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Playpod Opens at St Marie's

The two youngest children in our school, together with Mr Fernandes, officially opened the Playpod on Thursday by cutting the red ribbon.
The Playpod is filled with an array of weird and wonderful resources to enhance the children’s play. The exciting scrap includes giant flexible tubes, old tyres, netting, fabric, old telephones and chairs. These materials encourage children of all ages to play together and build friendships whilst playing creatively. Using their imaginations to play in a more active way is proven to reduce playground disputes and has direct benefits to children’s health and mental wellbeing.

“Playing is one of the most important activities children can do. Play teaches them so many skills they will rely on for their whole life including problem solving, co-operation and teamwork, conflict resolution and creativity.”- Mr Fernandes.

See the gallery photos below to see the children in action!

Super Sixties!

Today all our 60 pointer plus children from last half term received their rewards and had refreshments with Mr Fernandes. Over 50 children enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate drink and biscuit with Mr Fernandes. Check out the gallery photos below, even Fr.Paddy joined in the celebrations. Well done to everybody; let's try and get even more 60+ this half term.

Y3/Y4 Football Winners

Today our Y3/Y4 football team travelled to Mylnhurst School to play in their invitation football tournament against Mylnhurst, St Thomas of Canterbury and Immaculate Conception. The team played 6 games in total and also took part in a penalty shoot-out competition. St Marie's came 2nd in the penalty shoot-out by one goal (well done to Immaculate Conception for winning) and we came first in the tournament winning all 6 games! Well done to all the team and a big thank you to Mylnhurst for being fantastic hosts.

Mylnhurst Football Tournament

On Wednesday the 19th of October our Year 6's were invited to play in a small tournament at Mylnhurst. A total of 6 matches were played against local opposition such as- St Thomas of Canterbury, Spink Hill and Mylnhurst. All the games were closely contested and we managed to win and draw 1 game.

Well done boys!

Mr Frith.

Playpod Shed Completed!

St Marie’s magnificent 'Playpod' shed has been complete today! Our team of builders (Mr Coe, Mr Frith and Mr Fernandes) have worked tirelessly for a total of 4 days. The Playpod will soon be filled with play materials and after staff training, will be available to the children to use.
More information about this exciting resource will appear in the newsletter. See gallery photos below.


St Marie’s Brightens Up the Harvest


Thank you to everyone who helped to brighten up the harvest on Friday! Over 100 meals of Soup were served – a magnificent total- giving us over £250 to donate to CAFOD. We also have many tins of soup to send to the Grace Food Bank. Thank you very much for your generosity, everyone! Thank you also to those who prepared, cooked and served the soup! Please see our website for photos of the day.

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