After two unsuccessful attempts, our annual sports day finally took place at the end of term on a gloriously hot summer’s day. Pupils took part in a number of traditional races including relay, sprint and sack races. For the second year running, Green or Teign House took the winning trophy – congratulations again this year!
Pupils in Year 5 and 6 had to work effectively as a team to construct a raft using barrels, planks and rope. Once the rafts were constructed, each team tried them out on the water to see whether they would float. Both teams constructed a ‘sea worthy’ vessel and challenged each other to a raft… Read more »
Pupils in Burrator Class learnt how to kayak in Brixham. After some basic tuition on ‘dry land’, pupils were given their own kayak and invited to take part in a number of water based games in Brixham’s inner harbour, which were designed to improve their paddling skills.
Pupils from Fernworthy Class, together with 300 other children from local schools attended the Dartmoor 3 Ball Festival at South Dartmoor College. The festival consisted of five different striking and fielding events including the famous game of Dartmoor 3 Ball. The event was run by Becky Mason and her Year 7 and 11 junior leaders. All the children… Read more »
On a cold, wet and windy day four football teams from St Mary’s took part in the Catholic Schools’ Football Tournament at St Margaret Clitherow Primary School in Brixham. Despite the weather, the children played a number of matches against other Catholic schools in the area and scored some exciting goals. The football teams had… Read more »
Pupils in Venford class took part in a dance festival at Buckfastleigh, along with lots of other local primary schools in the South Dartmoor Sports Partnership. Pupils prepared a ‘Penguin dance’ to perform, which linked with their recent ‘It’s f..f..f..freezing’ topic. Parents and carers along with the rest of the school community also got to… Read more »
Fernworthy and Burrator class have taken part in badminton sessions with Zoe Hills from the South Dartmoor Sports Partnership this academic year, building on the skills that they learnt last year. The sessions have been so popular with the children that they have requested that the school buy badminton equipment to use throughout the year.
Pupils in Burrator worked with Marina Saldanha, local dance teacher, to help create a dance based around Alice in Wonderland for the Body Language Dance festival at South Dartmoor Community College. This annual dance festival is an opportunity for pupils from local primary schools to come together and showcase their dance around a collective theme.… Read more »
Along with pupils from a number of other primary schools locally, three of our lunchtime ‘buddies’ and ‘peer mediators’ attended training at Stover School to offer support and fresh ideas in their lunchtime roles. This time the focus was on ‘cup stacking’. Pupils met with the other buddies following the training, so that they could… Read more »
Sixteen pupils attended the BMX sessions at Decoy skate park, in conjunction with the South Dartmoor Sports Partnership. Justin Knox , the instructor who led the six sessions with pupils aged between 6 and 11 years old, helped to develop the chidren’s skills and confidence using a BMX bike.