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  • Year 11 Artist Workshop with John Denaro

    Year 11 Artist Workshop with John Denaro
    11th March 2013

    On Monday 11th March we welcomed back artist John Denaro in the art department to do a full day portrait workshop with a group of gifted & talented GCSE artists in Year 11. The group of 15 students explored a large scale detailed realistic 'self portrait' of the artist made with chalks and charcoal and he told the group about his background and that he was once a pavement artist. John taught the group a step by step guide on how to produce a large scale self portrait using charcoal and pastels. The students found measuring the proportions of the face challenging to begin with but some became adept in the techniques of layering the pastels to record light and shadows to create a good likeness of themselves. Read More

  • Letter of Congratulations from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
    11th March 2013

    On 11th March we received a letter of congratulations from Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg due to the improvements in last years exam results, particularly for those pupils who are entitled to the Pupil Premium. The most recently available results show that we are among the top performing schools in England for boosting the performance of disadvantaged pupils since the Pupil Premium was introduced. Read More

  • Aston Villa Girls U13’s Premier League Tournament

    Aston Villa Girls U13’s Premier League Tournament
    8th March 2013

    A Massive well done to the U13’s girl’s football team who narrowly missed out on qualifying at the tournament on Thursday 7th March. The girls fought hard against opposing teams unfortunately losing out to Stratford Upon Avon High School who went on to win the whole tournament. The girls demonstrated courage, determination and resilience when facing other teams from all over the West Midlands. Read More

  • World Book Day 2013
    7th March 2013

    On Thursday 7th March St Edmund Campion School celebrated World Book Day in style. Pupils and staff chose to wear non-uniform or dress as a literary character in order to raise funds for the school library. Everyone rose to the challenge and the building was populated by a host of famous literary characters, including Alice in Wonderland, The Queen of Hearts, The Hobbit and Sherlock Holmes. Some people were keen to dress as characters from children’s literature with books such as The Tiger Who Came To Tea, The Cat In The Hat and Grimm’s fairy-tales. Many staff were clearly keen not to be left out and arrived to school in an array of costumes ranging from the sinister Woman In Black to a comedic Oompah Lumpa. Read More

  • Lord Sugar wants you!

    Lord Sugar wants you!
    4th March 2013

    On Friday 1st March 2013, representatives from the National Enterprise Challenge supported by Lord Alan Sugar attended St Edmund Campion Catholic School to facilitate an enterprise event with all of our Year 9 students. The event was tailored around ‘real life’ business challenges and involved students creating a new service based around ‘Brand Britain’. Read More

  • World Book Day is Coming to Campion!

    World Book Day is Coming to Campion!
    2nd March 2013

    World Book Day is fast approaching and promises to be one of the most exciting days of the school year. The school will be using the day to raise funds for the school library along with raising the profile of reading across the curriculum. There will be a variety of activities in English lessons next week including: •Speed book dating. •Dragons Den Book Pitch. •Pupil voice survey of suggested books for the new library. •Short story competitions to be judged by 6th Formers and teachers. •Creating posters and storyboards advertising the importance of reading. Read More

  • Channel 4 Clipbank Film Drama Class

    Channel 4 Clipbank Film Drama Class
    1st March 2013

    On the 14th February a film crew from channel 4, Junction Media - came to work with both of Mr Arnott's Year 10 GCSE Drama groups. They worked with the Maths Rapper 'Jon Chase' who has previously recorded the STEM Rap. Pupils worked very hard, the producer, Paul Davies, said of Campion: 'The school has a lovely feel to it and we were incredibly impressed with all those who worked with us, so we would love to come back for a future project.' I am sincerely proud of the pupils who spent all day filming and displayed a professional attitude to their work. Our pupils will be featured on the www.clipbank.channel4learning.com website in the near future. Read More

  • 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