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Celebrating Success 2022-2023

6 December 2022 (by admin)

Each week we look to update this area with exciting news from our college

Christmas Liturgy Showcase

This Thursday we held our Christmas Liturgy Showcase. This consisted of a short Liturgy lead by Mrs Farrell and students, followed by performances from our Dance, Drama and Music Departments! We also had some input from our PSHCE Ambassadors, who presented their own iteration of the iconic Christmas poem “Twas the night before Christmas”. Well done to all involved and thank you  to parents/carers for their attendance and support!



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Drama trip


This week we took students to see the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical, at Leeds Playhouse. The students really enjoyed the trip, with Year 11 students taking notes for their GCSE Drama qualification in which they have to watch live theatre. We are PROUD of the student for representing Corpus in being so polite and respectful on the trip, and look forward to more in the future!


Performing Arts with Corpus Primary School

Corpus Christi Primary students enjoyed an afternoon of Performing Arts last Friday. They experienced Taiko and Djembe drumming alongside a dance and drama workshop



Jesse Tree

Jesse Tree is a way of preparing for Advent by journeying through the stories on Jesus’s family tree. Each day of Advent,  a Bible story about someone on Jesus’s family tree is read and an ornament symbolizing the story is hung on the Jesse Tree. The Jesse Tree tradition is rooted in Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Jesse was the father of David, Israel’s greatest king. And Jesus is descended from the line of David. He is the branch God promised would grow from Jesse’s family tree. Each symbol represents a story from within this family tree and a step toward the birth of Jesus.


Times Table Rockstars Challenge

Last week saw the launch of Times Tables Rockstar’s ‘England Rocks’ Challenge. Mr Vilches inspired the department and our year 7 classes to take part and challenge themselves to complete up to an hour of times tables a night between Monday and Wednesday. I am proud to say that year 7 absolutely smashed it! As we love statistics here in maths, here are some that show how well we did as a school:

  • 7Y1 on average placed 994th out of all 28,624 classes that took part (top of CCCC)
  • 7X1 in total did the most questions out of all classes at CCCC
  • Corpus Christi came 3rd out of the 34 nearby secondary schools that took part

The individual top 3 student scores from our school were:

  1. Samuel O 7Y1 (9,127)
  2. Gideon A 7X2 (5,031)
  3. Kajus M (4,932)

A huge congratulations to everyone that took part and helped us place 3rd. The maths department are really proud of you!!! All students who took part will see some bonus positive points on their classcharts soon.


Book Club

Our college Book Club started on 16th November. We meet every Wednesday at 3pm.

During our first session we talked about our favourite books, we discussed an itinerary for the coming months and we are completing a Book Buzz challenge so that we can earn extra class chart points! We have started reading a non-fiction book as a group called 'Tragedy at Sea'. It is the true story of the sinking of the Titanic. When we finish the book we will be able to complete our Accelerated Reader quiz to earn extra points. We are looking forward to designing our own cartoon strips and shadowing the Leeds Book Awards when the shortlist is announced...
Girls Netball
Result: Won 29-6 (debatable)
Players of the match: Erin M (C), Pamela S (GK)
There were some mistakes made each quarter with the scores! Either way, whether we scored 25 or 30 it has been our highest scoring game thus far. I am extremely proud of these girls and everyone that has been attending training. We have a naturally talented and strong team, but more than that, they work hard and push themselves every week. 

Keep it up #PROUD

Miss Wade.


Year 10 History Success

For Home Learning this week, Year 10 History students had to complete a cartoon strip on the important parts of Svein Forkbeard’s reign as Viking King. Here are two outstanding examples from Ciara E and Olivia S!



Leeds City of Culture 2023

This week, Wayne from the Leeds City of Culture 2023 came in to film some of our Creative Arts students. These students showcased what they have been doing in lesson. The Leeds City of Culture 2023 project aims to showcase the diverse and important artistic culture of Leeds.



Business Enterprise

Potter Space have been mentoring our year 10 students as they work on the Enterprise Challenge, a scheme developed by LEAP on behalf of the @YCCharity The challenge aims to give them the confidence and skills to become business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders of the future


Year 7 Football

We played Trinity Academy Leeds and won 4-2. It was the boys first game and the goal scorers were Felix Yawidi (2) and Rylee Barber (2). Man of the match with a very strong defensive display was Irwin Kambulu Ngoma. Next up is a cup game against Horsforth School.


Remembrance Day 2022



Girls Rugby

Well done Frankie Blakey (current year 11) and Kiera Gittins (last years leaver) on securing a place with the Leeds Rhino’s Women's Academy! We are really proud of you.



