The NOAH Appeal

The NOAH Appeal

As a sixth-form with strong moral values, we felt encouraged to give back to our local community; with that in mind, the Newman Exec this year has decided to support NOAH enterprise.

NOAH is a Luton based charity which does great work providing help and support for those disadvantaged in the local community – particularly those who are homeless, marginalised, or have found themselves in poverty.

After hearing of this, it is with great joy to be able to tell you about the launch of our NOAH appeal! We aim to help those who have found themselves in less fortunate positions by donating things we do not need so that they may be used by others or sold in their boutique to raise funds for the charity.

Details of how you can help us support NOAH will be found in the poster below.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing newmanexec2016@cardinalnewmanschool.net and you can follow the link ahead to find out more about what NOAH does: http://www.noahenterprise.org/

 

Newman Exec.

 

Day Trip to The British Psychological Society (BPS)

 

On Tuesday (29th November 2016), 36 Year 12 and 13 students went to a conference in London regarding a common interest each and every one us shared – psychology. Even though it was a 7:30 am departure with the temperature outside to be below freezing, it didn’t dampen our enthusiasm to be further enlightened about the subject. A few conversations, giggles and snoozes later, we arrived at the Quaker Centre which was our destination. Faces lit up and enthusiasm to learn more reached an all-time high as we stepped off of the coach and into the vicinity. With a warm welcome from the staff, we picked up our goodie bags and settled into our seats in the conference hall. Time flew by as each speaker came up and delivered their speech on different areas of psychology. Learning about lucid dreaming, criminal psychopathy and the psychology of driving, it catered to everyone’s interests. It wasn’t an average lecture, what gave the lecture it’s atypical aura was the level of interaction between the audience and the speakers who took on and answered the questions subliminally. There was a marquee that had all aspects of psychology dispersed within it, different universities such as the University of Derby and the renowned King’s College London were all there promoting areas of psychology in their university as well as distributing freebies such as pens and brain-shaped stress balls that were greatly appreciated by everyone.

In our lunch breaks and short breaks, we received the luxury of exploring within the proximity of the Quaker Centre. With Christmas creeping up quicker than expected, festivity was lingering heavily in the air. It was exciting to see different people, all enjoying the atmosphere. The cold was a complimenting accessory to the festive vibe. All in all, it was an experience that each and every one of us enjoyed and has definitely proved to us that the various possibilities in psychology are in fact, endless.

Business & Education Skills Partnership

The aim of the Business & Education Skills Partnerships is to link up with local employees to match students needs for work experience and work placements with a view to increasing the number of apprenticeships – particularly to the Higher Level Degree Apprenticeships.

This has been launched and Newman Sixth Form has become the Luton Branch of this program. We had a very successful introductory meeting with employers from across the town, who want to work with Newman 6th students with a view to helping them to improve their skills and become more employable.

We are hosting our first ‘Themed’ Breakfast meeting for students to meet employers from the world  of Engineering. It will be on Wednesday 11th January. It will be by invitation only. So if you are at Newman and want to be involved see Mrs V.