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Going green with the Don Bosco Green Alliance

Going green with the Don Bosco Green Alliance

As part of our ongoing mission to become eco-friendlier and more sustainable, we joined the Don Bosco Green Alliance. The Green Alliance is an international programme where Salesian communities from around the world join forces to support Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ and his passion for the environment. For our part of the programme, we have three commitments: 1. Develop green areas in   Read more

21 May 2024

Duke of Edinburgh - Bronze Practice Expedition

Duke of Edinburgh - Bronze Practice Expedition

On Saturday 11th May, Seventeen students embarked on their practice expedition for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award in Rivington, Chorley. Led by Miss Provan and Miss Innocent, they tackled a challenging 13.19-kilometer route, mastering essential map-reading skills and efficiently managing their equipment amidst scorching 22-degree heat. This is the second group from St John Bosco   Read more

13 May 2024

Salesian Game Results

Salesian Game Results

Some excellent individual results today and great team performances to open up the athletics season. All pupils have been exceptional with true Salesian spirit ~ Mrs Ward 2nd place - Yr9 Camille H - 200m 1st place - Yr10 Ruby F - 200m 1st place - Yr10 Milly L - 800m 1st place & NEW SALESIAN RECORD - Yr8 Maisie Mc - 1500m 1st place - Yr7 MaryClaire - High jump and discuss 1st place - Yr8   Read more

13 May 2024

Winners all around!

Winners all around!

Over the last year, several of our incredible students have been selected for publication for their short stories or poems. In recognition of Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical constant, Young Writers asked young people to create stories inspired by numbers. Three of our students crafted 100-word short stories, and their work was selected for publication. Congratulations to Leo   Read more

03 May 2024

Silver DofE Expedition Faces Chilly Challenge

Silver DofE Expedition Faces Chilly Challenge

The recent Silver Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) expedition embarked on an adventure that tested their mettle against nature's elements. Led by Miss Provan, the group faced chilly temperatures and rugged terrain during their journey. Despite the biting cold, the expedition began with enthusiasm as students trekked around Pendle and ascended Pendle Hill on day one. Cooking their own meals and setting up   Read more

29 April 2024

Shakespeare Day

Shakespeare Day

William Shakespeare is England’s most loved poet and regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on the 23rd of April, why not enter the Young Writers Shakespeare Day Poetry Competition. Complete your poem on the entry form attached, pick up a paper copy from the Library Helpdesk or type up on a word document. Return your completed poems to the   Read more

23 April 2024

World Book Night

World Book Night

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year. World Book Night is for everyone – regardless of whether they consider themselves ‘readers’ or not. World Book Night is a national moment, and everyone is invited to participate by dedicating time to reading any book, in any format. At Bosco we are participating with a free book giveaway in   Read more

23 April 2024

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is celebrated each year on 22nd April. Earth Day's mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Find out more here; What is Earth Day, when is it and what has it achieved? The 2024 theme, " Planet vs. Plastics ", aims to raise awareness of the harms of plastic pollution for human and planetary health. To mark Earth Day, explore facts about the   Read more

22 April 2024

Poetry Heroes Competition 2024

Poetry Heroes Competition 2024

Young Writers are inviting you to write a poem about your favourite person for the latest competition – Poetry Heroes. Who is your hero? Is it your mum or dad? Your best friend? Your brother or sister? Perhaps there is a famous person, from a sports or film star to an author or musician, that you admire and aspire to be like. Why are they your favourite person and why do they inspire you? Grab   Read more

15 April 2024

Henrietta Branford Writing Competition 2024 

Henrietta Branford Writing Competition 2024 

The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition 2024 , the annual competition for young people which runs in conjunction with the Branford Boase Award, is now open for entries. The competition aims to find and encourage writers of the future, something Henrietta was always keen to do. Anyone under the age of 19 can enter. This year’s theme is inspired by 2023 Branford Boase Award winner   Read more

15 April 2024

Eco-club Planet Protectors

Eco-club Planet Protectors

Eco-club Planet Protectors   Read more

12 April 2024

Time to Inspire Storyboard Competition

Time to Inspire Storyboard Competition

IntoFilm has launched the Time to Inspire Storyboard Competition . IntoFilm are looking for inspired young filmmakers who have a story idea for a short film and would like to win the chance to get it made. As a group, have you got a story to tell that could inspire others? If so, enter the Time to Inspire Storyboard Competition, brought to you in partnership with world-renowned Swiss watchmaker   Read more

26 March 2024

Global Young Journalist Awards 2024

Global Young Journalist Awards 2024

Calling all budding journalists out there - Enter The Day’s Global Young Journalist Awards Do you want to change the world? Or do you have a story that you’re burning to tell? The Day want to hear from you! The Day's third Global Young Journalist Awards are FREE to enter for 7-18-year-olds worldwide! You could win your work published online, a trophy, certificate and more! The competition is   Read more

