500 words - National Competition Final
One of our amazing children, Livvie, has got through to the National Finals of this competition. The final was held at Hampton Court on Friday 8th June. She won an all expenses paid trip to the awards ceremony for herself and her family!
One of our other entries was lucky to win tickets to the event too.
Although she didn't win any of the top three awards she did succeed in getting into the last 25 for her age group. This is a fantastic achievement. We are so proud of her.
Healthy Schools Poster competition
All the children in Class 1 entered the Cornwall Healthy School Poster competition recently and we are pleased to let everyone know that 3 of our children have been shortlisted.
They are Chloe, Archie and Harry. We look forward to hearing what the final results will be.
Some talented young designers of the future!
Bude Area Sports
Bude Area sports was held on Tuesday 5th June and we were well represented by some very enthusiastic, competitive pupils. After all the heats were completed these were our results.
1500 metres - 1st place Livvie
1500 metres - 2nd place Jared
Vortex throw - 2nd place Jake
100 metres - 3rd place Ellie
It's so good to see that their after school training with Mr Hodgson has been helpful to the children.
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.
All of the pupils in Class 1 entered their stories into the BBC 500 word competition and their stories have been put together into a lovely story book for our library. So please pop in and read some of their stories if you have time.
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.
Urgent funds are still needed.
Sadly the situation in Eldoret, Kenya are still very difficult and they are still 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 are still in need of 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 www.fkc.org.uk 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)
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.