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02/07/2014  Thackray Museum Trip

As part of Enrichment, Health & Social Care students visited Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds to see how medicine has changed over the years. Students were able to immerse themselves in history and science through a combination of stimulating settings and hands on exhibitions.

25/06/2014  Arts Festival 2014

Students from several high schools attended the annual Arts Festival today.

25/06/2014  Enrichment Week 2014

As well as all the trips outside of college, there are lots of activities taking place in college for Enrichment week.

18/06/2014  Foundation Summer Fair

Yesterday was a lovely sunny day for the Foundation Learning Department's Summer Fair.

17/06/2014  Student Health Day 2014

The annual Student Health Day was a big success again this year.

16/06/2014  Creative Arts Evening

Carmel's talented students showcased their work at the annual Creative Arts Evening last week.

23/05/2014  Carmel Leavers' Service 2014

Today we say goodbye to our Upper Sixth students as it's their last day in college. The Dalton Theatre was bursting at the seams this morning as staff and students came together to look back on their time spent at Carmel and to think about the next steps in their lives.

23/05/2014  Everton Scholars Win Academy League

Well done to the Carmel Everton Scholars who triumphed last weekend in the final of the U18's Academy League.

21/05/2014  Carmel Leaver's Carnival

Earlier today Carmel's leavers enjoyed a fun packed carnival in the sunshine.

19/05/2014  Farewell to our Ambassadors

We will be saying goodbye this week to our lovely student Ambassadors.

09/05/2014  Bluecoat Project 2014

The work of Carmel’s talented art students will be on display from Wednesday 14th May until Sunday 1st June at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool.

09/05/2014  French Exchange 2014

This year's 22nd French Exchange visit with our partner college in La Roche sur Yon was once again a huge success.

06/05/2014  Carmel's Young Enterprise team scoops 3 awards

A Young Enterprise team made up of Business Studies students from Carmel have won 3 major awards at the Merseyside Young Enterprise finals.

02/05/2014  Science students visit Fiddlers Ferry

This week Carmel’s BTEC Applied Science students had the opportunity to look behind the scenes at Fiddlers Ferry in Cheshire which is the 2nd largest coal fired power station in the country.

03/04/2014  Biologists visit the Zoo

On a gloriously sunny day, 96 U6th Biology students and 5 staff spent the day at Chester Zoo.

28/03/2014  Spring is in the air!

Yesterday the Foundation department held a Spring Fayre in the Forum. On sale were baskets for Mother's Day, Easter egg buckets, plants, candles, picture frames, cakes and sweets.

28/03/2014  Talented Graphics student earns place at Vogue!

Congratulations to Mike McCue who has recently been offered a work placement at Vogue Magazine! Mike, who has studied at Carmel since 2010, is completing his first year of the University of Salford BA Hons Graphic Design degree course here at Carmel.

27/03/2014  Carmel Rugby Team Triumphs!

It has been a phenomenal season for the Carmel Rugby League team. The trials didn't show much promise, but after beating local rivals Winstanley 16-0 in the season opener, we never looked back.

20/03/2014  A 'Four Seasons' trip to Washingon DC

'Bipolar weather' was the description given by one of our lovely group. Certainly, the 'polar' bit proved to be true on our final day when it was minus four and windy. During the other three days of the Government & Politics, Law and English trip to the US, we also experienced the other three seasons, each in their turn.

19/03/2014  Fine Art student exhibits work at House of Commons

Carmel College student Kimberley Meadows, was chosen to demonstrate her artist's eye to MPs and guests at the House of Commons this week.

14/03/2014  Carmel benefits from the St Helens Landscape Fund Project

Following negotiations with The Merseyside Forest, Ecolibrium and United Utilities, Carmel has recently received a grant of £20,000 as part of the St Helens Landscape Fund Project.

14/03/2014  Foundation Students Get Set to Travel

Students in the Foundation Learning Department have been working with St. Helens MBC Travel Training team this week to learn about using public transport safely.

13/03/2014  Carmel teams win prizes at Maths Society Quiz

13 of our Maths students have taken part in the Liverpool Mathematics Society Pop Maths Quiz at John Moores University. They worked in teams to answer a variety of mathematical problems, competing against 40 teams from across the local area.

12/03/2014  Teamwork skills put to the test

Upper sixth students have been putting their team working skills to the test in their Personal Tutor sessions. They have been taking part in assessment centre activities to help give them a better understanding of the recruitment processes they might experience after they leave college.

11/03/2014  2014 Essay Competition Winners

Congratulations to U6th student Matthew Berks and L6th student Chloe Clark who have won the annual Essay Competition and earned themselves £50 of amazon vouchers each.

10/03/2014  Graphic Design student wins Boat Race poster competition

Congratulations to Graphic Design student, Connell Makepeace, who has won the 160th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Poster Design Competition.

07/03/2014  Carmel Supports Fairtrade

Carmel staff and students have been busy promoting Fairtrade this week in order to raise awareness and help farmers and workers in the developing world. Fairtrade is about better prices, fair trading terms, decent working conditions and local sustainability, and as a Fairtrade college, we are very proud to show our support.

06/03/2014  Former student on tour with dance company

Former Carmel student, Helen McCarron, is now touring with a professional dance company.

03/03/2014  English trip to Media City

English Language and Literature students visited Media City to take a guided tour around the BBC studios.

28/02/2014  Ski Trip 2014

During half term 22 students and 3 staff travelled by coach to Austria for the best skiing trip in Carmel history!

26/02/2014  Carmel's Mathematicians rise to the Challenge

Well done to Carmel's mathematicians who participated in this year's Senior Maths Challenge. The competition is designed to develop mathematical reasoning and this year there were over 100,000 entries from 2,000 schools and colleges across the country. Yet again Carmel students had a fantastic set of results achieving a total of 45 bronze awards, 23 silver awards and 4 gold awards!

26/02/2014  Fine Art Student to Exhibit Work in the House of Commons

A2 Fine Art student Kimberley Meadows has been selected to exhibit her drawing in the Association of Sixth Form Colleges exhibition at the House of Commons.

25/02/2014  Students prepare for Light Night festival

170 of Carmel's students are taking part in a live project set by the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool.

14/02/2014  Art Diploma Students Exhibit Work

Carmel's talented Art Diploma students presented a range of fantastic artwork in their exhibition this week.

14/02/2014  Avenue Q The Musical

Avenue Q, the adult themed spoof of Sesame Street came to Carmel for one week and wowed audiences with a highly entertaining musical production.

07/02/2014  Los Angeles Photographer Visits Carmel

Carmel's A2 Photography students have been lucky enough to meet the hugely talented Photographer Alex Stoddard this morning. Alex who is a fine art and conceptual photographer living and working in LA was invited into college by Art Foundation student Stephen Maycock who has been in touch with Alex via Facebook and Twitter.

06/02/2014  BTEC ICT students get animated!

BTEC ICT students travelled to Edge Hill University for an animation taster day at the brand new £23m Creative Arts Centre.

03/02/2014  Art student to have his work exhibited at Saatchi Gallery in London

Massive congratulations to student Oliver O'Callaghan who has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools from over 16,000 entries worldwide!

30/01/2014  Carmel student offered Florida Scholarship

Upper sixth student Chelsea Jarvis has been offered a scholarship to study Actuarial Science at Florida State University. Chelsea who studies Maths, Spanish and Economics at Carmel has been offered the four year scholarship following her outstanding athletics achievements.

27/01/2014  Carmel commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

Readings, images, music, artwork and dance helped us to reflect.

24/01/2014  Carmel at the top once again!

The Department for Education's performance tables for schools and colleges have been published this week. They show Carmel College is the top performing A Level provider in St Helens and the top performing college in Merseyside and Cheshire in terms of 'academic progress'.

