Sixth form Art and Photography students in Vogue.

Art students visit ManchesterSixth form art and photography students experienced gallery visits to the Manchester and  Whitworth gallery. The visit forms a part of the A Level ;learning experience as students were exposed to art and photographic work s of immense historical significance, educating students as to the culture, trends and society in both historical and contemporary society; upon return to college, students produce a visual response to their most inspiring works.

The  Manchester gallery boasted works by The Dutch Masters, Whitworth exhibited extensive  works by  artists such as David Bomberg, Paul Nash and Lucien Freud to name a few.   .

Notably, the most exciting part of the trip was the Manchester gallery’s Vogue ; 100 years in fashion .Decade by decade, the exhibition explores British Vogue’s unfaltering position at the forefront of new fashion, its dedication to the best in design, and its influence on the UK’s wider cultural stage during some of the most inventive and exciting periods in style, taste, the arts and society. Exquisite vintage prints and garments from the early twentieth century, ground-breaking photographs from renowned fashion shoots, unpublished work and original magazines were brought together in this first retrospective survey of the celebrated magazine.

 

Anne Kelly R.I.P.

Mrs Anne KellyWe were saddened today to learn of the death of former teacher Anne Kelly. Anne worked at St Mary's from the mid 1970's until the late 1990's as a teacher of English giving many years loyal service to the school. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time.

Streetlife

Streetlife
This Harvest, St Mary’s students have smashed all records by donating the largest collection of food and toiletries for Streetlife in memory! The chaplaincy team sent an appeal out to the whole school asking to collect food, toiletries and blankets for Streetlife, a homeless shelter in Blackpool. Streetlife support homeless young people aged 16-25 by providing emergency accommodation, warm clothing, food and other essentials in times of crisis.

The employees at the charity were thrilled to bits with the minibus loads of donations we dropped off at their base on Buchannan Street, which will go a long way to helping out homeless young adults this winter. Both the Chaplaincy Team and Streetlife were very impressed and thankful with the amazing efforts the students put into the appeal. Rachel who works at street life came in to visit our SVP club to talk about Street Life’s work, and said the charity were overwhelmed at the response from St Mary’s. A huge thank you to all who contributed, especially forms who brought up several bags and boxes full of donations!

 

St. Mary's 6th Form Sports Academy begins with a bang!

Sports Academy
It has been a highly successful first half term for the 6th Form Sports Academy pupils. Already pupils are qualified FA Level 1 coaches and have completed the Young Leaders Handball qualification. We have secured funding from Lancashire Sport to deliver a Handball club for KS4 & 5 pupils next half term and are looking forward to completing the FA refereeing badge, Young Orienteering Award and a visit from Cumbria University to take us up to Christmas.

If you would like anymore information about this amazing academy please see Mr.Reidy in the PE Department.