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.
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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.
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A Stewardship Faith Morning was held in school on Tuesday 11 December for all students in Year 7 and 8.
St. Mary’s student and teen actress Tillie Amartey is continuing her rise to stardom after filming for the forthcoming CBBC series Almost Never.
Creative media camp with ITV!
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Over the weekend, 21 students from St. Mary’s took part in the Manchester Thunder Netball event.
Congratulations to Year 7 student George Harrison who recently won four gold medals at the City of Leeds Swimming Gala held at John Charles Centre for Sport.
A group of Year 12 and 13 female students who study Maths and Computer Science, recently attended a careers insight day opportunity with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Written by Year 12 Student Erica Bowers
Sixth Form students at St. Mary’s again turned pink for a day to support Breast Cancer Research.