12/01/2014  Oxbridge offers for students

Another seven of Carmel's students could be off to study at Oxford or Cambridge this September.

07/01/2014  Historians take whirlwind tour of London

History students braved the wind and rain to visit our Capital and bring their classroom studies to life.

06/01/2014  German Exchange 2013

Last month a group of Carmel students and staff visited Stuttgart in Germany to take part in the increasingly popular German exchange with our partner school, the Ferdinand Porsche Gymnasium in Stuttgart.

19/12/2013  Carmel Carol Service 2013

Staff and students celebrated the true meaning of Christmas today at the annual Carol Service. Many thanks to the talented band, choir, soloists, dancers and readers who participated and made the occasion so special.

19/12/2013  Students Rock and Roll this Christmas

Carmel's Foundation learning department visited the Playhouse Theatre in Liverpool last week for their annual panto trip. This year they watched Aladdin and the show was packed full of rock'n'roll fun.

12/12/2013  Christmas Market at Carmel

Carmel's Foundation Learning department was transformed this morning into a festive wonderland! Staff and students have been working really hard to prepare gifts to sell at their very own Christmas Market.

06/12/2013  Christmas is 'Coming'

Staff and students attended the college Advent Service this morning where we were reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. During the service there was a presentation by Sarah from Hope House telling us about all the help they provide for the homeless in St Helens and how we can help make a difference.

05/12/2013  Talented Art Foundation student set for an award!

Talented Art Foundation student Megan Giblin has been shortlisted out of hundreds of entries for the 'Young Fashion Photographer of the Year Award 2013.' The 'Creative Awards' are part of the Clothes Show Live which starts this weekend at the NEC in Birmingham.

04/12/2013  Art & Design students look to the future

Art and Design students from the Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma visited the Manchester Central Convention Centre last week.

29/11/2013  Textiles students get inspired!

Earlier this week a group of Textile Design students were extremely fortunate to attend an inspiring and innovative lecture at John Moores University by the creative pattern cutter and fashion designer, Julian Roberts.

27/11/2013  A2 Sociology students in court!

Carmel's A2 Sociology students enjoyed a trip out to Liverpool Crown Court last week as part of their Crime and Deviance module.

27/11/2013  Carmel's Budding Politicians Debate at MUNGA

Earlier this month the Government and Politics department visited Liverpool Town Hall for the Model United Nations General Assembly (MUNGA).

15/11/2013  Applied Business & Tourism visit Liverpool

A group of A2 Applied Business students and BTEC Tourism students spent the day in Liverpool yesterday to find out how major attractions in the city market themselves.

15/11/2013  Raising Money for Children in Need

Carmel College does a phenomenal amount during the year to raise money for charity and Children in Need is no exception.

13/11/2013  Equality & Diversity Winners

For this year’s Equality & Diversity competition, Carmel students were invited to respond to the question “What does being British mean in today’s society?” Entries consisted of a range of formats from poems to presentations.

01/11/2013  Carmel's Psychology Department gets a fright!

On Wednesday evening 18 Psychology students and staff met up for a tour of Liverpool's most haunted areas.

01/11/2013  London Calling!

On 28th October, Carmel's Government & Politics and Sociology departments went on their annual trip to London.

31/10/2013  Carmel Welcomes German Students

As we returned from the half term break, Carmel was delighted to welcome a group of German Students from the Bil Schule in Stuttgart, Germany. The visit was part of a 7 day trip to St Helens and students were eager to see the difference between a high school and a sixth form college in the British system.

31/10/2013  Sport students take a trip to Everton FC

Carmel's BTEC Sport students visited Everton's Finch Farm training complex yesterday.

30/10/2013  Getting ready for a True Adventure!

Over the first half term weekend, 12 students, 2 members of staff and their True Adventure leader set off for a training weekend to Mold, North Wales to prepare for a month long expedition to Tanzania next summer.

11/10/2013  Carmel's Rugby Team are top of the league

Carmel 14 - Oldham 12

11/10/2013  English students visit the theatre

46 A2 English Language and Literature students have been to The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester to see a performance of Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons'; a drama text studied for their A Level exam. Students enjoyed the secrets, lies and moral dilemmas explored within the play as well as benefitting from the atmosphere and dramatic tension created through this live performance.

10/10/2013  One World Day 2013

One World Day is an important annual event in the college calendar. This year's theme was "More than Enough?" which focusses 'being more' rather than 'having more'. Visitors who came into college to run workshops explored many different aspects of this theme providing students with a very informative and enjoyable day.

07/10/2013  Rugby season kicks off for Carmel

The first game of the 2013-2014 season is off to a cracking start with a 16–0 win over rivals Winstanley!

30/09/2013  Great start to the season for Carmel's footballers

ESFA National U18s Colleges Trophy - Cronton College 1st Team 0-2 Carmel College 1st Team (Joel Donoghue 27, Tak Mbondiah 41)

23/09/2013  Carmel Rugby Team show courage

Arriving for the Rugby 9's tournament with only 9 men, hopes were not high as other teams arrived 18 strong!

03/09/2013  True Adventure in Vietnam & Cambodia 2013

Fifteen students, two members of staff and an expedition leader embarked on a month long trip to Vietnam and Cambodia this summer.

15/08/2013  Students Celebrate Exam Success!

The wait is finally over for Carmel's A Level students as they received their exam results earlier today. They achieved a very impressive 99.3% pass rate overall with 57.9% of grades at A*-B and 81.7% at A*-C! This proves yet again why the college has been judged as "outstanding in all aspects of its provision" by OfSTED, with an extremely high standard of teaching and learning. As they celebrated their success in style with bubbly and cake it was obvious they had enjoyed their time at Carmel an...

13/08/2013  Success at the Dance World Cup for Sam

Each year over 18,000 dancers take part in a series of heats in their own countries to qualify for a place in the final competition which is seen as the highest achievement for the best young dancers in the world!

08/07/2013  College trip wins Award!

Carmel's Business and Economics trip to Barcelona has won an Educational Tours Award!

07/07/2013  Y10 Taster Day at Carmel

Y10 pupils from Haydock High, St Augustine's, St Gregory's and Knowsley Park enjoyed a Taster Day at Carmel recently.

06/07/2013  Success for trainee teachers at Carmel

September 2012 saw Carmel run its first one year full time initial teacher training course. All those enrolled have passed and seven of the eight trainees have already secured jobs!

03/07/2013  English Trip to Media City

AS English students interested in a career in journalism and English visited Media City during the Summer Enrichment week.

03/07/2013  Students on Business in Madrid!

Last week 26 students from Carmel went to Madrid on a Business Faculty trip.

28/06/2013  Experience Carmel Day 2013

Carmel welcomed over 1100 students to the annual 'Experience Carmel Day' today.

27/06/2013  Students Attend Fashion week

Recently a group of A2 Textiles students and Art Foundation students attended the Gala Show at Graduate Fashion Week in London. This is an amazing showcase for the country’s most talented fashion graduates.

26/06/2013  Students head off on a True Adventure!

Fifteen students will be leaving college later today to start the adventure of a lifetime - a month long trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. The students, who will be accompanied by two members of staff and an expedition leader, are taking part in a 'True Adventure' Expedition which has been two years in the planning.

24/06/2013  Music & Media Trip to Media City

During the Summer Enrichment, Music and Media visited 'Create' at the Salford University Campus located at Media City.

21/06/2013  Gifted & Talented Taster Day 2013

Year 9 pupils from De La Salle, St Edmund Arrowsmith Ashton, St Cuthbert's, St Gregory's, St Augustine's, Wade Deacon and St Edmund Arrowsmith Whiston visited college today to sample some of what Carmel has to offer!

19/06/2013  Student Health Day 2013

Yesterday's annual Student Health Day was a great success yet again. The forum was busy for most of the day with staff from St Helens and Knowsley Health Improvement Teams offering advice and information on a range of different health issues.