Year 10 Work Experience Parents evening

On Wednesday 2nd November, we hosted experience parents information evening. Year 10 will complete work experience for one week in March. Mrs Pedro discussed how the students can find a placement and gave a list of past placements. Catherine from Xperience discussed the health and safety checks that are taken out beforehand. The slides and the placement form can be emailed or posted out. Please email Mrs Pedro if you have any questions


Feast of All Saints

Today our staff and students came together to celebrate the Feast of All Saints 

Today we honour those holy men and women who have gone before us in faith and have done so in a glorious way. 
As we honour these great champions of faith, we reflect upon who they are, and what role they continue to play in the life of the Church.
"Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful..." Psalm 31:23


Ex Student Success- The Apprentice Winner

Ex-student and BBC Apprentice winner Sian Gabbidon was excited to visit her old school.  She spoke to year 9 Business Studies students and inspired them to become an entrepreneur. She reflected about her  education and what she had learnt about how to exceed expectations and become successful. The students had a lot of questions and then spoke to BBC radio Leeds about the talk. Sian met with old teachers and reminisced about her time at Corpus Christi. We hope Sian will visit us again soon.



Macmillan Bake Sale
The KS4 Resource Base pupils made us extremely PROUD, organising, advertising, baking and selling for our Macmilan bake sale on Tuesday. This sell out event raised £247.61 so far, which will go towards this amazing charity, who supports families living with cancer. 
The pupils even managed to get support from local businesses including Asda, who donated £50 towards our baking ingredients; Marks and Spencer, who donated some biscuits; The Old Fire Station cafe, who donated freshly baked cupcakes; CCCC dinner staff who donated chocolate cupcakes and countless members of staff who provided us with an array of sweet treats! A big thank you to everyone who supported this event.


Year 11 Construction students

This year we have invested in a new roof across the college and our Year 11 construction students were given the opportunity to go up onto the roof and see a live construction project. Thank you to Mr Knowles from Future Roof Leeds Ltd


Sistine Chapel Exhibition

On Wednesday 5th October, some of our Yr10 and Yr 11 students had the opportunity to visit Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel exhibition in Leeds.  The visit allowed the pupils to admire Michelangelo’s masterpieces up close and experience the awe and wonder of one of mankind's greatest artistic achievements.

Pupil’s study 2 of Michelangelo's paintings for their GCSE RE, The Creation of Adam and The Final Judgement. The audio guide added another dimension to the pupils' appreciation of these great works of art.



Boys Rugby Club

Excellent attendance and effort from the Year 8's the last few weeks in after school Rugby Club. The Year 8's then had their first Rugby League tournament of the season. 
Amazing attitude and effort from all those that competed. 
Girls Netball Club
30+ Girls attending the KS3 after school Netball club.
Fantastic attitude while developing well for their first game in a few weeks time!


Relics of St Bernadette

A group of Year 7 and Resource Base pupils joined more than 1,000 people to visit the Relics of St Bernadette in St Anne's Cathedral in Leeds on Tuesday 4th October. During the visit, Corpus pupils had the opportunity to view the relics in the magnificent reliquary, and learned more about St Bernadette and the story of Lourdes. They lit candles for the intentions of the Corpus family and wrote a prayer, which will be taken to Lourdes and offered with other prayers to Our Lady. 



Business Challenge

On 21st September, business students from year 10 took part in the LEAP enterprise challenge. LEAP is a local registered charity that enables students to set up their own business and experience entrepreneurship first hand. Students will learn key skills including teamwork, problem solving, time scale management and presentation skills. The students will be selling hampers to their peers to raise funds for local disabled children.


Year 7 Food Lesson

Year 7 completed their first food practical lesson, learning how to use a knife safely to prepare a range of vegetables using the claw and bridge technique to create a healthy couscous salad. These are just a few examples, don't they look delicious! Well done Y7 and keep up the great work.



European Day of Languages


Year 11 Parents Information Evening

We held a Year 11 information evening on Thursday 22nd September and students and parents were given information, support and essential resources to support them to succeed in this important year and their GCSE examinations. There were also representatives from post 16 providers to help students make decisions for their future. Thank you to Notre Dame Sixth Form, Garforth Sixth Form, Temple Moor Sixth Form, Leeds City College and Sunbeams Nursery Apprenticeships for attending. 



Shrine of our Lady in Walsingham

On Saturday, some of our year 9 students visited The Shrine of our Lady in Walsingham. We started the day with attending Mass, where the students prayed with all the other pilgrims from around the world, especially saying the rosary, celebrating the Eucharist and receiving blessings from the Arch Bishop. Our students had an amazing time carrying the procession from the Chapel to the Abbey as an act of penance, where the Blessed Sacrament would take place.


Chapel Refurbishment

During the summer we invested in refurbishing our Chapel. New lighting, heating, carpet and decoration was completed to provided a fresh, calm sacred place for worship and reflection. 


Great North Run

Congratulations to our Assistant Principal, Mrs English who ran the Great North Run for the first time on Sunday. She finished in under 2 hours and really enjoyed the experience. well Done!!!

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