The school choir have been asked to perform at a number of venues including St Cuthbert’s conference Centre, Buckfastleigh Town Fair, South Brent Parish Church and St Andrew’s Residential Home. The children received very positive feedback from those who heard the choir sing -well done to everyone including Mrs Manley and Mrs Kerswell who work… Read more »
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School choir were asked to sing at the Buckfastleigh Christmas fair this year and create their own lantern parade.
Pupils in Burrator class took part in a workshop organised by a local hand bell group. The children heard some music performed by the group but also had the chance to try handbell ringing for themselves. Even the staff decided to join in!
The school community have supported Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal again this year. We collected lots of boxes which were sorted by our School Council and Mrs Freeborn and Miss Keir.
Two of our pupils represented St Mary’s Catholic Primary School at the Remembrance Day service in Buckfastleigh by laying a wreath on the war memorial as part of the service.
Demelza, an Education officer from the Devon Waste team visited St Mary’s to help the school to reduce waste, reuse and recycle more. She ran workshops in each class to help get everyone thinking about what else they could do to improve the recycling that takes place in school. This term we have started collecting… Read more »
This year the school is working with the music department at Buckfast Abbey to offer the opportunity for pupils to become Choristers as part of the Buckfast Abbey choir. The children have choir practices before school as well as an after school practice and then sing in the Abbey on a Sunday.
A number of pupils were presented with prizes, following the submission of artwork for their latest competition. All of the children who entered from St Mary’s were also praised for the high standard of work received and in recognition of this, the school were given a special commendation and £50 for their hard work which… Read more »
To celebrate Buckfast Abbey’s Millennium year, the school were invited to a special tea party at the Abbey. The theme was ‘Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ so it was no surprise that Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit were all there to greet the school as they arrived. Once inside, each… Read more »
Dartmoor National Park Authority, through their Heritage Lottery Fund Project, “Moor than Meets the Eye” funded a community archaeological excavation at Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Some pupils from Year 5 visited a medieval manor house, Glebe Farm. As part of their outreach programme, pupils were asked to take part in three different activities; archaeological excavation, processing and learning about archaeological… Read more »