18/06/2013  Y10 visit to Carmel

We welcomed Year 10 pupils from De La Salle School to Carmel today. All of the 180 pupils enjoyed a tour of the campus an informative presentation and a Question and Answer session with former De La Salle pupils.

14/06/2013  Creative Arts Evening 2013

Each year Carmel's talented artists get to show off their work at the Creative Arts Evening and this year's displays were fantastic yet again! The exhibition showcased art and design work across fine art, graphics, photography, textiles and 3D.

12/06/2013  Celebrating Carmel's Sporting Success

Before the half term, Carmel's annual Sports Awards Evening was held at Langtree Park. The students dressed up for the occasion to celebrate their sporting achievements during the year.

06/06/2013  Carmel's Young Enterprise Student of the Year!

Lower sixth student, Sean Kirk, was recently named as the top student in Merseyside for this year's Young Enterprise scheme!

05/06/2013  Fairwell to the Carmel Ambassadors

Before the half term, the second generation of student ambassadors celebrated a good year's service with a special lunch in the Chaplaincy. Rob Peacock thanked them for all their efforts and for the difference they made to events such as Open Evenings and Interview Evenings.

04/06/2013  Leavers' Day 2013

The Dalton Theatre was bursting at the seams for the Leavers' Service on Friday 24th May.

20/05/2013  Foundation Learning's Disney Adventure!

Carmel's Foundation Learning department had an amazing time on their annual Disneyland Paris trip last week. Nineteen students and staff braved the busy Parisian underground and survived; managing to soak up some of Paris' most iconic landmarks. After the hustle and bustle of the big city, a 2 day stroll around Disneyland was just what everyone needed!!!

17/05/2013  Carmel student competes at the EJU Junior European Cup!

Lower sixth student Lucy Renshall is travelling to Kiev, Ukraine today for the 'European Judo Union' Junior European Cup. Next weekend Lucy will also compete in La Coruna, Spain and is hoping to be placed in the top 5 so she can compete in the European Championships later in the year.

15/05/2013  Former Graphic Design Students Win Prestigious Roses Gold Award

Congratulations to former Carmel students Peter Quirke and Andrew Goodison who recently won Gold at the 2013 Roses Student Creativity Awards.

09/05/2013  Carmel's Award Winning Chemists

Congratulations to A2 students Rebecca Albrecht, Edward Cooney, Joshua Gornell, Craig Scarisbrick, Thomas Schmidt and Paul Stanford who took part in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry's Olympiad competition.

08/05/2013  Carmel's Essay Competition winners

Congratulations to AS student Samantha Anderton and A2 student Roisin McLoughlin who won the Essay Competition and bagged themselves £50 of Amazon vouchers! The students had to write a 1000 word essay discussing how much they agreed with the statement "The internet has changed society for the better".

08/05/2013  Fundraising for Disneyland Paris!

The Foundation Learning department has been extremely busy today raising money for their trip to Disneyland Paris next week.

01/05/2013  Carmel's Dance students put on a show!

Well done to the AS and A2 Dance students who performed at Carmel’s annual Dance Evening recently. The show, which is held in the Dalton Theatre, is a fantastic opportunity for students to perform their exam work for an audience the week before their exams giving them invaluable experience.

26/04/2013  Carmel's mathematicians rise to the challenge!

Recently Carmel's finest mathematicians from took part in the UK Senior Mathematical Challenge, a national competition designed to develop mathematical reasoning.

25/04/2013  Laura Driscoll receives Young Citizen Award

Well done to upper sixth student Laura Driscoll who was awarded the Roscoe Foundation Citizenship award for service to the college and the community at Liverpool John Moores University last week.

24/04/2013  Carmel students get ahead in Business

Carmel Business students celebrated last week after completing their 'A2 Fast track' course which involved them completing all of their A2 year exams in January.

22/04/2013  Biologists visit the Zoo

Upper Sixth Biology students have visited Chester Zoo to find out more about animal behaviour.

16/04/2013  Spanish trip to Barcelona

A Level Spanish students spent four days in Barcelona seeing the sights, practising their language skills and having fun!

12/04/2013  Ski Trip 2013

Carmel's annual ski trip this year took place again in Austria, but for the first time was split between two resorts Hochoertz and Solden.

26/03/2013  Guys and Dolls 2013

Guys and Dolls came to Carmel College for one week and entertained a highly enthusiastic crowd. From showstoppers like Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat and the Crapshooters Ballet to beautiful ballads, the show proved a real success.

26/03/2013  Team Carmel braves Isle of Man blizzards!

The Duke of Edinburgh Expedition began on March 21st when fifteen students and six staff set sail on Ben-my-Chree, from Heysham Cumbria, on an epic 75 mile journey across the gruelling Irish Sea for the Isle of Man. Little did they know, they were heading into the heaviest snow storm since 1963!

22/03/2013  Carmel Celebrates 25 Years!

Last Friday evening Carmel College hosted a 25 year Anniversary Celebration. Former students and staff from over the years joined us to mark this special occasion.

22/03/2013  Carmel tourists head to London!

Last Friday Carmel's A2 Tourism students invited a small group from BTEC Tourism to be their 'tourists' on their London trip.

15/03/2013  Comic Relief 2013

There's lots been going on in college today to raise money for Comic Relief.

11/03/2013  Michael is national champion!

Congratulations to Michael Causer who is now the U20s Men's Long Jump Indoor Champion!

08/03/2013  Staff and students dance for Fairtrade Fortnight!

Today marks the end of a very busy Fairtrade Fortnight at the college. Fairtrade is something which can make a big difference to the lives of producers throughout the world and Carmel is very proud to have been awarded Fairtrade College status for its commitment to raising awareness.

07/03/2013  Careers Week Success

Carmel's first ever careers week was a huge success. The event during February brought together students, local employers and universities through talks, activities, visits and trips.

28/02/2013  Carmel students debate at the Town Hall

Last week a group of 8 Government and Politics students visited the Town Hall in Liverpool for the European Youth Parliament Debate.

28/02/2013  Students Visit Jaguar Land Rover

Before the half term, AS & A2 Business Studies students took part in an educational visit to the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Speke, Liverpool.

15/02/2013  Foundation Learning's Hidden Gems

Students from Carmel’s Foundation Learning department have been given a fantastic opportunity to run a small market stall in St Mary’s Market in St Helens.

15/02/2013  Love is in the air at Carmel!

Carmel's Young Enterprise group arranged a 'Speed Dating' session in college today in order to raise money for the production of their college magazine 'Fusion'.

12/02/2013  Calling all former Carmel College students!

Carmel is celebrating its 25th birthday and to mark the occasion we are having a celebration at the college on Friday 15th March at 7.30pm in the college Forum.

08/02/2013  Carmel's karting team race into the semi-finals

Congratulations to Josh Lister, Jonathan Hall and Chris Audley who made it through to the semi-finals yesterday at the British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC).

31/01/2013  Carmel's Oxbridge hopefuls!

Seven students at Carmel have just received exciting news! After completing a strenuous application process, they have all successfully received offers for places at Oxbridge Colleges for September!

25/01/2013  Everton FC strikes up a partnership with Carmel

Carmel College is delighted to have been chosen by Everton FC to provide the education component of their Scholars' Programme. 14 Everton 'stars of the future' attend Carmel College to study the BTEC National Diploma in Sport and a range of A Level subjects including Maths, Chemistry, Biology, History and Business Studies.

20/12/2012  Carmel Celebrates Christmas

Staff and students joined together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas this morning in the annual Carol Concert. Many thanks to the college choir, band and all the students and staff who did readings. The concert also gave us the opportunity to present the clothing, food and money that has been collected for Hope House Homeless Centre. Thanks to all those who donated. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

14/12/2012  Foundation Learning has the X Factor!

