Thanks to all the children (and parents/grandparents!) who supported our Fairtrade Breakfast this morning. They enjoyed hot chocolate, juice, bananas and toast and jam. Key Stage 2 tomorrow! Also, thank you to the staff and PTA who provided and organized the breakfast.
Year 6 were invited to send representatives to attend a Swanage Town Council Beach Management Committee meeting. They were exceptionally fortunate as the meeting took place at the town’s new RNLI Station, which is still being completed and is closed to the public. They were the first school group to have a tour!
The School Council and Green Team members discussed aspects of the town’s tourism industry with their families and peers before each writing two questions to ask at the meeting.
Their questions were:
- Why are there no bins on the beach?
- Could we have a splash park in the town?
- Why is there no green area where we can play sport without dogs mess?
- Why do boats come so close to the shoreline?
- Can you make the locks on the toilet doors easier to use?
- Could you close the seafront all year around?
They brought the committee’s answers back to share with their classmates.
Over 40 staff and pupils set out on the walking bus from St George’s field to school as part of Walk to School Week.
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.
The Welly Team.
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St Mary’s will be supporting national Walk to School Week this year and hope that parents will take the opportunity to try walking/cycling some, if not all, of the way to school rather than drive.
Full detail of how your child can take part are here.
On Friday 18 March the whole school took part in a fun run on the school playing field. Very well done to everyone who took part and to the many parents who came to support the children, or to run themselves. We were raising money for our partner school in Uganda, to help them put a secure fence around their school. Thanks to the wonderful generosity of friends and family we have so far raised over £1000!
Look at this! Key stage 1 children enjoying their Fair Trade breakfast: toast and jam or marmalade, bananas and home-made breakfast bars. To drink there was juice, tea or hot chocolate.