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Community events

Torbay and Devon Civic Award

This year, pupils had to present their work towards the award to other pupils in their class.  They were presented with certificates in school, rather than attend a Presentation Night at St Cuthbert Mayne School, due to COVID 19.

COVID 19 Lockdown Experiences

During the COVID 19 lockdown, pupils who weren’t attending school sent in their photographs of their home learning.

Staff created their own message which was sent to pupils working at home.

We encouraged pupils to send in their paintings of rainbows to celebrate the work of key workers and those in the NHS.

A recording of our choir was used as the music for a presentation created by the charity Caritas to showcase the work taking place in schools and parishes during ‘lockdown’.  Click on the link to view the presentation: Caritas presentation.

FairAware Fair Trade Award

St Mary’s has been awarded a FairAware award from Fairtrade. This is the first of three awards that can be granted to schools in recognition of them taking action to learn about Fairtrade and its values. Two of our prefects led the process, which involved finding out about what people already knew about Fair Trade by carrying out a range of audits.  They also organised and ran a ‘Fair Trade’ cake sale too.


A local handbell group came into school to work with Burrator Class. They performed some traditional Christmas carols and allowed the pupils to play the handbells. The carols performed included Jingle Bells and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. This was a very inspiring opportunity for many of the pupils and it is hoped that the school may also be able to develop its own handbell group as so many of the children were enthusiastic to continue to practice their new skills.

Carol Service and Crib Blessings

Pupils from Venford, Fernworthy and Burrator all took part in our annual Carol Service in Buckfast Abbey Church. Each class also led a special Crib Blessing in each of the parish churches during December. Our Art Club kindly made sheep and angels to decorate the cribs with.

  • University of Exeter ITT Partner
  • School Games Gold 2018-2019
  • RHS Five Star Gardening School Logo (1)

    RHS Campaign for School Gardening
  • Eco Schools Silver Award