1 Students at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby have handed over more than 150 Christmas shoeboxes to the local Rotary Club.
2 Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Great Manchester, unveils its “buddy bench”, aimed at eliminating loneliness and fostering friendship in the playground.
3 A student ambassador at St Joseph’s College in Trent Vale, Staffordshire, welcomes children from a local primary school as part of a scheme to teach the art of friendship.
4 St Joseph’s College in Trent Vale holds a “back to school” week for parents and governors.
5 Katarzyna Zator, a pupil at Leweston School in Sherborne, Dorset, wins the Roentgenium Award, the highest award for excellence in the Cambridge University Chemistry Challenge Competition.
6 Clara Govier and Sanjay Singh of the People’s Postcode Lottery present charity founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow with £200,000 cheque for Mary’s Meals.
7 Supporters of Cafod, Trócaire and Sciaf present a 40,000-strong climate petition to 10 Downing Street.
8 Bishop Robert Byrne gives Sister Teresa Burke an award for 50 years of ecumenical work in Birmingham archdiocese.
9 A Kenyan boy joins a lesson at St Bede’s Catholic College in Bristol as part of a rugby tour organised by Shamas Rugby Foundation.
10 Bishop David McGough and Canon Gerry Breen, Dean of St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, are appointed as ecumenical canons of the Anglican Cathedral in Lichfield.
11 Parishioners at Our Lady and St Walstan’s in Costessey, Norfolk, enjoy a social evening with a St Trinian’s theme.
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