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Life Skills

Parliamentary Education

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 democracy process in England.

Burrator's 'Wellbeing' Week and Residential Trip

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 climbing, archery, went on zip wires and challenged themselves on the high ropes. Stover Country Park was also visited and pupils found lots of interesting wildlife in the ponds and woodland areas – including a large toad! The week also included an inter-school Kwik cricket tournament, first aid course, work with a local artist and a bake off competition!  Click on the link to see some of the activities they took part in: ‘Well-being’ Week and Residential Trip.

 

Enterprise Fair

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 (FOSMs) also organised a bouncy castle and stalls for the afternoon. With the money raised, some went to charity and the rest was used to host a ‘Pyjama Day’ for Burrator Class. Pupils came into school in their pyjamas, watched films, ate popcorn and drank ‘mocktails.’

Torbay and Devon Civic Award

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 Devon Civic Award.

First Aid Skills

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.

 

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