Yesterday was a historic day for St Aidan’s as the official opening ceremony of the school was exactly 50 years ago this very day. It was fitting, therefore, that this was the evening we chose to hold our annual Service for the Newly Confirmed, always a significant event for us as a church school.
On 10th October we held a joyous harvest celebration in Constance Green Hall. Junior choir and chamber choir sang, we enjoyed some thought provoking drama, some reflective dance and a fantastic sermon from Rev Jimmy Lawrence from Otley Parish Church. Our harvest tin collection has been bigger than ever this year with hundreds of tins […]
We held an inspiring Service for the Newly Confirmed last night in the school chapel led by the always surprising and ingenious Rev Matthew Evans. We were delighted to welcome so many students, their parents and supporters. Swords became Palm Crosses, and everyone was given Celtic Cross Coasters to take away too, as a reminder […]
Local church youth workers came into school a few weeks ago reflecting on the story of St Ignatius and gathering pupils’ thoughts in response to questions such as ‘what are you thankful for’ and ‘what makes you happy’. We had lots of interesting answers and the students really engaged with this activity. The outcome was a wonderful reception […]
There was standing room only on the 4th February at Ripon Cathedral for the Investiture, Installation and Welcome of the new Bishop of Ripon, Helen-Ann Hartley. Five St Aidan’s students and Mr Wood were honoured to be asked to lead the prayers for her future ministry in the Diocese and gave her a gift symbolising […]
St Aidan’s are delighted to be involved in two advent charity campaigns this year. Mindful of the commandment to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves, we would like to ask every form in Years 7-11 to contribute to the work of two charities working with some of the most vulnerable in our […]
We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our Harvest collection. We collected a staggering 2004 food items. The tins were picked up on Friday and distributed to Springboard and St George’s Crypt, Leeds. Thank you to everyone who also gave to the collection at the Harvest Festival Service, […]
John Dalrymple has recently won a regional religious studies essay competition organised annually by the North Yorkshire Humanist Association. John was up against stiff competition from both the state and independent sector and his essay entitled ‘Does religion have a future’ impressed the judges. He has been presented with a certificate and cheque by the group’s […]