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Advent Daily Reflection

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Geographic Information Systems Week

International GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Week was in mid-November. To raise awareness of this and help develop geographical skills, the Geography department hosted a range of activities for Year 8 and 9 students. Crime mapping Some Year 9 pupils mapped crime in the local area using police records and interactive maps and …

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Commonwealth Gold Medalist Visitor

On Monday 20th November past pupil, Commonwealth Gold Medallist and professional boxer, Scott Fitzgerald came into school to share his knowledge regarding his diet and being an elite performer with our current Y11 GCSE PE pupils. Pupils listened intently and then had the opportunity to ask …

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Robin Stevens – Author

Robin Stevens, author of the ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ series, visited Our Lady’s recently to talk to our Year 7s. Along with talking about her books Robin worked with the pupils to create their own crime story and gave them tips on how to get started. Robin …

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Year 11 Netball

Well done to the year 11 netball team who competed in their final Preston Schools Netball Tournament recently. Despite the bad weather, the girls fought hard to win four out of their seven matches to finish a respectable fourth behind St Cecilia’s, who entered two …

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Trip to Krakow, Poland

29 pupils and 4 members of staff went to Krakow in Poland over half term. The group visited the ‘Wieliczka’ Salt Mine, Royal Wawel Castle and the Cloth Hall. On the final day the group made an emotional visit to Auschwitz-Birkenhau Concentration Camp. All pupils …

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Year 7 & 8 Science Club

After a fantastic half term learning about Forensic Science, we have now started doing some fun, stand-alone experiments. This week we learnt about how adding salt to ice affects the melting point of the ice – and put our new knowledge into practice, using it …

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Marafiki Challenge Cup

On Friday 21st October after school, Year 9 pupils competed in the first Marafiki Challenge Cup event of the year. The inter-form football tournament was organised by pupils of the Marafiki Committee, which raised £60 for Marafiki, our international partnership with St Peter Claver High …

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Diego the Degu

Diego was found running wild on our school car park and, despite our best efforts, we were unable to reunite him with his owners. We are pleased to announce that we are keeping Diego and have just acquired a state-of-the-art cage for him. We would …

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Textiles Club

Textiles Club launched a few weeks back and we have had a lot of fun in the first few sessions. Pupils have been tie-dying and ‘sublimation’ printing their own t-shirts. We are going to be continuing to explore lots of creative projects over the coming …

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