St. Mary’s, Hampstead, Welcomes Bishop Nicholas Hudson
We were honoured and privileged to welcome Bishop Nicholas Hudson to St Mary’s School Hampstead on Tuesday 24th January. Bishop Nicholas was ordained Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster in June 2014 and has responsibility for the pastoral care of Central and East London.
The Bishop was particularly impressed that his tour of the School was led by Year 6 pupils and was touched to hear how much they will miss it when they leave at the end of the year. He also enjoyed meeting the School’s new starters in Nursery and hearing about how the children were celebrating Mary Ward week.
Mrs Connor-Earl commented, “We were delighted that Bishop Nicholas visited St Mary’s School this week. The visit was a fantastic opportunity to showcase everyone’s hard work and share news about our new initiatives such as The After School Club. We thank him for supporting St Mary’s School and for the time he dedicated to the pupils and staff. It was a truly memorable and inspiring occasion that the whole School will remember for a long time.”
Millie’s American Adventure
Our Lady’s Convent School in Loughborough was delighted to welcome back past pupil Millie Elliott as she led an assembly about her gap year in an independent school in America.
Millie, who is now in her first year at St Andrew’s University, won an English Speaking Union Scholarship worth £35,000 to attend Western Reserve Academy in North East Ohio, rated 14 in the top 100 American private schools. Students listening to her speak were transfixed by her tales of daily academic life, attending proms and how all students are equally regarded as athletes and expected to participate in at least two hours of sporting activities daily.
Encouraging current students to grasp all opportunities offered by the School Millie explained that her ability to demonstrate breadth and depth of skills and experiences helped her qualify for the scholarship. She emphasised the need to get involved with as much as possible and accept the help and support offered by the School.
Millie is now offering support and advice to other students at The Convent looking to broaden their horizons and study overseas for a year.