St Mary’s School has won the top prize in the CPRE Devon Writing competition, so were awarded a wooden plaque and £200 prize money. The judges were very impressed with the overall quality of the entries, which demonstrated that the children had really thought about why our countryside is so important. There were also prizes… Read more »
Pupils from each class have participated in crib blessings this year. Cribs in each of our parish churches included sheep and angels, which had been made by the children in school and Meldon Class took part in their own craft session, linked to the nativity story. Pupils in Burrator Class also wrote their own prayers… Read more »
St Mary’s has celebrated its 125th anniversary by having a Victorian Day. On 4 December 1893, St Mary’s opened its doors to pupils for the first time and at that point had just 22 children on roll. Children and staff dressed in Victorian clothes for the occasion and we created an exhibition of old photographs… Read more »
Flu immunisation permission letter
Pupils from St Mary’s took part in a special procession at Buckfast Abbey, on Education Sunday, to mark ‘Adoremus: National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress’ which took place in Leeds. Parishes around the country were asked to process the Blessed Sacrament, so at Buckfast the children from St Mary’s who have recently received their First Holy Communion… Read more »
Fernworthy and Burrator classes took part in an arts project to celebrate the school’s 125th anniversary and also Buckfast Abbey’s millennium year. The children created a special piece of art that will be displayed in the school as a reminder of these two events. The children worked with a professional artist from DAISI for the… Read more »
As part of their outdoor education sessions, our Year 5 pupils organised and ran a ‘Prayer Space’ in the woodland area, giving everyone a chance to reflect on some of the bigger questions of life, that we don’t always have time to think about. The children were very well behaved and the Year 5 were… Read more »
Pupils from Fernworthy Class visited the Viking village at Escot. During their visit, they learnt about the sort of houses Vikings would have lived in, tool making skills and even had a go at grinding wheat and making some bread.
As part of their topic about minibeasts, Meldon Class visited the famous Buckfast Bees to learn a bit more about these flying insects.
Pupils in Meldon celebrated the end of their half termly topic with an ‘Ugly Bug Ball’. All of the children made ‘bug’ hats and some even dressed up for the occasion! During the afternoon, parents and carers heard some of the songs and stories that the children had learnt over the past few weeks and… Read more »