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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Well-being Garden

We have developed a new ‘wellbeing garden’ on the school field, with the help of the Abbey Gardening Department.  The school kindly received a donation from a local family, which has enabled the school to embark on this project.  The school’s Mental Health Ambassadors came up with an action plan for what they would like to see in the garden and one of their ideas was to create a quiet place, where people can go and sit, rather than running around on the field. The garden has also been designed as a sensory garden, so there is always lots to see, hear, feel, smell (and even taste some of the herbs or fruit in our school meals, once it has grown). The garden was officially opened with a blessing led by Father Francis, our Chair of Governors.  The garden has also been entered into a Britain in Bloom competition so was visited by RHS judges recently.


Pupils in Fernworthy Class were visited by John Ingham from CAFOD, to hear about their Zero Hero campaign.  The main emphasis of the workshop was to raise pupils’ awareness of climate change by discussing the causes of climate change, the impact on the UK and other countries and  consideration as to what can actively be done about it. It also links to Laudate Si and Pope Francis’s call to look after “Our Common Home.


Torbay and Devon Civic Award

Congratulations to those pupils in Year 6 who have worked hard this year to gain their Torbay and Devon Civic Award. They were awarded their certificates at a ceremony held at St Cuthbert Mayne School in Torquay.   Click on the link below to find out more about how the pupils achieved the award: Torbay and Devon Civic Award.

Fairtrade Fortnight

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, pupils organised a Fairtrade Sale selling fairtrade snacks and using fairtrade products to bake cakes.


Easter Bonnet Parade

Our pupils took part in the annual Easter Bonnet parade. Everyone had the chance to design and make their own Easter hat (or bonnet) which were shown in our assembly. Lots of parents and grandparents also came to see the different designs. This year, Mel and Coach Ben judged the competition and the winners were Maria, Freddie, Priya and Jess. The judges commented that the standard had been very high this year and they had found it difficult to select just four hats from all of those made by the children.

  • 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