Riverside Performing Arts visited John Henry Newman Catholic College on the 29th February and delivered a performance to Years 7, 8 and 9 entitled ‘Equality Street.’ The performance collection was short drama’s that addressed a multitude of issues that affect our daily lives and celebrated the importance of treating each other equally and with respect. The plays also looked at the hurt and damage that is experienced through prejudice and discrimination. The performances were a most enjoyable and thought provoking experience. This is what some of our Year 8 student said about the event.
“It taught me the importance of not judging people.”
“Everyone is afraid of something but don’t worry because someone is always there for you.”
“I enjoyed it an found it helpful because if taught us how we should treat each other equally.”
“I thought it was funny because it was aimed at our age group and one important thing I learned is that we shouldn’t judge people because of the way they look.”
John Henry Newman Catholic College have a long history of encouraging great talent in the world of dance. All Key Stage Three students study Dance on a weekly basis with more students choosing to stay after school to take part in our extra-curricular Dance Clubs. Last term, two of our Dance teams, including a boy’s only group, made it through to the regional rounds of the national dance competition:
“The Great Dance off”.
Parent Partnership Newsletter – January 2016
Students undoubtedly have the greatest chance for success when schools work in close partnership with parents and carers. For this reason, John Henry Newman Catholic College has launched a new programme to ensure that links between home and school are effective and supportive for all involved. This newsletter has been created to explain the nature of our Parent Partnership programme, to report on its progress and to communicate how all parents can engage in the partnership.
In this issue:
John Henry Newman top choice for parents – Shoe Box Appeal
Dance Off – Duke of Edinburgh Award – Carol Concert
A big thanks to all of the universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers who supported our hugely successful Sixth Form Open Evening and Careers Convention last night.