Year 6 students attend Swanage Town Council Meeting

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.  

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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Fun Run for Brother John

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!

Composting Assembly

Kirsten from Dorset Waste Partnership came to deliver an assembly about composting. We learned about all the things that can go into a compost bin, and how to keep the right balance of browns and greens! We’ll be using our knowledge managing our own compost bins at school.

Green Team Litter Pick

Our Green Team were out in force litter-picking all around the school grounds. They collected a sack-full of rubbish!