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News Archive December 2021


Posted on 02nd December 2021

On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 November 2021, Year 14 students in St. Mary’s had the opportunity to take part in a PSNI event promoting safe driving. The Crash Car Simulator activity reminded pupils of the importance of driving with care and attention and the devastating impact that can be caused by a momentary lapse of focus on the road ahead. We are grateful to the PSNI for facilitating this thought-provoking activity.    

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Posted on 02nd December 2021

As part of the Year 10 Personal Development Programme, and our whole-school focus on promoting Anti-Bullying and Inclusion, Equality and Diversity, Year 10 pupils took part in the Cara-Friend “All Out” anti-bullying workshop on Wednesday 1 December 2021. The workshop was delivered by Cara-Friend Education and Training Manager, Jo McParland. 

The workshop aims to improve the experiences of LGBTQI+ young people in schools by raising awareness among their peers of what it means to be LGBTQI+ and the issues LGBTQI+ young people face on a day-to-day basis. The workshop also aims to eliminate bullying and stigma faced by LGBTQI+ youth by challenging negative attitudes and derogatory language. 

Thank you to Cara-Friend for facilitating this informative workshop.   

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Christmas Card 2021

Posted on 15th December 2021

This year’s school Christmas card was designed by Alice Carey, Year 13.  Thank you to Alice for giving of her time and talent in creating the artwork for the card.

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Posted on 22nd December 2021

Key Stage 4 pupils in St. Mary’s Grammar School responded most generously to this year’s St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Family Gift Appeal.  Co-ordinated by Mr Francis (Head of Year 11) and Mrs Higgins (Head of Year 12), pupils donated £1438.98 to the Christmas Family Gift Appeal.  Mrs Eileen Fullerton from a local branch of the Saint Vincent de Paul charity collected the cheque.  Mrs Fullerton was most appreciative and thanked Year 11 and Year 12 pupils.  Vouchers will be bought with the money and will be distributed to many local families in the Mid-Ulster area.  The Christmas Family Gift Appeal is so important. Simply by giving a donation, people can make a real difference to the lives of so many children and their families – and make Christmas happen in many homes this year. 

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