The school councillors decided that they would organise a ‘Wear your onesie to school’ day to help raise money for Children in Need. The day was a huge success and raised a lot of money for very worthy charity.
Simon Giarchi from CAFOD came into school to talk to the children about the charity’s work overseas and to thank them for their fund raising efforts. Members of the school council presented Simon with the money raised by parents and children, which would be put to good use in many different countries around the world.
The school held a successful Harvest Celebration, with sixty-five adults attending the afternoon event. £158 was raised for CAFOD as a result of selling food donated by parents and food which had been prepared by the pupils. In addition, the event was attended by a representative from the Buckfastleigh Food Bank as the school also donated food… Read more »
A very successful Open Day was held this term which began in the morning with Mass and was followed by an open afternoon with around fifty visitors being welcomed to St Mary’s. The day was held to mark the completion of Phase 1 of the building work, enabling everyone in the local community and prospective… Read more »
Congratulations to our gardeners who grew Garvineas for the Hampton Court Flower Show. Here is a selection of the plants that our ‘green-fingered’ pupils produced.
Police Community Support Officer Tamzin Campbell-Mosely visited St Mary’s to carry out road safety talks with all of the pupils. The children benefited from role playing some of the situations that they may encounter when crossing the road and even got to sit in a police car and try out the siren!
Pupils were invited to participate in the Women’s Day of Prayer event, which was held at the Violet Evelyn Hall at Buckfast Abbey. Pupils learnt a song in French in preparation for the service.
The whole school participated in the Carol Service held at Buckfast Abbey. The event was very well attended by the whole school community. Pupils sang, read and performed liturgical dance to retell the Christmas story and remind everyone about the true meaning of Christmas.
The Friends of St Mary’s held their annual Christmas Fayre to raise funds for the school. Father Christmas made a visit and spent some time in his grotto, kindly decorated by Mrs Bernice Perryman, one of the school’s Teaching Assistants. The choir also sang a selection of carols at the event which was held in… Read more »
Pupils raised money for Children in Need by holding a cake sale after school. The school council helped to publicise the event and helped to run the cake stall with the help of FOSMs (Friends of St Mary’s).