St Mary’s Preparatory School celebrates pupils’ achievements





St Mary’s College Preparatory School put the spotlight on the achievements of its pupils over the last 12 months at a special event in Southport recently. The Atkinson arts centre on Lord Street was the venue for the junior prize-giving ceremony organised by the Blundellsands primary school. The VIP guest at this year’s event was former professional footballer and ‘Lioness’ Isobel (‘Izzy’) Christiansen who ended her career with Everton before retiring at the end of last season. Prior to that Izzy played for Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and French club Olympique Lyonnais where she was part of the team that won the French league title and the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2019. In her speech, Izzy focused on the theme of resilience and the idea of never giving up. Elsewhere at the event the audience heard that the preparatory school had again achieved excellent academic results during the year. They watched pupils collect prizes and awards recognising their success in a wide range of extracurricular activities including music, drama and sport. Guests also enjoyed a series of choral and instrumental performances that once again highlighted the talent and creativity of pupils at St Mary’s Prep. Headteacher of St Mary’s Preparatory School, Mr Jonathan Webster, commented: “This evening is very important for the school because it gives all our families the opportunity to gather and celebrate the achievements of our pupils in their many endeavours over the past year. “It is our belief that every child has their own excellence and as a school it is our role to help them find and nurture it. “I believe that on nights like this, we get the chance to allow the children to celebrate their personal growth, no matter what area it is in.”