Success for the Year 8 Boys’ Volleyball Team!

The Yr 8 boys won all their fixtures in the Blackpool Secondary Schools’ Volleyball Competition to finish winners. In their first competition together, the following boys put in an imperious display;-

Dilan-Lee Alimeri , James Clacher, Basil Joseph, Michael Joseph, Karl Pacheco, George  Robertson and  Joe Waterhouse


Year 12 Geography fieldwork

Year 12 have had a busy start to the year squeezing in a number of visits and visitors.

On Tuesday 8th November, year 12 went on a Geography fieldtrip to Rossall beach.  Despite the freezing temperatures, they worked amazingly well to gather information on the processes taking place along the beach.  They were eager to put into practice some of the fieldwork techniques they have been developing and collect information on sediment size, shape and angularity.  In addition to this they  managed to measured the varying profile of the beach (without losing the ranging poles!) and have the opportunity to see first hand some of the process they have been learning about.

For the unit Changing Places they have investigated a nearby place, Bloomfield, and looked at the socio-economic indicators and how that place has changed over time. On Friday they met with Paul Maynard MP to discuss further the issues for the Fylde coast and how Westminster governs the area from afar.

They also had to investigate Wrea Green looking at a number of current and historical maps to see how area has changed. Students then investigated these areas noting landuse and environmental quality. They had a great interview with Cllr. John Maskell Chairman of the parish council who spoke about how the people have changed and future planning issues for the village.

A huge thanks to all staff and visitors who have given up a significant amount of time to enable this to happen.


Year 10 Royal Marines Visibility Team

Royal Marines Visit
On the 25th October St Mary’s welcomed the Royal Marines Visibility team into college. Forty year 10 students were selected from an application process to take part in the day. During the first session the Marines delivered an informative presentation providing an insight into life as a Marine and all the different roles they perform. This was followed by a vigorous physical training session in the sports hall. The students involved were a credit to St Mary’s and has a great experience.

Life After Learning

Thank you to all parents who attended the Assessment & Reporting Parents forum this week, please click the link below to view the powerpoint from the evening. If any questions please contact Mr Neil Riley Assistant Head at the Academy.

Life After Level Presentation (PDF Format)