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.
Year 10 student and swimmer Izzy Goodwin continues to impress. In August, Izzy competed in the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow and won a total of six medals.
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Once again, St Mary’s Menston students have achieved excellent GCSE results this year. In keeping with previous years, they have excelled in their performance and demonstrated high academic standards in key attainment and progress measures.
Congratulations to all our Year 13 students who are celebrating their A-level and vocational course results today.
St. Mary's Menston take part in the 81st Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage to Lourdes
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.
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.
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.