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Leading poet visits Oratory school Reading

Sir Andrew Motion is pictured with Year 7 St Philip House Boys in the Black Room at the Oratory School in Woodcote, Berkshire

Sir Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009, visits the Oratory School to run a workshop on creative writing

Children celebrate Candlemas

Pupils celebrate Candlemas, the presentation of Jesus at the Temple, on February 2

Pupils, parents and staff attend candlemas celebration at Stonyhurst College

Fr O’Leary takes over from Mgr Martin Hayes

Archbishop Vincent Nichols shares a glass with Fr John O’Leary, left, and Mgr Martin Hayes

Archbishop Nichols hosts reception for new and departing private secretaries

Pupils study risks of alcohol

Anthony Bull, 12, wears glasses designed to mimic the effects of drunkenness

Year 8 pupils at St Ambrose College learn about agonies of alcohol abuse

Catholic pupils picked for national rounders team

Isabelle Cox, left, and Maria McGoff, from St Bede’s college in Manchester who will play rounders for England

Students at St Bede’s College in Manchester have been selected to play for the England rounders squad

Andrea Bocelli sings ‘Panis Angelicus’ for an end to world hunger

Blind tenor treated Italians to an aria at an event put on by the charity Sermig

Catholic Herald nominated for award

The logo for the About.com Readers' Choice Awards

The Catholic Herald is a finalist in the newspaper category of About.com Catholicism Readers’ Choice Awards. You can vote for us here

Bishops celebrate friendship

Bishop Declan Lang, second from right, led the service in Bishop’s Cleeve

Catholic and Anglican bishops lead service in Bishop’s Cleeve, Gloucestershire

Social action discussed

Delegates at the Caritas Social Action Network conference in Liverpool (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Nichols and Archbishop Kelly address a conference in Liverpool organised by Caritas Social Action Network

Catholic pupils dress up

Beatrice Byrne Hill in French costume with frogs’ legs

Pupils at Orwell Park school celebrate modern foreign language day by dressing up