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l a p i c n i r P e h t m o r f e m o A Welc Welcome to this bumper edition of Aspire, the magazine that celebrates and captures life at All Hallows. This has been another year of blessings for All Hallows as we have gone from strength to strength in our first year as a voluntary academy and as the stories show, we have continued to explore what it means to ‘aspire not to have more, but to be more’ as a way of putting faith into action. As we review achievements from the summer, the Michaelmas and Christmas terms, I want to thank everyone who is making a difference to our College, especially our teachers who care so much for our young people and are passionate about the skill of teaching; our associate staff for their support; our students who keep us motivated by their eagerness to learn and their care for the world, and our parents who work with us as enthusiastic partners as we help the children fully live and learn. Enjoy reading!

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National Support School..…….p. 01 Remembrance Services..…….p. 03 World War 1 Tribute Show..…….p. 05

Global Entrepreneurship Week UK..…….p. 07

Business Students Work with Peaks and Plains Housing Trust..…….p. 09 Leading Edge Status..…….p. 09 Tycoon in Schools..…….p. 10

All Hallows Visit experience Life at One of the UK’s Top Employers..…….p. 11 Waiting for Christmas Waiting for Fairtrade Chocolate..…….p. 14 Enterprising Stars on the Raise..…….p. 15 Farm Update..…….p. 16 Mr Diamonds Visit to China..…….p. 17 Top 20% of Non Selective Schools..…….p. 21 Sixth Form Fancy Dress..…….p. 23 Year 13 Leavers Ball..…….p. 24 Year 7 Retreat & Welcome Service..…….p. 25 Art & Design London Visit..…….p. 27 Science Museum Visits All Hallows..…….p. 29 UK Teenager Becomes World’s Youngest Stem Cell Donor..…….p. 31 All Hallows Hosts a Delegation of Teachers from Bangkok, Thailand..…….p. 35 Faith Day..…….p. 37 Students Take Over Local Businesses..…….p. 38 Mother Tongue, Other Tongue..…….p. 39 Stand Up Comedian Works with Year 10 & St Albans “take over” ..…….p. 40 Shopping For Books in Waterstones & Readathon Raises £600..…….p. 41 Year 12 English Literature Visit Haworth..…….p. 43 The RSC Live Streaming of Richard the 2nd..…….p. 45 “Amazing!” Retreat for Year 10..…….p. 47 BITE make an Explosion into Enterprise..…….p. 48 Xi’an 85 Middle School Visit..…….p. 49 Students Help Keep All Hallows Tidy..…….p. 51 Sixth Form Rome Enrichment Trip..…….p. 52 Recommended Christmas Reads..…….p. 53 Sports News..…….p. 55 National Karting Champion..…….p. 56 Golfing Success for Matthew & Year 9 & 10 Boys Volleyball Success..…….p. 57 County Rugby Success..…….p. 57 Girls 7 A-Side and 5 Aside Football Results..…….p. 58 All Hallows County Sporting Champions..…….p. 59 Prayer..…….p. 60


Catholic Voluntary Academy Chosen for National School Support Role The Principal and staff at All Hallows Catholic College, a voluntary academy in Macclesfield, have been selected for a top role, supporting schools in challenging circumstances. Tony Billings is one of only 96 headteachers to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Education (NLE) in the latest recruitment round. He was invited to the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s learning and conference centre in Nottingham in October for a formal induction and training for the role in driving school improvement. NLEs use their success and professionalism as school leaders, along with the staff in their school - designated a National Support School - to provide additional leadership capability in struggling schools or those in transition to federation or academy status. The deployment is tailor-made to suit the needs of each school. The type of support provided is flexible and can involve NLEs becoming acting or executive Headteacher of the client school or schools. They also have responsibility for bringing on the next generation of NLEs and National Support Schools. 04

Jacqueline Feely, Chair of Governors said: “This is such exciting news! The awarding of "National Support School" to All Hallows Catholic College and "National Leader of Education" to our Principal, is timely recognition of the great work of all staff inspirationally led by Tony Billings. It reflects our Mission "to be more rather than have more" and the high standards achieved by our staff and students. We will now be able to share expertise, knowledge and skills with other schools to raise expectations and standards of Teaching and Learning to enable all to fulfil their true potential. We, the Governors, are very proud of this excellent achievement which places Tony Billings as one of the National Leaders of Education, and of all our dedicated staff members who work and study selflessly and tirelessly as a dynamic team for the good of all our students. Congratulations and well done to everyone!” Many in the National Leaders of Education/National Support Schools scheme see improvements in exam results at both the support and client schools with progress achieved in excess of the improvements nationally. There are now well over 800 NLEs across the country and the number is set to rise to about 1,000 by 2015. Tony Billings, Principal of All Hallows said: “This is a recognition of the extensive work we are already doing, sharing best practice with a number of schools facing challenging circumstances. We are delighted to be invited into such important work making a difference to the lives of students and their teachers.” Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “It’s great that heads like Tony Billings are willing to look beyond their own school gates to help more pupils achieve. Their efforts will be at the heart of a self-improving, school-led education system. “School-to-school support is having a growing impact and the results speak for themselves with benefits for both the schools being supported and those providing the support.”


Remembrance Services 2013 Staff and students took time out of the College day to remember and pray for those who have died. November is a special month in the Christian calendar to remember those who have gone before us. All Saints day (1 November) marks the lives of people who have set us a good example. All Souls (2 November) is a day to remember everyone who has passed away. Remembrance Day (11 November) is used to recall the sacrifice people have made with their lives in war. In our College Remembrance Services we pray for all those who have died that they may rest in peace. We pray for those known to us who have passed away, including any relatives or friends, and we pray for those who have lost their lives through war, natural disaster, or through living a life in poverty. We pray especially for peace and we commit ourselves to work for a better and more just world. During the service we take fallen leaves to the Altar and make our personal prayer. We spend a silent minute standing together in memory, and then we say


the following prayers: They shall not grow old, As we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun And in the morning, We shall remember them. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen. This service is always held with reverence, and the respect shown by students touches all our hearts every year. Our Overdrive Dance Group also added something very special this year with their performance of a dance piece focusing on the theme of war and pride, love and devotion, sacrifice and loss.


