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National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry day on the 28th of September 2017, our Year 7 and Year 8 students took part in a range of poetry events relating to this year’s theme of ‘Freedom’. Students were asked to engage with the theme by reading and exploring a selection of ‘Freedom’ poems which then inspired them to write their own.  

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Yr 10 Barcelona 2017

During the October half-term some of our Year 10 students visited Calella, Barcelona.  The day we arrived we were given free time to spend on the beach or explore the town. In the evening we all enjoyed an X-Factor night and everybody joined in singing.  Despite the horrendous sound we all had a wonderful time!

On the Sunday we visited the Sagrada Familia and then visited Port Vell Shopping Centre where we shopped all day and when we got back to the hotel we had our evening meal before going to the bar for the quiz night; groups of 6 all competing against each other to win.

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Year 11 MFL Parental Newsletter Launch

Starting this month, the languages department will be producing a newsletter for parents highlighting various areas in preparation for the GCSE examinations. The newsletter will contain a breakdown of the topics and grammatical aspects that we covered during the previous term, along with the aspects that we will be covering during the current term.

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Welcome Conference

Welcome WOW!

What a wonderful Welcome Conference and Mass we have had! Despite the cold and the rain, the students threw themselves into all of the activities both at Howe Bridge and at school with Animate. They have climbed, sang, scooted, run, danced, acted, reflected, shot arrows, problem-solved and had the most fun as the photos show.

We finished off our Conference with Mass on Thursday evening and were delighted to be joined by three of our priests, the Primary Headteachers and many parents and family. Once again our students made us very proud; the Y11 Prefects officially welcomed the Y7s into the St. Mary’s family and we all prayed and sang to celebrate.

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Stem Award

STEM Award 

The Museum of Science and Industry are delighted to award St Mary’s Catholic High School with our Excellence in STEM Award. The school is the first school in Wigan to gain the award and only seven high schools across Greater Manchester have gained the award since it was launched in 2015.

Through gaining the award St Mary’s have shown that they value young people learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths outside the classroom and they have shown a commitment to work with local STEM ambassador volunteers from industry to add real life context and relevance to these subjects.

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Sion Hill

Sion Hill Year 7 Performance

St Mary’s welcomed Sion Hill to school last week.  Sion is a successful singer-songwriter from Ireland who is also delivering a powerful message to school age children.

Sion gave a fabulous performance to our new Year 7’s whilst also highlighting the importance of keeping safe on-line.  He also talked about bullying and the affect this can have on children.

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Duke of Edinburgh