Pupil invited to attend exclusive UK Mathematics Trust Olympiad Training Camp

UKMTWe are delighted to announce that, as a result of Vicky’s (UV Form) incredible performance in the UK Maths Challenges and Olympiads this year, she has been invited to the UK Mathematics Trust Olympiad Initial Training Camp at Queen’s College, Oxford, from Sunday 27th August to Saturday 2nd September.

An Evening of Celebration at the Golden Lily Awards 2017

Golden Lily AwardsCreatively talented students and staff gathered together for our Annual Golden Lily celebrations on the evening of Tuesday 21st March, with a Drinks Reception, Dinner and the Presentation of Awards

Girls visit UCAS Higher Education Exhibition at Brunel University

LVI visit to UCAS Higher Education Exhibition 2017On Thursday 16th March, all the LVI travelled to London to attend a UCAS day at Brunel University.

Film premiere supports the Armed Forces Fund

Another Mothers SonThe Armed Forces Fund was very fortunate to be chosen as one of four charities to be supported at the world premiere of Another Mother’s Son, held at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square on Thursday 16th March.

Girls enjoy Science to Photography Workshops

Science to PhotographyThese workshops ran throughout National Science Week during lunch times; the students learnt how pioneers of the 19th century tackled capturing an image without the use of a camera, by using techniques such as Cyanotype.

Great Biology Bake Off Challenge

British Science Week Bake Off at St Mary's CalneOn the evening of 16th March, as part of our Science Week activities, ten keen bakers from all five Companies lined up in the Sixth Form house kitchens to begin the Biology Bake Off Challenge!

St Mary's girls celebrate British Science Week 2017

science weekBritish Science Week is the annual national celebration of all things scientific and celebrate we certainly did. Walking into chapel on Monday morning, the girls were greeted by music from two of their Physics teachers, Mrs Kingsland and Miss Vega.

Dinner with Dyson

Dyson DinnerOn the evening of 15th March, eleven lucky students were able to meet with three members of staff from Dyson to discuss engineering, design, and the involvement of women in the scientific community.

Primary School children experience 'A Taste of Chemistry'

Primary School Lecture - Taste of ChemistryAs part of British Science Week, on Tuesday 14th March, we were joined in the chapel by 140 Year 5 and 6 children from the Calne area - Fynamore Primary, Hilmarton Primary and St Margaret’s - as well as a good number of St Mary’s pupils from LIV through to UVI, for our second annual primary school lecture, A Taste of Chemistry.

An Evening of Astronomy

astronomy lectureOn the evening of 14th March, an expert on astronomy (Paul Hill, ESA Astronomer) came to visit us.

Brain Day with Dr Guy Sutton

Brain DayAs part of British Science Week, a group of Sixth Form Biologists and Psychologists took part in the much anticipated Brain Day, run by Dr Guy Sutton, who is the Director and Founder of Medical Biology Interactive and an Honorary Consultant Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham Medical School. He evidently has a vast understanding in and a contagious enthusiasm for neuroscience and we all really appreciated his ability to simplify complex concepts.

Professor Alice Roberts' Lecture and Best Scientific Poem prize awarded

Maia scienceOn the evening of Monday 13th March, as part of our full week of activities in celebration of British Science Week, we were delighted to welcome Professor Alice Roberts, who came to the school to talk to the girls on The Human Journey.