World War 1 Tribute Show Several feeder primary schools across the borough of Cheshire joined students at All Hallows to commemorate the approaching centenary of the first world war. The audience enjoyed a thought provoking, cathartic and educational evening which used Performing Arts to take the audience on a journey through 1914-1918. Students performed songs, dances, poetry, music and literature from the era, invisible theatre took place throughout the evening with the front of house team in role as soldiers throughout. The two performances were a total sell out. With a cast of over 300 pupils this production served not only to educate. but has successfully encouraged younger generations to realise the seriousness of War and the importance of preserving our Heritage. Primary Schools involved were: Wincle, St Alban's, St Mary's, St Benedict's, St Paul’s and Christ The King.



Global Entrepreneurship Week KS4 Business students have spent time creating ideas for a healthy fruit drink for a National Competition sponsored by Coca Cola. A group of Level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care students have had both a guest speaker in college and a visit out of college as they focus on ‘communication’ as part of this new course. Their speaker (Matt Evans) introduced them to British Sign Language (BSL) and Makaton skills to aid communication. Their visit took them to Park Lane Special School where they observed communication skills within the health and social care sector. This was a follow up to another trip out of school to visit The Seashell Trust, formally The Royal College for the Deaf, in Cheadle Hulme where they observed communication with multi-sensory disabled children and also interviewed staff members. Pam Shatwell has also been a guest speaker for Level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care students in a separate study of ‘children and vulnerable adults’. She provided a very informative and eye opening talk about her role as welfare officer for children and families. Oliver Franklin in Year 9 shared his outdoor enterprise experience of The College Farm with a full class of his peers. Well done Oliver! News also came through in Global Entrepreneurship Week that replacement outdoor stalls were on their way to college to support the retail function of enterprise across the curriculum. Five small stalls have now replaced the three larger stalls that were delivered earlier in the term. Enterprising Year 13 A Level Sociology students hatched a plan in Global Entrepreneurship Week to run a Christmas Fair in the last week of the Christmas Term (Monday-Wednesday) using the new stalls. They are 10

happy to work with other students across the curriculum and they will no doubt be supported by a wealth of enterprise work going on in the BITE Faculty as KS3 students continue to run their mini-enterprises and Young Co-operatives. Shortlisting took place for The Rotary Young Chef Competition which was opened up to Years 7, 8 and 9. The winner will go forward to work as a junior apprentice with The Marriott Hotel Group later on next year, a prestigious event that will be judged by Marriott chefs. The BITE Faculty launched a project aimed at the Christmas Market for all Year 7 mini enterprises and Year 8 Young Co-operatives. They produced seasonal Christmas products based on their current business ideas. Working with Year 13 A Level Sociology and BTEC Business students they had a venue for their product sale at The College Christmas Fair in the last week of the Christmas term. A date was set in Global Entrepreneurship Week for the official opening of a new eco-friendly clothes shop that will start trading fully in 2014. The new Go Eco Shop will open for the first time to students in December to coincide with The Christmas Fair. Peaks and Plains Housing Trust have helped support this venture with funds from their Community Investment Grant. The owner of a local cake decorating business visited college in Global Entrepreneurship Week to speak to Year 9 GCSE Hospitality and Catering students. She shared her enterprising talent for cake decorating to inspire and enthuse students in their own work for their GCSE. KS3 Geography have been researching the impact of multinational companies on the developed and developing world as the planet becomes increasingly globalised. Students participated in an exciting debate which led to them being able make their own judgments about the key positive and negative effects. Level 2 BTEC students specialising in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Hospitality and Catering visited Chesters Restaurant for a fine dining experience, Hungry Horse (a chain of family restaurants) and Costa Coffee in pursuit of a better understanding of the industry they are researching. In their Business lessons the same students are working on a business plan for their own enterprise idea. KS3 Science students researched the aerodynamics involved in designing the shape of a Formula 1 car, a technique used in research and development (R&D) in the car industry. 11

Year 12 Career Academy UK (CAUK) students received the exciting news in Global Entrepreneurship week that Excelian would host them on their Capital Experience in November 2013 in London. Students were treated to a tour of Excelian, input from a range of employees and lunch when they visited the capital city to be formally inducted into the CAUK. They spent part of Global Entrepreneurship Week researching Excelian to prepare them for their visit. KS3 History students considered the ethics of trading slave labour as an ‘unethical’ solution to early human resource management in The 19th Century.

Business Students work with Peaks and Plains Housing Trust Business students at All Hallows have been given the opportunity to compete in a Social Media Project with a genuine prospect of creating media pieces for Peaks and Plains Housing Trust. Students have until February to come up with various animations/clips that Peaks and Plains could use for their media campaign. This is coupled with a prize valued up to £100 for the best campaign work and a runner-up prize. Miss Sophie Lewis, Resident Involvement Officer with Peaks and Plains visited All Hallows to launch this enterprise project which is being led by Mr Jordan Steed.

All Hallows Leading Edge Status All Hallows is delighted to have been awarded Leading Edge Status as a high performing school, joining a network of high performing schools with a commitment to raising achievement through collaboration and innovation. 12

Tycoon in School Competition Year 13 Level 3 BTEC Business have launched a project to run alongside The Tycoon in Schools Competition led by The Peter Jones Foundation. Under their business name of MakeItMacc they have been producing a fortune cookie called ‘Maccookie’ designed to raise the profile of the heritage of Macclesfield ahead of an application to The Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant of £12,000. In Global Entrepreneurship Week, their third week of trading, they were ranked 3rd in a national ‘Profit League Table’ against hundreds of other schools and colleges taking part. They can be followed on Twitter and ‘Liked’ on Facebook. The more ‘Likes’ they get, the higher they will move up the national ‘Likes League Table’ which runs alongside The Profit Table. Their progress can also be followed on The Tycoon in Schools website at http://


All Hallows Visit London to Experience Life At One of The UK’s Top Employers Eight Year 12 students aged 16 to19 from All Hallows Catholic College headed to London in November to get a taste of life at Excelian, one of Britain’s most influential organisations to boost their networking and employability skills and to be formally inducted into The Career Academy UK Programme. The eye-opening visit was part of a day-long event, ‘A Capital Experience’, organised by Career Academies UK, the charity that helps young people prepare for the world of work. The day involved around 1,400 students from across the UK, who visited companies such as Accenture, Balfour Beatty and L’Oreal for workplace tours, Q&A sessions and ‘hands-on’ activities to give them a flavour of what it’s like to work there. For many of the students this was the first time they had been to London or had access to such large-scale, influential businesses. 14

