St. Mary’s once again judged OUTSTANDING.
Miss Marsh and Miss Mallinson led a visit to the Netball World Cup yesterday in Liverpool.
Congratulations to Year 10 student Claudia Walsh who was recently awarded a Black Belt in her chosen sport of Karate.
Over a number of years, St. Mary’s has provided opportunities for students to obtain The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Through the scheme, students develop skills and confidence recognised by employers, colleges and universities - the awards are also great fun.
At the Bronze award level we saw a record take-up this year. 60 Year 9 students took part. Our two day Qualifying Expedition was based around Herd Farm centre at Eccup reservoir.
Our Silver Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition consisted of 24 Year 10 students that have taken part in the three-day expedition, walking from Bolton Bridge back to Menston. The Silver Qualifying Expedition took place at the beginning of June.
The Gold Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition takes place over four days in the Yorkshire Dales in the last but one week of the summer term. 9 participants are taking part this year.
This year also saw a record number of completions. All four sections of the award at Bronze and Silver levels and five sections at Gold level need to be completed before a certificate and badge can be issued. This year saw 26 Bronze completions, 4 Silver and 6 Gold. The Gold Award participants receive an invitation to Buckingham Palace to receive their award if they so wish.
Libby took part in the St. Mary’s 2018 Year 12 visit to South Africa.
On Monday 1 July 2019, Libby received her Diana Award on behalf of The Bambisanani Partnership from Wayne Bulpitt CBE. Warmest congratulations to Libby for this achievement.
Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. It is the longest running award for young people that is given to individuals and groups through a retrospective nomination process only. The Diana Award believe this is special because young people do not work towards the award, rather they demonstrate their suitability through their actions, without any expectation of reward.
The day ended with an opportunity of a lifetime. A private tour of the House of Lords by Angela Harris, Baroness Harris of Richmond. An opportunity to sit in the second Chamber of the United Kingdom Parliament and listen to a debate – seeing democracy in action! Thank you to the Baroness and thank you to Mr Harvey for arranging the tour opportunity.
The performance of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe took place on Wednesday 3 July
Year 11 had a wonderful evening as they celebrated the end of Key Stage 4 in style with their Prom.
On Wednesday 3 July 2019, Sixth Form student Tom Allan was awarded The Barbara Ward Award at the Celebrating Young People Awards Ceremony held at the Curzon Cinema in London’s West End.
The St. Mary’s Intermediate Girls’ Athletics Team became the champions of Leeds last night, winning the Leeds Schools’ Athletics Association finals.
This is the fifth year that the school has run the Martin Green Memorial Golf Competition. This year it was held at Fardew golf club. It is a day to remember our friend and colleague Martin and to raise some money for Cancer research.
These are some pictures from the day.
Congratulations to Year 10 student Mollie Whitehead who was last week awarded the U16’s Player’s Player Award at the Leeds United Ladies annual Awards Evening to commemorate the 2018–19 season.
It is confirmed that the 2020 early May bank holiday has moved from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on the day itself.
St. Mary’s held their summer KS3 Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 11 June 2019 and were delighted to welcome Mrs Clare Quinn as the Guest Speaker.
Tour de Yorkshire Legacy Event.
The schools in The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust fundraised for and participated in the Bishop’s annual Good Shepherd Celebration at St. Anne’s Cathedral on Friday 24 May 2019.
Preparations have included regular Friday afternoon sessions, sometimes in wet and windy conditions. There will be a whole-school non-uniform day in July to collect as much sponsorship money as possible.
New figures from the Department for Education (DfE) have revealed which state schools in Leeds have the best success rate for students going on to higher education at one of the country's Russell Group universities.
Jack Rawlings, Marek Bucholc, Gerry McKeown, Malachy Bray and Poppy Fletcher accompanied Mrs Hall, Librarian and Mrs Hammond to the Leeds Book Award Ceremony at the Civic Hall in Leeds.
This is a great opportunity for students to discuss possible volunteering for specific organisations.