Places of Worship – Year 7 Creative Impact Day

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On July 1st, Year 7 students at John Henry Newman Catholic College were given the fantastic opportunity to visit some places of worship, to see how people of different faiths worship, celebrate and learn. This was a well timed trip as students had been looking at tolerance and acceptance during recent tutor times, and often the best way to accept someone is to see what they do, ask questions and understand why they practice and believe what they do!

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History – Year 8 Creative Impact Day

On July 1st 2016, Year 8 visited Blists Hill Victorian Town. The trip provided students with an exciting opportunity to experience daily life in Victorian England during the Industrial Revolution. They went around the town and participated in a range of activities, from finding cures in the chemist to talking about the ‘latest’ Paris fashions in the drapers.

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ParentPay – My Account

ParentPay have introduced ‘My Account’. This is to make it easier to top-up your account and to give you flexibility to allocate money for different school items at different times.

This means once you have topped up your Account, you have to assign the money to the relevant payment items such as School Dinners, trips.

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

On 16th May, the Diamond Celebrations of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award were held in Buckingham Palace gardens. Mr Middleton received a plaque to acknowledge the role John Henry Newman Catholic College plays in delivering the DofE award, which was presented by James Haskell, the English rugby union player who currently plays for and captains Wasps in the Aviva Premiership and internationally for England.

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Mr Middleton JHNCC representative (left) with James Haskell

STEM Workshop

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Thursday 16 June 2016
University of Birmingham’s Research Park

The Design & Technology department selected 16 Key Stage 3 students, who show an excellent work ethic in the subject, to attend a STEM workshop hosted by First Edition. The venue for the workshop was the University of Birmingham’s Research Park and the students were accompanied by Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Jordan.

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