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 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:
- Samuel O 7Y1 (9,127)
- Gideon A 7X2 (5,031)
- 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.
Our college Book Club started on 16th November. We meet every Wednesday at 3pm.
Keep it up #PROUD
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
Feast of All Saints
Today our staff and students came together to celebrate the Feast of All Saints
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.
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
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.
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.
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!!!