Posted by: CESEW | 14/09/2010

3 days to go! ‘The Big Assembly’ in the news

3 days to go!

We now have just three days to go and you may have seen that lots of regional papers have covered ‘The Big Assembly’ recently. A selection of links to various articles can be found below.

‘York children to watch Pope Benedict XVI live on big screen at Knavesmire’ (York Press)

‘Twickenham gears up for Pope Benedict XVI visit’ (Richmond and Twickenham Times)

‘Catholics join in excitement of Pope Benedict’s visit’ (BBC North West Wales)

‘Pupils to meet the Pope thanks to their work with Gambian school’ (Plymouth Herald)

‘Big Assembly beckons for Dumfries’ Papal delegates’ (Dumfries and Galloway Standard)

‘Nailsea schoolchildren prepare for Papal visit’ (Nailsea People)

‘Maria Fidelis school to sing for Pope’ (Independent Catholic News)

In addition Holy Rosary and St Anne’s choir were featured in last week’s Times Educational Supplement. Click here to read the story in full.

Maria Fidelis choir’s appearance on Songs of Praise can now be viewed online. Click here to watch it.

Members of ‘The Big Assembly’ team were interviewed behind the scenes at St Mary’s University College for LBC Radio yesterday. The photos are now available online (click here) and the interview will be broadcast later this week.

Have your school’s plans for ‘The Big Assembly’ been featured in local news? Let us know via the comment box below!



  1. Hello! Our children were interviewed by BBC Radio.
    You can hear that here :

    I was also interviewed and the BBC are following my thoughts here :

    Thank you so much for the test loop. We are still experiencing problems but can now keep ruling things out. THANK YOU!


  2. Some of our students from Notre Dame High School in Norwich have been interviewed by the local BBC for their thoughts on the Pope’s visit.

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