The college's Christmas celebrations got off to a great start this week with two fantastic performances from the Foundation Learning department. The X Factor show, expertly hosted by Phil Kearsley, had its very own Carmel judging panel and was supported by the extremely talented AS and A2 Level dance students. Both performances were a complete sell out so well done to all the staff and students involved for all your effort and hard work!

13/12/2012  Bodies Revealed in Liverpool

Earlier this month Carmel’s BTEC Health & Social Care students visited the ‘Bodies Revealed’ exhibition that is currently on display in Liverpool One.

12/12/2012  Hogwarts at Christmas with Wands, Brooms and Butterbeer!

After a very early start on Monday 10th December, a group of Creative Media students and their teachers travelled down to the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studios in London. It was an amazing opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films - the most successful film series of all time. The unique VIP walking tour took them behind-the-scenes and showcased a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props.

12/12/2012  Students receive awards from constuction company

Congratulations to students Russell Jones and Jessica Southward who were nominated by staff at college to receive awards from Kier North West. The construction company who built the new facilities at the college presented Russell and Jessica with a certificate and cheque for £500 each.

11/12/2012  Biologists visit London

The annual Biology trip to London saw 40 students enrich their A Level studies and come home feeling festive.

10/12/2012  Bouncers and Teechers

Seven A2 Performance Studies students brought Carmel's Dalton Theatre to life with their performance of Bouncers and Teechers by John Godber.

07/12/2012  Foundation's Christmas Showcase

Earlier this week, students in the Foundation Learning department shared with us some of the work they have produced during a four week project working alongside our student teachers. On display was a range of poems, music, animations and arts and crafts all with a Christmas theme to get us in the festive spirit. Well done to everyone involved.

06/12/2012  Cadbury trip comes up Roses!

ICT and Business students gave their studies a boost on their visit to Cadbury World in Birmingham.

06/12/2012  Carmel's Budding Politicians debate at MUNGA

Last Thursday the Government and Politics department visited Liverpool Town Hall for the Model United Nations General Assembly (MUNGA). Over 20 local schools and colleges from throughout Merseyside came together for the day to debate real world issues under the guidance of the local branch of the United Nations Association.

04/12/2012  Students visit historic London

History students visited the Capital in cold and blustery weather but it didn't dampen their spirits!

30/11/2012  Young people in Brazil receive letters from Carmel

During this year's One World Day which took place in October, Cafod's James Tyrell asked Carmel students to write letters to some young people he would be visiting in Brazil.

16/11/2012  Children in Need 2012

Today we're raising money for Children in Need. There are home made cakes on sale in the Forum which are 2 for £1! There's also face painting and Children in Need goodies on sale from Sue and Val at the cafe.

08/11/2012  Teacher rescued from wrecked car!

The Fire Service were in college yesterday speaking to Lower Sixth students about road safety as part of the college's Personal Tutor Programme.

06/11/2012  Students prepare for Vietnam adventure!

In preparation for the True Adventure month long expedition to Vietnam next summer, 15 intrepid students and 2 members of staff had a training weekend in SNOW-donia!

31/10/2012  Parapsychology students brave Shiverpool!

'Twas the night before Halloween......!

12/10/2012  One World Day 2012

One World Day is an important annual event in the college calendar. This year's theme was "Sharing Destiny Moving Towards One World" and visitors who came into college to run workshops explored many different aspects of this theme providing students with a very informative and enjoyable day.

09/10/2012  Liverpool Museums Trip

A group of fifty students and four staff from our Sociology and Government & Politics departments braved the elements of Liverpool's Albert Dock last week.

05/10/2012  Foundation Learning Awards

Each year Carmel recognises the outstanding achievements of its students. In the Foundation Learning department 3 students in particular received recognition for their efforts.

05/10/2012  Promoting Equality & Diversity

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Equality & Diversity competition. Students were asked to produce a poster to promote the inclusiveness of sporting activities.

04/10/2012  Rugby Match Report

Oldham 28 v Carmel 36

28/09/2012  Football Match Report

Carmel College 1st Team 2-2 Hillsborough College - Carmel wins 3-2 AET

26/09/2012  Netball Match Report

Carmel 14 Vs Xaverian 22

14/09/2012  Kilimanjaro 2012

Last summer, a group of Carmel students, accompanied by Physics Tutor Ed Swann, climbed Kilimanjaro, the largest free-standing mountain/volcano on the planet. The idea for the trip came about through the Carmel Enrichment Programme when 2 years ago, 4 students decided that they wanted to be the first group from Carmel to climb the mountain and their adventure began.

12/09/2012  Happy Birthday Carmel!

Carmel celebrates its 25 birthday this month. It was back in September 1987 when Carmel first opened its doors to A Level students and a lot has changed since then!!

14/08/2012  An Olympic year at Carmel!

Another great year for student success at Carmel has proved yet again why the college has been judged as "outstanding in all aspects of its provision" by Ofsted. Staff and students are delighted with the results having worked extremely hard over the last two years to achieve their best.

29/06/2012  New Student Conference 2012

Carmel welcomed over 1100 students to the annual New Student Conference today.

28/06/2012  Chemistry Students in Nanoworld

Earlier this week a group of Carmel students visited the Chemistry Department at the University of Liverpool for a one day conference entitled "Welcome to the Nanoworld".

27/06/2012  Students on Business in Barcelona

Business and Economics students enjoyed a 4 day trip to Barcelona last week.

26/06/2012  Carmel students Go Ape!

As part of the Summer Enrichment Programme, yesterday 44 students and 9 teachers descended on Go Ape, Rivington for a day of adventure and tree swinging!

22/06/2012  Carmel Cricketer represents England

We're wishing Lower Sixth student Nitchel Tommy 'Good Luck' for his trip to the West Indies today! Nitchel, who came to Carmel from Cardinal Heenan, is a Fast Bowler for Liverpool County Cricket Club and has been selected for England's U19's Cricket Team.

22/06/2012  Creative Arts Evening 2012

Last night Carmel's art students got to show off their talents at the annual Creative Arts Evening.

20/06/2012  Schools Gifted & Talented Day at Carmel

Pupils from De La Salle, St Edmund Arrowsmith Ashton, St Augustine's, St Cuthbert's, Wade Deacon and St Edmund Arrowsmith Whiston were in college yesterday.

20/06/2012  Student Health Day 2012

A number of guests from the NHS Primary Care Trust and other health organisations visited college yesterday for the annual Student Health Day.

19/06/2012  Come on England!

When students on the Philosophy trip to Krakow last week found out they were staying not far from the England Team's hotel, they just had to go and have a look!

18/06/2012  Annual Sports Awards Evening 2012

Carmel's PE and Sports students, past and present, got together for the annual Awards Evening.

01/06/2012  Farewell to the 2012 Leavers

Staff and students gathered in a packed out Dalton Theatre earlier today for the Leavers' Service. Thank you very much to all those who took part. We wish you all the very best for the future!

31/05/2012  Carmel Students exhibit work at Bluecoat Gallery

Earlier this year, a group of Carmel's hugely talented Fine Art, Illustration and Photography students submitted work on the theme "Not Normal" in response to a live brief set by the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool. The work to be exhibited has now been chosen and will be on show in the gallery from 6-24th June.

30/05/2012  Foundation Learning Jubilee Celebration

Students in the Foundation Learning department enjoyed a red, white and blue themed street party this afternoon to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Students stood to sing the National Anthem before tucking in to the delicious patriotic spread!

29/05/2012  Foundation Learning Art Exhibition

Students from our Foundation Learning Department have been working extremely hard creating work for their art exhibition on the theme of identity and culture.

17/05/2012  Champion Swimmer Confirmed as Torchbearer

Lower sixth student Alex Dunk has received confirmation of his place on the Olympic Torch Relay route on Friday 1st June. He will carry the torch through Knotty Ash, near Alder Hey Hospital at approximately 4.15pm.

