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Dec 3

Ovid in the West Country Competition

Our wonderful Year 7 students have been taking part in a regional competition called 'Ovid in the West Country' run by Bristol University and UWE. This consisted of Year 7 students studying and interacting with Greek Myths in their library lessons. The students were asked to create something in response to the myths they had studied. We had some wonderful entries to the competition and the following four students were entered in the regional competition.

Jet Ward (the jug) - WINNER

Noah Green (the painting) - FINALIST

Olivia Babinka and Arianna Harris (the cake) - FINALIST

They will all receive certificates and Jet has won a special prize from the Universities which she will get this week.

Mr Boswell


Click on the images below:



Nov 12

SMRT Senior String Ensemble plays for the High Sheriff of Bristol

The SMRT Senior String Ensemble were requested to plays in a church service organised by the High Sheriff of Bristol last month. The service in St Mary Redcliffe Church, was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Judges, and other members of the legal profession.


Sofia Roll-Montero, Michael Alsop, Thomas Golding-Evans, Maya O’Driscoll , Finnley O’Driscoll and Alex Gibberd were directed by our new Violin and Viola teacher Mrs Stewart. If you would like to learn the Violin, please contact the school Music department to request further information.


You can hear their live performance of Palladio by Michael Nyman here:





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Sep 24

SMRT is recognised for our work on climate action

Mrs Molnar and Mrs Clapson have worked tirelessly to support a number of Eco-Initiatives in our school. The pandemic has not stopped them and this report by recognises their hard work, tenacity and commitment to such a great cause.


Read our story on the InterClimate Network website.


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Tree planting at SMRT (left), and the Green Church relay (right)



Nov 15

Year 7 Bear Design Competition

Many families may already know that The Wild Place Project wildlife park in South Gloucestershire have recently opened a Bear Wood exhibit. As part of the build-up to their opening ceremony St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School took part in some activities and were lucky enough to receive a visit from Peter Cooper the My Bear Wood Ranger.

As part of a recent competition local schools were asked to design their own Mini Bears. Winning entries from primary schools were submitted to the Wild Place Project and many were made into full size bear sculptures that are now on display in Bear Wood.

Wild Place generously gave us some free tickets to give out as a prize for our own bear design competition which we ran with Year 7. All of the bears that appear below are prize-winners with the ‘Scribble Bear’ receiving the grand prize. Click on the thumbnails below to view all the great designs! 







Sep 18

Belfast Queens

In July the SMRT Music department toured to Belfast to give a concert in the Queen’s University Music Department in celebration of the 90th birthday of Raymond Warren, Emeritus Professor of Music of Belfast and Bristol Universities and grandparents of former Redcliffe students Bridget and Jenny Warren. We were joined by leading British String Quartet, The Ligeti Quartet (including former SMRT student Richard Jones) with whom we have an ongoing partnership, in performing music by Raymond Warren in the presence of the composer. 


The audience consisted of leading figures from the music world in Northern Ireland including three of the leading contemporary composers in the province, all former students of Professor Warren’s, who we had commissioned to compose pieces for this occasion. The concert included Warren’s piece for chamber orchestra, A Star Danced. The members of the Ligeti Quartet coached our players and joined us in performing it.


As a surprise encore our students sang Warren’s A Celtic Blessing: I Lie Down with Christ to the visibly moved composer.


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Mr Davies (Music Department)