17th February 2017
VOLUME 33, NUMBER 21
Last Wednesday, our Candlemas Eucharist was led by Revd Professor Peter Scott from the University of Manchester’s Department of Religion and Theology. Revd Scott is a Trinity governor, his children attended Trinity and he is based at St John’s Church in Trafford. The Eucharist focused on Luke Ch 2 v 22-32, the hymn “Bless the Lord O My Soul” and the significance of Jesus as the “light of the world”. Trinity students delivered prayers and readings to the congregation and the Eucharist, as always, was extremely well attended. The monthly Eucharist service is a key part of our “Christian character and Anglican distinctiveness” and students attend voluntarily.
On the same day, a large number of Heads, governors, Diocesan representatives, chaplains and others gathered for our annual Church Schools’ Conference. The event, focusing on developing a schools ‘Christian character and Anglican distinctiveness’, was put together by Trinity’s Assistant Head, Suzanne Brooks, with contributions from two keynote speakers and activity sessions. Delegates were welcomed by the Trinity Chair of Governors followed by Bishop Mark, Mr Maurice Smith and the Trinity choir.
Some weeks ago, a number of Trinity students were involved in the above initiative which involved students working with or “shadowing” a number of City Council employees. They included the following:
No school from 20th - 24th February. Following a staff training day on Monday, 27th, school resumes for students on Tuesday, 28th February.
The photographs, below and at the top of the next page, show the recent Year 9 subject options assembly led by Mr Nicholls and, of course, the ever popular basketball as played on the eight outside courts at break and lunchtime. Basketball is a strength of the school’s P.E department and our senior girls have achieved notable success, recently, as the final article on page 4 confirms.
Students have been informed and parents need to be aware that boys and girls should not be on the school site after 3.30pm unless they are involved in a supervised activity. This particularly refers to children playing games on the school campus. Not only are the children unsupervised, but the school can not guarantee that there will be a first aid qualified member of staff available in the event of an accident.
…...congratulations to the Year 10-11 girls’ basketball team who are the Manchester schools’ champions!