21st March 2016

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Bakhita House has taken on the corporal act of mercy of visiting the sick. The parable of the Good Samaritan is so powerful that the very term has passed into our everyday language. Jesus tells us that when the Samaritan found the man who had been assaulted, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then brought him to a place where he could recover (Luke 10:34).

Bakhita house has taken on many ways to embody and fulfill our corporal act of mercy. Some pupils volunteer at a care home; one of our pupils Rachel in Year 9 has been visiting residents there regularly with friends. This is what she said about her visits: “I help out at an elderly care home every Tuesday and Thursday. I help out by talking to all of the residents and read to them and listen to their interesting stories. I really enjoy it and so do my friends that visit with me. Small acts can really make a big difference.”.

Pupils have also designed posters to be given to form tutors and placed around the school. They focus on first aid showing what to do if someone is hurt. They aim to demonstrate the importance of knowing basic first aid to everyone and especially what to do in an emergency.

Batika House pupils are also working closely with Shooting Star Chase Hospice. One form has already raised money through a cake sale. B house has also planned a sponsored relay and a jumble sale to raise even more funds for Shooting Star Chase. Several pupils will visit a Shooting Star Hospice open day where they will play music and play games with the children who are receiving support and care there.

Please follow what B House is fulfilling its corporal act of mercy on the College Twitter Feed HERE.

29th January 2015

Gospel Workshop

Over 200 pupils were treated to a gospel workshop on Friday 29th January, making fabulous three-part harmony under the direction of renowned gospel leader Karen Gibson. With songs both moving and uplifting, the workshop was a special experience for all involved. We look forward to singing more gospel in the near future! Watch the workshop in action HERE

Band Project

Monday 8th February saw the start of our Year 8 and 9 Band Project. Professional musicians Mr Nazam and Mr Wray spent the day mentoring no fewer than 12 student bands to help them work on a song of their choice. Watch some students rehearsing HEREThe groups are now busy practising in their own time, and will meet again in March for a second mentoring session before a number are chosen to record their song at Camden Roundhouse.  Many thanks to FOSRR for making the project possible! Download more information about the project.

 

28th January 2016

STEMOn the 28th of January, Miss Peters and Mrs Roy took 8 girls up to the Royal Institution for the Accenture ‘Girls in STEM’ (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) event. This event was packed with excitement for the girls. Their day began with a few inspirational speakers, three ladies who currently are leaders in their companies in STEM. This was followed by a codeathon where the pupils learned to code with JavaScript. In the afternoon the girls participated in a Stixx Challenge. They worked in teams of 6, mixed with pupils from other school, to design and build a structure that could fit all 6 of them built entirely out of newspaper. Three of our girls won an iPod Shuffle for being part of the winning design. The day concluded with a panel interview of nine people who worked in different STEM careers. Overall, the day was fun and inspirational.

29th January 2016

Report by Jacqueline Pickard de Hegarty

TrophiesTonight at the Quiz Night, FoSRR presented the House Cup to be presented each year to the house with the most merits and the Community Shield to be presented to the individual or group who extol the values of the FoSRR community.

Ms Firman is the first ever winner of the Community Shield for her work setting up the Staff, Governors and Parent Choir as well as all the work she does encouraging our children to explore and love music. Both trophies were made for us by Thomas Lyte the same company who make the Webb Ellis Cup, the FA Cup & Ryder Cup because our children deserve the best.

21st January 2015

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St Richard Reynolds governor, Monsignor William Saunders was in Rome this week to attend a Jubilee for Pilgrimage Directors and Rectors of Sanctuaries. After an address by the Holy Father, Mgr Bill had to opportunity of speaking personally to Pope Francis. He also visited the English College and the Mother House of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour (The Bridgettines) just around the corner in Piazza Farnese where he prayed for our College in the Chapel of St Richard Reynolds. There is a fine painting of our Patron saint in the chapel. St Richard Reynolds was a Canon Confessor of the order.