By Matthew Speed and Rowan Wynn (Year 12)
This year an exciting new opportunity has been presented for students from Years 7-11 who are considered to be representing the school values in their academic and extra-curricular endeavours. Every week a group of students will be selected by their Form Tutors and invited to participate in the ‘Big Breakfast’, where a free breakfast will be provided as well as a chance to talk to senior members of staff about issues of school life that are important to them. For example, the Global Warriors (led by Mrs Hayes) participated in the Big Breakfast, as they show the school values through their contribution to the school community. During the Big Breakfast they talked to staff about environmental aspects of school life which they thought could be improved – such as reducing waste around school.
The intent is also to provide a sense of pride and accomplishment, with feedback from the first breakfast reflecting this; many of the students explained that obtaining recognition for their efforts is fulfilling and provides a further incentive to continue to work hard and have a positive attitude to school. Additionally, it was seen as a great time for relaxing and socialising with peers.
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.
FA Level 1 Coaching Course Achievement.
The power of music is incredible, from singing to drumming, from DJ-ing to writing your own songs and film music. The Music department offers opportunities for all kinds of music making in school.
On Friday 5 April 2019, 15 Year 9 and 10 pupils had the opportunity to attend a Health Sciences careers day at the University of Leeds.
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Jonjoe Boswell (Year 9), Finley Power (Year 13) and Freya Power (Year 7) recently represented St. Mary’s in the West Yorkshire Schools Golf Championship at Howley Hall Golf Club.
Year 8 enjoyed a challenging and diverse experience last week during residential in Ullswater.
Nominations and Voting instructions: votes to be received by Tuesday 30 April 2019
Bambisanani and the beautiful game helping to change lives in South Africa.
Following their recent success in the local round of the Rotary Club of Aireborough Youth Speaks Competition, six students from Years 7, 8 and 9 represented St. Mary’s in the District Finals of the competition held at Leeds Trinity University, competing against ten other schools from North and West Yorkshire.
There is a vacancy available for a parent representative on the Academy Council.
Well done to our Year 8 netballers
Sixteen Year 9 girls attended the U14 Leeds Netball Tournament at Allerton High School on 26 February.
St. Mary's Menston School Production 2019 was Legally Blonde – The Musical
On Thursday 7 February, members of the Debating Club from Years 7, 8 and 9 represented St. Mary's at the Rotary Club of Aireborough Youth Speaks Competition.
Schools, parents, pupils and others are invited to complete a questionnaire hosted on the Combined Authority’s consultation and engagement ‘Yourvoice’ website where you can also find out more details about the proposed changes.
St. Mary's Menston School Production 2019 is Legally Blonde – The Musical
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.
Fantastic work by students in 8W