Today, the students enjoyed their annual Christmas lunch. Thank you to all the catering and support staff who helped to make the event an enjoyable Christmas celebration.
On Thursday 21 November, our Rector Major, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, the 10th successor of Don Bosco arrived at the College as part of his visit to the ‘St. Thomas of Canterbury’ Province of Great Britain. On Friday, he met with the SDB (Community), followed by a talk to student representatives and presented certificates for the Don Bosco Projects winners. Don Ángel then had lunch and enjoyed meeting Staff, Governors, Parish and Student volunteers and members of the Sean Devereux Children’s Fund.
On Friday 6 December, the College held its annual Performing Arts Evening, hosted by Alex F and Charlie B. Once again the evening was filled with a variety of performances from students throughout the College including the Drama Club's 'Synchronized Swimming' and 'Auto-cue' sketches, two beautiful dances, lots of music (and an improvised drum solo from Jacob C!). Mr Cassidy made a special guest appearance as George lll in a performance of a song from the hit musical, Hamilton. A fun evening was had by everyone who attended and over £300 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support and Share The Light.
On Friday 15 November, Salesian College celebrated a year of outstanding achievements at the College’s Annual Prize Giving Ceremony. Mr Alex Morgan, Alumnus and Television News Journalist, presented the prizes to the students.
Mr Gerard Owens, Headmaster commented “The Annual Prize Giving is a special occasion when we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our students. This year the College had many successes, both at local, regional and national level in a wide variety of competitions and sports. In particular, we celebrate the outstanding academic success at both A Level and GCSE with a 100% pass rate at both A Level and GCSE.”
Benjamin F achieved 4A*s at A Level and was awarded the Centenary Cup for the Highest Points. Congratulations also went to Miles J who was awarded the Headmaster’s Prize for Excellence at GCSE in recognition of the 10 x 9s and 1 x A* he achieved.