Christmas Concert at SMU
14th December 2016
Our third annual College Christmas Concert took place in the magnificent setting of St Mary's University Chapel. Miss Firman and her team provided an astounding porgramme of festive music both sacred and secular performed by pupils from St Richard Reynolds Catholic High School to a packed house. Incuded in the rich programme were choral and instrumental pieces from our many choirs and ensembles as well as some very accomplished solo performances. The College choir were joined by members of the Staff, parents and governors choir to sing part of Handel's Messiah as preformed recently at the Royal Albert Hall. The congregation played their part too with rousing renditions of some popular carols. The evening concluded with a Blessing from our parish priest, Father Ulick Loring. Huge thanks are due to the whole music department and to the pupils who put in so much hard work in preparation for this wonderful event. Thanks are due once again to the Vice Chancellor, Francis Campbell and to the chaplaincy team at St Mary's University.
Reception / Year 1 Nativity
14th December 2016
Children from Reception and Year 1 performed a magnificent and memorable production of the Nativity story before a packed audience in the College Theatre. The children were outstanding and rounded off the event with a rousing chorus of 'We wish you a Merry Christmas'. Many thanks to the Primary team and parents for preparing the children so well. A great way to prepare for Christmas.
SRR at The Royal Albert Hall
27th November 2016
St Richard Reynolds Catholic Collage performed seven tremendous vocal pieces at the Royal Albert Hall on 27th November 2016, along with many other incredible choirs (aged 6-25) - each student should be proud of their accomplishment. We wish to thank all who participated because, every pupil sung beautifully and represented SRRCC with impeccable manners. I, as a young pupil, desire to especially thank all the teachers who were able give an opportunity as grand as this to us.
I’m certainly not alone when I say that it was a phenomenal experience, and I hope next year that all are able to admire the music and location once given the invitation to perform. Others have described the trip to be ‘beautifully decorated’, ‘a wonderful trip’ however, the day was tiring because of all the effort given. Therefore, as the day drew to an end we were all miserable to leave because it had finished, yet relieved that all our hard work had paid off.
The music was enchanting and the Albert Hall was beautiful. I wouldn’t dared to have missed it.
Written by Bella Bassett-Romo 7B
Thanks to Miss Firman and her team for preparing the pupils (and some parents and governors!) so well for this very special efvent.
New Primary Play Space
10th November 2016
We would like to thank our primary parents for all their help in creating a fantastic new play area for our primary school pupils. The pupils (and teachers) are very excited about their new space, which was created by the same group of volunteers that worked on the primary "quiet space" in the summer.
Andy Cole completes his Camino
5th October 2016
Our chair of Governors, Andrew Cole KSG, completed his Camino pilgrimage from Tui on the Portuguese border to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. He enbarked on his Camino to help raise money towards completing a sports hall at the College and to raise awareness of the campaign. Mr Cole commented: "It was one of the best eperiences of my life. I met lots of very interesting people on the way who were walking for many different reasons. Some of the days were long and hard but the camaraderie of fellow pilgrims and the 'buen Caminos' from local people sustained me and my walking partner, John Slade, over the 145 kilometers we covered over six days. I prayed for our College community at every stopover and during a wonderful pilgrim's Mass at Santiago de Compostela at the end of the pligrimage. Lots of people asked about St Richard Reynolds and some even donated to the appeal. I can't thank people enough for the many messages of support and encouragment and for all the gernous donations. With Gift Aid, £26,300 has been raised so far and I hope people will go the extra yard to help exceed the target of £25,000 towards the cost of the sports hall".
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