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St Mary's CE (VC) Primary School

Health and Wellbeing

Regular outdoor Forest School sessions enable all our children to build their self-esteem as they are interacting with flora and fauna and participating in child centred activities.

Through a range of tasks, each child is encouraged to develop their independence, co-operation and team working skills. They learn to respect living things and care for their ever changing environment. They are sharing new experiences with peers and adults. They are also given opportunities to analyse, reflect and critically evaluate their learning.

Forest School

We Nurture Our Animals

We care for chickens, fish and a hamster at school. We have monitors that check-in and care for these animals daily. Our fish eat fish food and out chickens and hamster are fed from food we grow in our Tanzania Garden or from the lunchtime healthy fruit and salad bar.  

Our Kitchen

Did you know that we are one of only a handful of school across the country that manages its own kitchen? Shelly, our cook, listens to our SNAG group to plan and prepare a wide range of healthy meals that the children choose. All of our food served is locally sourced and produced and some food is grown by the children at school. We have a daily choice of two hot meals, a hot vegetarian meal, a 'grab-bag' (build your own sandwich) and a choice of vegetables. There is an unlimited salad and fruit. There is a choice of two healthy desserts. There is water and milk to drink.

SNAG Update

SNAG means School Nutrition Action Group. This is a group of children who lead nutrition and healthy choices at school. Each month the SNAG group are going to give you a message of the month.


MESSAGE OF THE MONTH: Over Christmas, make sure you continue to be active and exercise daily. This could be walking to see your family or playing outside in the snow (if it snows)

Cooking in the Curriculum

We do lots of cooking at school. Watch this space for cooking updates!

Hygiene Training

All of our EYFS members of staff, all of the kitchen staff and most lunchtime supervisors hold hygiene training certificates that are updated annually. Our school kitchen has a 5 star hygiene rating. 

  • St Mary's CE (VC) Primary School,
  • Queen Street, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7AQ
  • Tel: 01384 818295