In the morning, Excelian provided the All Hallows students with a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how the organisation works. After their employer visit, students made their way to the Dominion Theatre to network with each other, participate in motivational activities, and receive valuable advice from Career Academies UK Chair Heather McGregor, the FT’s Mrs Moneypenny. Jane Lynch, Career Academy Co-ordinator for All Hallows, said: “Our students really looked forward to travelling down to London to find out more about the inner-workings of a leading organisation like Excelian. The ‘Capital Experience’ inspired and motivated our students, and helped open their eyes to what they can achieve if they set their minds to it.” Ian Nichol, Regional Manager, Career Academies UK, said: “Never has the relationship between student and employer been so crucial. By throwing open their doors to teenagers starting out on their career journey, firms give invaluable insight into the way real business works. Just walking in to large City buildings is an eye-opener. Our students get to hear what the


people who do the hiring really want – and that is as much about attitudes and motivation as it is about exam results.” The day ended with a magical walk along the River Thames, through Christmas Markets and past historic buildings. Conor Proudman, one of the Y12 students who attended said “St Paul’s and Big Ben looked amazing in the dark with the lights shining on them”. Rochelle Ikin, who lives in Congleton said “We had a fantastic day and our time at The Dominion Theatre was really interesting, especially hearing from Action Jackson who presented to a hall packed full of students from all over the country. He inspired us all and kept us smiling throughout the ceremony”.

About Career Academies UK: Career Academies UK helps raise young people’s aspirations and bridge the gap between education and work by giving them access to real experience of the world of work. The business-led charity provides a structured programme of paid internships, mentoring, motivational lectures and workshops to give 16-19 year olds, largely from urban areas of social need, the work experience and skills they need to be able to perform more effectively in the wider world. This highly successful programme, currently run through 140 schools and colleges across the UK, is designed to complement students’ studies. Over 2,800 students from all parts of the UK are currently on the programme and over 4,500 students have graduated since the charity began in 2002. To deliver the programme, Career Academies UK works with more than 3,500 volunteers from over 1,400 employers in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including SMEs, major multi-nationals and almost a third of the FTSE 100 companies. Over 85% of Career Academy UK students progress to university or directly into employment or work based learning such as apprenticeships or school leaver programmes. Employers report that engaging with a Career Academy enhances staff development and demonstrates their corporate values. See for more information 16

Waiting for Christmas, waiting for Fairtrade Chocolate The All Hallows Fairtrade Steering Committee of Tyler Bates, Julie Breed (not on the picture), Chen Ji, Ellie Pointer and Nica Reyes (Year 8) decided that a great way to engage Year 7 & Year 8 students with the Season of Advent and Fairtrade issues was to hold a Fairtrade Advent calendar competition. Designs had to incorporate both the message of Advent / Nativity story and facts about Fairtrade. Winning designs guaranteeing a feast of Fairtrade chocolate were as follows: Year 7, Callum Berry 7W, Rosa Hart 7M, Holly Houghton 7B Overall winner of Year 7, Callum Berry of 7 Wiseman Year 8, Lizzie Jones, 8B, Sky Banks 8W, Jack Faiers 8M. Overall Year 8 winner, Sky Banks of 8 Wiseman. Congratulations to all our winners and to all who took part. 17

Enterprising Stars On The Rise At All Hallows Macclesfield MP David Rutley visited All Hallows Catholic College in Macclesfield to learn more about the College’s successful enterprise initiatives. David, a long term advocate for enterprise and innovation in Parliament and at the national level, was impressed by the breadth of opportunity on offer to All Hallows students. Enterprise is taught across the school, with pupils in Key Stage 4 recently winning The Young Starship Enterprise Competition, sponsored by The Airport Group. Rebecca Lynch and Jessica Ainsworth were recognised for their project ‘The House Rules’, winning a large cash prize to invest in their own business. The girls will be working with Peaks and Plains Housing Trust over the coming year to take their innovative pop-up house into primary schools to teach youngsters about safety in the home. Sixth Form students also benefit from many enterprising initiatives including becoming part of The Careers Academy UK which provides a partner in business as part of an eighteen month mentoring programme and a six week paid internship at the end of Year 12. 18

It is not just older pupils who benefit from the College’s enterprise culture. Students in years 7 and 8 have also been taking part in whole class enterprise activity through a unique curriculum that accredits Business and Enterprise Education. The projects are designed to help them learn about the importance of enterprise and making a contribution to the local community and those who have less than themselves. All enterprise at All Hallows has a 'social' enterprise dimension, with fundraising high on the agenda. Students have already raisied sufficient funds to build an Aids Clinic in India. Recent projects have involved making and selling 'healthy' cakes, candles and lip balm, in some cases using 'home grown' ingredients eg. wax from the school's own bees for the lip balm. Following his visit, David said, “It was great to meet with such an enterprising group of students. The College has made enterprise an important part of their pupils’ experience at school. It is good to see such an innovative spirit and to hear about how the pupils are working to make a difference to others.” Tony Billings, Principal, said "It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Rutley to All Hallows. It is a delight to find an MP with such an appreciation of the links between Business Enterprise education, the development of the economy and the unique opportunities for young people to make their mark." Mrs Jane Lynch, Faculty Leader for Business, IT and Enterprise added "students at All Hallows are in a highly privileged position, experiencing a Business and Enterprise curriculum that puts them ahead of the game and prepares them extremely well for successful careers in the future." 19

