Like Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s ‘Big One’, Wednesday marks the climax of our Wonderful Week here at St Mary’s.
In Barcelona, they have basked in the sunshine and enjoyed a tour of the famous Camp Nou. Last night in London, they continued to immerse themselves in the world of theatre as they watched a performance of Matilda. Today they have visited the Houses of Parliament and dined in Trafalgar Square. The Duke of Edinburgh group conquered their expedition in order to successfully achieve their Bronze Award.
Back at St Mary’s, football fever has hit the school as Fleetwood Football Club have been upskilling and inspiring the football group with their tackling, crossing and shooting skills. After yesterday’s T-shirt creations, the Make It Trend group have been making bags galore as they expand their creativity with innovative ideas. Meanwhile, it has been an Italian themed day in the Bake Off group as pizzas were perfected with an array of toppings. Over in the dance group, Kate at Ludus Company visited to deliver her expertise. The group were caught in a tangle as they refined their contemporary dance skills and Kate provided a careers talk to inspire future pathways in the creative industry!
Year 7s have been developing some mastermind strategy board games, including a Christmas ‘must have’ game featuring our very own Mr Eccles, Mr Brown and Mr Tierney. At lunchtime, the Year 7 campers returned after a really successful trip to Waddecar. Staff at camp need not worry, however, as they have been exchanged for the other half of the Year 7 happy campers who are full of energy and raring to go for the rest of the week!
It may be sunny in Blackpool but it has been a chilly day for the Sport and Leisure group as they mastered the slopes at Manchester’s Chill factor. Visits to Blackpool Tower Eye and The Blackpool Tower Dungeons were enjoyed by the Strictly Blackpool group who continue to explore the local area and attractions. Meanwhile, the Link group have had a fantastic day at Ascent after visiting the Blackpool Fire Station yesterday. Xtreme Action have been practising what they preach in a day of gorge walking and abseiling, certainly not for faint-hearted! Finally, the sixth form team were on tour today as they visited both Newcastle University and Northumbria University.
Year 10s have been dipping their toes into the world of work this week during work experience. So far there have been some real success stories, such as those working at Happy Tots Nursery, Bright Print, Sue’s Curiosities and Tea shop and The Gynn.
It has been another wonderful day for all involved. Thank you to all staff for your continued work. We can’t wait to see the adventures tomorrow will bring!
P.S. For more Wonderful Week photos, please take a look at the school gallery!