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Synod Prayer 2021 – 2023

Last October the Pope launched the world’s largest ‘Listening Exercise’ when he launched Synod 2021 – 2023. Synod means ‘journeying together’ and it involves listening to the Holy Spirit and to each other in order to discern the path we are called to walk together. Continue reading …

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Wakeup Wednesday: Discord

Discord is a free app which allows users to communicate in real time via text, video or voice chat. Available on desktop and mobile devices, it was originally designed to help gamers cooperate – but has evolved into a more general networking platform for a Continue reading …

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Year 9 SVP Crown Mary

Today our Year 9 SVP group joined with Father David for a service to crown Mary in this month of May.

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Work Experience Programme 2022

2022 Work Experience Programme We were so pleased to reopen our work experience programmes this year. Year 12 students participated from Monday 28th March to Friday 1 April, and Year 10, Monday 4th April to Friday 8th April. Despite Covid restrictions 67 out of 125 Continue reading …

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Wakeup Wednesday: Online safety for under 5s

According to Ofcom’s most recent research, a significant proportion of children are already online by the time they start school, with 17% of 5-year-olds owning their own mobile phone and 50% using messaging platforms. As becoming familiar with technology is generally encouraged in younger children Continue reading …

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Wakeup Wednesday: Loneliness Online

Does a child you know ever feel lonely when they’re online? In a study by the UK’s Office for National Statistics, 14% of 10–12-year-olds said that they DID often feel lonely – so any child experiencing those feelings is, sadly, far from unusual. To support Continue reading …

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Wakeup Wednesday: Group Chats

Occurring through messaging apps, on social media and in online games, group chats are among the most popular ways that young people engage with their peers online. Involving, by definition, three or more individuals, these groups allow users to send messages, images and videos to Continue reading …

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Wakeup Wednesday: Spotting Ads on Social Media

Can young people always recognise when what they’re seeing on their social media feed is an advert? The evidence suggests there’s a good chance they might not. What often complicates matters is that many ads are virtually indistinguishable from a regular social media post. They’re Continue reading …

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Wakeup Wednesday: Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is a communication app through which users can exchange messages and send photos, stickers, and video and audio files. Messenger allows both one-to-one and group chats, has a ‘stories’ feature and – via its latest addition, Rooms – can host a video call Continue reading …