Girls through to ESU Debating Regional Semi-Final

ESU Mace Round 2On Monday 28th January, two LVI (Year 12) girls made St Mary’s history by getting through the second round of the English Speaking Union Mace debating competition and being selected for the Regional Semi-Finals.

Fascinating Talk by Former Calne Girl

CGA TalkIt was such a pleasure to welcome Robin Heber-Percy back to school on the evening of Tuesday 29th January, when she came to talk to the Sixth Form as part of the Calne Girls' Association (CGA) Lecture Series. It was her first visit since the day she left St Mary's Calne in 1987, and she couldn’t get over the difference that 32 years had made!

Sixth Form soak up the culture in Paris

Paris 2019On Thursday 24th January, all of the Year 13 girls studying French, along with Mrs Ross and Mrs Northcote-Green, set off to Paris for three nights. We arrived late at the Generator Hostel in the north of Paris, alongside the Canal Saint-Martin – an up-and-coming area of Paris.

Sixth Form Classicists enjoy contemporary adaptation of 'Frogs'

Aristophanes FrogsSixth Form Classicists travelled to Warwick University to see a very lively and entertaining production of Aristophanes’ Frogs, introduced by Dr Emmauella Bakola and visiting Professor Toph Marshall.

Academic Scholars welcome back former Head Girl

Sophie NyeOn Wednesday 23rd January, Academic Scholars from all year groups attended the annual Dinner for Academic Scholars in the Dining Room. Our Guest Speaker was Sophie Nye, a Calne Girl, Academic Scholar and Head Girl from 2013-14. Having finished her studies of History at Oxford, she is currently working in London for a strategic insight consultancy called Flamingo Group, helping global brands and organisations to harness cultural insights in order to drive change.

'Art Behind Bars'

Angela Findlay Lecture On Tuesday 22nd January, our Art and Psychology students attended a lecture by Artist, Angela Findlay, who gave a fascinating insight into the positive role the Arts can play in the rehabilitation of prisoners.

Fascinating Lecture on 'The Art of Travel'

James Wateridge LectureOn the evening of Tuesday 15th January, the upper years and members of the Calne community enjoyed an insightful lecture from Justin Wateridge, the Managing Director of Steppes Travel.

Young Chemists win 3D Printers for the school

3d printer competitionOur LVI (Year 12) Chemists entered the European Systems Safety Society (ESSS) 2018 Schools Competition, based on the theme of 'Hazards' and we are delighted to report that one team won (the prize being two 3D printers) and the second team were runners-up.

2017 Leavers enjoy a reunion in London

CGA ReunionOn the evening of 10th January, an eagerly anticipated reunion was held at Juju’s  in London for the Leavers of 2017.

Senior Teacher shortlisted for i25

We are pleased to announce that Alexandra Haydon, Senior Teacher and Head of Science, has been shortlisted for the i25, which is an event to recognise the independent sector’s leading influencers and innovators.

Girls knit blankets for Project Linus

Linus BlanketsThe girls who have been doing their Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE volunteering have been working together in Needlecraft with Mrs Schofield to make crochet blankets for Project Linus.  On 10th January, some of the girls, from the group of 15 who had created the blankets, handed them to Project Linus' Area Co-ordinator, Mrs Jackie Hebblethwaite, to be distributed to children in the South West Area. 


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