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.
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
The School Councillors helped the gardeners to plant some new trees that were donated by the Woodland Trust.
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.
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
Members of St Mary’s School Council were asked to give feedback on some new dishes that are being introduced on the school lunch menus. The children and staff from St Cuthbert’s (where the school lunches are prepared) took the whole thing very seriously. The meat balls proved to be a particularly popular choice!
The School Council decided upon Cancer Research as one of its chosen charities, following a request from one of the pupils in school. One initiative was to organise an obstacle course with sports coach Jordan, which was completed by all of the pupils in school. Everyone was asked to donate £1 to take part. From… Read more »