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

Notice to Parents

Thsi week we are celebrating anti-bullying week at school. 

Parking At School

19 Nov 2020

We have received complaints from local residents regarding some of the parking outside of school at the beginning and end of the school day. This was regarding dangerous double parking so please take...

Maths Week 2020

13 Nov 2020

KS2 have been celebrating Maths Week by enjoying a range of fun mathematical challenges. Pilsdon Pen enjoyed getting outdoors to play a game of 18 hole maths golf, while Lamberts Class honed their cal...

DFE Covid 19 - Updated Guidance For Parents And Carers

12 Nov 2020

Updated guidance for parents and carers The DFE have updated our guidance for parents and carers on what they need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus...

Remembrance 2020

11 Nov 2020

At 11am on Wednesday 11th November we stood still for 2 minnutes and gave thanks to all of the brave people killed and injured in conflict. We will remember them! 

Parliament Week 2020

06 Nov 2020

Excitement is building today with school elections taking place ahead of the end of Parliament Week 2020. Year 5 and 6 have invented their own political parties, manifestos and even some catchy slogan...

National Lockdown

05 Nov 2020

From today a second national lockdown came into force. As a school we are required to stay open and ensure the welfare and education of the children. Nothing has changed for the time being in ter...

Dictionaries4Life

23 Oct 2020

A big thank you to Lyme Regis Rotary Club who braved the extreme weather and presented our Year 6 children with their very own dictionary. These were excitedly received and have already been put...

Harvest Festival 2020

20 Oct 2020

A big thank you to the Strawbridge family at Foxdown Farm for allowing us to host a socially distanced Harvest Festival inside one of their barns. Rev Chris Martin was finally able to join us and meet...

Forest School - Mushroom Spores

16 Oct 2020

Pilsdon Pen enjoyed foraging for some amazing fungi in Forest School today. These were brought back to school to create mushroom spore prints and we can't wait to see the results. To help you identify...

Open Days

12 Oct 2020

We are delighted to offer two open days on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October 2020. Please call us on 01297 678 224 to make an appointment and come and visit our fantastic school. We are looking fo...