Thank You Beautiful People Health and Beauty Clinic

A massive thank you to Beautiful People Health and Beauty Clinic for their generous donation to our students during this difficult period. Their gesture is an absolute example of our ambition to “give back”. Many thanks to Bee and her team, the gifts have been used to reward students and key workers linked to our students for their efforts over the past months. The picture below shows gifts received by Y11 when they came for their celebratory assemblies. Thank you again and it is great to see our culture of giving back spreading beyond our doors!


Take a listen to this motivational speech written by Ewan Madeira Sorin, Dan Jack Kimbembe, Chineadu Herbst and Sammy Tate in the key worker provision.

This is such a brilliant message for Year 8 but we think it stands as reminder of resilience and retribuam.

Hundreds of pounds raised for NHS by Hunslet street’s fun and games

Lily Wigglesworth, a year 8 student at MSM, and her entire street have raised hundreds of pounds for the NHS by holding community events on their street during lockdown.

An incredible act of Retribuam by a fantastic community. Read the full story on South Leeds Life by clicking the picture.

Key Worker Cohort Give Back

Mr Flynn would like to share with you the excellent work that the Year 8 Key Worker Group have been up to.

As part of their work they received a retribuam challenge to raise as much money as possible for St Gemma’s Hospice during the period of lockdown. The students came up with some excellent ideas such as:

  • 10,000 steps in two hours
  • A non-stop relay of the basketball courts for the day
  • Raffles
  • Fairground games created at home

The video above shows the excellent efforts they have put into this challenge and as a school we wholeheartedly congratulate them.

They have already raised 70% of their £100 target and are closing in on their goal every day.


Key Worker Cohort gain MSM Resilience Award

We awarded the students that form part of our Key worker provision, a certificate to show their resilience in attending school over the last few months. Many of the students have attended for the full 12 weeks, including in the school holidays. They have completed lots of work, but have particularly enjoyed the PE and craft elements they have been offered in school.

See examples of their work above, to the left and below.

MSM Remembers VE Day

Anyone coming along Ellerby Road can now see our bright bunting celebrating VE day displayed on the windows.

This was designed and created by our Key Worker students and sits alongside our rainbow sign thanking the NHS.

Ashton from Year 8 honours NHS heroes

We are very impressed with Ashton Cudahy’s entry into the John Lewis Superhero competition. The sentiment behind his design, strikes a chord with us all at this time. Well done Ashton for getting involved!

“The reason I choose this design was because it has a lot of meaning through the colours. The blue represents the NHS and the rainbow colours represent how much we appreciate what they are doing for us.

The superhero power of my bear is the wand shoots out rainbows to brighten up people life or whole countries that are going through hard times. The pad lock is to set them free of worry, sadness, anxiety.”

From Ashton Cudahy, age 13

Thank you Miss Banks!

Miss Banks from the Learning Zone has been volunteering with the Harrogate and Ripon Community Volunteer Service. She has been providing support for vulnerable and elderly people, doing their weekly shops. One gentleman who she has been supporting said that he doesn’t know what he would have done without the help of the volunteers.

Miss Banks has said that she has found the volunteering so rewarding that she hopes to continue volunteering in the school holidays after the pandemic.

Thank You Mrs Inskipp!

We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Inskipp, who has been in school supporting students every day since the government announced school closures.

Mrs Inskipp has been crucial to the sessions that have run for our key worker students over the last 7 weeks and has been a support for staff and students alike.

Thank you so much for all you have done so far as part of the Mount St Mary’s team.

Rikaya from Year 7 Makes a Difference!!

This is an extract from Burmantofts and Richmond Hill Mutual Aid Group Newsletter

“This is a picture of Rikaya, one of our younger residents at twelve years old. She decided she wanted to help, so she took out her sewing machine and made fabric bags for hospital staff! The bags mean that staff members can get changed, bag the clothes and put the whole thing in the washer when they go home, reducing the risk of contamination to any family members. She has donated them to staff at Seacroft Hospital, St James and several local carers. What a wonderful thing to do! Thank you Rikaya for your generosity, it’s people like you that are really making a difference and making people smile. Keep up the fantastic work

Well done Rikaya, we are very proud of you! Retribuam in action!

Mount St Mary’s Donates PPE to Front Line Staff

As a school we have provided over 250 goggles to be used as personal protective equipment to staff at St Gemma’s Hospice and the East Leeds Medical Centre, as well as donating some to Halifax Hospital.

Mount St Mary’s are delighted that they could help in supporting front line NHS at this most challenging time.

Toilet Twinning Across the World

Earlier in the academic year, students from Mount St Mary’s took part in a number of events to raise money for the Toilet Twinning charity. They help fund projects in a poor community that will enable families to build a basic toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene – a vital combination that saves lives.

The money we raised has twinned 4 toilets across the world. One in Tanzania, one in Zambia, in Uganda And Malawi. This means that MSM Retribuam has spread throughout the world!