St. Mary’s Sixth Form Dancing Queens!

Three of our current sixth form girls are celebrating after a clear win in a regional dancing competition with English Town and County Carnival Organisation. Courtney Gardiner, Leah England and Darnell Weber were part of the Broadway Stars Morris Dancing Team who swept the competition away to make Diamond Senior Champions, in addition to being named runner up Diamond Senior Team who won the most competitions in 2015.  

The English Town and County Carnival Organisation championships were held at Pontins, Southport where the girls and their experienced team won by a clear margin of seven points, much to the delight of their team and many supporters.

Courtney Gardiner, currently studying ICT, Photography, RS and Media at St. Mary’s Sixth Form said: 'I'm having a great time at the moment and am really busy. I'm elated to have won the competition with my team and to have all our hard work celebrated. I've danced competitively for 12 years and enjoy the community and team spirit we have. Sixth Form was supportive of us all and the time we needed to compete. I just had time to relax after Southport before a hectic but fantastic photography trip to Liverpool last week - and will be helping out at our Sixth Form Open Evening. Studying at St. Mary's is never dull!'

Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 15th October from 7-9pm

Sixth Form Open Evening
Thursday 15th October from 7 - 9pm
Mr. Eccles talk is at 7.30pm
Year 11 and Year 10 students are warmly invited to attend our Sixth Form Open evening on Thursday this week. We have over 30 courses to choose from, something for everyone. Chat to our A level teachers and most importantly, our current students to find out what makes us unique. Find out how to be entered into our prize draw to win £50. Enjoy complimentary refreshments (including a Notarianni's voucher) whilst you browse our subject information sheets, pick up a prospectus and compete your application form.
Please note that students are welcome to bring along a Yr 10 / 11 friend from another local HIgh School who is on target to attain 5 A* - C at GCSE (including English and Maths)
We look forward to welcoming you on the evening
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Sixth Form Ethos Day 2015

Just when the new Lower Sixth cohort felt like they’d settled into this new chapter in their academic career – the sixth form team, headed by Mrs. Burrough, set to raise the bar of inclusion and the sense of community across the Sixth Form in the inaugural outing to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for this year’s Ethos Day. 

Initially, the room was awash with the nervousness of the new students, pessimistic of what the day had to offer. This quickly changed as the day got started, and any apprehension was easily forgotten as the multitude of exciting, invigorating, team-building activities sought to bridge the students in the two year groups together.

During the sessions, the focus of the day was made ever-more apparent: St Mary’s continuous efforts to work toward their mission statement, the hallmarks of which – Catholic, Caring, Community, Challenging – were embedded into the activities and thus, instilled into the minds of the students.

After the excitement and fun of the team building activities, the focus turned to the Sixth Form’s mission to follow in the footsteps of Oscar Romero and strive towards a more prophetic community, speaking out to challenge injustice in society.

Students rose to the task of designing a shield that best represented the Sixth Form: challenging the students to consider the morals that epitomise the inclusive, friendly and welcoming Sixth Form community. Students were then welcome to stay on and experience the exhilarating rides that the Pleasure Beach had to offer – bringing a day full of excitement, amusement, and joy to a truly brilliant close, leaving the students more connected, involved and excited about the amazing opportunities our Sixth Form has to offer them in the upcoming year within the St Mary’s community.

Nathan Leahy (Year 12)