Eighteen Year 6 students from St Marychurch Primary School visited Mayfield School to volunteer as part of their Devon and Torbay Civic Award.
They spent a morning helping children and supporting teachers and carers.
Comments from St Marychurch students included:
“This was one of my best mornings ever.”
“I feel so proud that I can help”
“I made new friends at Mayfield. This experience made me realise that although we are different in some ways we are the same in so many ways.”
“This is what I want to do when I’m older.’ ‘I laughed with the little boy I played with. I loved it.”
Colin May, Deputy Primary Headteacher of Mayfield commented the following:
“Can you please pass on to your students how positive their visit was today. Everyone I have spoken to has said how great they were at interacting with the children, how natural and kind they were and how enthusiastic and willing they were.”
“They were a real delight to have in school and a credit to all that you do at St Marychurch.”
Mayfield Primary School is based in Moor Lane, Watcombe and is home to the education needs of children who require Special educational requirements, which quite a few students have mobility issues that need extra care and support.
Mayfield plays a vital and important role in providing education and at the same time offering friendly and professional support to children who hugely benefit from this assistance.
More details can be found on their website at http://mayfield-special.torbay.sch.uk