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    Revision Skills Workshop

    At the Y11 Parents' Evening, revision skills helpsheets were available to all parents and a workshop took place. They are now available online.

Tina In The Back - The Turnpike

What an amazing night it was on Tuesday 13th March when some fantastic bands performed at The Turnpike in Leigh. This was all planned, set up and organised by the Year 13 Music class. To start the night off past pupils Joe Walsh and Owen Murphy who are ‘Friend The Foe’ had been invited back to perform. They played a brilliant set, a mixture of some of their own original songs and some covers. It was great to have them back.

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World Book Day

On the 1st March 2018, staff and pupils celebrated World Book Day by coming together, as a school community, to appreciate reading. The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

In addition to this, Mrs McInnes, our school librarian, coordinated a range of World Book Day activities in the SSC at lunch time for all pupils whilst year 7 and 8 pupils were given the opportunity to take part in World Book Day quizzes and competitions during their English lessons.

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Thackray Medical Museum

On Monday 5th March 2018 the History Department took the Year 10 History cohort to visit the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds. The trip was an opportunity for students to be able to enhance their understanding of  how medicine has developed and changed over time.

Year 10 you were a credit to St Mary’s. Well done – a great day had by all.

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Paired Reading Programme

On Friday 16th February a group of sixth form students attended St Ambrose Barlow Primary School to celebrate the completion of the paired reading programme. The programme is a successful partnership between the St Mary's sixth form and St Ambrose Barlow where students support their younger peers with paired reading. A lovely ceremony took place where the children handed our sixth form students a certificate and gave a final thank you for their support.

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Hallé Project Adopt-A-Player

Since January, St. Mary’s and three of our partner primary schools, Astley St Stephen’s, St Ambrose Barlow and Boothstown Holy Family have been involved in an exciting musical journey with the Hallé Orchestra.

At St. Mary’s 30 Year 7 students have been working hard in three workshops to create their own composition based on Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 and specifically working on the 4th movement. We were very lucky to have Helen  - one of the 1st Violin players from the Hallé who led all the workshops and inspired all the pupils involved. In our composition there was a variety of different instruments which were all played by the pupils brilliantly.

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Careers Convention

Careers Convention

On Thursday 8th February we held our annual Careers Convention.  The Careers Convention was a great success; this year students from Year 8 to Year 13 attended, with over 130 exhibitors present on the evening.  The purpose of the Convention was to give our pupils the opportunity to obtain the very best careers advice from experts in a variety of different fields of employment, training and Further/Higher Education. 

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adjective: having a huge appetite; ravenous.

The children were voracious readers.

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