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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Pupil Chaplains

Pupils applied to become Pupil Chaplains and attended a special event and commissioning service in Plymouth Cathedral.  The Chaplains produced an action plan and their first task was to create their own video which explains where the word ‘chaplain’ originated from and some information about Saint Martin.

Laudato Si

Laudato Si’ Week marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. The theme of the week was “everything is connected.”  Pupils united with others across the globs to reflect, pray, and prepare for a better future together.  Activities including building habitats, looking after the environment, prayer and thinking about our hopes for the world.  Take a look at our photos below and poster of the week by clicking on this link: Laudato Si Week

Torbay and Devon Civic Award

This year, pupils had to present their work towards the award to other pupils in their class.  They were presented with certificates in school, rather than attend a Presentation Night at St Cuthbert Mayne School, due to COVID 19.

Eco School Green Flag Award

St Mary’s has been awarded the Green Flag Award as a result of the work which the Eco Committee has led.  This represents two years’ hard work to achieve the Green Flag Award, having previously been awarded the Bronze and Silver Eco Awards.  Pupils carried out audits, ran competitions to promote energy saving behaviour, carried out litter collections and focussed on ways to encourage wildlife in the school grounds.

COVID 19 Lockdown Experiences

During the COVID 19 lockdown, pupils who weren’t attending school sent in their photographs of their home learning.

Staff created their own message which was sent to pupils working at home.

We encouraged pupils to send in their paintings of rainbows to celebrate the work of key workers and those in the NHS.

A recording of our choir was used as the music for a presentation created by the charity Caritas to showcase the work taking place in schools and parishes during ‘lockdown’.  Click on the link to view the presentation: Caritas presentation.

  • 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