This week's youth news


Actually, class, it IS rocket science

May 27th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In September last year, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S, where they spent several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March. St Helen’s received a project pack in April containing a project guide and seeds. The seeds were sent as part of Rocket Science, an educational project launched by the UK Space Agency and the Royal Horticulture Society’s Campaign for School Gardening. The rocket lettuce seeds were in two coloured packets with 100 seeds from space and 100 seeds that hadn’t made the journey. The children won’t know which seed ... continue reading.

The time has come to start meeting with young Catholics

May 20th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Michael Kearns looks at evangelisation for the Scottish Network of Catholic Students in this month’s FAITH BY DEGREES column... continue reading.


Blantyre primary backs children helping children

May 13th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Children helping children was the message pupils at St Joseph’s Primary in Blantyre learned recently after raising hundreds of pounds for Missio Scotland.... continue reading.


Young female students united in a divine grace

April 22nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Elaine Gabrielle Tsui of Edinburgh University writes about a new women’s group and female spirituality for the Scottish Network of Catholic Students in this month’s FAITH BY DEGREES column... continue reading.


Young artists in Motherwell get unique insight into the lives of the autistic

April 15th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Young artists from Our Lady’s High School in Motherwell were given an insight into the lives of people with autism as they took part in an innovative project.... continue reading.


St Benedict’s Primary pupils have fun learning about the link between having a healthy mind and a healthy body

April 8th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Youngsters from St Benedict’s Primary School in Easterhouse have been brushing up on their culinary skills as they seek to prove the link between a healthy diet and a healthy mind.... continue reading.


Clydebank students on eight-mile walking pilgrimage to Glasgow

April 1st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

STUDENTS at St Peter the Apostle High School in Clydebank followed the words of Pope Francis as they walked an almost eight-mile long pilgrimage to the Holy Door of Mercy at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow.... continue reading.

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Faith, hope and charity at Glasgow Caledonian

March 18th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Scottish Network of Catholic Students in their FAITH BY DEGREES column this month let students from the brand new Catholic Society at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), tell their story and stress the need to be beacons of Christ’s love... continue reading.

Gold medal for Trinity High’s charity work

March 4th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils from a Rutherglen school have been inspired by a Catholic charity to help out the homeless—and have been rewarded for their efforts with a visit from a Paralympian athlete.... continue reading.

Double celebration at Crieff primary

February 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils and staff of St Dominic’s Primary in Crieff had much to celebrate this month as they marked the 125th anniversary of the school and the 800th year of the Domincan Order instrumental in its creation.... continue reading.

Meaning of chastity: More than talking about sex…

February 19th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Charlotte Brown of Stirling University writes on purity on campus for the Scottish Network of Catholic Students in its FAITH BY DEGREES column this month... continue reading.

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