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Life Skills


Pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 took part in Bikeability sessions with Gideon, our cycling instructor.  Pupils took part in five sessions during the week to build their confidence in cycling and in road safety.

Torbay and Devon Civic Award

Pupils in Year 6 have had the opportunity to work towards the Torbay and Devon Civic Award by completing a number of community-based activities in their own time. ¬†Three of the pupils put forward portfolios detailing the activities they had completed and were interviewed by Paddy Mahon, one of our school governors and Alison Gagg, the education officer from the Abbey. ¬†Following successsful assessments the pupils attended a special ceremony at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School to receive their awards. ¬†Please take a look at the presentation below to find out more about what took place:

Torbay and Devon Civic Award 2017


Beep Beep Day

In conjunction with Brake, the road safety charity,¬†pupils at St Mary’s took part in a special Beep Beep! Day to raise an awareness of road safety. ¬†Pupils across the school took part in lots of different activities to teach them about the road safety. ¬†

Enterprise Fete 2017

Each pupil in Burrator Class was handed ¬£5 at the start of the week and given the challenge of working as a team to generate a profit from their money at the school Enterprise Fete. ¬†Teams had to present their ideas to their fellow pupils and persuade them that their idea was the best. ¬†In the end, each group came up with a range of imaginative ways of generating income which included games, silent auctions, tombola, nail painting and transfer tattoos. ¬†Pupils spent the week preparing their stalls, buying good and contacting local businesses asking for donations of prizes for the event. ¬†Friends of St Mary’s (FOSMs) also supported the event with a variety of stalls and a bouncy castle.

How to be Dog Smart

Stacey, from the Dogs Trust, came to talk to all of the pupils about being ‘Dog Smart’. The session included remembering to ask the owner before stroking a dog, learning how to approach a dog and¬†what to do¬†if you are worried about a dog’s behaviour.

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