Jewellery Competition

Posted: 18 November 2015

John Doble, a local jewellery designer and two representatives from the Herald Express newspaper came into St Mary’s to let pupils know about an exciting competition that they could take part in.  John talked to the children about the hidden meaning behind pieces of jewellery, for example hidden compartments in pieces of jewellery designed to… Read more »

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Jump Rope for Heart

Posted: 18 November 2015

As part of our PE sessions pupils have been improving their skipping skills, to help prepare for the Jump Rope event. Jump rope for heart is the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF’s) popular skipping event designed to encourage young people to be more active whilst having fun. There were a number of records created in the… Read more »

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Devon Schools Library Training

Posted: 12 August 2015

A group of pupils from Burrator had some intensive library training from Carolyn, one of the Devon School librarians. Pupils learnt how to catalogue and scan books out of the school system. The children also decided to re-organised the fiction section using different ‘genres’, rather than alphabetically organising the books according to author. The school… Read more »

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Fiver Challenge

Posted: 12 August 2015

Pupils in Year 5 and 6 again took part in their annual enterprise project to set up their own business and earn money, from an initial investment of just £5. Businesses this year included car washing, cleaning, odd jobs, selling food and running a film club. The project culminated in the ‘Fiver Fete’ where each… Read more »

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Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool grand re-opening

Posted: 12 August 2015

Buckfastleigh swimming pool has been used by the community for many years but as it became rather dilapidated, the facility faced closure as after Teignbridge District Council announced it could not afford to run it. However, the local community formed a “Friends” group and successfully secured a Sport England grant for £75,000 for its refurbishment.… Read more »

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Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser

Posted: 12 August 2015

The school council wanted to organise a fund raising event for victims of the Nepal earthquake. The councillors generated a few ideas about how they might do this and in the end agreed that an obstacle race would be something that people would enjoy taking part in. The pupils designed the course themselves, set it… Read more »

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Library Summer Challenge

Posted: 12 August 2015

Two librarians from Buckfastleigh town library came into school to talk to the children about the Summer Reading Challenge. Following the success of last year’s event, the librarians were keen to make sure that all of the children knew what was happening this year. Everyone who wanted to take part made a ‘pledge’ to read… Read more »

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Red Nose Day

Posted: 19 April 2015

Pupils raised money for Red Nose day this year, by dressing up in red. Some children even made their own Red Nose Day t-shirts and decorated their hair with red spray. In a special assembly, the pupils found out about how the money is used to help children around the world to receive an education.

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School Meal Celebrations

Posted: 19 April 2015

There were celebrations at St Mary’s, as the school has achieved an average of 85% uptake of school meals by children this term. This high percentage has been achieved due to the hard work of Sue Hester, Catering Manager and chef John Hughes from St Cuthbert’s, Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre who provide the school meals… Read more »

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