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Court Farm
Primary School

Pupils from Year Five at Court Farm School interviewed Father Mark Crisp, Rector of Oscott College; Father Paul Fitzpatrick, who is responsible for managing the building and grounds at Oscott; and Winnie O’Brien, an Emmy Award winning designer, who grew up in Kingstanding with a view of the College.

As the Rector of Oscott College, father Mark Crisp is responsible for the seminarians training to be priests. His role is similar to that of a headmaster. He grew up in Sutton Coldfield and he tells us what it was like to leave home to study in Rome in the late 1970s. 

Father Paul Fitzpatrick is a Catholic priest who was born in Birmingham in 1964.  He now lives at Oscott College and is responsible for its upkeep. He talks passionately about maintaining Pugin’s Gothic architecture.  

Winnie O’Brien is a successful designer and animator. She moved to California where she won America’s top award for television production. Winnie also shares about her close connections with Ireland where her parents come from. 

“I now look at patterns more” - Rezzak

“Pugin has inspired me to draw more” - Nihad

“Pugin has made me happy to do lots of artwork” - Naomi J

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