This summer saw forty five volunteers travel to one of South Africa’s poorest regions to expand the work of the multi-award winning Bambisanani Partnership charity.
Libby took part in the St. Mary’s 2018 Year 12 visit to South Africa.
On Monday 1 July 2019, Libby received her Diana Award on behalf of The Bambisanani Partnership from Wayne Bulpitt CBE. Warmest congratulations to Libby for this achievement.
Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. It is the longest running award for young people that is given to individuals and groups through a retrospective nomination process only. The Diana Award believe this is special because young people do not work towards the award, rather they demonstrate their suitability through their actions, without any expectation of reward.
The day ended with an opportunity of a lifetime. A private tour of the House of Lords by Angela Harris, Baroness Harris of Richmond. An opportunity to sit in the second Chamber of the United Kingdom Parliament and listen to a debate – seeing democracy in action! Thank you to the Baroness and thank you to Mr Harvey for arranging the tour opportunity.
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.
FA Level 1 Coaching Course Achievement.
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.
David Geldart, Chairman of the Bambisanani Partnership has praised the work of volunteers and supporter in an end of year review.
A Stewardship Faith Morning was held in school on Tuesday 11 December for all students in Year 7 and 8.
St. Mary’s, Menston is delighted to announce that fourteen of their past and present students have been publicly honoured with the prestigious Diana Award.
By Matthew Speed and Rowan Wynn (Year 12)
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On Thursday 29 March, St. Mary’s welcomed Mr John Rolfe MBE from the British Council who presented the school with the International School Award.
Bambisanani Partnership - Inspirational Charity Launches New Book.
Inspirational St. Mary’s students receive award in memory of Princess Diana at Leeds ceremony.
St. Mary’s were recently invited to attend the Global Learning Programme Expert Centre Conference at the Hallam conference Centre, London.
Over the half term break, fifty Year 10 students took part in a four day residential trip to the Amalfi Coast, Italy. The trip was structured with the Geography GCSE course in mind to give students a hands on understanding of the processes of tectonics and tourism.
St. Mary’s have had their Fairtrade Schools Award renewed after a considerable amount of hard work from both staff and pupils.
Four St. Mary’s students were lucky enough to be a part of the Fairtrade Celebration Event which was held in the Banqueting Suite of Leeds Civic Hall on 9 March
On Thursday 9 February 2017, Year 13 CRS (Catholic Religious Studies) students devoted a day to looking at the environment.
Caitlin (Year 9) is the first student to complete all the tasks required to achieve the award.
We are delighted to announce that St. Mary’s has been awarded the British Council International School Award in recognition of our work bringing the world into the classroom.