1 Lord Alton of Liverpool receives the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary from Hungarian Ambassador Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at the Hungarian embassy in London. The award was in recognition of his support for persecuted Christians and his role in the visit of St Thomas Becket’s relics in May 2016.
2 Three of the four Stonyhurst College pupils who have received offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge.
3 Mark Crick, head of tennis at New Hall School in Chelmsford, receives the Essex LTA Tennis Education Award.
4 Staff and students from Saint Paul’s High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, have taken part in a dancethon to raise money for defibrillators in the local community, as well as cheerleading uniforms.
5 Birmingham Auxiliary Bishop Robert Byrne confers the Sacrament of Confirmation on 10 candidates at Birmingham Oratory, according to the usus antiquior (photo: Józef Łopuszyński).
6 Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton takes part in Evensong at St George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk).
7 Home Secretary Amber Rudd attends a reception at the House of Commons marking Medaille Trust’s 10th anniversary of supporting victims of human trafficking.
8 Our Lady’s Convent High School in north London has been placed in the top 10 per cent of schools in the country after an Ofsted inspection.
9 Pupils at Oakhill School in Whalley, Lancashire, have raised £636.83 for Cafod.
10 St Joseph’s College in Trent Vale, Staffordshire, has named Melissa Roberts as its new headteacher.
11 Sixth-form students at St Benedict’s School in Ealing, west London, have all gained A*s for their Extended Project Qualifications, a research qualification taken alongside A-levels.
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