Monthly Archives: May 2018

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

Year 3 trip to Kew Gardens

Today, Year 3 visited Kew Gardens for a science workshop about plants. They learned all about what each part of a plant does, and found a variety of bees in the gardens. Everyone was surprised to learn that even creatures like bats, lizards and frogs can be pollinators!

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Year 3 Buddhist Temple Visit

Today, Year 3 visited the London Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple. They learned about Siddhartha and meditation, as well as how to make origami lotus flowers.

This is part of their summer term RE topic, ‘What does it mean to be a Buddhist?’

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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.