Farm Update – Mrs D Stratford We’ve been having a “piggy” time down on the farm this term. Our first two weaners went in for slaughter at the beginning of the term; - they’d definitely outgrown their welcome during the summer having completely undermined their fencing by digging to the point where they escaped at least twice! They were taken by trailer to a small family run slaughterhouse just outside Knutsford. I always take livestock on the Sunday evening and they go into a nice stable with plenty of straw to root about in and clean fresh water. They have all night to chill out, then early the following morning they are walked quietly down to the abattoir itself for slaughter. This is very quick and absolutely painless; they have no chance to realise what is going to happen and there is none of the stress or fear associated with larger commercial abattoirs. Not only is this obviously better for the animal, it does in fact produce better meat as fear and stress produce hormones which can actually affect the taste of the meat. Our pigs were 12 months old 20

when they went; which is older than they should have been as they didn’t finish as fast as they should have done. Generally we would expect pigs reared completely outdoors like ours to be ready for slaughter at about 10 months. Commercial pigs that still produce the vast majority of the pork, sausage and bacon you will see on supermarket shelves would be slaughtered at between 16 and 22 WEEKS‌having spent the bulk of their lives indoors on concrete or a slatted floor; no digging, no mud baths and no rooting about! The RSPCA produce some very informative documents if you are interested in learning more. Our weaners made some excellent bacon and sausages, most of which was bought by staff and went down very well! To replace them we have bought four more weaners. This time we have chosen a breed called the British Saddleback and we have bought four gilts (young females). Saddlebacks are another traditional rare breed that are noted for being docile easy to handle pigs that produce particularly good bacon. One of the gilts we have bought would actually be good enough to breed from if we chose to do so. The piglets are currently still in the shed as they were born indoors and the last month has been particularly wet! However, with help from students doing the current Animal Care course the pig pen now has an electric fence backing up the netting and we have purchased another couple of pig arks so they will be able to go out very soon. We have also been given a young Gloucester Old Spot sow. She has recently weaned her first litter and is still a bit on the skinny side. However, once she has regained her weight the plan is to put 21

her back into pig and have our own litter of piglets. The rest of the stock is doing well, despite the mud and lack of grass! The sheep will be coming into season anytime now, so we can hope for some more lambs this spring: - hopefully the new lambs won’t be so adept at escaping as Skip is! Some of the students may have noticed that we also have a trainee sheep dog around some of the time. Belle is now 12 weeks old and learning quickly. Although she won’t be old enough to start working the sheep until she is about 10 months old, she is already being introduced to all the animals…and to the students as well! Like any puppy she


will try and eat anything she finds, so the work students have been doing to keep All Hallows clean and tidy is helping Belle too. Over the summer we have had baby finches and budgies in the aviary, and some very noisy call ducklings in the garden.

The ducklings are now fully grown and ready for new homes. Students will be given details if they are interested in buying a pair: - they make great garden pets and although the ducks (females) are noisy the drakes (males) aren’t so a pair of drakes wouldn’t upset the neighbours!


Mr Diamond’s Surprise Visit to China November saw a surprise opportunity for me to visit China and continue the excellent work already started in 2010 with our partner school, the Xi'an 85 Middle School. Using funding granted by the British Council, I and two other Cheshire teachers were able to spend a day in Beijing and then five days in the former historical capital, Xi'an. This was a unique and eye-opening experience for me, especially as I had previously taught about the development of China during the 20th Century and had focused on the impact of Chairman Mao and Deng Xiao Ping. On the first day, and within an hour of landing at Beijing airport, I was walking around Tiananmen Square and having my

picture taken with the Gates of Heavenly Peace and Mao's famous portrait in the back ground. Then it was a whistle-stop visit to Mao's mausoleum where stopping for photographs or even to digest one’s surroundings is clearly not allowed. 24

After sightseeing came work, and I spent a week working in the Xi'an 85 Middle school both negotiating a visit for their teachers in July, but also an extended visit by their students when they come over in October of 2014, this time hopefully spending 3 days with our families rather than just one night. The hope is that we can foster long lasting friendships and that our students, and the students from Xi'an will develop their skills of their respective languages. And it won’t be all one-way traffic. Part of my task was to find accommodation and sites for our students when we visit Xi'an - although hotel costs and flight costs may mean that this has to wait a few more months. The surprising thing that most struck me about my visit was how similar Chinese students are to our students. I was allowed to speak to students in lessons, but also to interact with them at lunchtime and I found their intelligence, diligence and their overall sweetness reminded me so much of our students. I was treated to a visit to their school's mini United Nations society in which they discuss many of the topics of the day. And whilst I couldn’t always keep quiet, I was able, largely, to hear excellent linguistic skills and intelligent responses which would be mirrored by our students and which makes the development of interaction so vital for both schools. All in all, a tiring, but exciting trip which we are determined will have long term benefits for both communities.


All Hallows in the top 20% of non-selective schools All Hallows has been congratulated by the SSAT for high attainment and success in adding value. Student performance in the 2012 Key Stage 4 examinations places the college in the top 20% of nonselective schools and academies nationally. The letter congratulates All Hallows on providing a well rounded education with 'Best 8 average point scores for GCSE' and for Key Stage 4 value-added score.

Sixth Form Fancy Dress Sixth Form students from All Hallows Sixth Form attended College in Fancy Dress in November to raise money for The Clinic and Community centre the College have built in Varasanadu in India. Students raised almost ÂŁ500. Assistant Principal Michelle Garvey and Year Leader David Howells each donated prizes for the best 'Home made costume'. First Prize went to Joe Burns Year 12 with second prize to the glamorous grannies Chloe Levett Smith and Katie McGuigan Year 13. 26

All Hallows Year 13 Leavers Celebrate in Style at the Palace Hotel, Manchester All Hallows Catholic College Year 13 students marked the end of their studies with a formal dinner dance at The Palace Hotel, Manchester in July. Head Girl Yande Chilufya and Head Boy Luke Marley gave a vote of thanks on behalf of the student body, acknowledging the fantastic time and unreserved support offered by the College throughout their studies.


Year 7 Retreat & Welcome Service Year 7 students spent a whole day with their fellow form members and Form Tutor at the Marist Youth Retreat Centre in Chorlton, Manchester. Students were given the opportunity to reflect on their lives and the challenges that may face them in the years ahead. They demonstrated their amazing ingenuity and creativity by presenting how Faith and the Word of God impacts lives in a modern context. The retreat enabled Year 7 boys and girls to get to know their Form Tutor, to form new friendships and to bond together as a Form community. Mrs Pam Moffat, Year 7 Learning Leader commented that, ‘It was lovely to see all our students embrace the College values of Respect, Co-operation, Honourable Purpose, Stewardship and Compassion.’ Witnessing the joy and participation of the students, All Hallows Learning Community Chaplain, Rev. David Harrison stated that, ‘The retreat provides our young people with the opportunity to withdraw from their normal day-today activities. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, this time apart 28

provides them with the chance to encounter Jesus, to reflect upon the movement of God in their lives, and to formulate their personal response to the call of discipleship received in baptism through a lived out faith at All Hallows.’ The Year 7 Retreats culminated in a splendid Welcome Service on October 3 where parents, carers, families and staff were able to witness the fruits of the students’ Retreat experience and, together with dance, drama and music from across the College, their many gifts and talents.



