Girls soak up culture in French trip to Paris

Paris tripThe excitement was palpable as the LVI A Level French students set off for their four-day trip to explore Paris.

Inspiring Classics trip to Greece

Classics Trip to Athens Thirty six excited girls and staff set out for our tour to Greece in the early hours of 9th March. Our first visit was to the beautiful temple of Poseidon at Sounion. This is set in the most attractive cliff top position and certainly evoked the power Poseidon had over the sea.

Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women's DayHeadmistress Dr Kirk spoke in assembly this morning about International Women’s Day and the importance of speaking out when confronted by sexism or discrimination. Three girls from the Head Girl’s Team (Jess, Hannah and Emily) presented the information and statistics shown on the slides.

Enriching experience at the Bath International Schools MUN Conference

MUN Kingswood SchoolThis term has seen the focus of MUN shift to preparation for the weekend-long Conference at Kingswood School in Bath (the 27th Bath International Schools Model United Nations Conference) on 3rd – 5th March, 2017. This well-established event attracts delegations from both home and abroad and is typically attended by upwards of 600 delegates. This year (our first) St Mary’s attended with two delegations of four girls representing Chad and Oman.

"What to do when a UFO hits our life?"

Guest speaker, James ShoneOn 1st March, James Shone came into school to speak on the subject  ‘What do we do when a UFO hits our life?’ A strange title that only made sense when you heard James’ remarkable story.

Girls enjoy Mexican Night - Arriba, Arriba!

Company SupperThe theme for this year's Ed Rich Company Supper was chosen by our amazing Head and Deputy Head of Company, Bethany and Daisy. They chose 'A Mexican Night,' so costumes were bright and colourful with a substantial number of girls choosing to show their disapproval of Donald Trump's intentions, dressing as a Mexican Wall!

Winning Team at the Rocket Car Race

Bloodhound Race DayOn 2nd March, we took part in the Blood Hound Rocket Car Race at UTC College in Swindon.

Girls design book covers for 'Bookbuzz'

Book DesignWe were very pleased to find that four designs, designed by our LIV and MIV girls, for a design a book cover competition run by Bookbuzz, have been placed in the top 30, out of over 1,000 entries!

Exploring the myth of conflict between Religion and Science

Denis Alexander LectureThe Sixth Form lecture on 28th February was given by Dr Denis Alexander who is the Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at Cambridge University and a Fellow of St Edmund's College.

Girls compete in National CyberFirst Challenge

National CyberFirst ChallengeIn the week commencing 27th February, 15 students from UIV and LV are competing in the online round of the National CyberFirst Challenge. This new competition has been developed by the National Cyber Security Centre and it is designed to open up and introduce talented students to the possibilities of a career in cyber security. In the UK currently only 10% of those working in cyber security are women.

2007 Leavers enjoy a Reunion in London

CGA 10 Year ReunionOn Thursday 23rd February the Calne Girls' Association (CGA) hosted a fantastic ten-year reunion at The Orange in the heart of Pimlico.

Confident performances at the Latin Reading Competition

Aeneid 1On 28th February, eight girls went to Cheltenham Ladies' College to participate in the annual Latin Reading Competition. This year was especially well attended by pupils from eight different schools and the standard was particularly high.