A superb new display has recently been put up on the entrance to the R.E corridor, directly alongside our “Religious Education Gold Mark” award. Miss Bansal, Assistant Head of R.E, tells us more:
“All Year 7 forms took part to collectively make a form tapestry. It represents their faith, culture and identity. These were completed around November time and were recently put up on display. The scheme of work was related to how they experience God and what their faith means to them. Students also spoke individually about their backgrounds in lesson so we could all learn from each other about different cultures.”
A very worthwhile and innovative initiative. Well done to all the boys and girls involved.
Read more news in the latest newsletter.
This months Eucharist service was led by Rev Peter Horlock, Chaplain to the Manchester Business Community and Manchester City Football Club. Very good readings by our students, reference to Matthew Ch 2 v 1-12, prayers and the hymn ‘Siyahamba’ was sung by a capacity congregation. Rev Horlock referred to a “God who cares, loves and is in control” whilst, in his ‘Thought for Epiphany’, he asked the question, “What do you worship?” He also quoted the words of Archbishop William Temple: “Your religion is what you do in your solitude.” A very engaging and thought provoking act of worship.
At this time of year, our Year 11 students have interviews with employers as part of their careers education programme. Once again, our visitors were extremely impressed with the way the Year 11s presented themselves and what they had to say in discussion. Also, our Head of Sixth Form, Ms Tattum, is currently conducting interviews with Year 11s who have applied to join the Trinity Sixth Form. A busy time, therefore, for all our Year 11 students. The deadline for applications to join our Sixth Form is January 31st and, if you haven’t yet applied, don’t delay; there are only a total of 150 places available!
As well as welcoming students back to school and reminding them of their day to day responsibilities, last weeks “assemblies” also coincided with Epiphany (January 6th), the time when the three wise men visited the baby Jesus. For this reason, the chosen Epiphany hymn was the well known ’As With Gladness Men of Old’. The Epiphany theme was continued by our Chaplain, Rev Steve Birkinshaw, in this weeks acts of worship, with special reference made to the Epiphany story as reported in Matthew Ch 2 v 1-12. Epiphany is the well known “Twelfth Day” of Christmas.