St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
Wallasey

Presentation Evening 2015

Presentation Evening 2015

 

'ASPIRE NOT TO HAVE MORE, BUT TO BE MORE'.

The words of Blessed Oscar Romero, the Catholic archbishop who died for his beliefs in El Salvador formed the central message to St Mary's prizewinning students at our annual Presentation Evening.

Our Guest of Honour was Bridget Fenwick, Shrewsbury Diocese Education Volunteer Co-ordinator for CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development). Ms Fenwick is pictured right below with students, Headteacher Mr Tony Boyle and Chair of Governors Fr David Long.

Awards

Ms Fenwick told a packed auditorium made up of students and their families of the courage and sacrifice of Oscar Romero, who was shot and killed in 1980 while celebrating Mass.

The archbishop had angered political factions within El Salvador for championing the poor of the Central American country.

Ms Fenwick then congratulated our students on their hard work and achievements, while reminding them that real success in life is not about what we have, but how we live our lives.

She went on to describe the invaluable work of CAFOD throughout the world, telling the personal stories of young people the organisation has helped.

She also presented prizes to more than 280 students whose academic excellence, hard work and commitment to college life during the last year was being recognised.

The audience in the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, were also entertained by St Mary's excellent musicians and dance students. Our Year 13 dancers performed the piece of choreography which won them a national title earlier this year in the U DO IT National Schools Dance Championships in Blackpool.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Dance

 

Band

Award Giving

Presentation

Award Presentation