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Creative Writing
Y10 AS Creative Writing

The Year 10 AS Creative Writing group were fortunate enough to be taught by one of the school's gifted A Level students: Grace Corey. The group are working towards an AS Creative Writing qualification and have to write their own original pieces. Grace came into one of the sessions to inspire creativity and flair in the pupils' writing. Grace used one of her own examples with the students and they now have to craft their own piece loosely based on ideas generated by Grace.

Lets Sing
Lets Sing 2017

Since January, St. Mary’s choir which includes pupils from Year 7 – 10 have been practicing hard for Lets Sing!. This year there were over 65 pupils in the choir and all enjoying themselves singing. The biggest challenge this year was learning Baba Yetu, where we had to sing in Swahili and learning the song Rockabye which was chosen for the St. Mary’s choir. For this song we had the challenge of rapping and singing in three part harmony – and we all liked the challenge.

Year 7 Rugby
Y7 Rugby

The Y7 Rugby team continued their strong start to high school competition by winning their latest fixture 32-20 at St Edmund Arrowsmith

Attendance at training has been excellent all year and the number of games has allowed many students to play a sport that is new to them. Thomas Haseldine was the latest player to make his debut after earning his place through regularly attending training and showing a willingness to listen and develop his game.

Water Polo National Finals

On Thursday 17th March Miss Montgomery and Miss Wilson travelled to Northampton with eight girls, in preparation for the Water Polo National Finals, which the team had qualified for. After a challenging journey the team arrived at Northampton School for Boys, all members of the party were incredibly impressed with the sports facilities the school had. During the first game St Mary’s competed against Notting Hill and Ealing High and continued the fine form they demonstrated in the qualifying rounds with a 6-2 win.

Bath Fizz
Charity - Bath Fizz Making

Bath fizz making in production this morning.  Well done Health and Social Care students.  You have been amazing on the production line.  Thanks to the sixth formers for their help.  We are nearly ready for the sale for The Christie charity next week.

People History
The People’s History Museum 

Students in Year 9 were invited on Friday 10th March to visit and work in partnership with The People’s History Museum in Manchester. The museum looks at the history of working class protest and equality. Students were invited by the curators of The People’s History Museum to ‘take over’ the museum and took part in a range of workshops and archive sessions. Students accessed the archives and examined original documents.

Coffee Morning
H & S Coffee Morning

Today the year 10 GCSE health and social students enjoyed helping at the coffee morning after mass.  It was a lovely event with the students learning from members of the community.

Thanks to Sarah for accompanying the students and Miss Hall for organising today.

Science Ambassadors
Student Science Ambassadors

11 students were successful with their applications to lead in science with activities to give back to their community. These students have shown a commitment to science and will support with the Super Science Fair this week and lead on projects with our linked primary schools.

Well done from Miss Boardman.

ABA Training
Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training

On Thursday 2nd March, 15 students from across different year groups attended Matthew Moss high School in Rochdale to complete their Anti Bullying Ambassador Training, in association with the Diana Award.  It was an eye opening experience and all of our young people came back more determined than ever to combat bullying within our community.