Our 120th year

In 2018 we celebrated our School's 120th anniversary.

A year of celebration

The celebrations began at our Welcome Tea, at which we welcomed new and returning students and their families after the summer holidays.

Welcome tea in 120th Anniversary yearThroughout the year, we enjoyed a number of initiatives and events, which enabled us to reflect on our ethos and history, as well as to look to the future.

In Her Shoes

To commemorate Mary Ward's herculean 1500-mile walks to Rome to present plans for her Institute to three different Popes, we launched an 'In Her Shoes' campaign. Our Junior and Senior Schools made two pairs of 'Mary Ward' shoes, which accompanied girls on school trips around the world.

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Original log book

Our original log book from 1901 was fully digitised sharing the anecdotes and interesting entries made by the nuns who started our School.

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Choir performs newly composed piece120th music by composer Ēriks Ešenvalds

Renowned composer Ēriks Ešenvalds wrote a piece of music to commemorate our 120th anniversary. Our choirs gave the world premiere of this music at our Senior School Christmas Concert.

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Lucy Unwin SculptureArtist alumna creates 120th sculpture

St Mary's alumna Lucy Unwin created a beautiful sculpture for our 120th anniversary.

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