St. Mary's Hall News
Author of 'The Secret Breakers' visits SMHPosted: 20/05/13
Helen Dennis, author of the 'Secret Breakers' series (described as 'The Da Vinci Code for kids') visited the school recently, and spoke to all the children in the Centenaries Theatre. The children thoroughly enjoyed her talk and were actively involved in breaking a code in tablecloth form as part of her presentation!
Elementary, dear Watson...Posted: 17/05/13
Gifted and talented pupils from SMH and local schools assisted Sherlock Holmes in solving a mystery. Led by boarding assistant Mr Flanagan, A level Theatre Studies students devised and performed a play based upon the work of Old Stonyhurstian Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in which a trail of clues was left. Pupils then used modern forensic science techniques, including finger-printing, ink chromatology, and fabric analysis to identify their culprit.
The May ProcessionPosted: 15/05/13
All of the lower school children took place in a May Procession, carrying spring flowers and singing hymns to Mary in beautiful sunshine.
Rhetoric challenge Hodder once morePosted: 10/05/13
Rhetoric strode into Elements Playroom and threw down the traditional challenge to the young men of Hodder (as SMH was once known) "... to play, at an appointed time and place, at the English game of bat and ball."
The Eileen Clews Trophy for Poetry RecitalPosted: 10/05/13
For the first time in its history The Eileen Clews Trophy for Poetry Recital has been awarded to non-native English speakers. Spanish students, Beltran and Maria entertained a crowded theatre with their expressive rendition of "The day I Got my Finger Stuck up my Nose," by Brian Patten.
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