25 March 2024

Reading Zone Picture Book Competition 2024

Reading Zone Picture Book Competition 2024

ReadingZone is challenging those aged four to 18 years to make a picture book for the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2024 , in partnership with World Book Day. The competition is open to individual children, libraries and schools in the UK and internationally. Prizes include £200 of books for each winner's school or library, plus a free online author event for the overall winner. For more   Read more

21 March 2024

Ramadan Reads

Ramadan Reads

To support our students observing Ramadan , the library has put together a collection of books featuring Muslim authors or books with Muslim characters. All books are available to all students and staff to borrow from the library. You can explore the complete collection here; Ramadan Reads 2024   Read more

19 March 2024

Young Writers - Mission Catastrophe

Young Writers - Mission Catastrophe

Young Writers latest short story competition is now live! Your mission (should you choose to except it), is to write thrilling mini sagas, stories told in up to 100 words, with Mission Catastrophe! From minor mishaps to earth-shattering events, you have the opportunity to explore the consequences of catastrophes of all sizes. Check out the exciting video which introduces the mission. Don't   Read more

18 March 2024

National Story Telling Week and NSPCC Number Day - Challenge set!

National Story Telling Week and NSPCC Number Day - Challenge set!

To celebrate National Story Telling Week crossing over with the NSPCC’s Number Day. Ms Hindle set the KS3 students a fun and collaborative challenge to complete in their form classes. Pupils were asked to work together with their form tutor and take turns in adding a maximum of two sentences to the story, which was started off by 7S, before being passed around school for each form to add their   Read more

17 March 2024

Design a National Book Token Competition 2024

Design a National Book Token Competition 2024

National Book Tokens’ annual DESIGN A NATIONAL BOOK TOKEN competition is back, inviting children of all ages to get creative and share their love for books and reading by designing their own fabulous gift cards! This year’s theme is ‘Read Your Way’. Every reader is different, and there’s no right or wrong way to enjoy reading. HOW TO ENTER To enter, children should design a National Book Tokens   Read more

13 March 2024

World Book Day Celebrations in the Library

World Book Day Celebrations in the Library

World Book Day is celebrated annually and on Thursday 7th March 2024. Reading came to life all around school. At Bosco, we support the charity World Book Day in its mission to encourage all children to read for pleasure. World Book Day supports children to read for pleasure by encouraging 6 behaviours: 1. Being read to regularly 2. Having books at home and school 3. Finding time to read 4.   Read more

11 March 2024

Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day

Empowering Students for a Brighter Future Here at St John Bosco Arts College, International Women's Day was not just a date on the calendar; it was a vibrant celebration filled with activities aimed at empowering our students and inspiring them to embrace diversity, equality, and inclusion. From engaging talks to exciting scavenger hunts, here's a glimpse into the activities that took place   Read more

11 March 2024

March's Student Spotlight

March's Student Spotlight

Teigan Dunleavy and Maisie Sweeney, recently secured an impressive second place in the prestigious STEM Northwest Challenge held at Manchester University. The STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) Northwest Challenge provided a platform for students to explore STEM topics and develop essential skills like teamwork and problem-solving. The event not only showcased the talent of   Read more

04 March 2024

Young Debaters Shine in Urban Debate Competition

Young Debaters Shine in Urban Debate Competition

In a testament to their prowess and eloquence, young debaters from across the city showcased their skills in the second round of the Urban Debate competition. The event, which saw participation from nine schools, unfolded into a riveting evening of intellectual exchange and spirited discourse. Amidst the bustling atmosphere, it was evident that the girls had prepared meticulously for their   Read more

01 March 2024

Young Reporter Competition - BBC

Young Reporter Competition - BBC

What is the BBC Young Reporter Competition? It’s an opportunity for young people to report with the BBC. The BBC are looking for original stories about your lives or the world around you, or relating to subjects and issues that particularly matter to young people. Anyone aged between 11-18 years old and living in the UK can enter. If the idea is successful, it could appear on TV, radio, online   Read more

27 February 2024

T-shirt Design Competition - Greenpeace

T-shirt Design Competition - Greenpeace

Greenpeace are looking for young people (aged 0-17) to help them spread the word about the problem of plastic pollution. This year, governments around the world are negotiating a UN Global Plastics Treaty, which will limit plastic production and use. Greenpeace need your creative eye to produce a design that illustrates the issue and gets people talking. The winners will get a t-shirt featuring   Read more

