St Mary’s First Ever Hardball Cricket Match

Eight Year 5 and 6 pupils travelled to Parley to represent the  school in the Dorset Under-11 Hard Ball Pairs Competition.

They all played well, showcasing excellent sportsmanship and team spirit.

Unfortunately they were not victorious, but they should all be very proud of their performance.

Swanage Mayor meets with Year 6

Following the Beach Management advisory meeting attended earlier in the year by Yr 6 representatives, Mayor of Swanage, Councillor Bonfield and Management Support Officer, Miss Clarke, visited us in school to report on the issues raised.

We were given copies of the minutes of the meeting and supporting documents. It was exciting to see our questions recorded. You can see the minutes of the meeting here.

In addition to the answers given at the original meeting, Cllr Bonfield reported that the locks at Burlington Chine Toilets have been replaced; there are temporarily new ‘big belly bins’ in the square; and that conversations are ongoing about dogs and closing Shore Road. However, the latter is not a Swanage Town Council matter.

The pupils were thanked for the effort they put into preparing ideas and plans for a possible splashpark in the town, although it was explained how this may not fit into council budgets.

Cllr Bonfield closed the meeting with two requests:

  1. That the pupils help Swanage Town Council to spread the word to not feed seagulls. They will be displaying posters and speaking in assembly about this.
  2. To design posters that can be displayed in local parks, encouraging owners to pick up after their dogs.

Year 6 SATs Breakfast

Years 5 & 6 – Roman Trip

Year 5 and 6 visited Dorchester to explore its Roman heritage. They visited the keep museum where curator Chris talked to them about Roman soldiers, including their armour and fighting tactics. Then they walked into Dorchester to visit the Roman town house at the back of County Hall – the best preserved example in the country.  After lunch a look around the replica round houses at the Prince of Wales School then off to Maiden Castle where they climbed the ramparts; saw the Roman temple and found relics in the mole hills – watch this space to see what they found!