Y9 Pilgrimage to Rome

Y9 Rome Pilgrimage 2014Our Year 9 Pilgrimage to Rome, the Eternal City, saw 20 students led by Revd. Bunce (Chaplain) and Mgr. Robinson (Vicar General of Middlesbrough Diocese), and accompanied by Mrs Hawes and Mr McNicholas, between Friday 7 and Monday 10 March. It is hoped that these students will be embarking upon a further commitment to their Catholic Faith in the Sacrament of Confirmation, and this pilgrimage was in thanksgiving for the many blessings they have received so far on their journey of faith, and for the bestowal of God’s many graces in their lives ahead.

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Focus Day 3

Focus Day Enterprise ProductsAnother busy but successful Focus Day was held in early March and included a wide variety of topics for our pupils to learn about.

They included:

  • Year 7 –  Healthy lifestyle/bullying
  • Year 8 –  Lourdes Day
  • Year 9 –  Disability Awareness
  • Year 10 – Army Experience/Enterprise
  • Year 11 – Enterprise/creative careers/English, Maths & Science Intervention
  • Year 12 – Teesside University Day
  • Year 13 – Subject Choices

Emily Diamand Workshops

Visit of Emily Diamand, Award Winning AuthorAward winning author, Emily Diamand visited Trinity in early February and held Workshops in Creative Writing with some of our Year 7 pupils.  Excited pupils enjoyed working with Emily, who also met with students in the Learning Resource Centre where she signed copies of her books.






Y8 Geography Field Visit to Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Y8 Geography Field TripOn 27th February a party of 34  Year 8 pupils  visited Newcastle-upon-Tyne to look at various urban aspects of geography.

Amongst the themes covered were using the Metro as a means of sustainable transport, a comparison of  and  the consideration given  to  different styles of architecture in urban environments, regeneration of the Quayside and resettlement of dwellings.

Pupils visited the Castle Keep, primarily for the views of the city and the River Tyne and its bridges.

Whilst examining the regeneration process of the Quayside, a visit was made to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art on the Gateshead side of the river, and lunch enjoyed in Uno Trattoria.  The visit which was thoroughly enjoyed by students and staff and  led by Mr Cosgrave, Head of Humanities, said “the students were excellently behaved at all times, and an absolute pleasure to be with”.





Construction Carillion Visit

Construction2Year 11’s studying BTEC Construction recently visited Carillion to gain further insight into the Construction industry and to see for themselves some of the work which is involved in the “Real World”.

Students were taken on a tour of the Carillion facilities and listened to a talk  regarding the Construction industry and possible future career opportunities available in the North East region.