Art & Design London Visit 2013 Art & Design A Level students visited London on Friday 4th October. The purpose of the visit was to view exhibitions and collect research of artists and designers. Students in Year 12 studying Fine Art visited Tate Modern and the Saatchi gallery. There was a particularly exciting exhibition called 'Paper' at the Saatchi, which showcased the work of artists who use paper to make various forms of Art. It included drawings in a range of materials and scales. Art, Craft and Design students in Year 12 visited The V&A Museum and The British Museum. The stand out show at the V&A, 'Club to Catwalk', explored London fashion in the 1980s and the influence of the club scene. Year 13 visited galleries of their own choice on the day as these will form the basis of their personal study project. A great deal was experienced and achieved on the day (one student collected over 600 photographs) and the outcomes of these will add depth of study to the practical outcomes of Art & Design at 6th form. You can see the resultant outcomes in the Summer ADT exhibition 2014.


Science Museum Visits All Hallows What a day KS3 students had on Wednesday 9th October! They were treated to three different science shows across the day with Year 7 and 8 learning science through wild and wacky demonstrations from the Learning Science Museum. The day started with a journey through the digestive system all the way to the end! We were shown the insides of one of the presenter’s bodies via a camera and then we experienced digestion at each stage with food being thrown around, mashed and squeezed before our eyes.

The second show presented the strange world of materials and how they are all different and have amazing properties which we can exploit. The image of a Year 7 student having liquid sprayed over his nappy-covered head will stay with the students for a long time, as will the sound of a screaming jelly baby!


In the afternoon we saw bananas being used as hammers, balloons blowing themselves up, plasticine models coming to a sticky end - all with the help of the magic of liquid nitrogen. Year 8 were fascinated by this special substance and have never seen so many hands shooting up to volunteer to help with demonstrations. The pupils had a great time and learnt a lot of fascinating science throughout the day. Thank you Science Museum! - Mr J Faulkner, Science Teacher


World’s youngest ever stem cell donor Victoria Rathmill at the London Clinic, October 2013

UK TEENAGER BECOMES WORLD’S YOUNGEST STEM CELL DONOR A seventeen year old girl has become the world’s youngest-ever stem cell donor after giving them to an anonymous stranger. Plucky Macclesfield sixth-former Victoria Rathmill signed up to the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register in February this year, when she was still 16 years old, and was identified as a match for a patient with blood cancer within just a few months. Her donation, which took place at the London Clinic in October, makes her the youngest person ever to provide stem cells for an unrelated transplant [i.e. to a non-relative], and has been hailed as an historic first. A-level student Victoria was inspired to join the register after a family 34

friend was diagnosed with leukaemia. When Anthony Nolan R&Be volunteers visited her school to raise awareness of the register, Victoria was so determined to sign up that she initially forgot to tell her mum. ‘At first I was like: “I’ll join when I’m 18, I’m not going to make any difference”, but then a friend of our family got ill and so I felt the need to join up,’ she said. ‘It was only a couple of weeks after I signed up that I told my mum. Anthony Nolan sent the spit kit out to me and she asked me what it was. Though she was taken aback a bit at first, she thought it was a nice thing to do, especially given our friend’s experience.’ Mum Paula Rathmill says that while, like any parent, she was a little scared for her daughter to begin with, she is very proud of what she has achieved. ‘Victoria’s always been headstrong and determined but it never really occurred to me to try and stop her from helping another person in their hour of need. It makes me very proud. Yet even though she’s strong, what she’s doing takes courage and she’s still only 17. I didn’t want her to feel bad if it doesn’t work out for the patient, which it might not. But she’s level-headed and after having gone through the donation process, she knows she couldn’t have done anymore.’ Anthony Nolan Chief Executive Henny Braund applauded Victoria’s unique achievement. ‘Victoria’s historic donation is genuinely impressive. It shows both what a special young woman she is, and how teenagers can be sufficiently mature, caring and engaged with the world around them to help save an unwell stranger.’ Anthony Nolan is one of only two bone marrow registers in the world that accept under-18 donors, and in October 2012 it became the first register to accept 16 year olds. ‘Most people wait an average of six years to donate, if they ever donate at all,’ said Ann O’Leary, Anthony Nolan’s Head of Register Development. “Victoria donated within six months, which is statistically very rare and quite amazing. It feels a bit like fate that she joined when she did.’ While Victoria has largely taken it all in her stride, she also appreciates the uniqueness of her decision. ‘After I signed up I just 35

stopped thinking about it really. You just don’t expect to get the phone call within six months of registering. It’s quite shocking to think I’m the youngest-ever; you’re never the first to do anything nowadays, it’s all been done already,’ she said. Speaking about the donation process, she added: ‘It’s just like giving blood really. I would do it again because it’s not that difficult. It’s just a couple of days out of Victoria with mum Paula Rathmill your life to save somebody else’s - and I got a free trip to London!’ Michelle Garvey, Assistant Principal at All Hallows Catholic College, which Victoria attends, said all the staff and students were behind her. ‘Her friends and teachers really admire what she’s done. She’s a genuinely lovely student; a really positive go-getter, always doing things for charity. Once we had made sure that this was something she really wanted to do, and her mum was in agreement, we were really proud and supportive of her.’ In a message to other parents, Paula Rathmill urged them to be as informed as their children. To others who go through this I would say look it up, get involved and then encourage your child as much as you can. I personally feel you have to trust your children to make the right decisions. While it’s up to each family to decide for themselves, the question I asked myself was “what if Victoria was ill and a 17-year-old donor could help save her life?” If the boot was on the other foot, I know what I would want.’ ‘

Anthony Nolan uses its register to match potential donors to blood cancer patients in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. 36

Usually this is their last chance of survival. For those who are too old or too young to join the register, there are many ways to help save lives through fundraising. The more funds there are available, the more lives that can be saved. Find out more about Anthony Nolan at http://

Victoria Rathmill, London Clinic, October 2013

‘Crucially, students have a well-developed moral sense’