26 February 2024

Writing Competition - Wicked Writers: Be the Change

Writing Competition - Wicked Writers: Be the Change

National Literacy Trust has partnered with the acclaimed stage musical Wicked for a second year of this persuasive writing competition open to young people aged 9 to 14. For Wicked Writers: Be the Change they are asking students to write a piece of persuasive writing about any environmental issue that is important to you, for example, the climate crisis, pollution or endangered species. Making a   Read more

26 February 2024

Poetry Competition - Winter Wonderland

Poetry Competition - Winter Wonderland

Young Writers latest poetry competition is now live! Winter Wonderland invites 4-18 year-olds to write a poem in any style on the theme of wintertime. Whatever your thoughts about wintertime, write a poem in any style and let Young Writers know! Looking for inspiration? Here are some ideas for budding poets: ❄️ Winter celebrations... Diwali, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year ❄️ Capture the serene   Read more

22 February 2024

Poetry Competition: Through Their Eyes

Poetry Competition: Through Their Eyes

Through their eyes 2024 - Student Information Guide.pdf Through their eyes -student entry form.docx   Read more

06 February 2024

Poetry Competition: Here and Now Challenge

Poetry Competition: Here and Now Challenge

The challenge: write a poem about being a young person today. What would you want future generations to remember about your experience of being young, today? YPN and the Museum of Youth Culture want you to get inspired and write poems about what youth culture looks and feels like to you. TO ENTER This challenge is for writers aged up to 25 based anywhere in the world. The deadline is Sunday 11   Read more

06 February 2024

February's Student Spotlight

February's Student Spotlight

After the recent trip to London to film with the 100 Voice Choir which aired on ITV on New Years Eve, we caught up with Alissa McCarthy regarding her experience after being selected to perform a Solo in front of the live and star studied audience. Alissa's solo performance at the ITV's New Year's Eve Bash not only left a lasting impact on her but also elevated the overall dynamics of the choir.   Read more

05 February 2024

Feast Day of St John Bosco

Feast Day of St John Bosco

On Wednesday, 31st January, we celebrated the Feast Day of of our patron saint, St John Bosco. The annual celebration is an opportunity for the school community to come together for collective worship and a chance for pupils to participate in Salesian activities. The Feast Day celebrations began with a school-wide mass, led by Fr Tony Frain. This year’s theme highlighted the bicentennial of St   Read more

03 February 2024

Student deliver show-stopping production of Sister Act Jr

Student deliver show-stopping production of Sister Act Jr

Over 60 pupils ranging from Years 7 to 11, got involved in the school’s production. The feel-good musical tells the story of a woman who has no choice but to take refuge in a convent, which ultimately results in her leading it’s choir and helping the group gain popularity, whilst also uplifting the sisters who are part of it. The talented performers acted, sang, and danced their way around   Read more

02 February 2024

Embracing Growth and Adventure on Retreat

Embracing Growth and Adventure on Retreat

Reflections on Year 9's True Self and Year 11's Unforgettable Active Retreat Days Last week, our Year 9 students delved into a transformative retreat experience centred around the theme of discovering their true selves. Engaging in workshops that explored personality, masks, meditation, and Salesian games, the students exhibited remarkable enthusiasm and openness throughout the sessions.   Read more

26 January 2024

Formation Friday

Formation Friday

“Do not lose any time. Do good, do all the good you can and you will never regret doing it” ~Don Bosco St John Bosco encouraged people to do good for others, a sign of his unwavering commitment to his Catholic faith which he shared with the young people he cared for. Like Bosco, we as Catholics, are called to serve others and live according to the Catholic Social Teaching of the Church.   Read more

19 January 2024

Year 8 Sensation Eve Challoner Dances Her Way to The Hammond School of Dance 

Year 8 Sensation Eve Challoner Dances Her Way to The Hammond School of Dance 

In a remarkable personal triumph, Year 8 pupil Eve Challoner has secured a coveted spot at The Hammond School of Dance , a prestigious institution known for shaping the careers of budding performers. ‘Eve is a star in the making,” said Miss Ellison, Head of Performing Arts at St John Bosco. “She is known for her exceptional talent and also for her enthusiasm and support towards fellow students.   Read more

15 January 2024

Students shine on ITV as part of The National Lottery’s New Year’s Eve celebration

Students shine on ITV as part of The National Lottery’s New Year’s Eve celebration

A very lucky selection of students got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform as part of The National Lottery’s New Year’s Eve Big Bash, which aired on ITV and ITVX. The star-studded celebration, hosted by comedian Jason Manford and singer and presenter Alesha Dixon, featured performances from Take That, Busted, Paloma Faith, Becky Hill and many more. 20 of our students from years 9, 10, 11,   Read more

