As a way of encouraging pupils to read for pleasure and to raise funds for the school so that new books can be added to the library, Friends of St Mary’s held a Book Fair in school. Many of the pupils bought books and it was well attended by parents and friends of the school.
Pupils enjoyed a story telling session at Southpark Community Centre Hall as a stimulus for their creative writing.
Local police officers closely monitored the speed of motorists near to the school gates. Pupils got the opportunity to talk to the officer about his work.
Pupils enjoyed a day out at Pennywell Farm. The children saw lots of different animals and learnt about how they are cared for and the sorts of food that is eaten by different species.
Pupils from Venford took part in a recycling day where they learnt about why it is so important to recycle materials. Activities included model making and creating recycled paper from wood pulp.
The school choir has attended a number of community events and residential homes. The choir were able to wear their newly printed t-shirts for these occasions. Money raised has been donated to the Save the Children charity to support their work overseas. The choir also enjoyed their debut performance on Westcountry Television, when they were… Read more »
Pupils performed ‘Peace Child’ at the end of the summer term. The story revolves around the far away land of Mambica, where two opposing tribes eventually discover peace through the gift of a new-born child.
Pupils enjoyed a trip to Stover Country Park, where they took part in a range of different ecological activities during the day and learnt about the some of the conservation work that is taking place.