On Wednesday 28th November 2018 students took part in our annual House Advent Wreath Making Competition.

This is the third successive year we have run the competition and it continues to be a popular one with the students. This year another five groups of students, one from each house, rolled up their sleeves and dived into the job. They were given just forty five minutes to create their advents wreaths whilst competing for precious House points.

House points are awarded throughout the year for various competitions, events and for core school achievements such as Attendance. You can read more about House Points, how they are awarded and the current totals here.

After 45 minutes of cutting, shaping, snipping and glitter flying everywhere, our five wreaths were complete and ready to be judged by Father Michael, our school chaplain Anne-Marie, Head of RE – Mr Dunn and Miss Proud from the Business Team in school while our students took a well-earned break.  The five finished wreaths are below….Who is your winner?  Results below!



After Father Michael blessed the wreaths and spoke warmly to the students it was time for Anne-Marie to reveal the results.

In this year’s competition St. John Boste reclaimed their crown of two years ago, with last years winners St. Margaret Clitherow coming in second place.  Next came St. Thomas More in third place, Anne Line in fourth place with Blessed John Ingram in fifth place.

The finished wreaths are now displayed in various locations around school with first place taking pride of place in St. Anne’s Hall where it will be lit as part of the Advent assemblies over the coming weeks.

Well done to everyone who took part.

Head over to our Gallery for a selection of pictures from the event.