Charity and Courageous Advocacy

We have taken Mark 12 v30-31 as our mission statement: ''Jesus said Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbour as yourself.''

Key to this is our pupils understanding that they belong a to a local and global community and Christian family. With this sense of belonging comes a responsability to empathise with others and make sacrifices in order to benefit others. As a school we carefully consider the fragility and beauty of our environment, the actions we take and impact these may have on the well-being of everyone. 

Our school community and curriculum recognises and embraces a responsability for the world in which we live. 

Here are some of the ways in which we show our connection with, and care for our world and the people who live in it.

Producing Renewbale Energy and Helping the Environment:

We were one of the first schools in the country to produce our own electricity, with our very own renewable energy wind turbine. This was installed at great cost, with the school and local community raising significant sums of money to install and maintain the turbine. Our work around producing more green energy is ongoing, with the children developing an understanding of how and why green energy and renewable fuels are important. As part of this responsability children actively recycle as many items as possible, including holding old batteries and food waste for composting. We were also the first school to visit the newly constructed Reccyling Centre in Bridport, where children got to see first hand where much of theri waste goes and what happens to it. 

St. Barnabas School, Kinyamaseke, Uganda:

The school has a long standing and well established link with a primary school in Uganda, Africa. This link has seen us raise money to purchase a variety of resources for the school and even a new roof. Our support is ongoing and the children are currently raising money towards the installation of a children's compost toilet at the school._m_o_15061_n8ktd5b0z4rw3h57tsz7r3a2qz7rkcpy.jpg

Children meeting members of the Children's Ministry for the Church of Uganda
Charity and Fund Raising:
Across the school year our School Council, PFA and community are extremely active in supporting a range of charities. This support takes many forms, but includes: non-uniform days, cake sales, cream-tea afternoons, carol concerts and even sporting challenges. All of these have seen us support and raise money for a variety of local and international charities, such as:
1. Shelter Box
2. Macmillan Cancer Support
3. Children in Need
4. Save the Children
5. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
6. Julia's House
Supporting The Local Community
At Marshwood CE Primary Academy we recognise that our school is at the heart of the community. This responsability has seen the children engage with the Local Council and Community Land trust to put forward ideas about how they would like the local area to look in the future, as part of the Marshwood Vale Neighbourhood Plan. Our school community is also involved in promoting road safety in the village, with children joining members of Dorset Police and the local Speed Watch group in collecting data on the speed at which vehicles travel through Marshwood. The campaign work carried out by the children has received the support of our local MP the Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin and seen a raft of road safety improvemnets made in the village. Not content with improving road safety locally the children have also campaigned to have all speed limits reduced to 20mph outside schools nationally! 

Announcement

Foxdown farm Diaries - Series 2-Episode 5

05 Mar 2021

Please find the link to Mrs Strawbridge's Foxdown Farm Diaries: Series 2: Episode 5.  Broadband the pig has another litter of piglets, see how to care for the Shetland ponies and more.  Foxd...

World Book Day 2021

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Some amazing book themed outfits on display in school this morning. We are all looking forward to checking in with our home learners via zoom later to share all things reading together. Happy World Bo...

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Our forest schoolers have been carrying on with their RSPB themed work by making bird feeders today. Judging by the size of these two, very few birds will be going hungry in the coming weeks! 

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02 Feb 2021

Children's Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021. This year's theme is Express Yourself. To find out more click on the link below. Children's Mental Health Week 2021

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29 Jan 2021

This week children in KS2 got behind the RSPB and their annual Big Garden Bird Survey by making their own wire bird sculputures in Forest School. I think they look brilliant and will make a great deco...

Foxdown Farm Diaries - Series 2 - Epsisode 2

27 Jan 2021

To watch the latest episode of Foxdown Farm Diaries click on the link below. In this episode you will meet Alfie the new farm cat and see how he gets on with Rex!  Series 2 - Episode 2