Choirs from many of the local primary schools were asked to come together at South Dartmoor Community College, to participate in a music day with workshops and to perform a special concert for parents/ carers. Pupils enjoyed hearing choirs from other schools and interacting with lots of other children during the day. The children performed… Read more »
St Mary’s were pleased to welcome John Ingham back again to school to talk about the important work that CAFOD does around the world. This time, he spoke about CAFOD’s harvest campaign and how communities in El Salvador are growing their way out of poverty. This linked in well with St Mary’s own Harvest Celebration which… Read more »
Carolyn Kennett, one of Devon School Library Service’s advisers, came to visit St Mary’s and spent some time with the Book Worm Club members who meet on a Tuesday lunchtime. She talked about her love of books and the pupils shared some of their favourite authors with her. The group also discussed ideas for future… Read more »
In September, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School organised an event to raise money for Macmillan, which is a charity that supports people and their families who are suffering from cancer. Everyone had the opportunity to buy cakes and drinks and raised just over £100 making the event a huge success.
St Mary’s supported Children In Need this year by ‘going spotty’ and dressing up in ‘mufti’. We also sold Pudsey headbands and key rings and altogether raised an amazing £176 for the charity! We had so much fun on the day and even had spotty cakes for our dessert at lunchtime.
Pupils in Meldon Class, along with children and parents from St Mary’s Little Lambs, our toddler group, completed a charity walk. All of the children dressed up in brightly coloured clothes and ‘toddled’ around the outside of the school field to raise money for children’s charity Barnardo’s. To celebrate, the children then had a surprise treasure… Read more »
This year pupils and parents joined together for a special end of year assembly. The choir performed songs from Joseph, which they had been practising all year, Burrator Class performed a rap that they had written during music lessons this half term and Year 6 performed a ‘time-travelling’ play. Certificates were also given out to… Read more »
Over the past six weeks pupils have been studying habitats and learning about some of the world’s most endangered wildlife and how they can play their part in protecting their environment. The children celebrated the end of the topic with a special ‘Wear it Wild’ wildlife day, where staff and pupils dressed up as some… Read more »
To celebrate the last day of the Spring Term, all of the pupils at St Mary’s took part in an Easter Egg hunt around the school grounds.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Easter Bonnet Parade this year. Alison Gagg, from the Education Department at Buckfast Abbey agreed to judge the winners – congratulations to Winnie, Stephen, Natalie and Evan who each received a prize.