08 January 2024

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

St. John Bosco is proud to celebrate the remarkable achievement of one of its own, Chelsea N’drin, who recently secured a spot in England's Women's Under 15 UEFA Development Tournament. In a recent interview, Chelsea shared her journey and experiences during this prestigious event. Chelsea, a talented footballer who already plays for Merseyside, Liverpool School Girls, expressed her initial   Read more

18 December 2023

Christmas Showcase - Wednesday 13th December

Christmas Showcase - Wednesday 13th December

Get ready for a festive extravaganza that will light up your holiday season! The much-anticipated Christmas Showcase is set to take place on Wednesday December 13th, and promises an enchanting evening filled with the spirit of Christmas. This magical event is your ticket to a heart-warming celebration that you won't want to miss. Buy Tickets Here Event Highlights: Time: The festivities kick   Read more

04 December 2023

Bosco Hosts: School Choir of the Year 2023

Bosco Hosts: School Choir of the Year 2023

No tickets required. Entrance to the event will be sign posted at the front of the school. We look forward to seeing you there!   Read more

27 November 2023

Inspirational talk from Malik Al Nasir

Inspirational talk from Malik Al Nasir

Last month, we had the privilege of hosting the Liverpool Poet, Author, and Cambridge academic, Malik Al Nasir, for an engaging and inspirational session with the students. Mr. Al Nasir's visit was not just an ordinary school event; it was a journey through his extraordinary life, touching on profound topics such as discrimination, race and racism, English and History, slavery, Law, Social   Read more

27 November 2023

The Glitch - Creative Writing Competition

The Glitch - Creative Writing Competition

A sudden shift, a twist of fate, and bam! Everything changes! What happens when an ordinary day turns extraordinary? What are the effects on the world if one thing is changed forever? What thrilling or terrifying outcomes are unleashed if one mishap alters reality? The possibilities are infinite, which allows you to write about what excites you. These are the questions Young Writers are asking   Read more

24 November 2023

Christmas Card Competition Time!

Christmas Card Competition Time!

We are looking for students to design this year’s school Christmas card 2023. There will be a prize for the winning entry. Requirements: The St John Bosco Arts College logo needs to be included somewhere on the design The design should include elements from the traditional Christmas story Any medium can be used / please use A4 sized paper for your design All entries should be handed in at   Read more

24 November 2023

Salesian School Sleepover in partnership with The Whitechapel Centre

Salesian School Sleepover in partnership with The Whitechapel Centre

On Friday 17 th November we hosted a Salesian Sleepover here in school for students across years 7 & 8. This event coincided with World Day of the Poor and so the focus of the sleepover was around homelessness. 50 of our students took part and were provided with an immersive experience. We know that this does not compare to sleeping outside on the streets, but we wanted to help our young people   Read more

22 November 2023

Fright Club - Ghost Stories Short Story Competition

Fright Club - Ghost Stories Short Story Competition

From creepy tales, urban legends and supernatural spine-chillers... what lurks in your imagination? A ghost story is a timeless classic style of creative writing and Young Writers are inviting you to write your own short story inspired by things that go bump in the night! You could be inspired by a real place that is rumoured to be haunted, choose a supernatural being to be the star of your   Read more

21 November 2023

Self Portrait Poem Challenge

Self Portrait Poem Challenge

The challenge: write a self-portrait poem Have you ever had to do a self-portrait in an art lesson at school? Young Poet’s Network (YPN) are challenging you to write self-portrait poems: you can be as realistic, or as abstract, as you like… Prizes Selected poets will be published on the Young Poets Network and sent an exclusive YPN notebook, as well as poetry goodies including books and   Read more

13 November 2023

Lest We Forget - Poetry Competition

Lest We Forget - Poetry Competition

Reflect on the realities of war and conflict, and the hope for peace... Lest We Forget invites 4-18 year-olds to write a poem in any style on the theme of war and peace. Poems can be about your own experiences, or about something you have learnt at school. If budding poets are looking for inspiration, here are some ideas: · The sadness of war · The hope of peace · The courage of soldiers ·   Read more

09 November 2023

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

This week we have launched Operation Christmas Child, a charity we support every year. Over the years we have sent many shoeboxes filled with gifts for children who are sadly living in war, famine and poverty. Let us do what we do best in our community by reaching out to others in need and help where we can. Please visit their website for more information and what you can and can’t put in your   Read more

26 October 2023

Harry Potter Book Day

Harry Potter Book Day

Thursday 12th October 2023 was the official Harry Potter Book Day and the library hosted a Harry Potter celebration with themed activities and a quiz. Students could come in fancy dress or take photos with Harry Potter props. The theme this year was Magical Places. Students created and named their own houses, which resulted in some wonderfully creative team names; The Dumbledores, The Birthday   Read more

18 October 2023

AltFest 2023 - only 3 weeks to go!

