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Posted on 08th November 2019 | News

The new term started exceptionally well for some St. Mary’s pupils. In June 2019, pupils in Years 8-11 were given the opportunity to enter a competition entry to the Schools Bible Project. Thousands of pupils from schools across the UK enter each year and four St. Mary’s pupils have been awarded prizes in this year’s competition.

The Schools Bible Project Competition allows students the opportunity to find out more about a major event in the life of Christ by imagining they had been present. Pupils who chose to enter were supported by their RE teacher in writing their essay.  Kara Clerkin was awarded one of the top prizes in the UK. The judges agreed that her work was outstanding. Kara will travel to London in December with two family members and her RE teacher, Miss Burns. There, Kara and her guests will be treated to a tour of Parliament, tea at the House of Lords and she will be presented with her prizes at the Annual Awards Ceremony.

Three other pupils: Rachel McCormack (not pictured), Aoibh Bateson and Lucy Robinson were also awarded book prizes in recognition of the very high standard of their work.

The Religious Studies Department are delighted with the success of these pupils.  They would like to congratulate not only those who won prizes, but all pupils who entered the competition. The competition is running again this year and details can be sought from the Religious Studies Department.