Ugandan Garden Project

Posted: 12 August 2015

Through the Devon Development Education centre, St Mary’s has linked up with Mubende Nabingola Primary School in Uganda in the district of Mubende. The project focusses on organic food growing in Uganda and also in the UK. The school gardening club have been communicating with the school through text messages and we have received photos… Read more »

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Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project

Posted: 12 August 2015

Helen Parr, the Community Engagement Officer for the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project came into school to talk to pupils about the importance of these endangered mammals. Helen showed the Project’s website and we watched video images of the live bat roost which is located in the caves nearby in Buckfastleigh. She then explained the… Read more »

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Tree Day

Posted: 12 August 2015

Pupils from St Mary’s, joined with other local schools to learn about the different trees that can be found in the local area. The day included finding out about how to care for trees and a number of art workshops, such as making crowns and wicker obelisks. Back at school, we planted pea seeds and… Read more »

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Devon Schools Library Training

Posted: 12 August 2015

A group of pupils from Burrator had some intensive library training from Carolyn, one of the Devon School librarians. Pupils learnt how to catalogue and scan books out of the school system. The children also decided to re-organised the fiction section using different ‘genres’, rather than alphabetically organising the books according to author. The school… Read more »

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Fiver Challenge

Posted: 12 August 2015

Pupils in Year 5 and 6 again took part in their annual enterprise project to set up their own business and earn money, from an initial investment of just £5. Businesses this year included car washing, cleaning, odd jobs, selling food and running a film club. The project culminated in the ‘Fiver Fete’ where each… Read more »

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St John’s Ambulance First Aid Training

Posted: 12 August 2015

Burrator class benefited from a six hour first aid course organised and delivered by Sue from St John’s Ambulance. The day involved learning about what should be in a first aid kit, how to communicate with a patient, choking, treating wounds, chest compressions and how to put someone in the recovery position.

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