AltFest 2023 - only 3 weeks to go!

There’s not long to go now until we join together for AltFest 2023 to celebrate our local communities. We have lots planned for the day, and there promises to be plenty of fun activities for all the family. We’re excited to be joining together with Cobalt Housing and a range of community partners, who will also be on hand to give advice and guidance on health, finance and many more topics that   Read more

17 October 2023

International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl

Thanks to the generous donation of The Reading Agency, Rebel Girls and Nike , we celebrated International Day of the Girl in school with a free book giveaway. Click here to find out more about: International day of the Girl Every student in Year 8 and Year 9 received a copy of Rebel Girls Kick It!   Read more

11 October 2023

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day was celebrated in the school on Thursday 5th October. The 2023 theme is 'Refuge'. Students could add their favourite poems to the 'Poet-Tree' in the library, pop-up poetry was posted around school and students recited poems at lunch time for our ‘Poetry Slam’. If you are looking for poetry books to share, The Reading Agency has produced a Poetry booklist to celebrate for   Read more

11 October 2023

Formation Friday

Formation Friday

This month, Mrs Tomkins, our Head of RE and Catholic Life, is reaffirming the profound significance of our school's mission statement, in her monthly article "Formation Friday" sent to all staff. Through her efforts, we are reminded of the pivotal role this mission statement plays in guiding us to nurture each and everyone of our students to, empowering them to achieve their fullest potential.   Read more

03 October 2023

Local MP visits St John Bosco Arts College 

Local MP visits St John Bosco Arts College 

Pupils at St John Bosco Arts College, Croxteth, welcomed MP for Liverpool West Derby, Ian Byrne, on Thursday, 28 September. Ian visited St John Bosco to speak to pupils about several topics. The visit was arranged by Bosco’s history teacher, Karen McDonnell, following a Year 12 visit to the Houses of Parliament in June 2023. Whilst at the school, Ian was keen to discuss his work on the ‘Right   Read more

02 October 2023


I’ve Got a Golden Ticket!

I’ve Got a Golden Ticket!

Every year, on the 13th September, Roald Dahl’s birthday is celebrated through Roald Dahl Day. Roald Dahl published 17 children’s books, 2 rhyme books, plus 2 autobiographies, 2 adult books, 51 adult short stories and more. To celebrate Roald Dahl Day, exclusive limited-edition bookmarks where available for students in the library as well as ‘Golden Tickets’ hidden around the college. Lucky   Read more

19 September 2023

ELECTION OF PARENT GOVERNOR

ELECTION OF PARENT GOVERNOR

There are currently two vacancies for a Parent Governors on the Governing Body and I am writing to invite nominations from parents/carers to fill these vacancies. The successful candidates will become full members of the Governing Body and serve for four years with effect from November 2023. To be eligible for election, your child must be a registered student of this college when the   Read more

15 September 2023

Happy International Literacy Day 2023!

Happy International Literacy Day 2023!

Literacy is all about being able to read, write and understand. If you are literate, you know what written or printed text or numbers mean. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2015, approximately 757 million adults around the world were illiterate and two-thirds of them (504 million) were women. The theme for International Literacy Day   Read more

07 September 2023


Celebrating A-level and BTEC success

Celebrating A-level and BTEC success

We welcomed the class of 2023 for results day, as students and their families came to share in the celebration. This year, the cohort was the largest in Bosco history, with nearly 200 students in the sixth form, a stark increase from five years ago. Bosco’s head girl, Olivia Tinsley, was thrilled to learn she achieved distinction*, A, B after studying criminology, business studies and geography   Read more

18 August 2023

Christine Ohuruogu MBE offers words of wisdom to St John Bosco Arts College students at awards celebration

Christine Ohuruogu MBE offers words of wisdom to St John Bosco Arts College students at awards celebration

Former track and field athlete and four-time Olympian, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, joined St John Bosco Arts College at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral for its annual awards celebration. The Olympic gold medallist addressed the packed cathedral, sharing an inspiring speech with students. Christine said: “People always ask me what my secret to success is and the answer is there is no secret   Read more

07 August 2023

St John Bosco Arts College bid farewell to leavers in a special way

St John Bosco Arts College bid farewell to leavers in a special way

St John Bosco Arts College has said goodbye to Year 11 and 13 leavers during a unique school-wide Mass. The Mass, a long-held tradition at the Croxteth-based school, brings students from across each year group together to celebrate and reflect. A total of 1,094 students gathered to mark this special occasion. The Salesian Sisters from the local community also joined the Mass to help celebrate the   Read more

07 August 2023

Croxteth Speaks - See our pupils in action!

