Sixth Form Ethos Day

Ethos Day
The Year 12s have settled into life in the Sixth Form exceptionally well which has been helped by our welcoming Year 13 students. On Thursday 22nd September, we were fortunate enough to spend our Ethos Day at Impact Blackpool. The theme for our Sixth Form learning house this year is Forgiveness, so in order to build a strong and cohesive community we organised a full day of team-building and leadership activities. This enabled students to fully integrate with each other across both year groups, forging positive relationships. The students’ enthusiasm was contagious and a lot of fun was had by all! A big thank you to Impact Blackpool for having us and the Sixth Form tutor team for their assistance in ensuring the day was such a success.

Mrs Burrough (Head of Sixth Form)


Lead Role for Year 12 Student

Jack TaylorOver the summer, one of our Year 12 students starred in TramShed Theatre Company’s production of Fun of the Fair. TramShed is an inclusive theatre company.  Jack Taylor played the lead role in the comedy about a struggling fun fair in Blackpool. Jack is an outstandingly talented comedy actor as many of you will know through his role as Vince Fontaine, the radio presenter,  in the Academy’s production of Grease and Wilbur in Hairspray. In both productions, Jack had the audience rolling around the aisles with laughter.

But Fun of the Fair was outstanding in an altogether beautiful way. Jack led a truly inclusive cast. In the cast, there were some children and adults with various physical disabilities. The performance was fantastic and the product of months of rehearsal.

After the Saturday performance, the final night, Jack was presented with the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution’ to the company. Before the presentation, the company’s founder spoke of Jack’s qualities as a role model and as a force for good in the company. His friendliness, positivity and ability to encourage and affirm everybody were identified as his personal hallmarks. He has been in the society since 2010 when he was in Year 7. In Jack’s words ‘I’ve fallen in love with this company and all the people involved’.

Congratulations Jack! You are a credit to St. Mary’s Sixth Form.