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King’s Scholars Dinner in Madrid

In the last week of January some pupils from Saint Michaels went to Madrid to attend the King’s Scholars Dinner.  This event was a recognition for the excellent academic performance of three pupils who received the best results in the 2015 GCSE final examinations. Martin, Sofia and I travelled on our own to Madrid and…

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Chinese New Year Festivities

by Danny T. from Bulgaria Like every nation China celebrates New Year as well.  They use the Chinese Lunar Calendar which means that their new year doesn’t intertwine with ours.  To dive deep into the Chinese folklore I interviewed my friend James. When do you celebrate New Year? Every year Chinese New Year is on…

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Manchester United Stadium Tour

On Saturday 17th January, students embarked on an excursion to the northern city of Manchester where they visited the home of world-famous football team Manchester United – Old Trafford.  Located just outside of the city in the nearby borough of Salford, Old Trafford has been home to the football team since 1909.  At this time…

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UK boarding school students on quiz night

Quiz Night

The second quiz of the academic year got off to a flying start on Sunday as Principal Mr Higgins turned question master for the night.  The quiz included some “very hard” questions but ended with some worthy winners – Sherwood House.  “In which cities were the top four tennis tournaments won?” and ‘What big tragedy…

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UK boarding school welcomes new students from Peru

Welcome to our new pupils

January may have brought us our first real cold spell so far this academic year after one of the mildest Decembers on record, but it also brought a number of new students to Saint Michaels.  The majority of these students have joined us from Peru in South America, however we have also given a warm…

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Excursions on offer this term

The first reward excursion after arriving back to Saint Michaels from a long Christmas break was to Liverpool.  Although the weather appeared gloomy early on, it held up and pupils new and old were treated to a visit to ‘The Beatles’ Museum, which retains artifacts of the Fab Four’s musical career, from their early days in Liverpool, to the…

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Boarding school students enjoy traditional British Christmas dinner

End of Term Christmas Lunch

Mr. Smallwood greeted me in full Santa costume, unsure of whether his beard would stay in place.  A cheery “Merry Christmas” chortled out of a white-whiskered face, as he bounded along the corridor in search of festive fare… It wasn’t long in finding either.  A delicious smell was seeping out of the dining room.  Inside, Mr.…

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Journalists pose for end of year pic

Many of the articles you have enjoyed over the last few months have been the work of this group of Saint Michael’s journalists.  These pupils meet every Monday to decide what stories need covering over the next week, and writing tasks are divided up between them.  Besides the newsletter you are currently reading their work…

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