At St. Mary and St. Paul's we are committed to providing a happy, safe and stimulating environment where learning is championed, and which has the Christian faith at its heart. Children are valued as individuals and encouraged to achieve their best, respect themselves and others and become valuable members of our community.
From Parish Church Magazine April 2017,
NEWS FROM ST MARY & ST PAUL’S CE PRIMARY
Another term is over and it seemed really strange thinking
about Easter over two weeks before the most important time in the Christian
To many Easter is all about chocolate, gifts, eggs, bunnies and more chocolate and yet, as a school, whilst these things are very important, it is vital that our focus remains on Jesus and the reason for his coming. His sacrifice should be the central point in all that we do, and consider, over this time of year.
As we didn’t want to celebrate Good Friday and Easter Sunday two weeks before the actual date, we will be holding our Easter service just after we return from the holidays and give it the thought and focus that it deserves.
As a school we have had a busy end of term as we have enjoyed ‘Healthy Lunch Week’, working with the Health for Schools team, where our Health Champions have been checking school dinners and packed lunches for those children who have listened to the advice they have been given and opted for a healthier dinner.
We have also had a ‘Waste Week’ with each class using some of the products that have been thrown out by re-using and re-cycling them to create a whole range of useful items. We have seen a bird bath made out of lollipop sticks, a planter from old Wellington Boots and a beautiful range of artistic creations made from the items that would ordinarily be thrown away.
It is an important message that our Eco team have brought us, as we need to look after our planet and the wonderful creation that God has given to us.
On behalf of the staff, governors and children at St Mary & St Paul’s, may we wish you all a Happy Easter.
Paul Brooksbank, Acting Headteacher