Purbeck Young Artists

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We invite you to join us for  the ‘PYA Celebration Event’ at Rollington Barn, Corfe Castle, BH205JG from 4-6pm, Thursday 26th May 2016.

Come and view the wonderful work created by young artists from local schools for the Purbeck Young Artists ‘Midsummer Dreams’ competition and during PYA workshops. Refreshments will be available and musical entertainment will be provided by Damian Clarke, who will be introducing people to the beautiful hammer dulcimer and the hurdy gurdy. The PYA show will also be open to visitors daily from 10am – 5pm,  28th May -12th June. More PYA work will also be on show at the DOMVS office in Wareham during the PAW festival.

Directions to Rollington Barn, Rollington Farm, Studland Road, Corfe Castle BH20 5JG. From Corfe Castle take the B3351 to Studland: first farm on right. From the ferry: through Studland, follow signs to Corfe Castle: 4 miles on left.

Dementia Awareness Week

St Mary’s school choir were invited to sing at the opening of Dementia Awareness Week in Swanage. We watched the ribbon cutting and then sang for the guests assembled on the lawn at Purbeck House Hotel. Afterwards we enjoyed refreshments!

BSO Elements Concert

We took almost 50 of our musicians and singers to this fantastic concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. We heard music by Stravinsky, Smetana, Holst, Dvorak and Debussy, as well as playing important percussion and vocal parts in two world premiere performances of works by the composer James Redwood. Hearing the music, watching the orchestra play, feeling the power of the sound they can make, as well as being part of a 1500-strong choir, made this a truly memorable occasion.

Welly Planters

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St Mary’s Summer fete is not too far away and we would like to encourage our children to help prepare for it. We are going to ask some of the children to plant us some welly planters to sell at the fete. That’s where YOU come in …

Please can you send any old wellington boots in, any colour or quality is great as we can always decorate them, if you can only find one that is also fine!
We will then upcycle them and plant them up to look so fabulous you will want to buy them back! Donations of spare compost or seeds also gratefully accepted.

Please send any wellies into the school office in the next week so that we can get started.

Best wishes

The Welly Team.

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Purbeck Arts Weeks competition

All our classes have worked really hard producing some fantastic artwork for the Purbeck Arts Weeks. Mrs Gray had the difficult job of choosing which pieces would go to Rollington Barn for the competition. Here are the final choices all ready to be delivered.