In Her Shoes

To celebrate the 120th anniversary of St Mary's School, Cambridge our 'In Her Shoes' initiative celebrates the achievements of our foundress Mary Ward

In Her Shoes

Over the coming year as our students travel the world on school trips and engage in local activities – we will reflect on the herculean 1,500 mile walk to Rome, undertaken by Mary Ward to present her vision for educating women to three different Popes.

To symbolise the 'In Her Shoes' initiative, our creative Junior School and Senior School students crafted two beautiful pairs of 'Mary Ward' shoes. The shoe designs highlight some of the key characteristics of a Mary Ward School, which underpin our school ethos and shape everyday life at St Mary's School.

Visit our gallery of the shoes on their travels 

Junior School Shoes Senior School Mary Ward Shoes

Characteristics of a Mary Ward School:

  • Promoting truth, justice, freedom and sincerity
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Encouraging hard work and excellence
  • Respecting self
  • Valuing women’s role and spirituality
  • Supporting each other
  • Pursuing cheerfulness
  • Working to eliminate injustice
  • Valuing friendship
  • Coping with failure
  • Seeing good in all creation
  • Following in Christ’s footsteps

Our 'Mary Ward' shoes will accomany students on their travels and expeditions, clocking up many miles over the course of the coming year.

Get involved

If you are going on exciting trips and would like to take the shoes with you and take a photo, please do let us know so we can pass the shoes to you! To do so, please contact Emma Whittley.

To trace the 'In Her Shoes' journey, simply follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for regular updates.

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