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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Advent and Christmas Prayer Space

For the past few weeks of Advent, small groups of pupils have been visiting the School Chapel to take part in a special Advent and Christmas Prayer Space. There were a variety of activities to be completed, including thinking about things you are thankful for, reflecting on your dreams and writing something you are sorry for. Pupils commented positively on being able to participate in such a peaceful and calming experience during what is always a very busy time of year.

Carol Service and Crib Blessings

Pupils from Venford, Fernworthy and Burrator all took part in our annual Carol Service in Buckfast Abbey Church. Each class also led a special Crib Blessing in each of the parish churches during December. Our Art Club kindly made sheep and angels to decorate the cribs with.

Meldon's Christmas Story

Children heard ‘A Shepherd’s Tale’ as part of a workshop at the Abbey Education Centre. The story retold the real meaning of Christmas, as seen through the eyes of the shepherds.


Meldon's Nativity

Meldon Class performed their ‘Wriggly Nativity’ for parents and carers in the school hall. All of the children, including pre-school pupils took park by singing a number of songs and some children had learnt lines to retell the Christmas story.

St Nicholas Day

Burrator Class took part in St Nicholas Day, along with a number of other schools at Buckfast Abbey. The day involved taking part in several workshops, in which gifts were made.  Each pupil also made a promise to share at least one of the gifts they produced with someone else. The activities included cooking, sewing and lantern making. Finally, the day ended with a special service in Buckfast Abbey church which all the different school groups took part in.


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