Tanaquil Lu, a Year 10 student, has been elected Youth Parliament Member (MYP) for Suffolk South. Seven schools and youth groups in the area watched the candidates canvas for election in a video demonstrating their passion and drive to make a difference. When the votes were counted, Tanaquil headed the list.
St Joseph’s College is celebrating some outstanding results in the Higher Project Qualification, with 100% of the Year 8 and Year 9 students taking part achieving A*-C grades and 16 of the 21 awarded A*-A.
Preparation for life beyond school is integral to an education at St Joseph’s College, where staff are passionate about helping students find their way into happy and fulfilling careers. Concerned about the particular challenges likely to face female students, the College inaugurated an Empowering and Inspiring Women in the Workplace event, open to young women studying at the College and other local schools.
Bursting with green energy and black comedy, the early sixties inspired music and macabre storyline of The Little Shop of Horrors were in safe hands when the students of St Joseph’s College performed the musical to five packed houses at DanceEast, Ipswich (February 4 – 7).
Ethan Waddleton and Tom Emery, former students of St Joseph’s College, Ipswich, are once again taking to the pitch together as part of the England Men’s Sevens team. Ethan and Tom, who left the school in 2015 and 2016 respectively, are reigniting the level of excitement in the school community reached with Lewis Ludlam’s inclusion in the England World Cup squad in October.
When the stunning modernist chapel at the centre of the St Joseph’s College campus reopens its doors on 14 December, it will realise the hopes of the whole school community and mark the culmination of three years’ hard work and fundraising.
Lower Sixth student Leo Bignell is about to have his first solo exhibition. His cardboard sculptures will go on display on Friday (4 October) at Turners, the menswear shop in Colchester. What’s unusual about Leo’s work, apart from the fact the sculptures are made from cardboard, is the drama, intensity and realism of each piece. The Royal Academy took note earlier this year when three of his sculptures were shortlisted for its first Young Artists’ Summer Show.
Northampton Saints rugby union flanker, Lewis Ludlam, an old boy ('Old Birkfeldian') of St Joseph's College, has been selected for England's 31-man Rugby World Cup squad.