Politics students at St Mary's Sixth Form enjoyed an action-packed day at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester on Tuesday 23rd September. This is the last conference before the General Election next year. All students heard Ed Miliband's 'make or break' speech: Year 12s in the hall and Year 13s on the stage behind the Labour leader. Outside the main hall, the air was full of talk about Scotland, constitutional reform, IS and growing cynicism about politics and political parties. Students met and spoke with Jon Snow, the veteran Channel 4 News presenter (pictured above); Shami Chakrabarti, the Director of Liberty, a civil liberties pressure group; and Gordon Marsden, the MP for Blackpool South. Some students were interviewed by the BBC's Daily Politics Show. A great day was had by all!!
Thursday 25th September - today from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Under 12s and Under 13s training with a touring side of under 12/13s from New Zealand. Hope you've been practising the Haka.
Congratulations to the year 8 boys rugby team who on Tuesday night won the first Blackpool Schools rugby tournament held at Blackpool Rugby Club. The boys won all 3 of their games beating Montgomery, Unity and Highfield and only conceding 3 tries in the whole tournament. Superb performances from Luke Rawstron, DJ De La Cruz and Thomas Graham.
On Wednesday 17th September we visited Liverpool Empire Theatre to see the touring West End production of Wicked.
Wicked tells the story of the untold friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University; the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West!
A Wicked time had by all…
If you are interested in attending the next theatre trip details can be found on the television screens around school very soon...
Miss Jones and Miss Hetherington