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).
Pupils were visited by the police and a doctor to learn about the important role they play in the community.
As a way of encouraging pupils to read for pleasure and to raise funds for the school so that new books can be added to the library, Friends of St Mary’s held a Book Fair in school. Many of the pupils bought books and it was well attended by parents and friends of the school.
Pupils enjoyed a story telling session at Southpark Community Centre Hall as a stimulus for their creative writing.
Local police officers closely monitored the speed of motorists near to the school gates. Pupils got the opportunity to talk to the officer about his work.
Pupils enjoyed a day out at Pennywell Farm. The children saw lots of different animals and learnt about how they are cared for and the sorts of food that is eaten by different species.
Pupils from Venford took part in a recycling day where they learnt about why it is so important to recycle materials. Activities included model making and creating recycled paper from wood pulp.
The school choir has attended a number of community events and residential homes. The choir were able to wear their newly printed t-shirts for these occasions. Money raised has been donated to the Save the Children charity to support their work overseas. The choir also enjoyed their debut performance on Westcountry Television, when they were… Read more »