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Online Training for Interested Animators

We're excited to announce we've partnered with TeenTech to offer Cambridge National in Creative iMedia students, or those interested in a career in animation, the opportunity to attend a series of free, live masterclasses delivered by industry experts from film, television and gaming. The online events will be held during February and March and pro...
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Realising Opportunities Programme - Year 12

Some of our Year 12's are taking part in the Realising Opportunities programme at Lancaster University. The programme gives students a wide range of information in a variety of ways in order for them to have the space and support to make informed decisions. Students participating in programme have access to all of the Realising Opportunities Partne...
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Culture & Diversity - where we are all from

This week in assemblies we have been celebrating culture and diversity here at St John Henry Newman Catholic School. Three pupils gave their own personal accounts of their backgrounds; Omran in Year 9 who was born in Syria and moved to Kurdistan before coming to England, William in Year 11 who was born and spent most of his childhood in Nigera...
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Sixth Form Applications are now open for September 2022

Applications are now open for our Sixth Form for September 2022 entry.  Please visit the Sixth Form page of our website for more information.
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Fortnum & Mason Platinum Pudding Competition - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

The Design & Technology Department is launching the Fortnum and Mason Pudding Competition inviting Catering pupils in Years 9,10 and 11 to invent the Jubilee Pudding for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.   The winning pudding will be an important part of the celebrations marking Her Majesty's 70 years as Monarch.  The creat...
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Christmas Craft Club

We have been running a very popular Christmas craft club over the past few weeks on a Wednesday after school. Week 1 was making gift tags, week 2 was cards and week 3 was making woolly hat decorations. Week 4 we will be making Christmas wrapping paper.
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Sixth Form Visit to Liverpool

The Sixth Form visited Liverpool and enjoyed a whistle stop tour of the Liverpool University buildings. They then took a ferry tour across the Mersey taking in the sights, followed by some free time in Liverpool City Centre. 
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Celebrating Success - Annual Awards

In school this week we are celebrating success by holding our annual rewards assemblies.  Congratulations to all the pupils who were nominated by their teachers, Head of Year and Headteacher.  
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Advent Retreat

Message from Castlerigg Manor We're excited to tell you about our Advent Retreat, December 10-12th. It's just £65 (yes, for everything) and it's open to young people in Year 10 and above, up to age 25. Open retreats at Castlerigg are a great chance to make some friends and deepen our faith in a relaxed, fun environment. Please spread the word ...
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Winners of our National Poetry Day Competition

 The winners of the National Poetry Day competition for 2021 were Samanta in first place and Fergus in second both from Year 8, followed by Sheila from Year 12 in third place. Congratulations to everyone who took part.
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Year 13 Biology Fieldtrip to Mawbray Banks Nature Reserve

A Level biology pupils had a successful Fieldtrip to Mawbray Banks nature reserve near Allonby to study sand dune succession. This area of special scientific interested also includes a preserved 8000 year old forest, endangered species and remains of world war II operational signs and conservation cattle.
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On Monday we had a SALAD morning in school. SALAD is Speaking and Listening activities where we break from our traditional timetable to offer pupils different opportunities to learn.  Activities included getting ready for university life including budgeting, food planning and preparing cheap nutritious meals, First Aid and CPR, creat...
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Carlisle East & West Fire Service - Road Safety Awareness Training

The fire crew from Carlisle East & Carlisle West, attended our school  to carry out road awareness training to the Sixth Form pupils , highlighting the dangers on our roads to new and future drivers. The group also watched a demonstration of an RTC extrication, with 2 pupils being cut from the car. Thanks for Burne's Auto Salvage...
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Year 7's baking reduced sugar fairy cakes

Our Year 7's have been learning all about the amount of sugar contained in certain foods. They have experimented with reduced sugar fairy cakes. The feedback has been interesting... over 90% said they tasted the same as regular fairy cakes! Have any of you tried out some reduced sugar recipes? Maybe try some reduced sugar baking over half term...
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The Rt Rev Paul Swarbrick's visit on Friday 22 October 2021

The Rt Rev Paul Swarbrick visited the school on Friday 22 October 2021 to commemorate the official opening of St John Henry Newman School with the celebration of Holy Mass in joy and thanksgiving to Almighty God and in hope of grace and future blessings.
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CSAA Inter School Year 7 Cross Country Competition

Well done to Year 7 pupils who represented the school on Friday in the County Schools Cross Country event at QEGS. Chloe B crossed the line in 49th place with Charley R following in 63rd out of 115. The girls team came 15th out of 21 teams in total. The boys team set off strong and at a good pace and after 3 laps of the course Alfie Sims ...
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Operation Christmas Child

Once again form classes will be packing a shoe box full of essentials and treats for the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box appeal. Follow the link below to find out what can be packed into the shoe boxes. Form tutors will be coordinating donations. We have also registered as a drop off point for any shoe boxes from the community, if you want to fi...
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British Sailing Star

Congratulations to Olivia Dembinska in 7API for competing in the British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships at the weekend on Derwent reservoir. She came in sixth place overall, but was first female finisher.
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A Streetcar Named Desire

As part of an extra-curricular project, Yr 13 English pupils have produced a boardgame based on their examination text, 'A Streetcar Named Desire' by Tennessee Williams.They have had to show their understanding of key characters, themes and events in the play. An innovative way to revise the key themes of the text.
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