In MFL, ten Year 10 students had the opportunity to visit the Modern and Medieval Languages Faculty at the University of Cambridge on 20th June, where they experienced first-hand what language learning at university feels like.

They started the day with a lecture in translation about a very popular Spanish movie “Ocho apellidos vascos” that focusses on cultural differences within Spain. This was followed by a lecture on poetry by one of the professors in the faculty, she showed that language learning also includes other cultural aspects such as politics, history, geography and society. As a language taster session, students learnt the basic greetings and family members in Arabic and they really enjoyed practising the pronunciation. At the end of the day, they also had the opportunity to have questions answered by current Cambridge students about anything to do with study at university. Our students took this opportunity, engaged really well in all of the sessions and made us very proud!

Well done to our Y10 Sports Leaders who supported with Churchfield Primary School’s recent sports day.

Students roles on the day included:

  • Supporting individual students in events
  • Helping to run events
  • Setting up and moving equipment
  • Position placement in races

The Y10s were great ambassadors for St Mary’s with Churchfield School staff congratulating them on how well they worked with the younger students and supported with the event.

The primary school students loved their sports day and our students learned a lot from working with them and helping to lead events.


Thank you to the brilliant group of Year 7 students who participated in the Languages Club 2022-2023.

The club was designed to promote diversity, awareness, and appreciation of different cultures in our school setting. Our Languages Club was a friendly, and supportive place for our students to share and learn a little about other languages in our school community. Students practised different language skills, explored various aspects of different cultures, learned about popular celebrations, music, dancing and craft activities.

Ms Salgado, MFL Department

On the only cold day in June so far the year 10 Geography students carried out their GCSE human fieldwork around the Olympic Park area.

Despite the cold, students focused brilliantly and were able to identify key trends in data to support their GCSE exam. Students were a credit to themselves and received very positive comments from members of the public who they were surveying.

STEM stands for ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths’ and recently the STEM club students have been doing activities in Textiles.

Over the three sessions pupils designed a t-shirt based on STEM, used the computers to collect a range of images to print on to transfer paper and eventually were able to transfer these images onto their t-shirts which they took home.

The students had a great time and produced some imaginative and creative designs. St Mary’s CE Academy Cheshunt is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with registered number 07999861 Registered office: St Mary’s CE High School, Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt, Herts, EN7 5FB

On the Wednesday 26th April,42 of our year 7 and 8 mathematicians took part in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge.

This national challenge consists of 25 maths problems which test students’ logical thinking, ability to problem solve, and extension of understanding to the mathematical ideas they cover in their maths lessons.

The students did themselves and the school proud with 20 of the participants managing to come away with a Bronze or better award.

Well done to Joshua, Luca, Shasho, Leon, Mason, Natan, Bobby, Anil, Benjamin and Eva in year 7 and Ardil, Tyler, Zachary, Filip, Ashlea, Danny, Alexi, Talliah, Alexandra and Umut in year 8 making a “podium place”.

The competition is a national event and gaining even a bronze award is a huge achievement, and special congratulations go to Danny, Alexi and Filip for gaining the Silver award, and Zachary for also gaining a “best in year group” Silver award, narrowly missing out on Gold.

Students who are reach a particular score, can be invited to a subsequent round of challenge with a even smaller portion of the country taking part. I am delighted to report that Joshua in year 7 not only gained the gold award by a huge margin, but is also invited to the next round of competition and will gain a chance to compete against some of the best mathematicians in the country in his age group.

All Silver and gold award students were awarded certificates and a book to congratulate them on their excellent achievement.

Well done to all those that participated! For anyone who would like to take part next year, the UKMT website has a comprehensive collection of past papers which can be used for practice. These challenges are meant to be fun, and are meant to push you out of your comfort zone, so they are an excellent resource for students who enjoy a challenge.