14/05/2012  Inspirational student to carry Olympic torch

Amie Kilkenny, who came to Carmel from The Heath school in Runcorn will be running a mile with the Olympic torch through Macclesfield on Thursday 31st May.

09/05/2012  We have an official Good Citizen at Carmel

Well done to Joseph Cashman who has been awarded the LJMU Good Citizen Award alongside other students from across the North West for their contribution to the local community. Congratulations Joseph!

04/05/2012  Carmel Continues the 20th French Exchange Celebrations

Recently Carmel embarked on the second leg of the 20th French Exchange with our partner school in La Roche-sur-Yon. To mark the occasion Principals from both colleges took part and special celebrations were held.

03/05/2012  Foundation Students Rise to the Challenge

Well done to all the Foundation Learning students and staff who completed a sponsored row and step challenge in the multi-gym to raise money for their trip to Disneyland Paris.

30/04/2012  Tourism students take a trip to London

Travel and Tourism students have enjoyed a trip to London as part of their studies.

17/04/2012  Ski 2012

During the Easter hols, 42 students and 7 staff descended on Saalbach in Austria for the annual college ski trip.

17/04/2012  Thirst for Change fundraising

Students and staff at Carmel College have raised an amazing £1700 for CAFOD this year!

30/03/2012  BTEC Creative Media Students on Match of the Day!

On Friday 23rd March 2012, a group of Carmel students visited the BBC Centre in London as part of their BTEC Creative Media course.

28/03/2012  What's Cooking at Carmel?

All Upper Sixth students were invited to attend a cooking session last week with ABM Catering. The aim of the session was to show students, particularly those leaving home to go to university, how to cook quick, healthy meals on a budget.

23/03/2012  Going the Extra Mile for Sport Relief!

The weather was glorious this afternoon for all those who took part in the activities for Sport Relief. A number of staff and students took part in a fancy dress one mile run/walk on the field whilst others battled it out to win table tennis matches on the patio outside the forum. A big thank you to everyone who donated money for such a worthwhile cause!

23/03/2012  Young Scientists Investigate Carmel

The Forensic Science Day in the Carmel College science department was again a resounding success. Year 9 Gifted & Talented pupils from 6 different high schools came along to solve a murder mystery, beginning with a good lunch served in the restaurant.

22/03/2012  Carmel is one of the top performing Sixth Form Colleges in the country!

The 2012 performance tables published by the Department for Education, show Carmel College is one of the best Sixth Form Colleges in the country for student achievement.

21/03/2012  Fast Track to Success!

Eight of Carmel's Business Studies students have successfully completed their A Level early and all gained an 'A' grade. The students achieved this by sitting both of their A2 modules in January, following 15 intensive lessons during their enrichment sessions.

16/03/2012  Students Tell the Beatles Story!

On Monday 12th March AS Performance Studies students from Carmel College took part in their performance exam which this year was based in The Beatles. The performances took place outside the Beatles Story Museum on the Albert Docks and lasted all day.

15/03/2012  Fine Art and Photography students submit work to Gallery

A group of Carmel's hugely talented Fine Art and Photography students have been selected to submit work on the theme "Not Normal" in response to a live brief set by the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool.

09/03/2012  Let's Dance for Fairtrade Fortnight!

Today marks the end of a very busy Fairtrade Fortnight with Carmel's very talented Dance students performing a flashmob for the grand finale! Fairtrade is something which can make a big difference to the lives of producers throughout the world and Carmel is very proud to have been awarded Fairtrade College status for its commitment to raising awareness.

29/02/2012  London Calling!

Last week the Government and Politics department made its annual trip to London.

24/02/2012  Archbishop Patrick Kelly blesses Carmel's new Chapel

Today saw the blessing of Carmel's new Chapel which was completed last September. His Grace The Most Reverend Patrick Kelly Archbishop of Liverpool was joined by staff, students and invited guests who attended the service and witnessed the Blessing. Water from the Well of Samaria in the Holy Land was used during the Blessing, and the importance of the Spirit and the Community was celebrated. Archbishop Kelly was also congratulated on the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination.

24/02/2012  Book Appeal Helps Tibetan Refugees

Carmel’s Head of Philosophy & Religion, Paul Griffiths, has organised a book appeal to help retired colleague Ken Townsend.

22/02/2012  Carmel Students Experience Enriching Debate

Earlier this month 7 lower sixth Government and Politics Students took part in the European Youth Parliament Debate for the first time ever at Liverpool Town Hall.

22/02/2012  Sociology students visit People's Museum

This week saw the Sociology department's annual trip to the People's Museum in Manchester.

22/02/2012  Students Visit 'Lost in Lace' Exhibition

On Thursday 9th February, 34 Textile students from AS, A2 and Art Foundation courses went to see a contemporary Textile exhibition in Birmingham entitled 'Lost in Lace'.

08/02/2012  Mathematicians take up the challenge

Recently 85 of Carmel's finest mathematicians from took part in the UK Senior Mathematical Challenge. This challenge encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency in using mathematical techniques.

07/02/2012  Creative Media Exhibition

BTEC Creative Media students have designed an exhibition focusing on war correspondents past and present which is on display in the Chaplaincy this week. The exhibition includes artefacts from WW2 and Afghanistan as well as BBC footage from award winning reporters.

03/02/2012  Carmel Flashmob Wows Manchester Crowd!

Carmel's talented Dance students took part in a Flashmob in Manchester City Centre last week. The performers and people involved had so much fun and the audience loved it!

02/02/2012  Carmel Student Impresses Katherine Jenkins

Budding classical singer, Nathan Blackburn impressed superstar Katherine Jenkins when he met her backstage at her concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall last Wednesday. The VIP concert ticket gave Nathan the opportunity to meet Katherine and when she learnt of his singing talents she asked him to send her a video of him performing.

02/02/2012  Carmel's annual French Exchange celebrates its 20th birthday

Carmel's French department has been exchanging visits with a college in Western France for 20 years this year. Lycee de Lattre de Tassigny, in the town of La Roche sur Yon, was a brand new college 20 years ago and as Carmel was only a few years old itself, it was the start of a beautiful friendship! Our French visitors arrived at Carmel today and started their exchange visit with some birthday celebrations!

26/01/2012  Carmel College Presents We Will Rock You

Please come along and squeeze up to the 'Fat Bottomed Girls', open your eyes, look up to the sky and see 'A Kind of Magic' which will rock Carmel College. Evening performances will be held on the 27th - 29th March at 7.30pm. Tickets are now on sale and are excellent value at £6 for adults and £4 concessions. The matinee performance on Wednesday 28th March begins at 2pm, tickets are only £3 each. For general public ticket sales please ring 01744 452268 or e-mail hannahg@carmel.ac.uk ...

25/01/2012  Carmel's German Exchange

Carmel's third German Exchange took place recently. A group of 14 upper and lower sixth students travelled to Stuttgart and spent 7 days developing their language skills, knowledge of Germany and new found friendships.

23/01/2012  Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Today marks the official start of the Chinese New Year and 2012 is the year of the Dragon. To celebrate, Carmel's Foundation Learning students have spent the day taking part in various activities and learning about Chinese culture.

04/01/2012  Trip to Cadbury World

Last term the ICT and Business Departments visited Cadbury World in Birmingham to see how they make use of ICT within the different departments. The students toured around the factory which showed how Cadbury World has developed since 1824 and how they have increased the use of ICT to make the company bigger and better.

19/12/2011  Law trip to London

A packed schedule allowed the Law department to cram in visits to Parliament and the House of Commons as well as a walking tour to Westminster and even some Christmas shopping!

15/12/2011  Carmel Celebrates Christmas!

