28th April 2017
VOLUME 33, NUMBER 28
Recently, Church of England Schools in the Manchester Diocese received a request to send photographs of any school stained glass windows for inclusion in a Diocesan publication. The above photograph shows the Trinity chapel window, directly adjacent to the visitors’ entrance to the school. The window apparently dates from the mid-nineteenth century and was transferred to the school in the 1980s from a church in North Manchester following “de-consecration”. When we opened our new school in 2011, we made sure that the window was transferred intact to our new chapel.
Following this religious theme, this weeks Eucharist was led by Revd Dr Paul Mathole and his colleagues from Holy Trinity Church on Platt Lane, Fallowfield. A reading was taken from Luke’s Gospel, ‘Lord I Lift Your Name On High’ was the hymn and the ‘thought for Easter’ was the reality of the resurrection. The message of the prayers was threefold; “peace, unity and forgiveness.”
In general terms, our Year 7 students have progressed extremely well during their first two terms at Trinity and it was pleasing to give this message to the 90% of parents who attended last weeks Year 7 parents’ evening in the sports centre.
From Ms Brown, Head of Music:
“Recently, members of the school choir performed at The Manchester Passion. They performed a half hour programme of songs including ‘In Christ Alone’ and ‘Shout to the Lord’ to an audience of over 500 people who had gathered in Cathedral Gardens. Following their performance, the Passion was re-enacted and featured on BBC ‘Songs of Praise’ on Easter Sunday. The students sang beautifully in glorious Saturday sunshine and were a credit to the school. Afterwards, Bishop Mark congratulated the students on their performance.”
In next weeks newsletter, we should be able to feature the school’s Anniversary Concert, held at the Royal College of Music on Monday, 24th April.
No school on Monday, 1st May, due to the U.K May Day holiday. School re-opens on Tuesday, 2nd May.
Although it seems a long time ago, we have only recently received our ‘BBC Children in Need’ certificate for raising £1367.89 on our most recent non-uniform day. The certificate confirms that the money will be used “to help disadvantaged children and young people across the U.K.”
In addition, we have recently been accredited by the Chartered Institute for I.T as a ‘Computing School Lead School for 2017’. This highly regarded certificate is also endorsed by the Department for Education.
Some time in the future, I will try to include small versions of both certificates in the newsletter.
…...close up views of the Trinity Church of England High School stained glass window, referred to above.