The Year 10 boys’ hockey team won a gripping encounter with The Grammar School at Leeds last Friday evening. Determination, team work and goals by Sholto Rowe, Leo Mercer, Jakub Packo earned a 3 -2 victory. Joe Hedge was ‘man of the match’.

A drama project with Notre Dame Sixth Form College which began last term culminated in a performance by pupils in Years 9 and 10 at Notre Dame, using the excellent theatre facilities available.  The show featured original script writing by pupils, poetry, music and extracts from Shakespeare.  Much was accomplished with very short rehearsal time.  Preparations were curtailed by weather disruptions.  Well done to Charlotte Usher, Reanna Brown, Sheryl Doran, Fionnuala Edwards, Emma Wolstencroft, Khushi Seegoolam, Britney Charwira, Mellentin Ikoe and Lucy Moyo.  Many thanks to the parents who attended and to staff and students from Notre Dame for running the project.

Congratulations to our inclusive boys’ cricket team who topped their division at the Leeds schools finals.  The squad of Thomas Baxter, Jordan Faba Mbakop, Ashley Griffith, Peter Razzouk, Brendan Shiels, Kaelem Williams, Felipe Ashton, Ugochukwu Okoli, Archie Wilson, Jacob Gatenby and Cy Import now progress to the county finals where they will represent West Yorkshire.  They will be pitted against three county representative teams at Headingley Cricket Club on Tuesday 17April.

School buses will depart earlier than usual at 1.25pm next Thursday afternoon, 29 March. The summer term begins on Monday 16 April at 8.55am.

Pupils and staff visiting our School Chapel this week have been greeted by new iconography including an altar crucifix, candleholders and The Stations of the Cross.  This Lent it has been wonderful to see pupils attending Mass on Thursday lunchtimes, The Stations of the Cross on Fridays and our Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and ‘Light Fever’ service today. Thank you to all pupils and staff who are supporting the school’s Lenten appeals for St Vincent’s and Catholic Care.

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