Staff and students joined together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas this morning in the annual Carol Concert. Many thanks to the college choir, band and all the students and staff who did readings. The concert also gave us the opportunity to present the footwear and a cheque for almost £600 that has been collected for Hope House Homeless Centre. Thanks to all those who donated. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

09/12/2011  Foundation Learning has the X Factor!

The Foundation Learning students once again excelled themselves with a magnificent performance of various current hits based around the X-Factor formula this week. The show, hosted in a unique and effervescent way by Phil Kearsley, was supported by the extremely talented AS and A2 level dance students and tutors from the maths and PE departments. The two performances were both sell outs and standing ovations showed the appreciation of an ever supportive audience.

18/11/2011  Raising Money for Children in Need

There's lots going on in college today to raise money for Children in Need. There's a cake sale, treasure hunt, face painting, competitions and live music. Students and staff can also wear fancy dress or just dress spotty for a £1 donation! Every year Carmel makes lots of effort for this worthy cause so have fun and get donating!

16/11/2011  Students receive awards from construction company

Students Ryan Jackson and Hayley Cartwright were nominated by staff at college to receive awards from Kier North West. The construction company who built the new facilities at the college presented Ryan and Hayley with a certificate and cheque each for £500.

09/11/2011  Carmel scoops national award for fairtrade campaigning excellence

Carmel College was presented with the 'Most Creative Show Off' award by Fairtrade Foundation Executive Director Harriet Lamb CBE, at the national Fairtrade Supporter Conference at Aston University. Carmel's Flashmob consisted of 30 dancers all wearing Fairtrade T shirts who suddenly got up in the middle of the lunch hour and danced a routine which took 300 other students and staff by surprise and then sat back down again!

08/11/2011  Oxbridge Visit 2011

Carmel's recent trip to Oxford and Cambridge Universities was a huge success. Feedback from students was very positive; they found the visit to be very informative and extremely useful for their university applications.

02/11/2011  Fairtrade Cake Sale for Charity!

Students from Carmel's Foundation Learning department held the first cake sale of the year recently in order to raise money for charity. As always the Fairtrade cakes went down very well. This cake sale was just the first of many; all the money raised will be collated at the end of the year to be donated to a local charity.

28/10/2011  One World Day 2011

One World Day is an important annual event in the college calendar. This year’s theme was “Living for One World” and visitors who came into college to run workshops explored many different aspects of this theme providing students with a very informative and enjoyable day.

05/10/2011  Carmel Goes Mobile!

Carmel College has just launched its new smartphone app for Apple and Android to enable students to stay connected.

05/10/2011  Performance and Dance students enjoy a trip to the theatre!

Recently a group of AS & A2 Dance & Performance Studies students went to the Lowry Theatre, Manchester to see 'Battle for the Soul - Chapter One', a dance theatre piece by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre Company. The students found the piece gripping, exciting, gritty and inspirational and a great time was had by all.

23/09/2011  Carmel's Football Team Success

Carmel's football 1st team got off to a flying start in the National Cup on Monday with an impressive 8-2 victory over St Marys College from Blackburn. This was the first time the boys had played together and Carmel made short work of their opponents going in at half time 6-0 up, with four goals from striker Matty Taylor and two from Joey Ubido, the game was rounded off with two impressive late goals from defender Josh Davies. Well done and best of luck for the rest of the season!

23/09/2011  Rising Football Star Joins Carmel

Student Matthew Pennington who started at Carmel this September is a rising football star. Matthew, who signed for Everton at the age of 11 as a central defender, said he wanted to come to Carmel because as well as having lots of friends here, the college has been very flexible allowing him to have a tailored programme of study so that he can continue with his football training commitments.

09/09/2011  Former Student Receives Bursary from Top Law Firm

Former Carmel Law student, Amie Kavanagh (right of picture) has been awarded a bursary by top 100 UK law firm, Ward Hadaway. The firm, which has offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, has helped Amie with funding towards the second and third year of her M Law/LLB (Hons) Exempting degree and has also offered her an invaluable opportunity to spend time at the firm undertaking work experience.

18/08/2011  Best Ever Exam Results at Carmel!

The Class of 2011 has continued the tradition of gaining outstanding A Level results. The pass rate is an impressive 99.3% with 60.6% of the grades at A*-B. These are the College's best ever results and provide further confirmation that the College is one of the best providers of sixth form education.

08/07/2011  Biology Students Visit Yellowstone National Park, USA

This week 21 Biology students have returned from Yellowstone, USA's premier National Park.

01/07/2011  New Student Conference 2011

Carmel welcomed over 1100 students to the annual New Student Conference today.

01/07/2011  Students get a taste of Enrichment

Earlier this week, Carmel students had the opportunity to try out a number of Enrichment activities.

30/06/2011  Students visit Krakow, Poland

The recent Philosophy and Relgion trip to Krakow, Poland began with the 'Krakow Challenge'. Students in small teams were sent to explore the city to achieve special objectives. They had to navigate their surroundings, converse with locals, get photographic evidence and race back to collect their prize.

23/06/2011  Careers Awareness Day 2011

Carmel's annual Careers Day was once again an enormous success. Earlier today students were able to speak to representatives from a wide range of organisations to gain an insight into what each career may involve, as well as obtaining advice on how to progress in the field.

23/06/2011  Students Get Healthy!

The 2011 Student Health Day was a great success. Health Professionals from the NHS, Primary Care Trust Health Improvement Team, Merseyside Police, St Helens Rugby League club and other guests from different health organisations came into college for the day.

17/06/2011  Creative Arts Evening 2011

Last night Carmel's art students got to show off their talents at the annual Creative Arts Evening.

10/06/2011  Carmel Student Receives Good Citizen Award

Congratulations to upper sixth student Tom Syder who was presented with an award at the Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship “Good Citizenship Awards” at John Moores University.

27/05/2011  Farewell to the 2011 Leavers

Staff and students gathered in a packed out Dalton Theatre earlier today for the 2011 Leavers' Service.

24/05/2011  Carmel contributes to world record

Fairtrade fans at Carmel College are celebrating after contributing to a world record breaking line of Fairtrade bunting.

20/05/2011  Carmel's Foundation student heads for 2012 Paralympic Games

Massive congratulations go to Ryan Paladino from the Foundation Department on being selected for the GB Boccia squad for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

18/05/2011  Design Students Provide New Look for Chaplaincy

As part of the refurbishment of the chaplaincy at Carmel, Graphic Design students on the Foundation Degree were invited to submit presentations for the stained glass windows.

13/05/2011  YE Team Win Merseyside Regional Final

Congratulations to Carmel's Young Enterprise team who secured a hat trick at the Merseyside Finals winning three awards including the prestigious Company of the Year award.

12/05/2011  Carmel Band Perform for Charity

Last Friday, staff and students were treated to a live concert in the forum to raise money for the Lourdes Music Group.

06/05/2011  Ski Trip 2011

The PE Departments' annual ski trip was a great success this year; the group went to Bardonecchia in Italy during the spring break.

04/05/2011  Geography Fieldwork 2011

"The sun will come out ....eventually!......Must be Geography Fieldwork Time!"

28/04/2011  French Exchange 2011

Carmel's 19th French Exchange took place recently when 31 students and 3 staff set off for La Roche sur Yon where their partners were waiting with a welcome drink and slice of Brioche.

26/04/2011  Staff prepare to take on a mountain of a challenge

Nine members of staff from Carmel College are taking on a mountain of a challenge in 2012 to raise money for charities close to their hearts.

21/04/2011  Catenian Public Speaking Competition

Lower sixth Law student Russell Jones came first in the regional heat of the Catenian Public Speaking Competition recently.

21/04/2011  Students play the dating game

Carmel's spring term finished in style this year when the Young Enterprise group hosted their own version of the popular ITV show 'Take Me Out'.