Croxteth Speaks - See our pupils in action!

Big Dreams, Little Homes Sixty Year seven students were selected in November to participate in the Croxteth Speaks Project. Set up by the female led All Things Considered Theatre. This project was designed to engage young people in our local area to celebrate the potential of the community and the individuals within it using the arts. This has led to a number of innovative and exciting workshops   Read more

07 August 2023

A-Level History Visit to London

A-Level History Visit to London

On the eventful day of June 22, 2023, our enthusiastic Year 12 History students embarked on an educational adventure to London, immersing themselves in the rich historical and political landscape of the city. The day began bright and early as the students arrived at The Houses of Parliament. Thrilled by the prospect of witnessing democracy in action, they took their seats in the public gallery to   Read more

27 July 2023

Stuck on what to do this summer?

Stuck on what to do this summer?

Here are our five fun-filled activities for making this summer one to remember!   Read more

27 July 2023

City Champions

City Champions

The Bosco Athletics team had a great time at the City Athletics Championships. Taking part in a range of sports from running short and long distances to the jumping and throwing events, students took their event seriously and gave everything they had to their performance. As always, they were a fantastic team, supporting each other and cheering each other on as they stepped up for their chosen   Read more

11 July 2023

S​cubba Success

S​cubba Success

Alyvia, a Year 8 student, had an exhilarating half-term holiday as she immersed herself in the crystal-clear blue waters of Thailand. Despite starting her diving journey at the age of 12, just a year ago, Alyvia displayed a natural flair that left her instructors convinced she was destined for greatness in the underwater world. Her inspiration to dive came from a family member who had undertaken   Read more

04 July 2023

Dinosaur Day

Dinosaur Day

Friday 30th June 2023 was the first ever DK Dinosaur Day ! Test your knowledge in the All About Dinosaurs Kahoot Course , check out a dinosaur book or pick up free stickers and bookmarks from the library (limited availability, whilst stock lasts). Or you could check out the exclusive videos from real life paleontologist >> Your dinosaur questions answered with Dr Dean Lomax Did   Read more

04 July 2023

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Brought to you by The Reading Agency , The 2023 Summer Reading Challenge is powered by Nike and Rebel Girls delivered in partnership with Public Libraries. If you’re taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge , you could get your hands on a free, limited-edition book, Rebel Girls Kick It: World Champions Take the Pitch, and You Can Too! Read on to find out more! The Reading Agency have teamed   Read more

04 July 2023

School Diversity Week

School Diversity Week

School Diversity Week is the UK-wide celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools celebrated 26th – 30th June. Drop into the library to pick up a book from the School Diversity Week reading list (attached) or alternatively, Just Like Us has produced a Storytime series for School Diversity Week, where you can watch children’s authors reading from their LGBT+ inclusive books   Read more

27 June 2023

Refugee Week

Refugee Week

Refugee Week is an annual festival that celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of people seeking sanctuary. It’s been running in the UK since 1998 and is always the week of World Refugee Day (20 June). This year is a big one as it’s the 25th Anniversary. The theme is compassion and everyone is invited to celebrate what compassion looks like in action. To find out more, check   Read more

23 June 2023

Windrush Day

Windrush Day

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of Windrush Day . The HMT Empire Windrush ship first docked at Tilbury Docks in Essex on June 22 1948, bringing around 500 people from the Caribbean who answered Britain's call to help rebuild the country after the Second World War. Want to find out more? BBC Newsround has a short video you can watch: What is the Windrush Generation? The British Library has   Read more

22 June 2023

National Writing Day

National Writing Day

Calling all young writers, school staff, parents/guardians and everyone else — grab your pens, pencils or laptops and make your voices heard this National Writing Day! Anyone can take part in the annual celebration of writing for pleasure and self-expression — at home, school, work, wherever. Use the free activity (attached) to inspire your creativity and share your writing online using   Read more

22 June 2023

OPEN EVENING

OPEN EVENING

This is where it starts - Thursday 21st September 4pm - 7pm - Come and see what it's like to be a student at St John Bosco Arts College.   Read more

20 June 2023

Help your school #rebuildthelibrary – plus win a £100/€120 National Book Token for yourself!

Help your school #rebuildthelibrary – plus win a £100/€120 National Book Token for yourself!

