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Sports Day
Superb Sports Day!

With the weather being kind for once, St.Mary’s Sports day was exciting from start to finish.

Well done to all who competed and supported their form throughout the competition. We saw some excellent team spirit and sportsmanship to finish off an excellent year of sport at St.Mary’s.

Thanks to the supporting staff who led events twinned with the very capable A level PE group who ran the finish line like clockwork.

Bens Wish
Ben's Wish

One of the House Charities this year has been ‘Ben’s Wish’. Ben’s Wish is a trust fund set up to raise money for Ben Robinson. Ben is from Leigh and was born with cerebral palsy and was recently diagnosed with leukaemia.

The charity is raising money to help the 11-year-old achieve his ambition of going to Jamaica.

The fund, which is also helping Ben and his family focus on plans for after his treatment, was set up by Leigh Centurions rugby league player Dayne Weston.

Holyrood
Holyrood Visits

Year 10 child development students have been visiting Holyrood nursery to observe children playing.   This is research for their controlled assessment.  The focus is creative play and outdoor play.  It has been good to see inside the nursery and spend time with the nursery nurses and children. 

Frankenstein
The Frankenstein/ Jane Eyre Experience

The Year 12 students were treated to a three hour lecture by Dr. Andy McInnes ranging from: English at university; The Gothic and Frankenstein and the Female Protagonist in Jane Eyre. The sessions were extremely enjoyable: the pupils gained a lot of knowledge about English Literature at a higher level. There were a lot of enthusiastic English students after the sessions and we are very grateful for Andy coming into school, this will be his second year running coming into St. Marys!

Celebrating Year 7
Celebrating Year 7

Can you believe they have done a year at St. Mary's already?

Our End of Year Celebration Assembly started with the video of the year and ended with a wonderful performance from 7R of what has become a very special song to us - Ariana Grande's "One Last Time", they have left a number of staff a little teary!

Celebration Year 8
Celebrating Year 8

What a wonderful year 8 we have had. On Wednesday the students came together with their tutors, House Leaders and Mrs Lomas  and Mr Newton to celebrate so many achievements. The year group continues to be committed to excellence in all that they do whether it be in the classroom, in the sporting arena, on the stage, in the community or even just around school.

Leavers Ball
Year 13 Leavers' Ball Friday 7th July

The Year 13 students were joined by staff and governors to celebrate their time in the sixth form at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The evening started with a drinks reception followed by a lovely meal in the Trafford Suite. Rachel Ball and Adam Francis spoke, summarising their feelings about leaving; a mixture of relief and excitement. They also gave a number of awards and presents.

Music Service
Wigan Music Service Ensembles Showcase 

After three busy rehearsals in June, on Wednesday 5th July it was time for St. Mary’s and Oakfield High school to perform together a song written especially for both schools called ‘Stronger Together’. But before the performance there was a well-deserved tea at Pizza Hut!

It was excellent to see both schools working together so well and really enjoying performing on the stage at Robin Park.

Well Done to everyone who took part. 

Amazing Athletes
Amazing Athletes

Our Year 7 Boys and Girls athletics teams gained an excellent Team Bronze Medal at the Gtr Manchester Schools Games.

Representing Wigan Schools, they competed against the best two schools from each of the Gtr Manchester Boroughs at Sportcity, Eastlands.

Each student had to complete the 100,800,Long jump, Javelin and relay.