7F start Lent charities with a generous donation to Ghana

7F Fund Raising
Members of 7F recently took part in a sponsored silence in order to raise money for our partnership school in Ghana. Students raised an amazing £80.00. Throughout the silence students reflected on the information they had learned about our partnership school and the ways in which the money raised will be of benefit. The picture shows Sr. Philomena Grimley receiving the cheque on behalf of the Society for the Holy Child Jesus, the order which is involved with the Ghana schools.

Year 7 finish runners up in Lancashire JETEX 5 a side competition

Year 7 were desperately unlucky not to win the Lancashire Cup JETEX 5 aside tournament at Blackburn Soccerdome.

Their first game was against Southlands, Chorley and St Mary’s dominated from the start, comfortably winning 4 – 0. Ryan Powell was confident in goal, Karl Pachecco, a rock in defence and Matthew Finney and Dylan Henshall taking their chances well.

The second game was against St Augustines (who looked the strongest team in the group). The 4 – 3 victory didn’t reflect St Mary’s dominance of the game. Sheick Fadairo and Dylan Henshall dominated from the start with Jak Roper providing strength and energy at half time.

The final group game against  Alder Grange (the team that beat them in the Lancashire Cup) was not easy. Two early goals for St Marys alongside Corey Fosters control of the midfield, James Clacher keeping things secure at the back resulted in a  4 – 1 win!

The tournament final saw St Marys playing Broughton,  despite our numerous chances and controlling the game for long periods Broughton won 1 – 0. A fantastic effort and congratulations to the whole team including reserve goalkeeper and centre back who stepped in during the day. Men of the match – Sheick Fadairo, James Clacher, Karl Pachecco, Corey ‘ Pirlot’ Foster, Dylan Henshall, Ryan Powell, Jak Roper and Matthew Finney. Well done boys! 


Sixth Form Bench Ball Tournament

Sixth Form Benchball

Congratulations to all who attended the St Marys 6th form internal Bench-ball tournament on Wednesday the 20th January. Five form based teams competed and played with great enthusiasm and team spirit. The afternoon heats resulted in the form teams T1 and T7 competing in the final, although T7 were a strong team  T1 were victorious!!. Well done to all teams for playing with such enthusiasm and pride. The addition of all team supporters added extra excitement to the after-noon making it thoroughly enjoyable for all.

We look forward to seeing you all at the next Inter-form Competition, and T1 receiving their winners engraved trophy. The PE Team

500 Words Competition

Calling all under 13s! The BBC are running a competition called '500 Words' which is a very exciting opportunity to put your creative writing skills into action and submit a short story of 500 words or less. If you win, your story will be read out at The Globe Theatre and you will have the chance to meet some celebrities. If you're interested in entering this competition please see the link below or ask Miss Callagher for more details. All participants will be issued with a certificate!