Warm welcome at St. Mary’s Open Evenings.
On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 January 2018, St. Mary’s held its annual Open Evenings. We were excited to open our school to prospective pupils, their parents and the local community.
More than 800 people passed through our doors over the two nights, sampling a taste of the St. Mary’s pupil experience. Ms Gillespie, Principal, welcomed visitors and outlined some of the school’s key characteristics before guests had the opportunity to enjoy a tour of the school guided by pupils.
In PE, we had the MacRory Cup on display while football, basketball, badminton and table tennis events were taking place around the Sports Hall. In Drama, pupils had the chance to take part in physical theatre activities, develop performance skills and explore stage effects make-up. In Science, visitors participated in experiments with fire-starters in Chemistry, dissections in Biology and hair-raising events happening in Physics. Technology reinforced the need for teamwork and problem-solving by tasking primary pupils to build towers from marshmallow and spaghetti. This was reflected in the ICT Department where problem-solving proved to be fun and easy for the children. Lots of guests entered competitions run by the RE and Mathematics departments and we had some very competitive parents taking on equally competitive children in the English Department quiz. The corridors were buzzing with future Linguists, Geographers and Historians! The Home Economics Department served a range of treats, drumming skills were developed in the new Music Suite and the Art Department provided a splash of colour each evening.
Thank you to all our guests for taking the time to visit our school and for your interest in St. Mary’s. We were very impressed by the enthusiasm and energy of our visiting P6 and P7 pupils and we look forward to welcoming many of you to St. Mary’s again in the future.
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