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All Hallows hosts a delegation of teachers from a potential partner school in Bangkok, Thailand. All Hallows were once again privileged to host a delegation of teachers from a potential partner school in Bangkok, Thailand. Four teachers from the Prasarnmit Demonstration School visited the College to develop international links, observe learning and teaching in the classroom and find out about the ethos and values that All Hallows has and has embedded across the curriculum. Headed by Mr Grant Larter, the Head of the Satit Prasarnmit International Programme, and accompanied by Mrs Plubdang, Mrs Mook Sang, (both teachers of English) and Mr Chokdeemeesuk (teacher of Chinese) they were treated to a tour of the school as well as a meeting between members of our Specialist Languages faculty and the Humanities department. Through this they were able to exchange ideas on teaching and learning and also begin to draw up a plan for future visits of students to both schools. 38

The link came from a former member of staff, Mr Luke Harris, who left to teach in Bangkok in 2012, but who recommended a visit to All Hallows as part of the staff's tour of England. The hope is to set up an exchange programme for small numbers of students, as well as an email exchange between our students learning Mandarin, and an exchange of lesson materials and teaching pedagogy between staff. The exchange is part of the continuing and growing International work at All Hallows which has already developed successful and on-going links with partner schools and organisations in Europe, India and China! 39

Faith Day The “faith day” in school was on the 1st November this year for the whole school. This year, Soli House came in for the Sixth Form. In the morning, a presentation was given, in which we had to guess what the most common symbols of peace were, such as a dove, and the cross, and why they had come to be thought of as peaceful over time. We were also asked to think of when we had been most peaceful. The presentation also included anecdotes from the speaker, and among other things, two dances. One of these dances, given by the speakers, was intended to show the relationship between ourselves and God and the “barriers” that could prevent that; the other was intended to make us more awake. The rest of the day included an “auction” of traits, using imaginary money to buy traits and emotions such as love, joy, etc. to show the value of things. And a member of Soli House came to each form, doing activities to show how faith affects our lives. Depending on how important they were, we ordered things we wanted to achieve in life, such as having a successful career, having a family, and living out God’s plan for us. Answers varied from each group, and individuals, but most rated happiness as the most important. We were then asked why we rated certain things over others, including personal gain over faith. In a similar activity we wrote what we wanted to achieve personally in five, ten, and twenty-five years time. After five some wanted a degree and/or a job, a car, and series three of Sherlock; after ten years we definitely wanted these things, but also a family, and in twenty-five years, after realising that we’d be in our forties, we wanted to continue to hopefully be happy. In the last activity in forms we had to choose a few items that we could take on an island. For this, we mainly wrote items that would help us get off the island, either through other people’s help, or by building a raft instead of the “essentials” for staying on the island: food, water, shelter, and hope.


Year 10 had the pleasure of St Helen’s youth Team Animate leading their Retreat with Mexican waves, plenty of singing, drama, games and workshops. Mime Artist Steve Murray, worked with years 7, 8 & 9 exploring self respect in his usual hilarious manner, while reverend Breed took her Harvest Festival Service to the fields joined by year 7, lambs and dogs! Year 7 & 8 showed their understanding of Stewardship as they donated food items for distribution through the Macclesfield Food Banks.—Abby Hanahghan Year 13

Students Take Over Local Businesses Again In November, 104 students from Year 10 and Year 11 took the opportunity to go with relatives or close friends to their workplace for a day.

This is the second time the College has given students the opportunity to take part in National Takeover Day and we look forward to the new year when students in Year 9 and Year 11, again, will have the chance to go. Students went to a wide variety of workplaces, from engineering to retail, offices to local schools. We thank all parents and their contacts for allowing this to happen. The experience is very worthwhile and students gained from an insight into the real world of work.


MOTHER TONGUE, OTHER TONGUE ‘I’m a poet and I know it.’ Seven lucky All Hallows students took to the stage at a national project created by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Mother Tongue encourages children who are learning another language and those who can speak another language at home. The project brought people together to write a poem in a Mother Tongue and explain what it means to them. Students were given an insight into the power of poetry at the special event at Manchester Metropolitan University. All Hallows prize winners were praised by Gillian Clarke the Poet Laureate for Wales for their creativity which was an ‘inspiration’ to others. George Croker and George Tyldesley were also given a special commendation for their outstanding writing. After meeting the Mayor of Manchester the students were entertained by musicians who travel the world performing songs from different cultures. The students enjoyed taster sessions in both Farsi and Mandarin. They played a number of games to help them gain confidence in both languages. The day ended with the presentation of prizes and certificates. There was just enough time before leaving to sample some food from different parts of the world.— By G Tyldesley and G Croker 42

A stand up comedian working with Year 10? You must be having a laugh… Year 10 pupils were selected to take part in a comedy workshop with writer and former stand-up comedian Dave Smith. He talked to them about his life experiences writing for print, stage and screen, including his work as a travel writer, freelance columnist for magazines (including one called Pregnancy and Birth’!) and contributions to BBC radio. Students were particularly fascinated by Dave’s tales of working alongside well known comedians such as Peter Kay, Russell Howard and Michael Macintyre. The workshops introduced students to the key aspects of being a writer, as well as the different routes the career provides. He discussed the key techniques for writing humorously, such as repetition, unpredictability and writing in your local dialect. The experience proved popular with students, with Jamie Bratt commenting that it was “a very enjoyable morning - an excellent opportunity to learn about writing and the different career options it provides.” Another student declared: “I laughed so much I had a stitch!”

Students and Staff ‘take over’ St. Alban’s All Hallows' students and staff were pleased to 'take over' the Sunday evening Mass at St Alban's on Youth Sunday, 24 November 2013, the Feast of Christ the King. The college provided dramatised readings, bidding prayers, volunteers for the offertory, the music ministry, and our very own Revd Harrison, our Chaplain, gave the homily in his capacity as a Deacon. This is now a well established annual event and the parishioners gave us a warm welcome on a cold evening! 43

Shopping for Books in Waterstones The English department took a team of volunteers from Years 9, 10 and 12 to the local Waterstones bookshop to purchase library books for the College year. The team was given a budget and a brief to buy books that would be popular with students in their year group – they then had a whole hour in the shop to make their selections. Within about two minutes students were returning to our trolley, arms laden down with whole series by Robert Muchamore and Stephen King. After refining the choices we were left with approximately 200 books to update the library stock. The students couldn’t wait to get stuck into their purchases!

