International Week was held in the week beginning 6 July at school and students in Years 7–9 had the opportunity to take part in lessons designed with an international theme.
Students experienced Chinese lessons, created poems in different languages and had the opportunity to create prayers on being a global citizen. They learned about worship in other countries, the different pilgrimages in Rome, Lourdes, Medjugorje and Fatima and had the opportunity to learn more about current social issues such as sustainable fishing (with a focus on Mozambique).
In creative subjects students did a costume design project based on Les Misérables and explored the work of International artists in both Music and Art.
Students also enjoyed a variety of cuisine during lunchtimes.
We very much look forward to next year’s International Week 2016 which will be based around the Rio Olympics.
David Geldart, the founder and Chairman of the multi-award winning Bambisanani Partnership, was recently invited to speak at the Australian Council for Health and Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) International Conference at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia.
David Geldart, Chairman of the Bambisanani Partnership has praised the work of volunteers and supporter in an end of year review.
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On Thursday 29 March, St. Mary’s welcomed Mr John Rolfe MBE from the British Council who presented the school with the International School Award.
St. Mary’s Visit to South Africa Exceeds Expectations
Stuart Andrew MP visits St. Mary’s, Menston for International Week
Our Year 9 Spanish students last week visited the tapas restaurant, Dos Amigos in Kirkstall
Over the half term break, fifty Year 10 students took part in a four day residential trip to the Amalfi Coast, Italy. The trip was structured with the Geography GCSE course in mind to give students a hands on understanding of the processes of tectonics and tourism.
Caitlin (Year 9) is the first student to complete all the tasks required to achieve the award.
Photos of this year's Expedition!