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Pictures of the week

1 Downside School students Matthew Walters, Olii Neilson and Tristan van Laar have received Oxbridge offers.

2 Paul Maynard, a former pupil at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns, Altrincham, has been promoted by Theresa May from under secretary for transport to the Whips’ Office. He is pictured with new Education Secretary Damian Hinds, who attended St Ambrose from 1979 to 1986.

3 The Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, is guest of honour at a presentation evening at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy.

4 Reuben Litherland, a Year 9 student at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, has been appointed to the Youth Deaf Advisory Board for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

5 Pupils from The Laurels School in Clapham, south London, attend the inaugural Guildford High School Model United Nations Conference.

6 Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton celebrates Mass in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during the bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination’s annual visit to the region (photo: Mazur/

7 Ordinariate leader Mgr Keith Newton celebrates Mass at the rededication of St Margaret Mary, Birmingham, following redecoration and the restoration of the church’s original bell.

8 The Young Shakespeare Company performs The Tempest with children aged seven to nine at St Benedict’s School, Ealing, in west London.

9 Katherine and Isabella, Year 6 pupils at The Marist School in Sunninghill, Berkshire, have qualified for the TCS University of Oxford Computing Challenge.

10 Joseph Riley, a Year 7 pupil at St Ambrose College, has appeared as a contestant on the CBBC television show The Dog Ate My Homework.

11 Students from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, attend a Christmas market in Lille.

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