Readathon raises £600! During the summer term, the English department set Year 7 students the challenge of reading as many books as they could in five weeks and collecting sponsorship for doing so from friends and family. This task was to raise money for ‘CLIC Sargent’ (a charity that raises money for young people with cancer), ‘Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity’ (a group that helps children with blood disease) and ‘Readwell’ ( a charity that reads stories to seriously ill children in hospital). As a year group they managed to raise an astonishing £600! 44

Sophie Gilham, Year 8 said: “enjoying reading books and at the same time knowing that you are helping other people is a great feeling.” Courtney Van Staden added: “I really enjoy reading and if I can read to raise money for needy children it makes it ten times better. Knowing that you changed a child’s life through reading books makes you feel really good.” Article by Stephen Hughes, 8F


Year 12 English Literature visit to Haworth Once again, the A level English Literature class descended on Haworth, the home of Emily Bronte to discover more about the author of ‘Wuthering Heights. We left College on Friday and the first highlight of our journey was stopping at Grandma Pollard’s Fish and Chip shop for tea (‘Highly recommended’ by Josh Horrocks). We stayed at Haworth YHA where Ms Carroll led her team to victory in the evening’s quiz. The following morning after a hearty breakfast, we walked into the cobbled village centre of Haworth - posing for a group shot by the church and surprising some passers-by with some impromptu carol singing. We then visited the church where many of the Bronte family are buried. In the Bronte parsonage, we had talks on Emily’s life and the novel we are studying before exploring the house itself; some of us proving you’re never too old for a bit of dressing up! The afternoon saw us walking out into the heathland which inspired Emily Bronte, and visiting the waterfall 46

where she is reputed to have composed some of her poetry. All in all as one student said: ‘it was very beneficial for our coursework – and also a lot of fun!’ For Mr Kelly it was his first trip with All Hallows and he felt it was ‘ a great opportunity to show the students the landscape that inspired their set text- it made everything fall into place!’



language I have learned these

forty years, My native English, now I must forego:

And now my tongue's

more than an

use is to me no

unstringed viol or a harp.� Richard II, 1. 3 48

The RSC Live Screening of Richard the 2nd On Friday the 14th of November, a selection of Gifted and Talented English students from Years 10, 11 and 13 had the opportunity to watch a live streaming of the Royal Shakespeare Company performing Richard the Second by William Shakespeare. This starred the former Dr Who and star of Harry Potter and Broadchurch, David Tennant. Despite a few technical issues at their end, the students involved all found the experience thoroughly enjoyable. They even got involved in the Q and A with David Tennant and the RSC's artistic diector Gregory Doran. The students said it not only provided an insight into the play itself, but also gave an understanding of the differences between TV acting and theatre acting and even the use of the iambic pentameter! The students made a number of comments, including, 'It was a truly mesmerising performance from David Tennant-I can't believe how well he performed his role!' and 'A really amazing experience -it has been the first time I have seen a Shakespeare play and it encouraged me to go and watch more.' Mr Hart 49

“Amazing!” retreat for Year 10 Students ‘Amazing’ was how most of the students described their week away on retreat at Castlerigg Manor in Keswick. Other quotes included, ‘Balls of fun’, ‘great opportunity’, ‘Fantastic’, ‘had a great time’. Students enjoyed the experience so much, that many are thinking about going back for an open retreat next Easter. It was a privilege to witness students grow in confidence and self-belief, to deepen, renew and develop their friendships and to leave Castlerigg with a greater sense of joy and courage. We all enjoyed beautiful walks in the beautiful surroundings of Derwent Water and a shopping trip to Keswick. One shopkeeper commented that he had never met such nice and well-mannered children. On behalf of Mrs Williams, Mrs Dunlevy and Mr Slobodian I would like to say once again how proud we all are of our Year 10 students who were great ambassadors of All Hallows. Rev D Harrison 50

Go-BITE make an explosion into enterprise Students in Mr Blades' Year 8 Business, Information Technology and Enterprise (BITE) lessons have been busy all year running a mini-enterprise to raise funds for the India Clinic Appeal. To date they have made over ÂŁ200 profit which is a fantastic achievement. The students, collectively known as Go-BITE, made lip balm earlier in the year from wax from our very own College bees. Recently they invested some of their profits into a bath bomb kit and made a box of bath bombs that were raffled to staff, students and parents. This enterprise has raised another ÂŁ75 for the India Clinic Appeal. The winner of the raffle was drawn by Go-BITE student, Aimee Taylor-Brown, and was announced as being Mr McCaul, Subject Leader of History. Mr McCaul was delighted to win the prize and said both he and his wife will enjoy using the bath bombs. Pictured with Mr McCaul are Aimee and fellow Go-BITE students Lukas Foster and Darcy Lynch.


Xi'an 85 Middle School China visits All Hallows This week All Hallows played host to a number of visitors from our partner school in China. Two staff and twelve students visited us from the Xi'an 85 Middle School for an overnight stop off in Macclesfield. Students wanted to experience a night in a British home and, as ever, parents of GCSE Mandarin students in Years 9 and 10, played host to the students. They experienced many aspects of British culture from gaming and bowling to a visit to the Blackpool illuminations and a 52

quick stop-off for fish and chips! The staff from the Xi’an 85 school were bowled over by the quality of learning and teaching they saw at All Hallows and commented that students there really take ownership of their own learning. The plan is to develop the relationship further and develop a teacher exchange programme as well as a visit for our students to Xi'an. Overall the visit was a huge success and seems set to further strengthen the links between the two schools.


