Christmas Lunch

One final tradition took place of the last lunchtime of the year.  Christmas fare was served to one and all by Mr. Higgins, in full Father Christmas attire, and Mrs Hall giving support to our new chef Mr Astley (elf for the day). Students were treated to a medley of festive songs, even making their…

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Excursion to London

It was great.  The weather seemed a little grim but added to the romantic image of ‘Foggy Albion’ with street lamps .  There were lots of Christmas decorations and a seasonal market on the South Bank of the Thames.  Crowds packed Oxford Street and Leicester Square.  A host of runaway Santas gave voice to carols…

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Carol Celebration

As Mr. Higgins remarked at the outset, the Carol Celebration is now a tradition at Saint Michael’s dating back ten years.  Indeed, A2 pupils arrived eager to give voice to songs they had perhaps first practised in GCSE 1.  There was a lot of merry fa-la-la-ing and encouragement to hear herald angels.  The Christmas tree…

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Practicing for perfection

by Frista Gradica, Albania Christmas Carol.  No wonder it sounds so festive.  It is one of the best parts of the year.  Everyone wants to participate, whether it is in the choir, carol reading or helping with the decorations. Choir is one of the most inspiring activities.  It guides every student throughout the song.  Everyone…

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NCS Excursion

by Nevena Doknic, Serbia The government organised an excursion for A Level students which was divided into four parts.  The first part was taken in SMC and it was about what NCS is and why it is so important.  NCS stands for National Citizen Service. The second part was in Grantham in a leisure park. …

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SI-UK University Fair

by Abdulrahman Amir Ahmed The SI-UK University Fair is the largest University fair in the UK designed for EU and International students applying to UK universities. It was an important event that Saint Michael’s College took advantage of, with students filled with enthusiasm and high expectations. The Fair took place on 12th November in the…

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Daring Visitor comes to Saint Michael’s

Monday 14th saw the arrival at Saint Michael’s of an unusual visitor.  Carved from aristocratic stock and related to Spanish royalty, Count Alvaro de Marichalar regaled A level and Foundation pupils with tales of bravery across an unforgiving landscape – the Atlantic Ocean. “Don’t complain about life, just get on with it” was a message that…

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Table football competition

by Nashem Al Khadour Rather than sending a journalist to cover this competition we sent a poet instead.  This is what our student Nashm came up with:         “Table football What a game.  Elgar won What a shame. Bending the rules, While people hoped They would trip on their shoes. Nonetheless, the…

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