Good News Stories


Friday 20th May 2022 – Bee Day

We have been celebrating World Bee Day today. The main purpose of World Bee Day events is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. Children and staff wore yellow today and we even had some dressed as bees. Everyone had a smile on their faces. We linked the day with the message of Pope Francis and Laudato Si which focuses on care for the natural environment and all people as well as the relationship between God, humans and the Earth. We are planning to construct a Bee friendly garden to help bees flourish.


Thursday 12th May 2022 – BFC visit

Mr Beattie took Jack Y4 and Ruby Y5 to Burnley Football Club at Turf Moor and they spoke about what they could introduce to our PE lessons and how they could help us to arrange more tournaments etc, it was a great day, and the children met Bertie Bee. They sat in the press conference lectern, sat on the Manager’s chair in the dugout and left with a few goodies. The children were a credit to the school and it sounds like they had a wonderful day out.



Celebrations – 6th May 2022

We started the day’s celebrations with singing and dancing in the hall. I am not sure who enjoyed it more; staff or pupils! Today we celebrated the conversion to Salford Romero Catholic Academy Trust. The Salford Romero Multi Academy Trust is a family of Catholic schools, inspired by Jesus, to love learn and achieve. The conversion took place on 1st May 2022. The mother of Olivia and Abigail made a beautiful Balloon Arch and the children have enjoyed cakes and learning about Oscar Romero today.


Year 1 Learning

The children in year 1 have been looking at celebrations in R.E Miss Ikhlaq our student teacher has shared her religion and the celebration of Eid.


Year 4 Learning

Year 4 have created information texts and artwork about their Geography topic – The Amazon Rainforest as part of their home learning. Their work was so impressive that it had to go on display in the school for others to enjoy in our Active Learning Zone. Well done to those who created something!


Letter from the Queen

There was great excitement from the EYFS Children this week (wc 18th April) as they have received a letter from the Queen. The children had written to her, wishing her a speedy recovery and she has replied back to thank them for their thoughts.


Rugby Event

Y5/6 tag rugby: played really well on Wednesday 30th March, with excellent team spirit. Special recognition to Carter (Y5) and Isla (Y6)



Catholic Ambassadors give thanks!

A resident from the local area has donated some lovely Ukraine teddy’s. We just want to thank you for thinking of us!



Last Choir Singing Competition

Our lovely Mr. Cairns and staff from school went to the Last Choir Standing interschool competition on Tuesday 22nd. Mrs. Parkinson was unable to attend but has been inundated with comments about the fabulous performance by the Key stage 2 choir and Mr. Cairns. Unfortunately, the judges did not agree with the majority of the audience, including staff from other schools and we did not get through to the finals. There was a lot of disappointment, both with children and adults. However, in our eyes, we won the competition hands down and we will continue to hold our heads high and sing like no one is watching! Thank you for all the kind messages and to the parents who have sent in cakes and biscuits for Mr. Cairns and the Choir.



BBC Northwest Tonight 

Our school made it onto the news! Thanks to Rapid IT, we now have amazing new laptops for children to use in school. We are so grateful for everything they have provided to us!


A message to our special children 

All the staff at St. Mary Magdalene’s would like to share this special video with you.