Girls crochet Hats for Homeless

hats for homelessA number of girls have been busy over the last few weeks with their needles, crocheting 45 warm hats to give to those in need at a local homeless shelter.

Girls step into Virtual Reality at Art Exhibition

Lacock Art TripDuring our Friday Art lesson, on 13th October, we visited Lacock Abbey to see the Thresholds Exhibition by Mat Colllishaw. Using the latest multi-sensory technology, the exhibition restages ‘one of the earliest exhibitions of photography in 1839, when British scientist William Henry Fox Talbot first presented his photographic prints to the public’.

Spanish Day marked in style!

Spanish Themed Supper and FiestaIn order to celebrate the National Day of Spain (Dia nacional), which marks the anniversary of Columbus' landing in the New World, I organised a Spanish themed supper and a fiesta for the whole school.

Celebrating Apple Day

Apple DaySt Mary's Calne is incredibly lucky to have an established orchard right in the middle of the school site and on Thursday 12th October, we took full advantage of this by holding our first Apple Day. 

Girls celebrate International Day of the Girl

International Day of the GirlOn 11th October Headmistress, Dr Kirk, led an assembly in Chapel, supported by members of the Head Girl’s team, to mark International Day of the Girl, an international observance day declared by the UN in 2012.

Exploring the 'Science of Bubbles'

Dr Helen Czerski LectureOn the evening of Tuesday 10th October, we were delighted to welcome Dr Helen Czerski from University College London, who gave us a fascinating lecture about the science behind bubbles.

Girl's research leads to fascinating trip to Public Health England

EPQ leads trip to Public Heath EnglandOn Thursday 5th October, all the Sixth form biologists had the unique opportunity to visit Porton Down near Salisbury for the day to attend some fascinating lectures about what they do at Public Health England and then in the afternoon we were lucky enough to be taken on tours around their labs.

Lesser-Spotted Sciences Day at Oxford University

Lesser Spotted SciencesThanks to the superb organisation of Mrs Kingsland and Mrs Haydon, on 5th October five UV girls - Amena, Elisabeth, Georgia, Lucy and Uyi - boarded a train bound for Oxford University (specifically their institute for Mathematics and Computer Science).

Informative presentation by girls on North Korea

Kim Jong-unOn 4th October, some of the UV girls gave a presentation in chapel on North Korea.

Girls have fun at 'A Night at the Movies'

Grosstete supperOn Wednesday 27th September, Grosstête held their annual Company Supper. The theme was ‘A Night at the Movies’ and the night was a huge success!

Superb 'Hub Dot' evening of Networking

Hub.net NetworkingOn Tuesday 26th September, a group of approximately 60 Old Girls, several current parents and the alumnae relations reps from the UVI Head Girl's Team, gathered in the Ballroom of the Lansdowne Club in London, to witness an evening of networking with a difference. 

Life in St Mary's Sixth Form

sixth formOn 23rd September we held our annual Sixth Form Open Day for the UV girls. This is an opportunity for girls and their parents to hear a bit more about life in the Sixth Form and how it differs from the rest of their time at St Mary’s.