SMCA PE students clean up in local sports competitions!

Since the start of this half term PE pupils have competed in a range of sporting competitions including basketball, cross country and cricket against schools across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. So far successes include:

Year 11,10 & 9 boys basketball winners:
Basketball Teams

Year 8/9 boys cross country winners and Year 10/11 boys cross country runners up:
Cross Country Teams

Year 8 boys winners of the Indoor Lancashire cricket competition.

Emily Murray winner of the Year 7 Cross Country Race.
Natalia Luczak winner of the Year 8 Cross Country Race.
Girls Cross Country

Year 10/11 Girls Basketball competition 4th place.
Year 7 Girls Netball Competition 2nd place

Remember to keep coming along to extra curricular practices both at lunchtime and after school for a chance to represent the Academy.

Step into the Gap with the Gaplains

Hannah will be visiting Ethiopia

I’m Hannah and I’m preparing to travel to Ethiopia in a weeks time. I will be visiting HIV AIDS , climate change and livelihood projects, meeting students and street children. I may also (hopefully) have the chance to get involved with traditional music and art classes!

I’m so thrilled to have spent my first term at St. Mary’s gathering the skills and confidence needed to go overseas and hopefully make a difference to the lives of the people I meet.

Thanks so much everyone for your continued support and be prepared for me to ask to visit some classes on my return!

James will be visiting Cambodia 

On the 25th January to the 12th of February I will be visiting projects including:

  • Sre Khmer a Cambodian agricultural Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) dedicated to supporting sustainable socio-economic development.
  • Village Support Group an NGO in Battambang supporting those affected by the Khmer Rouge civil war.

I will be sharing messages from parishes in England, which are being sent to Cambodia through CAFOD’s Cambodian Connect2 programme. I look forward to sharing the important human stories of CAFOD’s work with everyone here at St Mary’s on my return and inspiring others!

Year 11 Basketball Team – Champions!

Year 11 Basketball Champions
The St Mary’s Year 11 Basketball Team won their fixtures in the recent competition at Montgomery to take the Blackpool Secondary Schools’ Tournament title. The whole squad performed well in their games but special praise must go to Matthew West. He not only scored the majority of St Mary’s baskets but dominated the opposition with his ‘driving’ dribbles. The squad consisted of the following boys;- Victor Emefe, Ronan Barratt, Matty West, Toby Chick, Tom Hampson, Sam Martin and John Illnum.

Y12 Science Trip – Water Park Adventure Centre

Science Trip
On Friday 2nd December Y12 Science students and Science staff went on an A level consolidation and team building weekend to Water Park Adventure Centre in the Lake District.

On Friday evening students took part in study skills sessions and later in the evening played pass the parcel (thanks Mrs Murray).

On Saturday, students went ghyll scrambling and took part in A level Science booster sessions. Saturday evening was spent videoing the SMCA Sixth Mannequin Challenge; keep your eyes on the website for further details.

Sunday morning was spent climbing, canoeing and kayaking. Both staff and students had a fabulous time and we look forward to taking next year’s Y12 Scientists.

For more details about A level Science please contact Miss Jones.  You can see more photos from the trip in the gallery.