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School Council

Operation Christmas Child

This year St Mary’s has collected shoe boxes and filled them for the annual Operation Christmas Child appeal, organised by Samaritan’s Purse.  The School Council helped Mrs Freeborn to check, pack and load the finished shoe boxes ready to be taken to a local collection point.

Anti-Bullying Week

Pupils took part in the special assembly to talk about National Anti-Bullying week.   The theme for this year was ‘Small Change. Big Difference.’ Pupils had chance to discuss the theme as part of their PSHE lessons in class and reviewed the Children’s Anti-Bullying Policy. The School Council discussed how the school could work together to develop new anti-bullying strategies and came up with the idea of using stickers and certificates to celebrate acts of kindness and compassion. These awards are called ‘WOW (Witness of the Week) awards and are presented as part of Friday’s Achievement Assembly. These have also been linked with the Academy Trust’s Vision and Gospel values, by awarding Gospel stickers that relate to the WOW certificate being awarded.

Wildlife Champions Project

This year the School Council are participating in the Devon Wildlife Champions scheme, which is organised by the Devon Wildlife Trust. To launch the project, the School Council attended a special Wildlife Day, held at Slapton Ley. Lots of other schools attended the event to participate in a range of different activities which were designed to develop pupils’ understanding of caring for the environment and different forms. Different workshops focussed on bats, oceans, bees and ways to recycle.

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


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