Year 10 Sixth Form Taster Day


Over three days 206 year 10 students from St. Mary’s, Cardinal Allen and St. Bede’s spent a day as a sixth former, sampling lessons and having some free time. The evaluations were very positive with 98% saying it was good very good or outstanding. We hope to welcome a bumper crop of students in 2007.

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New Addition to PE Kit

Miss Porter's modelling career takes off From September 2006 the College has added a tracksuit to the Physical Education Kit list.  The tracksuit will be purely optional and will consist of a rain jacket and a pair of rain pants as modelled in the photo by Miss Porter.  The St. Mary's crest will be embroidered on the rain pants and jacket.

During the winter months participation levels can drop in PE having a negative effect on the progress of our students.  The lack of participation may be a direct effect of the cold temperatures the students experience whilst taking part in their PE lessons.  In a bid to combat this we feel the introduction of the new tracksuit will encourage students to take part in their lessons.

The tracksuit will be available only from St. Mary's.  An order will be placed over the summer.  The cost of the tracksuit will be £35.  This additional piece of kit is of the highest quality, making the tracksuit wonderful value for money.

May I reinforce that the tracksuit is purely optional.  However, the PE department would recommend the purchase of the tracksuit in order to tackle our ever changing climate.
If you would like to order a tracksuit for your child please send your cash/cheque in an envelope, clearly marked with your child's name, form and the size required, to the College office for the attention of Mrs. A. Whiteside.  If paying by cheque please make it payable to St. Mary's Catholic College.  For more information please click Read More below.  For more photos of the tracksuit please visit the Gallery.

Race For Life - St. Mary's Girls 2006

Race for LifeThe excitement, the anticipation and trepidation of what lay ahead….and then the hooter sounded for ‘GO’. 40 St. Mary’s girls and staff were off on what was about to be an emotional yet very rewarding challenge in the ‘Race for Life.’
And that’s just what it was as we ran our way over 5km through 2 and a half thousand others all with the same purpose – to reach the end, but more importantly, earn their sponsorship targets to be donated to Cancer Research. It was only when we started running that the initial excitement and gusto dwindled and the reality of a long hard sweat running 3 miles set in. Add to that a temperature of 23 degrees and the noise had most definitely died down! As we ran, we were relentlessly reminded of why we were running in such hot weather – the names ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ appeared all too often on the backs of those who were running and I was astounded that almost all the runners were displaying names of loved ones past and present for whom they were thinking of.
The St Mary's Girls RunnersNeedless to say, the girls from St. Mary’s performed brilliantly mostly completing the race in less than 40 minutes AND with smiles all round! It is estimated that the girls will have raised over 1000 pounds for Cancer Research. (Watch this space!) Cancer has and will in the future touch so many of our lives, your sponsorship would be much appreciated if you haven’t already done so. Many Thanks and well done all the St. Mary’s girls! Check out the gallery for more photos!

Miss. M. Walsh

Penalty Shootout Winners

The Penalty Shootout competition held last week was a fantabulous success.  Approximately £150 was raised for Blackpool Life by the staff and students taking part.
Congratulations to the following students who won prizes:

  • Jack Goodridge - Year 7
  • Jake Roche - Year 8 (the competition overall winner)
  • Stathi Christodoulou - Year 9
  • Alex Robinson - Year 10
Thank you to all those who took part!
Remember to check out the Gallery for photos of the event.

Miss. C. Hetherington