Dear Parents, I'm pleased to inform you that we have now completed the process for appointing Parent Directors to the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust Board. Mrs Belinda Hodgkins was elected unopposed to bring a perspective of parents who have primary aged children to the Board's work. Mr Jeremy Baugh was elected to bring a perspective of parents who have secondary & Sixth Form aged children.
Melissa Mathews of FSC Taekwondo has only gone and done it again! Another gold. She was representing Lancashire in the BTA Taekwondo Interclub Open 2014. She was competing in patterns (Poomsae). This is being able to show, co-ordination, poise, control and balance. Of which she certainly did. The Master & Grandmasters of the sport are hugely impressed with her so much so she got straight tens across the board! Master Ben Constable 4th Dan her coach stated " I am really proud of her accomplishments, she is a credit to young people and her family and her school! She practises all them time and her hard work and dedication to the art, is second to none! And is paying off!" Melissa is part of an all Indian club but she also comes to Master Constable's open club in Preston. He is in the process of setting up a club in Blackpool. And is currently looking for a venue. For more information, feel free to look at www.forwardsportstraining.com
Recently the PE Department applied for the Sainsbury's Kitemark School Games Mark which recognises the contribution that staff and students make to school sport and PE. The department achieved a bronze award for their commitment to and the development of competition, school sport and physical education.
The Sainsbury’s School Games Mark is owned and created by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is implemented and developed by the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England. The Mark was first launched in June 2012 via the Sainsbury’s School Games website.
Students of SMCA - remember there are lots of sporting opporunities for you to take advantage of during and after school. Make sure you are a part of it!
Today the community here at St Mary's said thank you and wished a safe and happy journey to Sr Eunice who has been with us all week. This week we hope will be the start of a relationship with the Ghanian schools that will include exchange trips. The visiting teacher has been busy telling tales of life in Africa, leading some work in RE classes, giving talks in the Chapel and visiting some classes and groups in College. In return we too have given gifts and mementos from Blackpool and St Mary's. So long Sr Eunice we have enjoyed having you.....we will never forget "I have joy in my heart"!