This summer, National Book Tokens are offering five schools the chance to start rebuilding their libraries by inviting teachers, parents, carers and communities to nominate their school for their big prize draw. Each winning school will receive £1,000 in National Book Tokens and a year’s free membership to the School Library Association – PLUS one overall winner will also get £500 to help them   Read more

14 June 2023

School Holidays - Online Safety

School Holidays - Online Safety

Skips Safety have produced some helpful hints and tips for your children to stay safe online this summer. You can also contact them for further help and advice on https://safetynet.skipseducational.org/about-contact/   Read more

13 June 2023

Empathy Day

Empathy Day

Today is Empathy Day ! The theme this year is Mission Empathy - developing your superpower to change the world. 'The important thing about empathy is this desire and this ability to walk in someone else’s shoes.' Malorie Blackman With this in mind, you can check out the #ReadforEmpathy book collection in the library, watch authors read aloud from their titles in the Empathy Day playlist   Read more

08 June 2023

Spring Sing

Spring Sing

Celebrating the skills and talents of our school community is always a pleasure and we were lucky enough to enjoy an evening with our very talented musicians. Showcasing a range of instruments, the audience were blown away by the quality of performances and confidence of the students involved. A few highlights of the evening were the School Choir, performing songs from their Catholic Choir   Read more

26 May 2023

Boscos Got Talent!

Boscos Got Talent!

C​alling all our super talented Bosco performers! Come and join us after school on Friday 9th June to audition for Bosco's Got Talented. All talents welcome. We can't wait to see you all!!   Read more

25 May 2023

Year 11 and 13 - Library Half Term Opening Times

Year 11 and 13 - Library Half Term Opening Times

The library will be available for Year 11 and Sixth Form students to revise during half term. The library will be open Tuesday to Friday from 09.00am to 3.00pm. All students must sign in and out for self-study at the library helpdesk. Booths will be available on a first come first served basis.   Read more

24 May 2023

Y​ear 11 May Half Term Intervention

Y​ear 11 May Half Term Intervention

Year 11 May Intervention   Read more

24 May 2023

Newly Appointed Assistant Headteacher Thrives at St John Bosco Arts College

Newly Appointed Assistant Headteacher Thrives at St John Bosco Arts College

At the beginning of the academic year, St John Bosco Arts College welcomed Carlie Loftus-McGinty as assistant headteacher. Carlie, an ex-student of St John Bosco Arts College, has worked in Catholic education for 19 years. During her early career, Carlie was employed as a humanities teacher at Holy Cross Catholic High School in Chorley. In 2013, Carlie became curriculum leader for geography at St   Read more

23 May 2023

Year 13 May Intervention

Year 13 May Intervention

Year 13 May Intervention   Read more

19 May 2023

Numeracy Day 2023

Numeracy Day 2023

National Numeracy Day is celebrated on 17th May and aims for everyone in the UK to get on with numbers so they can get on in life. Aiming to empower everyone in the UK to have the numeracy skills that allow them to fulfill their potential at work, home and school. This year we celebrated with a literacy crossover and a Library takeover with activities and prizes galore. Students had a great time   Read more

19 May 2023

Eurovision SJB Library Sweepstake

Eurovision SJB Library Sweepstake

While last weekend the whole city was swept up with Eurovision fever, we were no different here at school. To celebrate, students had the chance to enter a free Eurovision SJB Library Sweepstake. Students picked a country from a random draw and the winning Eurovision entry from the Grand Final at the weekend received prizes! The results are in… 1st Place SWEDEN - Hunter 11J & Eden 7J 2nd Place   Read more

19 May 2023

Spring Sing

Spring Sing

The St John Bosco Music department musicians are celebrating the longer days and warmer weather with our annual Spring Sing Concert. Taking Place on Wednesday 24th May at 6pm in our performance area, tickets are available now. The audience will be treated to music from a range of genres from students in Year 7 through to SixthForm that they have been perfecting and practicing at our many   Read more

17 May 2023

Sixth Form Leaders

Sixth Form Leaders

Congratulations to our newly elected Sixth Form Leadership team. Head Girl Jasmine Head Boy Ethan Sixth form students went to the polling booth this week to select their new Head Girl and Boy. Candidates gave their hopes, aspirations and goals for their time as part of the team in rousing speeches and students across the sixth form were able to vote for their choice. With an exciting year   Read more

16 May 2023

Year 10 and the Regeneration Project

Year 10 and the Regeneration Project

Our Year 10 Geographers donned their hard hats and visited a site of local regeneration. Welcomed by the team from Torus and Eric Wright students enjoyed a tour around the new housing development currently under construction. The students were investigating regeneration and its impact on an area as part of their GCSE Geography course and what better way to learn than to see it in action.   Read more

15 May 2023

Meet the Team - Geography

Meet the Team - Geography

“Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of responsibility to safeguard it.” David Attenborough. Our geography team has a passion for their subject and for sharing that with our students. We spoke with them to find out a little more about the department. Who we are... We are a small and close   Read more

