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Archive for July 2017

From the Archive Vaults – 1992 Mock General Election

MOCK GENERAL ELECTION 1992 On the 30th March a mock General Election was held, the voting taking place in the College library. Many students from the College were involved in producing leaflets and other advertising literature for each of the four parties: Conservative, Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat. The idea of conducting a mock General…

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Student views on their amazing activities week

Fun in Paradise My experience of this fantastic holiday was made better by the beautiful scenes and the different instructors. Their buzzing energy and enthusiastic ways made it a thrilling experience. The variety of activities ranging from windsurfing to banana boating and diving kept us busy in the first few days on the sunny Mimosa…

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From the Archive Vaults 1967 – A visit from the sky

One afternoon in late October crowds were lining the banks over-looking the school playing fields. Below there was a scene of feverish activity as police and firemen stood ready at their posts. Excitement mounted as we spotted a tiny black object on the horizon. Within seconds it took shape: there was no mistaking it now,…

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From the Archive Vaults 1942 Summer Term – Upper School Gazette

SCHOOL NOTES. Allotments Seldom before have St. Mary’s acres been more profitably used. In response to the Government’s “Grow more Food” campaign, freshly dug patches of earth scattered all over the College grounds, appeared in early spring. The brown of the leaf mould, and the yellow of the sand and clay soon gave way for…

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Music Dept – End of school year 2017

  SISTER ACT This term Miss Tomkins took a group of musicians to see Sister Act at the Mayflower Theatre. The group mainly consisted of pupils taking vocal lessons, and both prospective and current GCSE Music pupils. The main character Miss Deloris Van Cartier was portrayed by X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and we all…

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Polish family fun day

First Polish Family Fun Day “A Great Success” The cloistered green sports fields of St Mary’s Independent School – set in 17 acres in the heart of Bitterne, Southampton – generally ring to quite specific sounds during the Summer months. The idle chatter of Year 11 students relaxing between exams or, more often, the ring…

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