Wonderful Week 2018

Welcome to Wonderful Week 2018! Wonderful Week is an annual event at St Mary's during which our students get the opportunity to take part in their choice of enriching and exciting activities: planned, operated, and supervised by St Mary's teaching and support staff. The week runs from Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July 2018 inclusive. I am delighted to be able to offer a very wide range of activities this year including Football, Prop Making, Xtreme Action, and a Week of Culture, to name but a few!

This page explains the choices that will be available to students during Wonderful Week 2018. Please discuss the options carefully, taking into consideration any costs involved. We work hard to keep costs to a minimum and are pleased to offer a number of lower cost and free options as part of the selection. Please note that we will be offering the facility to pay for some activities in instalments via our secure payment website, ParentPay.

It is vitally important that students select choices based on what they will find interesting and not based on what their friends are choosing - this is your week and we want you to enjoy it! During PSHE on Thursday 23rd November students will be asked to make a first and second choice for Wonderful Week with places being confirmed in the week commencing Monday 4th December. It is important that all students choose two activities as we may be unable to offer everyone their first choice.

Students will receive a letter confirming their choice with a ParentPay reference for their deposit, which must be paid by no later than Friday 15th December. If the selected activity requires a further payment to be made then this must be done so by Friday 2nd February 2018. ALL ACTIVITIES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY THIS DATE. In the event of a trip becoming oversubscribed, places will be allocated at random.

If you have already opted to take part in a residential trip during Wonderful Week and you have paid the deposit and received confirmation of this, then you do not need to opt again - the place on the residential will be guaranteed. We are looking forward to another successful and enjoyable Wonderful Week in 2018.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Miss Jones. Wonderful Week Co-ordinator


If you are ready for an action packed adventure week of your life then our XTREME ACTION week is ideal for those of you who love a non-stop buzz!! During the course of the week you will take part in many activities including:
  • Wakeboarding
  • Paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • High Ropes and Zip Wire
  • Rock Climbing
  • Chill Factore: Downhill Donuts
  • Chill Factore: Luge Slip 'N' Slide
  • Chill Factore: Sledge 'O' Mania
  • Chill Factore: Snow Luge Clip n Climb

Total cost: £170
Deposit: £50

For more information please see Miss Anderton


Enjoy a week of activities based on different cultures. The activities include:
  • Hair and beauty
  • Baking
  • A workshop on canvas painting using henna cones (could be used for displays around school)
  • End the week with a lunch time fashion show using clothing from other cultures

Total cost: £20

For further information please see Miss Abid


This is a fantastic opportunity for students to explore the heritage and fun of Blackpool. Students will learn all about the history of Blackpool and all visit the local art gallery. Of course, any cultural visit to Blackpool would not be complete without a trip to the top of the Tower and a visit to the Sea Life Centre and Madame Tussaud's. The week will also end with a fun visit to the Pleasure Beach.

An unbelievable opportunity for students to be a 'tourist' around Blackpool at a very reasonable price.

Total Cost:£50
Deposit: £25

For more information speak to Mr Allan


We are very fortunate to offer an exciting opportunity for your child to experience quality football coaching from Fleetwood Town FC for the full week.

Two coaches from FTFC will work with the students from 9.00 - 12.30 each day. We will then look to consolidate this coaching in game specific matches in the afternoon sessions for a week of fun activity.

If you love sport and love football this is the perfect choice for you.

Total Cost: FREE

Please see Mr Brown for further details


Are you ready to face your fears? With creepy clowns, ghoulish ghosts, and zany zombies around every corner, there's something to freak everyone out.

If getting Goosebumps from bush tucker trials and chills down your spine from insidious insects is your thing, join us on this monstrous Wonderful Week.

Students beware: you're in for a treat!

Total Cost: £75
Deposit: £25

For further details please see Miss Glass


This will be an action packed week with a mixture of sport and leisure activities. The week will consist of an activity day at Rock and River Outdoor Pursuits Centre where you will definitely get wet!

You will experience some winter sports at the Chill factor including snow-boarding, snow park and climbing.

We will visit a Premier league football ground for a tour which will be followed by some retail therapy in one of the North West’s biggest shopping centres. There will be an opportunity to demonstrate your more elegant side as you take to the rink for some ice skating.

There are other activities that have not been finalised but Ten pin bowling, Laser Quest and Escape rooms are all possible additions to the week. Finally there will be a relaxing swim at the Sandcastle!

To pick this option you must be prepared to give everything a go.

Total Cost: £150
Deposit: £50

For further info please see Mrs Roberts


Calling all amateur bakers!

Do you have what it takes to become the Wonderful Week St Mary's star baker?

Join us for a week of themed cook-offs and dough filled challenges, from a bread showcase to a cake decorating masterclass. You will get the chance to design your bakes and showcase your skills, competing against other groups for the ultimate accolade in the kitchen.

On your marks, get set, BAKE!

Total Cost: £15

For further details please see Miss Stephenson


In this week you will be making your own movie and cosplay props. This could be Thor’s hammer, Magneto’s helmet , armour from league of legends, Link’s shield, venetian mask or even a paper-mache Olaf.

The limit is your own imagination.

You will be taught the basics of prop building and shown the skills required. Its then up to you to plan, design and build your own prop. There may even be a guest star or two.

Total Cost: £25

For further details please see Mr Jenkins


Explore the use of sound in 4D cinema, arcades, ballroom, shops and video guides at Blackpool Tower. Produce your own sound effects and music tracks. Look at Foley mixing, produce music videos for your own tracks/make lyrics videos for existing songs. Create your own musical compilation by mixing your favourite tracks using software. Cut and edit tracks to make them fit and create your ultimate seamless playlist. Visit the Pleasure Beach to explore the use of sound in creating atmosphere on various rides and attractions, imagine the effectiveness of the attractions with different/no sound/music being used. Experience the psychological effect of sound design in action.

Total Cost: £15

For further information please see Mr Preston


'Fun with Philosophy' we will be delving in to the big questions in life. If you love debating and problem solving this week is for you.

We will explore problems which have been argued for thousands of years and look at some of the most famous philosophers.

We will look at a broad range of topics ranging from robots to murder so there will be something to interest everyone.

Total Cost: Free

For further information please see Mr Thornton