This year our School Councillors have also worked as our Eco Committee. Pupils have carried out an Eco audit, implemented action plans and arranged events. These included a beach clean and making wooden wicker supports for sweet peas. The school has been successful in achieving the Bronze and Silver Eco Awards and is now working… Read more »
Working with Devon’s Early Help for Metal Health (EH4MH) Team, Year 5 pupils have been with Melody from EH4MH to train to become Mental Health Ambassadors. Everyone received a certificate and a badge to show that they had passed the course! Following the really successful ‘It’s OK to be different week’, our new Mental Health… Read more »
St Mary’s hosted an ‘It’s OK to be different week’, based on the book of the same name by Todd Parr. During the week, each class read a different text to focus their work. There was also a chance to try some ‘mindfulness’ with our school counsellor and to take part in some accessible sports,… Read more »
Pupils took part in the Safer Internet Day activities again this year. The theme this year was ‘Together for a better internet.’ Pupils thought about how to stay safe online, as well as thinking about specific programs and apps and how these should be used safely.
Collette from the NSPCC visited St Mary’s as part of their ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ campaign. Pupils took part in an assembly and workshops. Buddy the speech bubble, reminded everyone about the importance of telling someone if you are worried about anything. The NSPCC have a helpline that children can call too, which they reminded… Read more »
One of our Year 6 pupils, as part of her Civic Award work, ran a cake stall after school to raise money for a Down’s syndrome Charity, DownSouth.
Pupils learnt how to look after their teeth effectively, following a visit from the community dental nurse.
Local PCSO, James Yates, visited St Mary’s and talked to the children in Meldon Class to tell them about how the police help the local community.
Fernworthy Class went on a camping adventure at the Forest and Beach Centre. Take a look at the presentation below to find out more… Fernworthy’s Camping Trip 2017
Pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 took part in Bikeability sessions with Gideon, our cycling instructor. Pupils took part in five sessions during the week to build their confidence in cycling and in road safety.