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NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2020

Principal’s Corner

November saw the second lockdown of the year with the focus very much on keeping the children learning and safe in school. At St. Mary’s we are being ever more cautious as numbers of cases within the county are on the rise. Autumn is a great time in school. The Infants can be seen studying the seasons or is it playing in the beautiful leaves on the village green? In the classroom the focus in the Lower Juniors has also been on plant studies.  Autumn is also a time of plenty and all the pupils have been developing their skills to become future chefs. Apple/pear crumbles, fruit flapjacks, spicy apple muffins and fruit pies have all flown from our  kitchen. 11th November was a memorable day. As a Christian school we always consider those in the world that are less fortunate than ourselves. The pupils enjoyed raising money for Children in Need and covered the boat in loose change, they wore their favourite colours and entering competitions. The day raised a tremendous £249. At 10.50 the focus changed and we all walked to the memorial outside the church. The Year 6 pupils read poetry and all stood silently to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. There were 24 men who did not return from the 1st World War, most of whom attended our school. It must have been a devastating time in Dilwyn. This year we focussed our remembrance on Arthur Evans, the butcher’s son who lived in the centre of our village opposite the Great House.  Finally we would like to thank all of you for your support during these difficult times and pray that the vaccination is not too far away down the line.

Sport

Swimming continues to be a casualty of the lockdown, however we hope Leominster Pool will open its doors to schools in December.  Meanwhile at school Sports  Club will continue on Mondays & Thursdays.