Sixth Form Fancy Dress Day Advent 2016

Fun Event raises money for our Advent Appeal

Sixth Form Fancy Dress Day 2016

Sixth Form Fancy Dress Day 2016 Gallery (58 photos)

Another very successful Sixth Form fancy dress day was held this week at St. Mary’s. Sixth Form. Students and staff arrived for lessons in fancy dress costumes, each one donating £10 to the school’s annual Advent Appeal, proceeds from which will be sent to St. Gemma’s Hospice, CAFOD, Catholic Care and Martin House.  The Advent Appeal will also support the work of St. Vincent de Paul in all they do to change the lives of families living in poverty across Leeds.  

This year again there were many different imaginative and creative costumes, some made by the students themselves including cowboys, clowns, angels, Christmas trees and a SWAT team!  The staff, not to be outdone, also joined in, with some departments following a particular theme. 


“The Sixth Form students have taken the lead in a wide range of charity events delivering our Advent Appeal. They are a great example to other students in school and I thoroughly appreciate all that they offer to school life.” Further events are planned by the Sixth Form students to raise as much money as possible. A Rich Man Poor Man lunch is planned for the end of the week where Sixth Form students and staff can buy a bowl of soup and make a donation representative of those who struggle to find a proper meal. Over the course of the Advent period, the whole school community will be involved in fund raising activities with the aim of beating last year’s total of £5000. Activities planned include a ‘St. Mary’s Got Talent’ competition, sales of Reindeer Lollipops, Christmas Candy Canes, hot chocolate and doughnuts and two ‘St. Mary’s Bake-Off’ competitions, one for students and one for staff.”
— Mr Darren Beardsley, Headteacher