Year 8 Win Regional Indoor Cricket Finals

Year 8 Cricket Team
Year 8 continue to break new ground - winning the regional indoor cricket finals at Stanley Park and thus qualifying for the county finals for the first time ever!  They won all three games comprehensively and now play the top seven schools in the county at Bolton Indoor arena later this month.

The first game was against BRGS where captain Dylan Henshall lost the toss and St Mary’s were asked to bat. Despite a slow start they managed a respectable total of 57 with Henshall undefeated on 30. A very tight bowling and fielding display limited the opposition to just 30. Waterhouse and M Joseph bowling well and Pachecco and Herbert outstanding in the field.

The second game was against Pendle Vale and after winning the toss St Mary’s bowled them out for just 22. Powell stopped everything behind the stumps and B Joseph bowled with increasing confidence. St Mary’s comfortably passed their score and posted a total of 60. Henshall again top scored undefeated on 28 with able assistance from Clacher.

A win or even a small defeat would have seen the team through to the finals but confidence was sky high and a clean sweep was their only goal. Despite losing the toss and getting their lowest score of the tournament (43 ) defeat was out of the question and they bowled Archbishop Temple out for 15. B Joseph outstanding. Henshall was voted man of the tournament.

Well done to – D Henshall, J Waterhouse, J Clacher, M Joseph, B Joseph, K Pachecco, R Powell and F Herbert.

Under 13's Table Tennis Competition Success

Under 13's Table Tennis Competition
Congratulations to the under 13 boys and girls who were involved in the Blackpool cross-school table tennis competition on Thursday 2nd March. 

The girls team finished in 3rd position and consisted of Ellie Johnson, Justyna Wasik and Amy Nickless. The boys team finished in 1st position and have made it through to the Lancashire round which is scheduled for Monday 8th May at Garstang Community Academy. The team consisted of  Dylan Henshall, Fabio Herbert, Jamie Kelly - Rutherford,  Marek Jasinski.
Thank you, Miss Porter


Timetable for St. Mary's Admission Appeals

On the 1st March 2017, Blackpool & Lancashire Local Authorities will inform parents of the secondary school their child has been allocated to. Not all parents will necessarily receive their first choice of school. For September 2017, the full allocation of 210 student places has been made at St. Mary’s Catholic Academy. If your child has not been allocated a place at St. Mary’s and you would like to try to secure a place for them please follow the process in the attached document. We would strongly advise you not to reject the place at the school your child has been allocated until you hear the outcome of the Appeals process. Further information is available here.

Cycle To Syria

Moved by the continuous news footage of the destruction of Aleppo in Syria and the devastating impact this has had on the Syrian people, the Communications Learning House has decided this year to raise funds to support them. Always ready for a challenge, we decided we would walk, row and cycle the full 2690 miles that exist between Blackpool and Aleppo and ask our friends and families to sponsor us to do so. Every morning, our forms have taken it in turns to rise to the challenge in the gym whilst also adding in the miles we have covered on the way to school or participating in activities in the evenings and at weekends. We have been so successful, we decided we would not only cover the distance to Aleppo, but attempt to make our way back again! It has been possible to track our progress on the TV screens around school and we are grateful for the kind support of the PE department in allowing us to use the equipment every morning. We hope to raise a significant total by the end of term and we thank everyone who is helping us achieve our Cycle to Syria.

History Trip to Berlin

Berlin Trip students
18 students and 3 staff enjoyed a wonderful History trip to Berlin during February half term. They visited several sites of Nazi history such as the Berlin Olympic Stadium, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and Wannsee Villa, where the fateful decision to instigate the Final Solution was made. They also experienced more recent Berlin history at the Wall and Checkpoint Charlie Museum, as well as enjoying the sights and culture of Berlin on a walking tour and at restaurants every night. The students were a credit to the school and it was such a success that the History Department hopes to make this an annual trip.