Pupils from Venford, Fernworthy and Burrator all took part in our annual Carol Service in Buckfast Abbey Church. Each class also led a special Crib Blessing in each of the parish churches during December. Our Art Club kindly made sheep and angels to decorate the cribs with.
Children heard ‘A Shepherd’s Tale’ as part of a workshop at the Abbey Education Centre. The story retold the real meaning of Christmas, as seen through the eyes of the shepherds.
Meldon Class performed their ‘Wriggly Nativity’ for parents and carers in the school hall. All of the children, including pre-school pupils took park by singing a number of songs and some children had learnt lines to retell the Christmas story.
Burrator Class took part in St Nicholas Day, along with a number of other schools at Buckfast Abbey. The day involved taking part in several workshops, in which gifts were made. Each pupil also made a promise to share at least one of the gifts they produced with someone else. The activities included cooking, sewing… Read more »
Pupils at St Mary’s were invited to participate in a special live nativity at Pennywell which was filmed by the BBC for an episode of Songs of Praise.
The school choir was invited to sing at the Buckfastleigh Christmas Fair. They performed a number of carols from the school nativity, which were enjoyed by the local public in Buckfastleigh and the surrounding area. The choir also sang at St Luke’s residential home in Ashburton. Pupils were also given the opportunity to talk to… Read more »
This year St Mary’s has collected shoe boxes and filled them for the annual Operation Christmas Child appeal, organised by Samaritan’s Purse. The School Council helped Mrs Freeborn to check, pack and load the finished shoe boxes ready to be taken to a local collection point.
Pupils took part in a non-uniform day to raise money for BBC Children In Need. The school also sold various Children In Need themed items such as wrist bands and headbands. After school, three of our Year 6 Prefects also helped to run a cake sale. Altogether the school were able to raise over £200… Read more »
Pupils across the school took part in tennis sessions with Coach Ben and Key Stage Two took part in intra-school matches.
Pupils in Year 5 and 6 who carry out Buddy duties have been given Food Hygiene training, similar to the training that adults have when they are involved with serving or preparing food. Mark Bradley from The Grange Restaurant, came into St Mary’s to carry out the training. He will return later in the year,… Read more »