Some pupils took part in ‘alpaca therapy’ workshops. The session involved walking, grooming and feeding the alpacas, who were very well behaved and seemed to enjoy the attention.
The community dentist visited St Mary’s to teach pupils about how to care for their teeth and to help to protect them from decay. The disclosure tablets which were used by some pupils, enabled plaque to be revealed on their teeth and in turn, helped pupils to ensure that this was removed during brushing.
Doctor Kate visited Fernworthy Class to talk about the human body and how it works. Pupils also discussed how to stay healthy and how to care for their bodies.
St Mary’s pupils have learnt more about the way in which the government works through a visit from the South West Regional Outreach Officer for Parliament’s Education Service. The visit enabled pupils to improve their understanding of democracy and Parliament. Following the visit, Burrator Class held its own parliamentary session to discover more about the… Read more »
This year Burrator Class took part in a number of activities as part of their residential trip. They visited Haven Banks Centre at Exeter Canal, where they learnt how to paddle board (although the water was cold!) and how to build a raft. Pupils also went to Dynamic Adventures where they abseiled, carried out rock… Read more »
Burrator Class helped to organise the Enterprise Fair again this year, where pupils ran stalls to generate money for the class and for charity. Each group of pupils in Burrator Class were given £5 each, with which to try and generate more money by running a stall at the Summer Fair. Friends of St Mary’s… Read more »
Congratulations to those pupils in Year 6 who have worked hard this year to gain their Torbay and Devon Civic Award. They were awarded their certificates at a ceremony held at St Cuthbert Mayne School in Torquay. Click on the link below to find out more about how the pupils achieved the award: Torbay and… Read more »
Burrator pupils took part in some first aid training with Ian Hutchings, as part of their activities week. During the day the children learnt basic first aid skills including how to deal with someone who has collapsed, is choking or needs bandaging.
St Mary’s is taking part in the South Devon Wildlife Champions scheme, which is organised by Devon Wildlife Trust. Maya from the Trust came into school to launch the project with a special assembly. The Wildlife Champions project encourages pupils to engage with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through outdoor learning. St Mary’s will… Read more »
This year our School Councillors have also worked as our Eco Committee. Pupils have carried out an Eco audit, implemented action plans and arranged events. These included a beach clean and making wooden wicker supports for sweet peas. The school has been successful in achieving the Bronze and Silver Eco Awards and is now working… Read more »