Primary Passion Play
29th March 2017
On Wednesday 29th March, Year 3 performed their Easter production, entitled 'Good News'. The performance documented the Easter story but with a modern twist. The story was told through news reporters of the news channel ‘Good News' and for each day of Holy Week there was a news report with live action from the events.
There was acting, singing, dancing and even news reporters being projected onto a big screen! The Year 3s were so fantastic that they not only made the audience smile and laugh, but also shed a tear or two with their very moving crucifixion dance. It was a fitting and memorable way to prepare for Easter.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in producing such a memorable performance and well done Year 3- you did us very proud!
24th March 2017
In preparation for Easter, all High School students have had the opportunity in College to make their Confession or just to have a privare chat to a visiting priest on each of the last four Fridays in Lent. The programme proved to be extrememly popular with many of our pupils and many of the clergy, who gave so generously of their time, reported back that they found it to be a very rewarding exerience for them too. The College is so lukcy to have the support of so many clergy from Westminster, Southwark and beyond who support us by visiting to celebrate Mass and other Sacraments. Particular thanks are due to those who came in to hear Confessions; governors, Canon Peter Newby (St Margaret's) and Monsignor William Saunders (East Sheen) and to Father Richard Whinder (Mortlake), Canon John Weatherill (Southwark Diocesan Financial Secretary), Father Stephen Langridge (Richmond), Father Ulick Loring (Twickenham), Father Bernard Boyland (Hampton), to Father Philip Baptiste (Kensal New Town, formerly Hampton Hill) and to first-time visitor, Father John Byrne (Feltham). Pictures: Canon Newby and pupils preparing for Confession in the College Chapel.
Schola Cantorum at Westminster Cathedral
18th March 2017
The St Richard Reynolds Schola was given the unique opportunity to shadow the world-famous choristers of Westminster Cathedral for a morning. It began with sung Mass at 10:30am in which we heard the choristers' beautiful singing. As Saoirse noted, Mass was far more reverent with the singing at relevant moments. After Mass, we had a short tour of the Cathedral, visiting the chapels and admiring the mosaics both old and new. At 11:50am, we were taken behind the scenes to the Song School and observed the Director of Music at the Cathedral, Martin Baker, ,lead the choristers through a rehearsal. It was an eye-opening experience seeing the choiristers diligently mark their musical scores and answering complicated theory questions with impressive ease. The St Richard Reynolds group left fthe Cathedral feeling very inspired and with many different ideas to take back to Twickenham! Thanks to Miss Morrell for organising such an valuable and iinspirtitonal visit.
World Book Day
9th March 2017
Pupils and staff engaged in World Book Day last week by dressing up as their favourite literary character. Hagrid, Willy Wonka, Sherlock Holmes and Peter from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe rubbed shoulders with a pack of stray dalmations, assorted woodland creatures and more than one Wally from Where's Wally (Can you spot one?). As well as having a lot of fun, pupils was raised money for our Lenten charities and for the Sports Hall Appeal.
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.