12 May 2023

Novus Criminology

Novus Criminology

We were delighted to welcome Jess Coates from Novus, SENCo and Teacher at Wetherby Young Offenders Institution. Jess joined our Criminology class to share her knowledge around the probation service, working with young people in the probation service and the rewards of this type of work. Jess was able to share about her career and experience of the work that she does. She was able to share   Read more

12 May 2023

Salesian Sisters 150th Anniversary

Salesian Sisters 150th Anniversary

A​ Key to Happiness! T​o celebrate and mark the Salesian Sister's 150th Anniversary; a competition is being run for people to share their thoughts on Sister Mary Mazzarello and The Key to Happiness. The foundress, St. Mary Mazzarello, is a wonderfully inspiring woman who can offer insights into how to be happy today! This competition is a way for you to get to know her and her ‘Key to   Read more

04 May 2023

Bosco’s Regal Garden Party

Bosco’s Regal Garden Party

T​his Friday 5th of May - All students and staff are invited to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles with a FREE picnic lunch to be held in the School Gardens (weather permitting!)   Read more

03 May 2023

Debate Mate 2023

Debate Mate 2023

Our Debating team got to stretch their skills at the Debate Mate Cup held at Liverpool John Moores University. Students from all secondary schools across the city took over the lecture theatre to battle it out with their cool logic and quick-witted responses. Team Bosco did not disappoint, they worked together to collect their arguments and won 3 of their showdowns. The team was made up of   Read more

03 May 2023

A Musical Welcome fit for The King

A Musical Welcome fit for The King

As Liverpool prepares to host the Eurovision song contest the city was delighted to welcome King Charles and the Queen Consort to officially open the celebrations, just weeks before his coronation. Four of our very talented musicians were thrilled to be performing as the Royal couple arrived with the Resonate Brass Ensemble. Lebone, Charlotte, Clare and Aniela, are all members of the Brass   Read more

03 May 2023

Year 8 Retreats

Year 8 Retreats

Retreats are enjoyed by all year groups and offer students some time to reflect, think about the next step in their journey,have fun and spend time together as a form class. Year 8 recently enjoyed their retreats and worked with the team from Animate Youth. Each group was able to spend the day being led through activities by the fantastic team based at Lowe House. Year 8 were looking at   Read more

28 April 2023

Free Meal at Morrisons - Just Ask for Henry!

Free Meal at Morrisons - Just Ask for Henry!

Morrisons Cafes and Heinz are providing free meals (jacket potato and baked beans) to everyone from 24th April until 7th May 2023 - NO PURCHASE REQUIRED, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Just ‘Ask For Henry.’ It’s open to all so please feel free to use this generous offer!   Read more

27 April 2023

Liverpool school trials advanced robotics technology to improve student learning 

Liverpool school trials advanced robotics technology to improve student learning 

St John Bosco Arts College, has become the first school in the UK to trial advanced robotics technology. Intelligent delivery robot, BellaBot is set to transform the way in which the Catholic all-girls school operates. At just under 1.3 meters tall, BellaBot has a unique cat-like interface and has previously been employed by the hospitality industry. The school has partnered with leading   Read more

25 April 2023

Dodgeball Fundraiser

Dodgeball Fundraiser

Year 10 held our last Lenten fundraiser of the year with a brilliant Staff v Student dodgeball tournament. It was a fast paced and energetic standoff and students were surprised by the competitiveness of their teachers. With Mrs Hulme and Mrs Welsh making some fantastic evasive moves, the staff team did suffer as they were outnumbered and after Mr Hill ended up in the “Sin Bin”. It all ended   Read more

25 April 2023

World Book Night

World Book Night

World Book Night was first celebrated in the UK and Ireland in 2011 on 5 March. In 2012 it was moved to 23 April, the UNESCO International Day of the Book and, probably, the birth and death date of William Shakespeare. The name took its lead from the well-established and successful children’s reading celebration in UK and Ireland called World Book Day. So as 'day' is for children, then 'night' is   Read more

25 April 2023

Hairspray JR

Hairspray JR

Our Key Stage 2 and primary production this year was Hairspray JR and packed-out audiences were blown away by the performances of our wonderful cast. Our Key Stage 3 cast were joined by children from four of our local primaries, St Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Primary, Our Lady and St Swithin’s RC Primary, St Albert’s Catholic Primary and Leamington Community Primary. Each primary taking on a scene   Read more

20 April 2023

Hope Helps Students Achieve Goals: A Year 12 Student Shares Her Experience at St John Bosco

Hope Helps Students Achieve Goals: A Year 12 Student Shares Her Experience at St John Bosco

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” Pope John XXIII As one of our school values, hope is a powerful tool in helping us as a community achieve our goals and create a happy and encouraging environment.   Read more

20 April 2023

Science Week

Science Week 18 April 2023

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