18/04/2011  Designer cushions

Students within the Foundation Department had the opportunity to work with Twin Vision on an enterprise project designing and producing cushions.

31/03/2011  A trip to Eurodisney

Recently 19 students and 3 staff from the ICT department went on a very successful trip to Eurodisney.

29/03/2011  BTEC Creative Media Students storm the BBC!

On Thursday 17th March 2011, Carmel College students visited the BBC Centre in London as part of their BTEC Creative Media Course.

25/03/2011  A Trip to the Theatre

Student Helen Walsh gives her account of the recent Combined English trip to the theatre.

23/03/2011  Students Visit the Seaside

The A2 Travel and Tourism students enjoyed the delights of Blackpool on their 2011 annual trip.

18/03/2011  Raising Money for Comic Relief

Staff and Students at Carmel had great fun today raising money for Comic Relief.

17/03/2011  German Exchange 2010-2011

In December 2010, a group of 14 students and 2 staff travelled across to Stuttgart in Germany to participate in the second German exchange between Carmel College and the Ferdinand Porsche Gymnasium in Stuttgart.

04/03/2011  Fairtrade Fortnight : 28th Feb - 13th March 2011

There have been lots of events in college this week in order to promote Fairtrade Fortnight.

04/03/2011  Let's Dance

Carmel's A2 dancers were given the opportunity to take part in a full day Dance Workshop earlier this week in preparation for their forthcoming practical exams.

07/02/2011  Students enjoy a capital visit

The Government and Politics department's annual visit to London saw 20 students and 2 members of staff make the trip this year.

03/02/2011  Students Question Employment Minister

Carmel's business students got the opportunity to meet Employment Minister Chris Grayling earlier this week.

27/01/2011  Carmel's Holocaust Memorial

Yesterday, two of Carmel's upper sixth students, Jessica Rawlinson and Andy Dixon led a very moving service for Holocaust Memorial Day.

27/01/2011  Mathematicians take up the challenge

Carmel's finest mathematicians recently took part in the UK Senior Mathematical Challenge.

19/01/2011  Carmel ranks highly in DFE Performance Tables

Last week saw the publication of the Post-16 School and College Performance Tables for 2010.

18/01/2011  Art Exhibition at The Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery

Carmel's talented art students will be exhibiting their work at The Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery from Friday 21st January.

14/12/2010  Strictly X Factor at Carmel College

Today saw another packed out theatre at Carmel College as students from the Foundation Learning department strutted their stuff in their annual show.

13/12/2010  Star Visitor for BTEC Media

On Friday 10th December, Carmel's BTEC Creative Media students were visited by ‘Young Media Person of the Year’ Mark Worth, from the media and communications agency PHD North.

12/12/2010  Law students in Court!

Eighteen of Carmel's Law students recently took part in the Bar National Mock Trial Competition.

06/12/2010  Roll up, roll up! Get your tickets!

The cast of Me and My Girl were in fine voice at dress rehearsals today!

24/11/2010  A Trip to London's West End

On Wednesday 3rd November, 43 students and 4 staff from the Performance / Dance department travelled by coach to London’s West End to see two highly acclaimed shows: Wicked and The Railway Children.

22/11/2010  Graphic Design Degree Exhibition

The Notre Dame Centre for Art & Design became a shrine to the work of our Graphic Design Degree students today.

19/11/2010  Raising money for Children in Need

Staff and students at Carmel had lots of fun today raising money for Children in Need.

18/11/2010  Photography Tutor Wins National Competition

Carmel's very own Head of Art & Design, Steve Bonati has won the Times Photography competition.

17/11/2010  Students visit Auschwitz

Students Andrew Dixon and Jessica Rawlinson give their account of the recent History Department trip to Auschwitz in Poland.

12/11/2010  Open Evening Success

Last night we held the first of our three annual Open Evenings. It is fair to say that we were "inundated" with visitors. This was especially rewarding given that there had been severe weather warnings during the afternoon.

11/11/2010  Carmel College Presents Me & My Girl

Me & My Girl is a hilarious, upbeat musical about a cockney geezer from Lambeth who inherits a fortune from his Hereford ancestors.

05/11/2010  We are looking for a new Parent Governor

Come and join a winning team and play a vital role in planning the future of Carmel College.

03/11/2010  Rugby League Recruitment places its first player at Carmel

Carmel College has been chosen as the first workplace for GPW Recruitment's Rugby League Recruitment division. The new division is focussed on organising training and work experience for current players in rugby league to give them a head start in their career after professional rugby.

22/10/2010  Carmel Staff Rush to the Top

On Sunday 17th October, 2010, four members of staff from Carmel College (plus one little sister*) took part in the first ever Vertical Rush event in Liverpool. With 558 steps in total, the challenge was to race up the stairs to the top of the St John's Beacon, now home to Liverpool's own Radio City 96.7.

22/10/2010  Film Students Visit FACT

On Monday 18th October, 25 Media and Film students visited FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool to attend a screening of the British film 'Shank' accompanied by a presentation from Ian Mashiah who is a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) examiner.

21/10/2010  One World Day 2010

Our annual One World Day is always a winner with students and this year's was no exception. This year's theme was "Peacing Together One World" and visitors who came into college to run workshops explored many different aspects of this theme.

08/10/2010  Paper Dresses Exhibition

A group of very talented AS Textiles students have created a fabulous exhibition in the Notre Dame Art Building.

04/10/2010  New building officially opened

The final building in Carmel's £22m building programme was officially opened on Thursday.

23/09/2010  Carmel's Fairtrade College Status Renewed

Last year, Carmel became a Fairtrade College and the Fairtrade Foundation has renewed our Fairtrade Status again for the next two years.

22/09/2010  Carmel's Art Students feature in the Sunday Telegraph

Two of Carmel's talented photography students were featured in the Sunday Telegraph earlier this month.

22/09/2010  Students Complete a World Challenge

In the summer of 2010 eight students from Carmel went to the Himalayas in North West India and completed an expedition to Chandra Tal (almost 5000m). This was the culmination of the 2-year World Challenge project.

09/09/2010  Antony Conboy Officially First Class and Causing a Storm

Antony Conboy has graduated from his BA Graphic Design course with first class honours. Former Carmel student Antony was always destined for great things achieving grade A in Graphics and Distinction on the Art Foundation Diploma. Antony was also the first student chosen to represent the college on the British Vogue work experience programme that is unique to Carmel College.

19/08/2010  Best ever A Level results at Carmel College

Students at Carmel College are celebrating their successes today having achieved the College's best ever A Level results placing them in the top 10 colleges in the country according to the Independent newspaper league table (20/08/10).

07/07/2010  Students head off on their World Challenge

Eight students left college last Friday to start the adventure of a lifetime - a month long trip to India and trekking across the Himalayas.

02/07/2010  Carmel takes part in National School Sports Week

This week is the Lloyds TSB National School Sports Week which aims to use the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire young people to do more sport and physical activity.

02/07/2010  New Student Conference 2010

Carmel College welcomed more than 800 students to the annual New Student Conference Day today.

29/06/2010  Student impresses top designers at British Vogue

Each year, one of Carmel's BA Graphic Design degree students, gets the opportunity to spend three weeks working at British Vogue in London.

25/06/2010  Science Graduate Ambassadors Event

Science graduate ambassadors from Newcastle University visited the college recently to deliver a series of activities for the college's science students. These activities aimed to enhance and enrich the STEM curriculum with some fun experiments.

24/06/2010  Students Get Healthy!

Another successful annual Student Health Day took place today. Students and staff were given the opportunity to speak to health professionals and get expert advice on a range of health issues.

23/06/2010  Industry Day a Huge Success

Carmel's annual Industry Day was once again an enormous success with over 40 businesses attending the event. Students were able to speak to representatives from a wide range of organisations to gain an insight into what each career may involve, as well as obtaining advice on how to progress in the field.

