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  • Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Vatican
    28th February 2013

    The bells tolled briefly as the 85-year-old Pope Emeritus (meaning retired pontiff) left the Vatican for the last time in a white-painted Italian Air Force helicopter. It soared into the air on a brisk, sunny winter's evening, taking off from the private helipad in a corner of the Vatican gardens. After a couple of passes over Vatican City, the pilots headed for the papal villa at Castel Gandolfo in the Alban Hills. Benedict then climbed out after a brief 15-minute flight and wished a brief goodnight and goodbye to crowds of local wellwishers, before he withdrew - supposedly for ever - from public life. Read More

  • Year 9 Options Evening

    Year 9 Options Evening
    27th February 2013

    On Wednesday 27th February we held our annual Options Evening, for parents of Year 9 students, to inform them about the important choices that they need to make over the coming weeks in preparation for their child's Key Stage 4 Curriculum. Curriculum Director, Dr Rogers, delivered a comprehensive presentation explaining the options which are available for all students. Students have received their option choices booklet and now need to think carefully about the choices that they are going to make. They should research their chosen subjects and read as much information as possible to ensure that they make the correct decision. Talking to teachers, family and friends about the options process is important to ensure you make informed choices. These options choices are very importnant and will form the start of your personalised life-long learning. Read More

  • Pope Benedict XVI to Resign

    Pope Benedict XVI to Resign
    11th February 2013

    Today on Monday 11th February 2013 Pope Benedict XVI announced that he is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85. The unexpected development - the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years - surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest aides. Resignation is extremely rare: the last Pope to step aside was Pope Gregory XII, who resigned in 1415. Read More

  • Birmingham Level 3 Winter Games

    Birmingham Level 3 Winter Games
    7th February 2013

    On Thursday 7th February, Mr Finnigan and Miss Porter took the U14 & U16 and the Year 7 athletics team to the Birmingham Level 3 Winter Games. Having qualified in the previous Kingsbury School Sport Partnership competition, both teams were facing competitive competition from other partnerships from across the city. Having arrived at the Birmingham National Indoor Arena, all competitors were asked to agree to the oath of the School Games Values which was followed by an opening ceremony. The Badminton Team were then transported to Nechelles Leisure Centre where both teams put good performances but were unlucky to be put up against King Edwards School and both teams were unlucky to beat them. However, Talha Tarique (year 11) was the only player in the tournament to push his opponent from King Edwards to the final stages, where he was knocked out after losing 17-15. Mr Finnigan like to comment on how well behaved the teams were and represented the school and the KSSP in true Campion style. Read More

  • AA Road Safety Presentation

    AA Road Safety Presentation
    6th February 2013

    Andy Milne from the AA driving school was welcomed to the school by the Sixth form this week. He gave an engaging presentation on road safety to students highlighting the facts and figures that affect teenagers both when driving and being passengers in their friend’s cars. Students had the opportunity to wear ‘beer goggles’ to find out what it would be like if they tried driving after taking alcohol. The glasses distorted student’s vision in the same way that drinking alcohol would. Students also reviewed a number of video clips demonstrating the unfortunate loss of life associated with young people joy riding. Read More

  • Primary Football Competition

    Primary Football Competition
    5th February 2013

    On Tuesday 5th February St Edmund Campion Catholic School hosted a Primary Football Competition which witnessed 6 local primary schools from within the local community. This included; The Abbey Catholic Primary School, St Mary & Johns Catholic Primary School, Court Farm Primary School, St Barbabus Primary School, Erdington Hall Primary School and Gunter Primary School. All schools brought competitive players and played in two groups. Each group played 6 games. During these group stages witnessed year 11 Btec Sport and Leisure students; Lashard Robinson, Andre Benjamin and James Irwin who officiated all 12 group stage games and represented the school in true campion style. Read More

  • Step into Sport Inclusion Training

    Step into Sport Inclusion Training
    1st February 2013

    Last Friday, the Sixth Form Young Ambassador Leaders attended the Kingsbury School Sport Partnership's 'Step into Sport - Inclusion Training' at Birmingham Futsal Arena. The day consisted of the YA Leaders working alongside pupils from queensbridge school and the Silver Medalist Paralympian Claire Cashmore how we can incorporate all to be invovled with sports, regardless of their disabilities. The Young Ambassadors completed a range of workshops and gained new knowledge of delivering sporting activities to all. Read More

  • Year 8 Retreat

    Year 8 Retreat
    31st January 2013

    As a Catholic school we value the many opportunities we have to really live out our calling to follow Christ in our day to day lives. One of the ways we do this is through our retreat days. Each year group has a day of activities, reflections and a prayer based on a specific theme. Last week was Year 8’s opportunity to be the ‘next great generation’ with a retreat day focused on the work of CAFOD. Read More

  • Dramatic Launch to the 2013 Options Programme

    Dramatic Launch to the 2013 Options Programme
    30th January 2013

    Year 9 students were given an inspired start to their Options Programme on 30th January. Enact Solutions, a young and vibrant Theatre in Education Company came to get students thinking about the choices that they need to make over the coming weeks in preparation for their Key Stage 4 Curriculum. Read More

  • Past Student's Photography Success
    22nd January 2013

    Aimee D'Caccia, a former A Level art student, is currently in her first year of a three year Photography degree at Wolverhampton University. Whilst at Campion she developed an interest in photography and attended a course outside of school to develop her skills. Aimee sent me the following link of work that she is currently developing on her degree course, I'm sure you will agree that she has an eye for detail. Read More