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The Big Church Day Out

West Sussex Dates

Saturday 27 May 2017 – Sunday 28 May 2017

Cheshire Dates

Friday 2 June 2017 – Saturday 3 June 2017

In the gorgeous Cheshire countryside there’s an explosion of colour, music, life and excitement. And we’d love you to be a part of it.

Togetherness

The Big Church Day Out draws together tens of thousands of Christians from all over the UK and Europe to worship and celebrate all that is good. It’s a one-of-a-kind expression of church unity that’s as vibrant and varied as its wonderful guests. Whatever your age, denomination or musical taste, you are welcome to join us for two days of discovery and enjoyment you’ll never forget.

Music

Music is the life-blood of the Big Church Day Out, bringing together the most popular line up of Christian artists and worship leaders from all over the globe. All musical tastes are satisfied here, so find your perfect Big Church Day Out soundtrack as you explore five stages, with five unique line-ups. As the rest of the event winds up for the day, the crowds gather by the main stage to worship together as one big family. It really is a little taste of heaven.

Family

The Big Church Day Out is like one huge playground, bursting with activities and fun for all ages. From our Big Church Kids tent and fun-filled fete to the relaxing Tea Tent nestled in the beautiful gardens, you’re sure to find your favourite spot and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Feasting

Food brings people together, and the Big Church Day Out is all about togetherness. Pull up a trestle table, choose your dinner from a truly delicious line up of handpicked food vendors and take a moment to soak up the extraordinary atmosphere as you connect with family and friends.

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A Day Out To Macclesfield Town football ground.

All Hallows were able to support a local charity event at Macclesfield Town football ground. Miss Caffrey and Mrs Needham brought a show case of our smaller animals to the pet show along with students Jay Stanier, Abigail Mellor, Rebecca Harrison, Tom Kemp, Chloe Anderson and Katie Moses. The event was set up by Pet Food Supplies who provide many of the feeds for the animals at school. The event raised over £1000 for four fantastic charities!

Year 8 Retreat to Alton Castle

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Over 50 Year 8 students attended a beautifully sunny, residential retreat at Alton Castle Youth Retreat Centre, in Staffordshire, the theme for which was, ‘Who am I?’ Led by a young international team from the UK and countries such as Hungary, Germany and the USA, students were given the opportunity to explore how God created them to be and to grow in confidence as they embarked on a series of fun activities and contemplative prayer over the three days. Each student had their own favourite activity, be it trekking, mountain-biking, climbing, archery or survival training, Student comments included, ‘It was brilliant….it was fun and interesting…I made new friends… the activities were fantastic… it was a great experience!. The students were great ambassadors for All Hallows, some of whom were talking about coming back for the Summer Retreat with their friends, and even one day, when older, to serve on the team as a youth leader in their Gap year.

General Election Candidates visit All Hallows!

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On Wednesday afternoon 11th May five of the general election candidates for the Macclesfield Central constituency joined the sixth form in the hall for a special Q and A session for first-time voters. The candidates were: David Rutley for the Conservatives, Neil Puttick for Labour, Richard Flowers for the Liberal Democrats, Lindy Brett who was representing the Greens and Charles Davies a local-chairman of UKIP. Each representative gave a five minute speech to the students about the core-beliefs and policies of their respective parties. After this, students were invited to ask questions. There were a plethora of questions asked, ranging from House of Lords reform, to nuclear weapons and lowering the voting age to 16. In particular there were some topical questions regarding tuition fees and the need for affordable homes. The candidates were struck with how polite and cordial the students were and how engaged they were in politics. Students felt they had much to take away from the experience.

James Barber of 12 Dorothy Day said, “It was a good opportunity for everyone to understand the different policies and agendas. There is one thing learning about democracy in the classroom, but hearing things first-hand makes it personal and relevant, especially as the candidates were all from the Macclesfield area.”

Lydia Fletcher of 13 Oscar Romero said, “It has helped me to decide who I am going to vote for. It’s nice to hear the policies in person rather than having them interpreted by news agencies or newspapers online who may have an agenda.”

Rachel Taylor of 12 Margaret Ward said “It was interesting to see the alternatives to David Rutley.”

The motivation behind the event was to give the students some idea of voting and the options available at the next election. Rather than politicians being far-away in London it was a chance to see in person what the different parties have to offer and the way they are presented to a public audience. The school is starting an A Level in Politics in the near future and there will be a further opportunity for students to engage with the town council in a youth forum to engage young adults.

Scholastic Book Club

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/all-hallows-catholic to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.Please place your order online by May 19th, 2017.

All books ordered online will be delivered to school.

Alternatively, books can be ordered through the leaflets students have been given.

Email Ms Sinclair in the Library if you have any questions.

Meet Sandra!

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Sandra the lamb was born at 11am on Monday 1 May, she is a Grey face Dartmoor. Sometimes ewes will reject their babies and refuse to feed them, unfortunately this is what happened to little Sandra. We tried for a few hours to get her mum to take her and let her feed but again she refused so the lamb is now being looked after by Mrs Caffrey. She has to be fed every 4 hours at least!

She is such a character and she is always bouncing around following everyone she meets and drinking lots of milk!!

We will try our best to put her back with mum but if that doesn’t work she will be our new pet lamb im sure she wont mind as she loves all of the cuddles.

Year 5 Introduction To All Hallows

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We look forward to seeing you on our Year 5 open mornings and Introduction Evening!

All Hallows Catholic College, Brooklands Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8LB