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.
Bambisanani and the beautiful game helping to change lives in South Africa.
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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
12 stars of Christmas — the 18-year-old poised to take on the world
As part of their A Level Geography course, a group of Year 12 students recently took part in a visit to the Leeds Energy Recovery and Recycling Facility
Past St. Mary’s student Mr Patrick Kirkham this week joined students, parents and staff as the Guest Speaker at the annual Sixth Form Celebration of Achievement Evening.
David Geldart, Chairman of the Bambisanani Partnership has praised the work of volunteers and supporter in an end of year review.
Written by Sixth Form student Evan Seaman
Important message delivered to Year 7 and 8 students by New Kings Order.
At the beginning of December, St. Mary’s, Menston was lucky enough to be chosen to take part in a Creative Media Camp (CMC) run in association with ITV.