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Community events

All pupils at St Mary’s benefit from using a diverse outdoor learning environment, to support their learning. The school is fortunate to have a large field, woodland habitat walk and woodland area to use for a number of outdoor education activities throughout the year. Key Stage Two also have the opportunity to achieve the John Muir Award each year.

CPRE Award

A number of pupils were presented with prizes, following the submission of artwork for their latest competition.  All of the children who entered from St Mary’s were also praised for the high standard of work received and in recognition of this, the school were given a special commendation and £50 for their hard work which we will spend on outdoor education next academic year.

Tea Party

To celebrate Buckfast Abbey’s Millennium year, the school were invited to a special tea party at the Abbey.  The theme was ‘Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ so it was no surprise that Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit were all there to greet the school as they arrived.  Once inside, each pupil was presented with a millennium coin from the Abbey and special cakes including mushroom macaroons, jam tarts, jellies and a special fruit punch.

Archaeological Dig

Dartmoor National Park Authority, through their Heritage Lottery Fund Project, “Moor than Meets the Eye” funded a community archaeological excavation at Widecombe-in-the-Moor.  Some pupils from Year 5 visited a medieval manor house, Glebe  Farm. As part of their outreach programme, pupils were asked to take part in three different activities; archaeological excavation, processing and learning about archaeological finds and a farm tour.


Charity Cake Sale

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.

Easter Events

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Easter Bonnet Parade this year.  Alison and Anna from the Education Department agreed to judge the winners – congratulations to all the winners who each received a prize.

All of St Mary’s also took part in an Easter egg hunt.  The activity was organised for all pupils from Meldon class up to Burrator class and it was a huge success.  The children had to find eggs with letters on them.  When they were finished the children were given a chocolate Easter Egg for all of their hard work.


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