Our school council decided to spend some of the profits they had raised from St Mary’s Healthy Tuck Shop, to purchase some snacks from Traidcraft. These have proved so popular that the school council need to place another order! They have also decided to organise a Fairtrade sale for parents and pupils during Fairtrade Fortnight… Read more »
Venford’s Fab Lab workshop
Pupils in Venford class also experienced a Fab Lab workshop, in partnership with the Plymouth College of Art. The children learnt how to programme the computer so that, using vegetables and fruit, it could play a tune with the objects acting like keys on a piano. All the children thoroughly enjoyed their workshop and wanted… Read more »
Buddy and Peer Mediator Training
Along with pupils from a number of other primary schools locally, three of our lunchtime ‘buddies’ and ‘peer mediators’ attended training at Stover School to offer support and fresh ideas in their lunchtime roles. This time the focus was on ‘cup stacking’. Pupils met with the other buddies following the training, so that they could… Read more »
Sixteen pupils attended the BMX sessions at Decoy skate park, in conjunction with the South Dartmoor Sports Partnership. Justin Knox , the instructor who led the six sessions with pupils aged between 6 and 11 years old, helped to develop the chidren’s skills and confidence using a BMX bike.
St Mary’s pupils took part in the RSPB Schools’ Birdwatch this year. Having positioned the feeders in a prime spot, several pupils took turns to observe the feeder and make a note of which types of birds visited. The children were very pleased to find a Goldcrest, as when the results were submitted to the… Read more »
For two days, Avon classroom was transformed into a Prayer Space. A Prayer Space begins from the premise that children and young people are naturally curious and have lots of questions about life. They are designed to give children (and adults) a chance for reflection, to think about themselves and others and some of the… Read more »
Pupils at St Mary’s led the annual carol service in the Abbey Church at Buckfast. This year the carol service took the form of a cantata, retelling the Christmas story. Pupils in Year 5 and 6 all read during the service and Reception children created a nativity scene at the front of the church, dressed… Read more »
Star For Christmas Choir Competition
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Buckfast entered BBC Radio Devon’s ‘Star for Christmas’ choir competition which was open to all primary schools in Devon and was selected as one of the eight finalists. Each finalist had their song played on Radio Devon and listeners voted for their favourite choir. If you’d like to like to… Read more »
Start of the Autumn Term
Children return to St Mary’s for the start of the Autumn Term on Thursday 4th September.
Outdoor Education – reminder for parents
Just a reminder to all parents that outdoor education sessions start this term. Please could all pupils remember to bring wellies or old shoes into school.