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.
This year the School Council are participating in the Devon Wildlife Champions scheme, which is organised by the Devon Wildlife Trust. To launch the project, the School Council attended a special Wildlife Day, held at Slapton Ley. Lots of other schools attended the event to participate in a range of different activities which were designed… Read more »
This year’s harvest celebration raised money for CAFOD’s ‘Wear it Bright’ campaign and collected produce for the local foodbank.
To celebrate the harvest of apples from our school orchard, St Mary’s held an Apple Day where children took part in apple tasting activities and used an apple press to produce their own apple juice. Each class also produced printed artwork around the theme of apples.
Meldon Class enjoyed a visit from some local fire fighters and their fire engine, as part of their ‘People who help us’ topic. The children particularly enjoyed hearing the siren and seeing how water from the hose helps to put out fires.
Fernworthy Class invited parents and carers into school to share some of their learning about ‘Healthy Humans.’ Each group had designed an activity or game for the adults to take part in during the afternoon. There were also some special dishes to taste, which had been designed and made by the pupils as part of… Read more »
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 School has won the top prize in the CPRE Devon Writing competition, so were awarded a wooden plaque and £200 prize money. The judges were very impressed with the overall quality of the entries, which demonstrated that the children had really thought about why our countryside is so important. There were also prizes… Read more »
St Mary’s has been awarded the Gold School Games Award for the fourth year running. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are… Read more »