Equestrians on top form at Eventing Championships

NSEA ChampsSt Mary’s Calne was very well represented over the course of the weekend (6th/7th October) at the NSEA Eventing Championships at Elmwood.

Superb play at the South West Schools Lacrosse Tournament

Southwest Lacrosse TournamentOn Saturday 6th October, our senior Lacrosse Teams competed in the South West Schools in miserable conditions. In the persistent rain and wind, it was a real test of their resilience, character and love of the game!

U12s Celebrate Success at their first Lacrosse Tournament

Joker DrawOn Sunday 7th October, the U12s competed in the Joker Draw Lacrosse Tournament, held at St Helen & St Katharine School, Abingdon.

Lila competes at the Horse of the Year Show

horse_of_the_yearOn Thursday 4th October, Lila (Year 11) competed in the Horse of the Year Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Success at the U14 Netball Area Tournament

U14A NetballOn 3rd October, the U14 A, B and C squads travelled to Hardenhuish School in Chippenham to take part in the U14 Area Tournament; six matches of 14 minutes proved to be an exciting afternoon of netball.

Equestrians shine at Show Jumping Qualifiers

Rectory FarmThere were some great results for the St Mary's girls last weekend (15th/16th September) at Rectory Farm, when Cheltenham Ladies' College hosted the NSEA National Show Jumping Qualifiers. Our 80cm Team of Annabel, Amelia, Aoife, and Jemima started our day well with a team sixth place.

Great results at the Lacrosse Wiltshire and Dorset County Tournament

Lacrosse County Tournament On 15th September, the girls won all four A Team County Lacrosse Championship trophies, with particular dominance in the 1st and 2nds

Girls selected for National Lacrosse Squads

Lacrosse National Selection The U19 World Cup Lacrosse Championships are next year in Canada and some very exciting news came in over the summer about the National Squad selection.

Equestrians on fine form at Swalcliffe

Swacliffe SeptemberIt was great to be back out with the school Equestrian Teams last weekend (8th/9th September) as the Autumn Term got under way. We have some fantastic new girls in the riding teams this year and a few of them joined us at Swalcliffe Park.

Lila qualifies for Pony Newcomers Championship Final at The Horse of the Year Show

LilaCongratulations to Lila (LV) and her pony Lappi, on qualifying for the Pony Newcomers Championship Final at The Horse of the Year Show, 2018.

Excellent performances in St Mary's Aquathon

AquathonOn the last Wednesday of term, St Mary’s hosted an Aquathon. Depending on their age, the girls swim a defined distance, climb out, go through transition and complete a run through the school grounds. St Francis, St Margaret’s, Pinewood, Dauntsey’s and ourselves competed in the scorching temperatures, producing many excellent individual and team performances.

Girls run Lacrosse Taster Lesson at local Primary School

LVI LacrosseOn Tuesday 26th June, a group of LVI (Year 12) girls visited Priestley Primary School in Calne to run taster lessons in lacrosse. Keen to share their love of the sport and engage with the local community, this was a student-led initiative which saw the girls design a 30-minute workshop which introduced students to the skills needed to play lacrosse.

Equestrians shine at St Mary's Calne Horse Show

St Mary's Horse ShowWith the school year drawing to a close, this last term has been a busy one for the Equestrian Team at St Mary’s; it has been an absolute pleasure to work with such dedicated and professional young pupils. Last weekend (23rd June) we hosted our own school Horse Show; it was a busy, but successful day and we managed to run seven qualifying classes. 

 

 

Sports Day 2018

sports dayOn Tuesday 19th June, we had our annual St Mary’s Sports Day, with the event being held once again at Beversbrook sports facility. The weather was perfect for the competitors, with a cool breeze blowing the runners through the finish line.

Medals galore for girls at County Schools Athletics!

county athleticsSaturday 9th June saw our most successful Wiltshire County Schools Athletics Championships ever, with a large number of County Champions, medallists and Personal Best performances.

Victory for Lauren at NSEA Show Jumping Qualifiers

LaurenCongratulations to Lauren (Year 12), who represented St Mary's Calne at the Dean Close NSEA Qualifiers at Rectory Farm on 10th June and won the 1.10 Class, taking the qualifying ticket to the National Championships!

Girls compete at Hickstead NSEA Eventers Challenge Championships

hicksteadIt was a glorious Bank Holiday weekend at Hickstead. The St Mary’s team of Alice, Isabella, Lily and Maddie had qualified for the NSEA Eventers Championships back on a dreary winter's day.

Inspirational Tennis Workshop with Judy Murray

Judy MurraySt Mary’s Calne Tennis Academy (SMCTA) was invited to represent Wiltshire at the South West Regional Judy Murray ‘She Rallies’ workshop at Coombe Dingle Tennis Centre in Bristol.  This workshop is a national LTA initiative to get more females involved with both playing and coaching tennis and it was a privilege for SMCTA to represent Wiltshire.

Athletes storm through to County Championships

Athletics Area TrialsOn Friday 18th May, a number of athletes travelled to Bath University for the North Wiltshire Area trials.