21/06/2010  Carmel ranked 5th out of 172 institutions

A report published today places Carmel College 5th out of 172 institutions from across the whole of the North West region.

11/06/2010  Creative Arts Evening

The annual Creative Arts Evening will take place on Thursday 17th June. The Notre Dame building will feature the work of this year's Art Foundation students and the AS and A2 work will be on display in the Forum.

10/06/2010  Photographers win university competition

Five of Carmel's talented Photography students have won prizes in the Salford University Colleges' Photography Competition.

28/05/2010  New Catering at Carmel!

From this September, the catering facilities at Carmel College will be operated by abm catering ltd, an independent contract caterer with a highly successful track record in providing services for Colleges across the UK.

25/05/2010  Carmel Junior Apprentices Rock!

A team of A2 Applied Business students from Carmel College have recently been notified of their exceptional two "highly commended" awards in a recent competition run by Traidcraft.

01/05/2010  Biologists Visit Chester Zoo

At Easter the biology department took the A2 students to Chester Zoo where they attended lectures in primate behaviour to support the A'level curriculum.

30/04/2010  Spamalot a huge success!

The search for the Holy Grail continued its trail to Carmel College in April of this year as King Arthur and his knights took on Monty Python's Spamalot.

23/04/2010  Ski Trip 2010

This year's trip was to Zell am Zee and we skied the Kaprun area.

20/04/2010  Carmel's Biologists visit Costa Rica

28 of Carmel's Biology students visited Costa Rica over the Easter holidays.

16/04/2010  Congratulations to our Driving Theory Prize winner!

Students taking part in the driving theory enrichment workshops have made a great start in the preparation for their theory tests.

15/04/2010  Applied Business students hand over big cheques!

Carmel College was host to a visit by the Mayor of St Helens on 14th April. Councillor Terry Shields was invited to the College to meet a group of nine A2 Applied Business students who worked in partnership with St Helens RLFC to host a Fashion Show last month.

12/04/2010  French Exchange 2010

Last month the second leg of the French Exchange took place.

12/04/2010  The Canterbury Tales Theatre Trip

The A2 English Literature students recently visited the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre to see a powerful, vibrant and highly amusing performance of The Canterbury Tales.

12/04/2010  USA Tour 2010

Last month staff and students from the Government & Politics, Sociology & Media departments jetted off from Heathrow for the annual trip to the USA.

19/03/2010  A Question of Sport Relief

A massive thank you to everyone who took part and all those who donated to be in the audience for today's 'A Question of Sport Relief' event.

18/03/2010  Students explore Barcelona

Student Charlotte Green gives her account of the recent Spanish Department trip to Barcelona.

16/03/2010  A Question of Sport Relief

Staff and students will be battling it out this Friday in "A Question of Sport Relief".

15/03/2010  Gifts for the Homeless

Two volunteers from 103, St Helens Centre for the Homeless visited Carmel’s Justice and Peace Group today.

15/03/2010  Model Students team up with Saints

Carmel College hosted a fashion show on Thursday 11th March in conjunction with St Helens RLFC. The event was organised by nine A2 Applied Business Studies students as part of their coursework to showcase the latest kits and new clothing range on offer at Saints.

15/03/2010  PM invites Principal to Downing Street

Carmel's Principal, Rob Peacock, attended a reception at 10 Downing Street today.

15/03/2010  Welcome Host - An Enriching Experience

Enrichment at Carmel can lead to a formal qualification that will enhance your CV and University application. The Welcome Host Certificate, which is a Leisure and Tourism enrichment activity, is an excellent example of this and today a group of students who recently achieved this award were presented with their certificates by Karl Smith, Head of Faculty for Business.

12/03/2010  Students gain valuable skills at the Live 'N' Learn Workshops

Last Friday 150 of our Lower 6 students took part in 3 workshops. During each session they were given hints about how to motivate themselves, how to learn, how to study and how to remember - all vital when it comes to preparation and revision for examinations.

10/03/2010  Charlotte gets the red carpet treatment

Lower Sixth student Charlotte Harris has scooped the 2009 St Helens Young Creative Writing Award.

08/03/2010  Make a change - Support the 10:10 Campaign

The aim of the national 10:10 Campaign is to encourage everyone - individuals, companies and institutions - to cut their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010.

04/03/2010  Dance students practise their technique

AS Level Dance students at Carmel took part in a workshop yesterday delivered by 3rd year BA Hons Dance students from Edge Hill University.

03/03/2010  Let them eat cake - but make sure it's Fairtrade!

For those on a diet, yesterday was not the day to be in college! Temptingly tasty treats were to be had at two cake sales - and all made with Fairtrade ingredients - delicious!

02/03/2010  Geography Fieldwork 2010

'Cold, wet and windy! Must be Geography Fieldwork Time!'

02/03/2010  Health and Safety ideas get the thumbs up!

A Health and Safety Competition was recently launched at the college and the winners have been announced.

01/03/2010  French Exchange 2010

Before the February half term holiday 35 French students and 3 teachers arrived in college for the first part of the French Exchange 2010. This is the 19th year that an exchange has taken place with the same college, lycée de Lattre de Tassigny in La Roche sur Yon.

26/02/2010  Law Trip to the USA

The Law Trip to New York was a great success with all 22 students enjoying 5 days in the Big Apple.

23/02/2010  Fairtrade cookies go down a treat!

The local parish Fairtrade stall came to Carmel today and sold out of chocolate cookies in minutes!

11/02/2010  Students plan to make an impact during Fairtrade Fortnight!

A group of A2 Applied Business students, who are also members of Carmel's Fairtrade Committee, are helping to make sure the College meets the expectations of the Fairtrade Foundation.

09/02/2010  Carmel's Proud to be Green

In 2009, Carmel College went GREEN! For 2010, the Green agenda continues to promote sustainable development and raise awareness of environmental and global issues.

05/02/2010  Carmel College welcomed to London 2012's Get Set network by Olympic gymnast Craig Heap

Students and staff at Carmel College celebrated today when they were officially welcomed into London 2012's Get Set network, in recognition of their commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values.

28/01/2010  Equality and Diversity Competition Winners

Carmel's Equality and Diversity Competition has produced two deserved winners this year.

26/01/2010  Images of Destruction

Student Melissa Gorman has created an art installation entitled "Images of Destruction." Melissa, who also studies A Levels in Fine Art and Textiles, was inspired to produce the piece when she was recently studying the Vietnam War in her A Level History classes.

25/01/2010  Raising Money for Haiti

Last week Carmel's students organised a number of events in order to raise money for the Haiti Appeal. The devastating earthquake has caused widespread damage and has left many in desperate need of clean water, shelter and medical help.

22/01/2010  Essential Skills Students have got the X Factor!

Students from Carmel's Essential Skills department wowed audiences recently with their outstanding performances in their show I've got the X Factor........Get me out of here!

21/01/2010  Carmel joins prestigious national technology network

Carmel College has won national recognition for the way it uses digital technology, computers and the web to help its learners succeed.

18/01/2010  Carmel is now a member of the London 2012 Get Set Network!

Carmel College has become the tenth college in the UK to be accepted into the London 2012 Get Set Network and only the second college in the North West, the other being Oldham Sixth Form College.

11/01/2010  Netball Team are Tournament Champs!

Carmel's Netball team tasted success before the festive period when they took part in the British Colleges North West Competition in Manchester. Our team was a mixture of upper and lower sixth girls who competed against other college teams from across the region in what turned out to be a very successful day!

01/01/1900  Students Visit 'Lost in Lace' Exhibition

On Thursday 9th February, 34 Textile students from AS, A2 and Art Foundation courses went to see a contemporary Textile exhibition in Birmingham entitled 'Lost in Lace'.

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