Year 2 visit Lulworth Cove

In support of their topic work this term, year 2 spent the day at Lulworth Cove.

The Last Praise Assembly of the Year

Our recorder group played, and the winners of St Mary’s Got Talent showed the whole school their winning acts. We also had the runners-up and winners of the years 5 & 6 tennis competition, and the winners and runners-up of the year 6 maths competition. Well done everyone!

Farewell Celebration

We say goodbye to Mrs Wallace, Mrs Morton and Father Tony this term, so we celebrated their time at St Mary’s with some performances in the school hall, followed by tea and cake.

St Mary’s Got Talent – The Final

An excited audience enjoyed a nail-biting final last night. All the finalists performed entertaining acts, but eventually after much discussion the runners up were Rosa, Ruby and Anna-Sophia with their hypnotism act and the joint winners were Evie with the cup song and Ruby and Gabriel  singing Up. Well done and thank you to everyone who took part and came to watch.

Brownsea Island trip

After a whole year, Year 3 made it to Brownsea Island. It was good British Summer Weather – windy and damp – but we had a great day, including red squirrels, peacocks, hens and chicks, cricket, lots of walking.

Dorset One World Festival

Dorset One World Festival – Saturday 1st August 2015 – 11-6pm – FREE – Borough Gardens, Dorchester

Free family friendly community festival celebrating diversity of cultures in Dorset through world music, dance, food and activities. The kids and youth area has been expanded this year with sports and crafts activities, bouncy castle from the Action Van, Rainbow Arts and Bearcat Collective with crafts and activities.

The programme of live music, dance and cultural activities spans the globe including Ukraine, China, Africa, India, Latvia and Ukraine. Workshops include African and Polish Dance, introduction to Traditional Indian music and Chinese crafts. The headline band – Dubheart from Bournemouth who recently won the award for the best reggae band in Europe.

You can enjoy a wide selection of cuisines from the Global Food Village whilst soaking up the cultural sights and sounds in the lovely setting of the Borough Gardens, Dorchester.

A free community event that has something to appeal to all ages and cultures.


Nepali Arts Project Exhibition marking 200 years of friendship between Britain and Nepal.  On show will be tapestry, collage, painting and photography by Design and Creative Arts Students at Bournemouth & Poole College. The Students have been granted honorary citizenship of Nepal as a token of thanks for creating an art exhibition to mark the occasion.

Chinese Celebrity Master Chef Andy Chu will host the popular ‘cook off competition’ and also demonstrate Chinese cooking techniques. Global Food Village – expanded from last year.

Tug of War Competition – Ghurkas compete with local teams

Dubheart, voted best reggae band in Europe 2013 hailing from Bournemouth will headline.

The programme and timetable of activities – available from Dorset Tourist Information Centre shortly –

on this website or on Facebook

Careers Day

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Years 5 & 6 had the opportunity to find out about the skills and qualities need for a wide variety of careers and jobs at the Careers Afternoon.

The afternoon had 2 separate parts.  Firstly they took part in an  session with Katherine Speed from Ansbury Careers Service.  They completed activities linked to the qualifications, qualities and skills that might be needed for a variety of jobs.  Everyone found out all kinds of information and had lots of ideas for careers that they had never thought of before!

During the second session pupils had the opportunity to talk with a group of year 12 and 13 students from Purbeck School.  They brought in information about the subjects they were studying and the told them about their aspirations for when they leave school; including Law, Finance, Teaching, Engineering and paleontology! We were also able to welcome some past Pupils from Purbeck school who had all recently qualified in different areas – including engineering, biology and veterinary science.  They were able to talk to the children about their routes into the different careers they were pursuing and many that linked to the subjects they had studied.

The children were fascinated and really enjoyed the opportunity to find out about the young people and their lives. It certainly gave them all some food for thought.

A very special thanks must go to all our visitors but especially the Purbeck School; the students, Mrs. Seymour and especially for allowing us to use their contact at Ansbury Careers.