St Mary’s College salutes pupils’ achievements

St Mary’s College in Crosby looked back on the achievements of pupils during its centenary year at its annual prize giving ceremony recently.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral was the spectacular setting for the event, which saw the school welcoming former head girl Jane Barrett as the VIP guest speaker.

Jane – one of the first girls to join St Mary’s when it went fully co-educational in 1989 – is one of the founding directors of award-winning, London-based management consultancy, Cadence Innova.

In her passionate and well-received speech, Jane said that the values she acquired at St Mary’s have gone on to shape the values of her company, and she stressed the importance of equality and diversity, positivity, resilience and team work in achieving success in any area of business.

Meanwhile, in his speech Principal Mike Kennedy looked back at the highlights of St Mary’s 100th birthday celebrations.

These included a centenary dinner at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral at which the special guest was former pupil Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Other celebrations included a concert at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall which featured more than 100 former students playing alongside current pupils, and a special centenary production of the school’s Proms in the Park event.

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