Translink staff have been visiting the pupils of the senior school this week and providing safety talks inside their big green bus. The bus drivers explained the dangers faced by drivers, passengers and other road users, by inappropriate behaviour in and around busses. The children got to watch educational videos and ask questions of the bus drivers.
P7 Pupils recently visited the Science Department at Holy Cross College where they had the opportunity to learn about the focus of flight through experiments and demonstrations photos of the visit can be found on the P7 Page.
Once again the pupils of St Mary’s Primary School and their families have responded so generously to support those most in need in Bulgaria and Romania this Christmas. A staggering total of 409 presents were collected for the “Road of Hope” charity. Fiona Kelly founder of the “Road of Hope” charity spoke of the charity’s gratitude and thanked everyone for their efforts. She added “This has been the largest collection from any one school ever”. A slideshow and short video of this years effort can be seen on the Road of Hope page.
P.7 pupil Thomas Donaghey, entered an Anti Bullying Competition designed by the (Northern Ireland Anti Bullying Forum) (NIABF). He had to design a poster promoting Anti Bullying. This competition is hosted every year. It is one of the most successful ways to highlight Anti Bullying through out schools in Northern Ireland. Thomas was very successful and came second in the competition at intermediate level. This competition was run over all schools in Northern Ireland.
Thomas Donaghey was presented with a certificate and a goodie bag by John O'Dowd and Lee Kane ( NIABF - Regional Anti Bullying Coordinator). We, at St. Mary's Primary School are delighted to have a winner in our school.
Anti Bullying week was further highlighted by St. Mary's Primary School during Anti Bullying Week (17th - 21st November). Displays, class activities, powerpoints, singing and assemblies were demonstrated to the children. Parents received useful information to help their child to talk about this issue. Anti Bullying work will continue to be raised through out the school year.
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