At St. Mary's our vision and curriculum combine to inspire all our pupils to have an awareness of local, national and international issues. We encourage our children to engage in social action and become courageous advocates for change in their world. Through our School Council Committees, Anti-bullying and Forces Ambassadors, we encourage our pupils to be proactive and have a real voice in our school community. We support yearly fundraising events including the Shoe Box appeal by Samaritans Purse, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Forces Red, White and Blue day and collect donations to support the local Albrighton Food Bank.
We are currently participating in the Christian Aid Global Neighbours Scheme and combine RE with learning about national issues - such as recycling carrier bags to recreate the story of Jonah and the Whale and raise the issue of plastic in our world.
However, we also encourage our pupils to think outside of the box and award our Flourish Trophy for those pupils who demonstrate our values in their daily lives.
Molly had her long hair cut off and donated it to a cancer charity, to help support children who had lost their own hair, whilst struggling with this disease.
During Lockdown, Eva and Manon set up their own village newspaper 'Happy News!' to cheer up local residents and have been included in a charity book by the family of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.