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Life Skills

Fire Safety

Sam from the Devon and Somerset Fire Service came into school to talk to the children about fire safety, especially important in October and November with Halloween and Bonfire Night parties.  Children were encouraged to go home and talk to their families about smoke alarms, a fire evacuation plan.  There was a special booklet given to each child to remind them of the key information when creating a plan.  All the children also had a chance to learn the ‘Stop, Drop and Roll’ technique in case their clothes ever catch fire.

Dogs Trust Visit

A member of the local Dogs Trust came to St Mary’s to teach the pupils about staying safe around dogs, both those that are known to them and unknown dogs who they may see in the park or outside school.  Pupils learnt different techniques and role played these e.g. standing still if a dog runs towards you, always asking an adult before approaching a dog.  Pupils were also shown how to protect themselves and become like a ‘hedgehog’ if they are ever attacked by a dog.

We also learnt about those dogs that are abandoned by their owners and are cared for by the Dogs Trust charity.


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

  • University of Exeter ITT Partner
  • School Games Gold 2018-2019
  • RHS Five Star Gardening School Logo (1)

    RHS Campaign for School Gardening
  • Eco Schools Silver Award