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Life Skills


St Mary’s have focussed on improving attendance for the past few years.  This year each pupil has the chance of win family tickets to Woodlands, a local theme park, if they achieve 99% or 100% attendance over the course of a term.

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St John's Ambulance First Aid Training

Burrator class benefited from a six hour first aid course organised and delivered by Sue from St John’s Ambulance. The day involved learning about what should be in a first aid kit, how to communicate with a patient, choking, treating wounds, chest compressions and how to put someone in the recovery position.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2015 was celebrated on Tuesday 10th February, with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together’, reaching millions across the UK and globally.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration saw over 800 organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Globally, Safer Internet Days was celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission and 31 national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. Pupils at St Mary’s learnt about keeping safe online, focussing on being careful about sending information via the Internet and cyber-bullying.

Safer internet day 2015

All About Me!

Venford’s topic about ‘All about me’ involved a visit from a community dentist, who talked to the children about how to keep their teeth clean.  Pupils also had the opportunity to practise brushing their teeth using a giant brush and set of dentures.


Healthy Humans

To launch the Healthy Humans topic, pupils were visited by a local dentist and the children found out how to use disclosure tablets to identify plaque and learnt about how to take care of their teeth and gums.  In addition, pupils also learnt about how to take care of their bodies from local GP and St Mary’s parent, Dr. Barnett.

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  • School Games Gold 2018-2019
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    RHS Campaign for School Gardening
  • Eco Schools Silver Award