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Manchester: St Paul's students inspired by supersonic BLOODHOUND project
Manchester: St Paul's students inspired by supersonic BLOODHOUND project

Students from Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, recently attended an inspirational lecture delivered by the Bloodhound project team and organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Manchester school hosts Christmas party for pensioners
Manchester school hosts Christmas party for pensioners

Students spread the spirit of Christmas and brought seasonal smiles to pensioners' faces when Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester extended their Christmas cheer to the elderly of the parish by inviting them to join with the school's students and staff in celebrating Christmas. The Tea and Tinsel event provides a valuable link with the older generation in the community The school has a culture of teaching its students respect in a happy environment and the Christmas party is the perfect way to combine those two really important elements of the

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 Manchester school celebrates World Book Day
Manchester school celebrates World Book Day

There was a cascade of bright colours and excitement at Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe as staff and pupils took part in the biggest celebration of books and reading in the world when they participated in World Book Day. With the aim of inspiring and developing their pupils' interest in reading, the school organised a full week of reading related activities including a competitions and quizzes each morning in form time, a 'Book Characters Quiz', 'Guess how many books there are in the Library' competition and a 'Match the Literary Pairs'.

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  Manchester: First Aid training for all Saint Paul's pupils
Manchester: First Aid training for all Saint Paul's pupils

For the first time ever, every pupil at Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, has undergone first aid training, an important and extremely valuable life skill. The school believes that the pupils need a good understanding of First Aid in case of an emergency. When someone is having a heart attack, has serious bleeding, choking, is unconscious or in cardiac arrest, knowing what to do to help keep them alive until professional help arrives can give their chances of survival a significant boost.

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Everyone needs a buddy!
Everyone needs a buddy!

Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, has just unveiled its 'Buddy Bench', aimed at eliminating loneliness and fostering friendship in the playground. The school hopes that this will help spread the message of inclusion and kindness....The Buddy Bench idea was started by an eight year-old boy, named Christian, who lives in Pennsylvania. He had a great idea to have a bench on the playground designated for students who aren't

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Manchester: Saint Paul's students create  Nature Area
Manchester: Saint Paul's students create Nature Area

Staff and pupils at Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, have designed and developed a beautiful nature area at the school which the pupils can enjoy during their lunch break. The pupils have been involved in the creation and maintenance of the area and through this they have learnt to respect the hard work and skill necessary to produce and maintain an attractive environment. "Creating the nature area has given the pupils a sense of pride and achievement - and hopefully will encourage them to develop a life-long respect for the environment in

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 Manchester: Sharing the Christian Message at Saint Paul's
Manchester: Sharing the Christian Message at Saint Paul's

Pupils from Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe were delighted to take part in a series of events organised by The Message Trust, a worldwide movement who work with young people to share the Christian message through a range of media including music and dance. There were a number of performances from a group called 'Respect ME' about topics including healthy relationships, abuse and sexting. They shared their own personal stories to communicate lessons on sexuality and self-image and were able to discuss their personal journeys

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Manchester school stages danceathon for CAFOD
Manchester school stages danceathon for CAFOD

Staff and pupils from Saint Paul's High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, joined together to take part in the school's first-ever Danceathon to raise money for CAFOD, to support their work around the world bringing disaster relief, tackling poverty, encouraging development and fighting for global justice. The whole of Year 7 and their form tutors took part in the dance extravaganza which involved plenty of non-stop dancing to raise money for the charity.

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Manchester: Book Fair at St Paul's
Manchester: Book Fair at St Paul's

Staff and pupils at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe,  Manchester, enjoyed the Book Fair which was held at the school with the aim of encouraging and developing the pupils’ enjoyment of reading. There were over 200 titles to choose from with award winning books ranging from chillers and thrillers to war stories, drama and comedy. There was a wide range of brand new titles from the best authors, especially those focusing on teen fiction and non-fiction.

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Shrewsbury:  'Mini Vinnies' hits all time high
Shrewsbury: 'Mini Vinnies' hits all time high

The Mini Vinnies, have hit the 600 member mark in Shrewsbury, bringing it to an all time high. The St Vincent de Paul Society initiative is aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11 who, with the permission of their parents and the support of their schools or parishes, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as 'Vincentians for Life'. Since introducing the Mini Vinnies into the Shrewsbury Diocese in 2010, children in almost 40 schools have joined the Vincentian family.

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Manchester school rugby team plays at Twickenham!
Manchester school rugby team plays at Twickenham!

Pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, were given the honour of playing rugby at Twickenham Stadium in a curtain-raiser to the England vs South Africa QBE International. The pupils played on the pitch before England and South Africa in a curtain-raiser to showcase the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) ‘All Schools’ programme. Saint Paul’s is part of the All Schools initiative, which has Prince Harry as its patron.

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Manchester: Bishop Davies opens The Well
Manchester: Bishop Davies opens The Well

The Bishop of Shrewsbury Rt Rev Mark Davies has opened and blessed a new centre of evangelisation run by the Neocatechumenal Way. The Well was a former medical centre in Wythenshawe, Manchester, which had been lying vacant for nine years. Members of the Way, a new ecclesial movement, have taken out a lease on the building and spent six months extensively refurbishing it as a centre of worship and of evangelisation for the local community.

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Manchester pupil becomes head teacher for a day
Manchester pupil becomes head teacher for a day
If you visited Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, this week you might have thought that Head Teachers were getting younger these days! Well you wouldn’t have been too mistaken as Saint Paul’s had a new Head Teacher but only for the day. Year 9 pupil, Peter Brocklehurst, was selected in a draw organised by the School Parliament as the pupil to be the ‘Head Teacher for the day’. Peter was looking forward to the day and it turned out to be a great experience.
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Manchester:  young designer socks it to the competition
Manchester: young designer socks it to the competition

Elliot Heald, a 10-year old from St Elizabeth’s RC Primary School, Wythenshawe, has beaten over 6,000 budding young designers from across the country to win a nationwide sock design competition organised by CAFOD.  To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Fairtrade products sold in the UK, CAFOD – a founding member of the Fairtrade Foundation – teamed up with SockShop to launch the special competition for 7-11 year olds to design an exclusive Fairtrade-themed sock.

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Manchester pupils in BBC Blast
Manchester pupils in BBC Blast
Staff and pupils at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester,  took part in BBC Blast last week. Blast aims to inspire and motivate young people to develop their creative talents and showcase their art, dance, film, music, writing, and fashion ideas.
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A school trip with a difference!
A school trip with a difference!
Year 11 students from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, enjoyed the school trip of a life time when they visited a children’s charity in Thailand.  As part of their Citizenship classes, 20 pupils, and four teachers, joined the UK-based Thai Children’s Trust in Pattaya, Thailand, where they visited a children’s day care centre and a school for the blind.
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Manchester pupils learn how to keep safe on-line
Manchester pupils learn how to keep safe on-line
Pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester,  recently took part in Safer Internet Week where the 2010 theme was 'Think Before You Post'. They looked at mobile phone technology and the potential dangers, social networking sites, cyberbullying, how to use the internet and e-mail safely and responsibly and staying safe in chatrooms.
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Manchester schoolchildren  grow their own
Manchester schoolchildren grow their own
Staff and pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester,  have been enjoying growing their own food on the school’s allotment. The pupils have grown many vegetables from seed, they have then had the pleasure of eating these vegetables.
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Creepy crawlies visit Manchester school
Creepy crawlies visit Manchester school
Pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, were recently visited by the Wild Roadshow, an educational animal handling event where they got to meet and handle many small animals, including a snail, a lizard, a tarantula, a hedgehog and a centipede.
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