest lecturer for Theology students. David, who was the Head of RE at Aquinas College 30 years ago and now lectures at Liverpool Hope University, delivered a revision session on Anselm’s ontological argument to all the Theology A-level

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  11. Students visit UKFast in Manchester

    IT Students visit UKFast/ANS

    A group of BTEC IT students recently got the opportunity to visit leading, local tech company UKFast, now part of ANS. The students were given a tour of their fantastic work environment that includes slides, game rooms and gym facilities. They also got to find out about the great apprenticeship

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  12. Students toast the launch of the Winter 21 AQ Magazine

    Students toast the latest edition of AQ Magazine

    Following the publication of the latest edition of the student produced AQ Magazine, the student journalists and graphic designers attended a presentation by the Principal, Danny Pearson, and Vice Principal, Andy Bailey. The students were thanked for their contributions to this bumper issue, which was bursting with their perspective on

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