Blessed by God so that we may help others

School Council

All pupils at St Mary’s benefit from using a diverse outdoor learning environment, to support their learning. The school is fortunate to have a large field, woodland habitat walk and woodland area to use for a number of outdoor education activities throughout the year. Key Stage Two also have the opportunity to achieve the John Muir Award each year.

Woodland Trust Trees

The School Councillors helped the gardeners to plant some new trees that were donated by the Woodland Trust.

Anti-Bullying Week

The School Council reviewed the Anti-Bullying Policy which was written by the children at St Mary’s.  This policy was then shared with everyone in our assembly about Anti-Bullying.

Take a look at our policy by following this link: Children’s Anti-Bullying Policy



St Mary’s School Council have been working with the local Rotary Club, to help to support their Purple4Polio appeal.  Our School Council have planted purple crocus bulbs in the grounds of Buckfast Abbey to help raise awareness of polio, a disease which Rotary Club International are trying to eradicate from all countries.

Fitness Circuit Fundraiser

The School Council decided that they wished to raise money for Cancer Research as one of their charities this year.  One of the fund raising events was to take part in a fitness circuit which was organised by our sports coach, Jordan.   This involved lots of activities including a bean bag and hoop throw.

We hosted another charity fitness event, organised by Sports for Champions.  Rob Mitchell, a high jumper visited the school and ran an afternoon of sports activities. He even demonstrated some of his own sporting skills!

Crocus Blessing

Pupils from St Mary’s School Council planted crocus bulbs in the autumn, kindly donated by the local Rotary Club, as a way of raising awareness of the countries around the world where polio still exists.  As the bulbs started to come into flower, representatives from the local Rotary Club and the School Councillors  attended a blessing service at the Abbey, conducted by Father Francis Straw, the parish priest.

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