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.
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.
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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.
St. Mary’s Visit to South Africa Exceeds Expectations
Stuart Andrew MP visits St. Mary’s, Menston for International Week
Our Year 9 Spanish students last week visited the tapas restaurant, Dos Amigos in Kirkstall
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.
Caitlin (Year 9) is the first student to complete all the tasks required to achieve the award.
Photos of this year's Expedition!
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.
The annual Year 10 visit to France
The first ever Bambisanani Quiz Night will be held in school on Friday 11 March 2016 in the Main Hall from 7pm–9pm
Young Citizen Awards presented by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Judith Chapman
Stories this issue: International Week, Year 13 Geography Visit to Iceland, French Exchange, German Exchange, Ski Trip USA, World Challenge Nepal 2016, Fairtrade, South Africa Visit 2015, Bambisanani Partnership Album, Connecting Classrooms, Global Learning Programme, Lourdes Pilgrimage