Our choir have performed a number of times in the lead up to Christmas, including at St Andrew’s House (a residential home), Buckfastleigh Christmas Fair and in The Grange restaurant as part of a live broadcast on Radio Devon.
This year, the FOSMs (Friends of St Mary’s) Christmas Fair took place in Southpark Community Centre. Each class had made their own decorations and or gifts to sell at the event, which were sold by some of our older pupils from Burrator. There were also a number of traditional stalls to buy from and refreshments… Read more »
Children in Burrator Class were treated to a hand bell concert by some local people from Buckfast and Buckfastleigh Parish. They played a number of well know Christmas Carols and then people had the chance to join in themselves and have a go. Even the adults tried out the handbells!
To raise awareness of polio, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland have launched a campaign called Purple4Polio, which is designed to unite communities in activities to raise awareness of this disease and try to eradicate polio for good in the last few remaining countries around the world, through vaccination. The local Rotary club arranged to plant… Read more »
Choirs from many of the local primary schools were asked to come together at South Dartmoor Community College, to participate in a music day with workshops and to perform a special concert for parents/ carers. Pupils enjoyed hearing choirs from other schools and interacting with lots of other children during the day. The children performed… Read more »
St Mary’s were pleased to welcome John Ingham back again to school to talk about the important work that CAFOD does around the world. This time, he spoke about CAFOD’s harvest campaign and how communities in El Salvador are growing their way out of poverty. This linked in well with St Mary’s own Harvest Celebration which… Read more »
Carolyn Kennett, one of Devon School Library Service’s advisers, came to visit St Mary’s and spent some time with the Book Worm Club members who meet on a Tuesday lunchtime. She talked about her love of books and the pupils shared some of their favourite authors with her. The group also discussed ideas for future… Read more »
In September, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School organised an event to raise money for Macmillan, which is a charity that supports people and their families who are suffering from cancer. Everyone had the opportunity to buy cakes and drinks and raised just over £100 making the event a huge success.
St Mary’s supported Children In Need this year by ‘going spotty’ and dressing up in ‘mufti’. We also sold Pudsey headbands and key rings and altogether raised an amazing £176 for the charity! We had so much fun on the day and even had spotty cakes for our dessert at lunchtime.
Pupils in Meldon Class, along with children and parents from St Mary’s Little Lambs, our toddler group, completed a charity walk. All of the children dressed up in brightly coloured clothes and ‘toddled’ around the outside of the school field to raise money for children’s charity Barnardo’s. To celebrate, the children then had a surprise treasure… Read more »