Category Archives: Whole School

Play Street 2018

Yesterday, we held our second after-school Play Street event for pupils and their families. We had a huge variety of activities, including a disco bike, paint bike, the ever-popular smoothie bike, bike jewellery, craft activities, an ice cream stall (thanks to our Year 6 Yound Enterprise project) and lots of fun games. It was also wonderful to have a beautiful min-park lent to us for the afternoon, complete with hay bales and olive trees.

Many thanks to Westminster Council for closing the road, Sustrans for bringing the bikes, Marylebone LEN for running a seed-planting stall and providing information, and to My Time Active for the games. We are also grateful to the staff and parents who helped out, and to St Mary’s Church for running one of the stalls.

Mayor’s Visit – Writing Competition

Children across the school have been competing to produce the best piece of work linked to the Mayor of London’s Air Quality visit in May.

Here are some of the winners!

And here is the letter the Mayor of London sent to us after his visit: Mayor’s letter June18

 

Mayor of London’s Visit to St Mary’s

Yesterday, we received a visit from Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, to talk with us about air pollution. The children showed Mr Khan various different projects we have already worked on, such as turning our car park into a garden and all our active travel posters. He was very impressed with how knowledgeable the children were and how much they had already achieved. See more in this video on Twitter

Mr Khan was also joined by Nickie Aiken, leader of Westminster Council. Between them, they will be funding air filtration systems for our classrooms to ensure the air that children breathe is as clean as possible.

Everyone loved playing out in the street, as it was closed to traffic for the morning to let us hold a ‘play street’. Our visitors even joined in with the games!

We are so proud of our children and their courageous advocacy on this topic. They were the highlight of the BBC London News. Well done.

Find out more here and on our Twitter feed @SMBSschool

Music Masters Concert Evening

Last week, we were delighted to host our first evening concert for friends and families of St Mary’s, organised by London Music Masters. We were extremely lucky to have Alexandra Soumm and Paloma Kouider visit us and play a fabulous repertoire of pieces, from Mozart to Ravel. It was a magical experience and wonderful that so many families joined us, including those with really young children. Part of the Music Masters programme is making classical music accessible to all, and this was a great way to do this.