Last updated: 17/03/2018
Developing International Citizens
St. Mary’s values the rich experience and cultural diversity found through close liaison and collaboration with staff and pupils in all our partner schools. There are numerous opportunities for St. Mary’s students to broaden their horizons beyond the United Kingdom.
You can see a display celebrating our International work in the entrance hall of our Clitherow Building. There are many other International work displays around school.
Photos from the 30th German Exchange between St. Mary's and FGV
The 30th anniversary of the Student Exchange between St. Mary's Menston and Franziskus Gymnasium Vossenack was celebrated this week in a special ceremony
This evening's event has been cancelled due to the bad weather forecast for later in the day
Year 10 pupils take part in the 29th German Exchange with the Franziskus Gymnasium
As we enjoy the visit of our German Exchange partners we are saddened to hear of the Germanwings aircraft disaster yesterday in which 16 German students from Joseph-König-Gymnasium, Haltern lost their lives.
The Bambisanani Partnership
Every year since 2008, Sixth Form students visit South Africa as part of our acclaimed Bambisanani Partnership.
Bambisanani is the Zulu word meaning 'working hand in hand'. 'Bambisanani' aptly encapsulates the philosophy of the partnership which significantly now includes both The University of Leeds and Leeds Trinity University as key members.
More than 200 pupils have now visited Mnyakanya School in South Africa.
Many pupils are involved in the World Challenge expeditions in locations such as the Himalayas, Peru and Tanzania. The 2014 expedition went to Ecuador and the 2016 Expedition is going to be in Nepal.
An incredible opportunity for our pupils.
The 2018 World Challenge Expedition is to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Photos of this year's Expedition!
Students came in their own clothes on Wednesday 29 June 2016 and the event benefited The Bambisanani Partnership and World Youth Day charities.
Stories this issue: International Week, Year 13 Geography Visit to Iceland, French Exchange, German Exchange, Ski Trip USA, World Challenge Nepal 2016, Fairtrade, South Africa Visit 2015, Bambisanani Partnership Album, Connecting Classrooms, Global Learning Programme, Lourdes Pilgrimage
There is a bi-annual Ski Trip to New Hampshire, United States of America.
During an International Week, every St. Mary's pupil and our visitors from Mnyakanya High School, South Africa worked on creating this beautiful mosaic (with artist Alan Pergusey) which is in our Covered Area. The sun's rays represent the many different international links St. Mary's Menston enjoys.
International School AWARD
In 2009 St. Mary's was first awarded the International School Award in recognition of the highly innovative international and community schemes we have pioneered.
The award recognises schools who are leading the way in instilling a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people.