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Sports Relief at St Mark's

We enjoyed our week of physical activities around our field. The number of steps was recorded and we were very excited to realise we had easily passed the target set by Ben.

On our last challenge day we were able to take part in an amazing obstacle run which Ben had set up for us.

We hope we have raised lots of money for Sports Relief.

'Think Big' project

We  held a competition in school for ideas to help make our school a better place. We were thrilled to have so many entries to choose from. The whole school voted for their favourite entry.

The winning entry, by Olivia, was submitted to the 'Think Big' project and is through to the final which was to take place on 20th March but due to adverse weather conditions this has been postponed until after Easter.

Olivia's entry consisted of a large carved tree which children could 'hang a leaf' with their thoughts or worries on and then other children could 'share' their thoughts or ideas of how to solve their problems on that leaf.

The School Council will come up with ideas for how to pitch the idea and will produce the materials needed by the team who will represent our school.

Youth speaks competition




Olivia, Ellie and Chloe won in Paignton! Fantastic news. Well done to the team and their very supportive parents.

Our winning Youth Speaks team, consisted of:

Chair - Ellie, Speaker - Olivia, and Vote of thanks - Chloe,   (Sadly Josh was unable to take part so Ellie has kindly offered to take his place).

Olivia also won 'The Best Speaker' in the competition.

This was the 3rd round and the Regional Final organised by the Rotary Club.

So St Mark's is the winning junior team for Devon and Cornwall. We are all very proud of our team.




Bude Community Trust 

We are so thrilled for 2 of our students, who were entered for the Bude Community Trust 500 word story competition, as they have been judged 2nd and 3rd in the area competition.


500 word story competition

Schools in the area were only allowed a limited number of entries (we were only allowed 2) and so we are delighted to have won these awards.

Operation Encompass


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Recently, Cornwall Police began to work with schools in Cornwall by letting the school know, before 9am the following school morning, if there has been a callout to a domestic abuse report at the home of one of their pupils at any time in the past 24 hours (or during a weekend or holiday). This is to enable us to support the child in school and to be aware that it is likely they have had a disturbed night. We would then follow our usual safeguarding procedures as appropriate.

Urgent funds are still needed.

Sadly the situation in Eldoret, Kenya are still very difficult and they are desperately in need of our help. There is a terrible drought in the Turkana desert region, where many of the children who attend our school come from. Animals, elderly people and young ones are perishing every day. They have asked for our help in the form of an emergency appeal. If we can quickly raise some funds they can buy food in Eldoret and distribute it to the families in the area. 

There are several ways you can make donations. Through our school, via their website or directly into their bank account via BACS. ( account no.- 54535557  sort code. -60 01 41  account name- Friends of Kenya's Children  please use your 'name' and 'Famine' as a reference)