Hold Still: A portrait of our nation in 2020

Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still, a portrait of our nation in 2020, was launched as an ambitious community project to capture a snapshot of the people of the UK during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Whilst many people’s lives were put on hold to help protect our helpers and heroes, there were some that continued to work harder than ever, and others that endured the upheaval of hardship and loss.

Pupils at St Joseph’s were invited to send in their submissions for the National Portrait Gallery competition over the summer term to help create a collective portrait of our nation which reflects resilience and bravery, humour and sadness, creativity and kindness, human tragedy and hope.

As you can see below, our pupils produced some truly fantastic imagery, with each submission capturing a recognisable characteristic of lockdown, to which many will relate. Well done to all those who took part!

Evening of inspiration with the London Mozart Players


St Joseph’s College was delighted to host a concert with the London Mozart Players on Tuesday 5 July, which offered students from the College an unparalleled opportunity to perform alongside, and be inspired by, some of the country’s finest musicians....

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ Sixth Form Wonder Ball


We were delighted to welcome back our Year 13 and 12 students for the annual, much anticipated, Sixth Form ball to celebrate their time at St Joseph's. This year, the theme was 'Alice in Wonderland' and the College Hall had been transformed to ensure all the guests had a magical evening. ...

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Alumni enjoy reminiscing and reconnecting with old friends


St Joseph College's Alumni Day 2022 was a huge success with over 100 guests, some visiting for the first time since leaving St Joseph's several decades ago and reconnecting with old friends....

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Enrichment Week fun for all


St Joseph's College's Enrichment Week 2022 was non-stop with activities, trips and fun learning experiences for pupils across all age groups. ...

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A Midsummer Night’s (Goes Like a) Dream


St Joseph's College Reading's Year 5 - Year 8 pupils gave an enchanting performance of Shakespeare's a Midsummer Night's Dream....

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