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Thursday, 05 July 2018 16:10

Get ready to MAKE SOME NOISE in 2018!

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This year's Make Some Noise event for schools (Yrs 9 and above) is Friday 28th - Saturday 29th September. It's a brilliant experience for young people and it gets even better and more popular each year. Numbers are strictly limited to 350, so groups need to book early to land their tickets.

 

Please email Sue ASAP if you'd like to bring a group.

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By Fr Jakub Ruszniak SDB, Chaplain

 

On Monday, 2nd July, a number of students from Savio Salesian College, Bootle,  took part in the "Faith in Action Awards Ceremony" in Lowe House, St Helens.

 

This was a reward evening when the pupils of different Catholic schools from the Archdiocese of Liverpool were recognised for their contributions towards "putting their faith into action" - volunteering at different events, leading music, fundraising for good causes, animating liturgy, reading etc. The students won a number of Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

 

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 15:08

Salesian Youth Ministry Mission Team in Cardiff

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Fr Bob Gardner SDB describes a very successful mission week

 

Responding to a request from Mary Immaculate School, Cardiff, the Salesian Youth Ministry Mission Team (all 14 members of it), delivered a Retreat for Years 7 & 8.

 

Entitled ‘Our Journey’ the team delivered sessions to class groups on the theme, through different media – games, discussions, reflections, prayers and good old Salesian charisma.

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St John Bosco College Battersea tells us more about the recent visit of Lord O'Donnell

 

Early this June, staff and students from St John Bosco College (SJBC) in Battersea welcomed ex-Salesian College pupil Gus O’Donnell to give tips on making a success of their chosen careers as well as some enlightening insights into working at the very top of government.

 

Now Lord O’Donnell, Gus was born, raised and educated in south London before reading Economics at Warwick University. A keen sportsman and a footballer of some distinction, Gus had to face the realisation that, despite his best efforts, he was never going to be a professional for his beloved Manchester United. Following his MPhil from Nuffield College, Oxford, Lord O’Donnell obtained a PhD from the University of Glasgow.

 

The Salesians are very proud to be sponsoring Adoremus Youth, an event for young people taking place on Saturday 8th September, as part of the National Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool.
 
Over 1000 young people from all over the UK are expected to take part in the event, held at the Echo Arena, close to the city's historic waterfront. The theme is "I an the Bread of Life", and a range of inspiring speakers has been lined up, together with great music, engaging activities and culminating in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
The event s aimed at young people from 13 - 20, with age-appropriate activities taking place in three streams, for those aged 13-15, 16-17 and 18-20.  Sessions for 16-17 year-olds will be led by a Salesian team which will include SDBs.

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We are delighted to have another student from Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton with us this week for a work experience placement. Niamh, a Year 10 student, has shown talent and versatility, as she worked across Don Bosco Publications and Salesianlink.

 

Her busy week has included editing complex translated text for a new book, selecting the quotes for July's Text-a-Day, and using her amazing artistic skills to create Salesianlink's social media quote pictures for next month. Her ongoing project for the week has been to research, write and edit the Province's news, and to produce the latest issue of RuaLink e-news.

Friday, 29 June 2018 01:28

Youth Club Holidays for St James' Bootle

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By Niamh, Thornleigh Salesian College Work Experience Student

 

This video from the Salesians Bootle shows the children from the Youth Group from St James' Bootle doing various activities during their Youth Club Holidays, such as creating prayers, cooking, drawing, painting, and having fun in the countryside area.

 

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By Niamh, Thornleigh Salesian College Work Experience Student

 

Many young people stepped up on the 26th of June, to 'build up their parishes' with the Thornleigh Chaplaincy GIFT team, and many, many others. Together, they helped develop hope for the future in many Catholic schools in unity.

 

Various Thornleigh Salesian college students helped lead this event with over 1000 pupils.

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By Niamh, Thornleigh College Work Experience Student

 

On June 21st, 2018 Ex-Salesian College pupil and former Cabinet Secretary Gus O' Donnell was heartily welcomed back to St John Bosco College Battersea to spend a bit of time on the other side of the desk.

 

Mr O'Donnell taught the students about politics, from his experience as a cabinet secretary.

 

He has many Salesian influences from his place of education. He was welcomed with open arms by Head Paul Dunne and school governor, Nick Potter (pictured above).

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Photo: Liverpool Echo

by Niamh, Thornleigh College Work Experience Student

 

Kimberley Nye, a student teacher at St John Bosco Arts College, Croxteth, has been shortlisted for a Liverpool Echo Schools' award for Student Teacher of the Year, sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University.

 

As noted by the College itself, on the 4th of June, the school is overjoyed and delighted that Kimberley's work has been recognised with this nomination.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:59

Salesian Holiday Italy 2018

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Provincial Secretary Fr Kieran Anderson writes about the recent SDB 'Roman Holiday'

From 11 – 15 June 2018, nine Salesians, accompanied by Mrs Marguerite Lydon, travelled to Villa Palazzola, Rocca di Papa, Italy. The summer house of the English College, Rome overlooking Lake Albano to the south of the city of Rome was the perfect setting for a few days holiday together.

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On Wednesday June 27th 2018, almost two hundred and fifty pupils from Year 7 completed a circuit of Salesian School Guildford Road. This event, organised by the Chaplain and supported by the Head of Year 7, involved Year 7 pupils completing a 0.48km walk around the Guildford Road site in Tutor Groups with their Tutors.

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