Read Bishop Mark’s letter here.
Members of the Green Team invited volunteers from their class to a litter pick around the area outside the school grounds. Despite extremely muddy conditions, they collected a considerable amount of litter along with helpers from Litter-Free Purbeck.
A big thank you to everyone who came to Mass yesterday and sang for Bishop Mark – the children sang the new year 6 song – ‘It starts with just one feeling’ – Bishop Mark really enjoyed the song and was especially impressed with its links to Laudato Si.
They’re back! Our successful and popular Fair Trade breakfasts will take place in the school hall on 3 and 4 March 2020.
All are welcome at our special service for Ash Wednesday, 26 February, 9am in the school hall. (Please note that children from reception, year 1 and year 2 will not be present at this service.)
Year 1 had a brilliant trip to Swanage Brickworks as part of our science topic, Everyday Materials. We saw the quarry where the clay is dug, watched it being pounded and mixed with water, then saw how each brick is made by hand. Then we followed the bricks through the drying process and felt the heat outside the kilns. It was a fascinating and enjoyable morning; we even knew some people who worked at the brickworks!
A huge thank you for your donations – plenty of interesting hats as you will see in the pictures. We raised £153.00 with some more cakes to sell on Monday!
Members of the Green Team have joined a new Sustainable Swanage Youth Group run by the Town Council. In recognition of St Mary’s status as a Plastic-Free School, some of the Green Team were invited to present awards to local businesses as part of Swanage’s application to become a Plastic-Free Town.
Our school chaplains have been busy preparing greetings cards for our school community and parish and sorting and making goods ready for ‘Hats on for the Homeless’ fundraising for St Mungo’s in February.