#LivingArtsNetwork @ JHNCC

 This years Living Arts Network project has been a huge success, Creative Solutions have worked with over 300 students, building communities, installing British Values and Catholic Virtues through creative art and photography.

Each school has a final piece of art which will become a legacy of the project for years to come.

Be- John Henry Newman College

Be- Community

Be- Proud



Community projects

The Living Arts Network was formed by JHNCC in collaboration with its local primary schools, and aims, over time, to increase the impact of arts and creativity across network schools. Its core aim last year was to improve students’ written and spoken word, increasing their vocabulary, alongside speaking and listening skills. We had a hugely successful project 2016-2017 and this high caliber of the arts is something that we feel strongly about and want to continue through our community. This year’s project will focus on the British Values of ‘Mutual respect’ and ‘Respect of Different Cultures and Religions’, this will also be accompanied by two Catholic Virtues ‘Compassionate and loving’ with ‘Curious and Active’.


The LAN is made up of the lead school JHNCC, and 5 primary schools:

St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, St. Anthony’s, Corpus Christi, St. Anne’s.


This year we have worked with a prestigious company ‘Creative Solutions’ who have created large scale pieces of art with the intention of bringing the community together.


We have a day of Celebration on the 6th July, where students work will be showcased in an art gallery style.

Throughout the year – Liturgical Creative Impact Days

Hope and Truthfulness:


Students were able to use the idea of Hope and Truthfulness to create and perform a short Physical Theatre motif using scripture for their inspiration.


Students choose one of their own pieces of scripture from the 4 options and developed their own physical theatre piece by using this as a stimulus.


Students used their Dance and Drama skills to create a piece of Physical theater relating to the scripture.

Friday’s – Prayer4U

Br. Andrew has trained up the Chaplaincy Team to allow them to lead Prayer4U, students follow a script where they prayer with and for another member of the community. The atmosphere in the chapel on a Friday lunch time is quiet, peaceful and reflective.

Prayer4U has been successful this year and the Chaplaincy team are now keen to expand this.

Impact day: Faith and Relationships

The John Henry Newman Impact day programme this year has had a significant focus on enabling our students to investigate the ways in which our faith in Christ impacts on the relationships we aim to grow with each other, including our vocation to married life. Our school mission statement is the foundation of all we do at John Henry Newman but has a particular significance within the most important relationships we hold in our hearts

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Lourdes 2018 Review

This year, a college, we embarked on our first Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. A a year of planning, risk assessments and lots and lots of fundraising lead to 16 fantastic year 10 students setting off with myself and (the equally fantastic) Miss Hickox and Miss Welsh at the beginning of May half term.

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