Another great trip to the RSPB reserve at Arne, this time for year 6. They enjoyed walking the nature trail to the harbour edge, and clambering around the adventure trail.
Congratulations to the Year 6 girls cricket team who won the Purbeck tournament securing them a place in the Dorset finals! The whole team demonstrated excellent batting, bowling and fielding skills leading them to win each of their games. Good luck in the final!
Year 6 spent a fantastic day at Salisbury Cathedral. They dressed up as members of the clergy to find out about who’s who in the cathedral, as well as having an interesting tour and creating a stained-glass window.
St Mary’s first venture into the Dorset Hard Ball Cup: losing to Epiphany!
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.
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:
- 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.
- To design posters that can be displayed in local parks, encouraging owners to pick up after their dogs.
Year 1 share books with their buddies in year 5 & 6 every week.
Year 6 relaxed in the pool and enjoyed lunch together after all their hard work in the SATs this week – well done everybody!
Year 4 and 6 share their responses to the new library books. Watch out for their reviews on the corridor book shelves.