Students help to keep All Hallows tidy Our College is very fortunate to be set in beautiful grounds full of interesting plants, trees, gardens and animals. The amount of litter has reduced in recent years as the majority of our community appreciates what we have and also how irresponsible it is to drop litter. However the College still has a small minority of students who do not seem to learn the lesson and keep dropping their litter. The simple message of reduce, re-use and recycle does not seem to be having an impact on these students. As a result the Senior Leadership Team delivered assemblies recently on the topic of litter and they all took students out for a litter pick around our grounds. The students involved were fantastic and got fully involved. Litter picked up was collected in a skip bag and was kept on display for students for a short while - until the smell got too much! Since this push on litter the amount of litter has improved a little, but we still have work to do. The messages of reducing what we use, re-using where we can and recycling as much as possible is still a message that some of our students, as well as some people in society, do need to learn. Together we can keep All Hallows, and the rest of our country, free of litter. 54

All Hallows Sixth Form Enrichment Visit to Rome 2013 As part of the Enrichment program, 39 students opted for a visit to the Historical, Religious and Artistic sites the 'Eternal City' of Rome has to offer. Travelling as a group of Year 12 they spent five days exploring the sites while enjoying the fantastic weather, food and company. They took in visits to The Vatican (scaling the never ending staircase into the cupola of Michelangelo, marvelling at his work in the Sistine chapel and attending the Papal Audience with Pope Francis) , the Coliseum, the Forum and the Catacombs to name but a few. Students also enjoyed the activities the Borghese gardens had to offer. Alistair won the biggest Gelato ordered hands down! ‘“Students enjoy the wealth of opportunities provided by the

College and their achievement is outstanding.”

- OfSTED 2011 55

Christmas Recommended Reads Some books to add on your Christmas list! Here are some popular books recommended by the library to keep you entertained over the festive season…these books are all available in the college library so do remember to stock up before the end of term! ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo A terrific page-turner set during World War One in which two children befriend a man who lives alone on an island in the Isles of Scilly. As their friendship develops he tells the children of a dreaded curse that has afflicted a nearby island. Determined to find out more and to lift the curse it becomes a race against time and against all the other inhabitants of the Isles of Scilly for the children to prevent the curse from striking again. (suitable for KS3) ‘The Extraordinary Files’ This series follows Laura and David through sixteen off-beat, supernatural mysteries that combine an absorbing storyline with text appropriate for readers around a level 3/4. (KS3)

‘A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting— he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from 56

Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. Great for readers in Years 8/9. ‘The Little White Horse’ by Elizabeth Goudge The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When Maria Merryweather comes there on a visit she finds herself involved with an ancient feud. She is determined to restore peace and happiness to the whole of Moonacre Valley. And Maria usually gets her own way... (perfect for animal fans in KS3) ‘Anne of Green Gables’ by L. M. Montgomery Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It's not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without 'their' Anne - and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into. A great classic for readers of any age.

‘“All Hallows Catholic College is an outstanding school, characterised by a palpable ethos that combines gospel values, ethical enterprise and aspiration for all students to be the best that they can in all dimensions of their lives.”

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National Karting Champion at All Hallows The All Hallows & Macclesfield Schools Kart Racing Team (AMSKRT) returned home from the National Schools Karting Association (NatSKA) championships at Clay Pigeon circuit with a new Honda National Champion. Jordan Brown (Year 10), in only his first full season finished a thrilling weekend’s racing at the top of the podium capping a very successful season which has seen both himself and the team winning Silverware up and down the UK. Well done Jordan!


Golfing Success for Matthew Matthew Delany had a wonderful night at the Junior Golf Presentation at Prestbury Golf Club. He won the Captain’s Prize , Course Manager’s Trophy and Order of Merit. He also was mentioned for being the only team player to win his game against Crewe and Lymm in the Cheshire league getting the team through into the Semi Final and Finals. His handicap at the beginning of the season was 27 and has now dropped to 11. Year 9 & 10 Boys Volleyball Team Success Congratulations to the Year 9/10 Boys Volleyball Team, who finished Runners-Up in the District Competition. They beat Wilmslow High School 25-17 and narrowly lost 25-23 to Fallibroome Academy. The following boys represented the College: Jack Lisle, James Musgrave, Jordan Brown, Aidan Hughes and Alex Hart.

County Rugby Success for All Hallows Student Harry King has made it into the East Cheshire Under 13 rugby squad after a trial earlier this year.

‘“An excellent curriculum has

been developed enabling students to pursue their interests and develop wide-ranging skills.”

- OfSTED 2011


Girls 7 A-Side Football Below are the tables for the Macclesfield and District 7-aside Football Competition that takes place once a month at Fallibroome Academy. The girls have played some brilliant football and come away with some outstanding results. Well done girls! Under 12s Wilmslow All Hallows Fallibroome A Fallibroome B

P 6 6 6 4

W 5 2 2 0

D 1 2 1 0

L 0 2 3 4

F 21 6 5 1

A 1 7 10 15

Pts 16 8 7 0

GD 20 -1 -5 -14

Under 14's Poynton Wilmslow2 Fallibroome Wilmslow1 Knutsford All Hallows

P 6 5 6 7 6 6

W 6 3 3 2 2 1

D 0 1 1 0 0 0

L 0 1 2 5 4 5

F 12 11 11 9 7 3

A 2 4 8 15 13 11

Pts 18 10 10 6 6 3

GD 10 7 3 -6 -6 -8

Under 16's Poynton 1 Poynton 2 All Hallows Fallibroome Knutsford

P 6 6 6 6 6

W 5 3 2 2 0

D 1 1 3 1 0

L 0 2 1 3 6

F 17 11 6 3 1

A 1 7 4 9 17

Pts 16 10 9 7 0

GD 16 4 2 -6 -16

There are still many games to play so any girls who are interested in representing the college need to come and see Mr Mercer or Mr Wilson.

Macclesfield & District 5-aside Competition Well done to the U12s girls who came 3rd in the Macclesfield and District 5 a-side competition. The girls beat off competition from Fallibroome and Alderley Edge School for Girls but were sadly narrowly beaten in the semi final by Poynton. Player of the tournament was Alice Wilkins who scored 4 goals.


All Hallows Sporting Champions Nicole Zheng Cheshire Champion for shot Brooke Hadfield 3rd in Cheshire for javelin (both now go on and represent Cheshire at the next round in July) Lucy O'Donovan 4th in Cheshire 1500m Ben Dawson 4th in Cheshire for hurdles (both are reserves for Cheshire for the next round) Special mention for Georgia Hall (hurdles) and Conor Chalcroft (shot) who also represented Macclesfield last night at the event.


Prayer God our Father, you created light and all that we can see. Show us how to grow, In a sense of wonder that we may “really see” and appreciate all the beauty that is around us Lead us to discover how inter-connected are so many things in life and how inter-woven with your presence May the coming into our world of Jesus, your son - who lived fully as a human being— reunited us that we are all called to be at-one with you. Show us how to transform all that might be ordinary in our daily lives and, through your spirit, become more fully alive, to your greater glory, Amen 63

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