Updates

Monday 17th June, 2024

Message from the police

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Keeping Safe – Do you know about Ask for Angela


Dear St Mary’s CofE Primary School

Keeping safe

Sometimes you can find yourself in a situation that isn’t safe or that makes you feel uncomfortable. In premises that operate Ask for Angela, you can discreetly ask for help from a member of staff if this happens.

We all do our best to stay safe when we’re out but sometimes we may need a little extra help.

Ask for Angela training means staff follow the right procedure to support and assist you through uncomfortable situations with no fuss, so you don’t need to worry about it causing a scene.

The assistance you receive might be reuniting you with a friend, seeing you to a taxi, or if it’s a serious safety issue, alerting venue security and/or the police.

Ask for Angela aims to ensure no-one need feel unsafe.

https://youtu.be/twKyXngNAA8

Ask For Angela - Poster

  

Message Sent By
Angie Roberts
(Police, Senior Police Community Support Officer, Shropshire)
Monday 17th June, 2024

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E Scooters – Do you know the law??

Dear St Mary’s CofE Primary School

Make sure you know the law and consider safety before buying, or allowing your child to ride, an e-scooter or
hoverboard.

In the West Mercia policing area of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire there is only one e-scooter trial, based in Redditch.
Therefore, unless part of this loan scheme e-scooters and hoverboards can only be ridden on private land with the permission of the land owner.

Electric scooters

Although e-scooters are available to buy they are currently illegal to use on public roads, pavements, cycle lanes and pedestrian-only areas. E-scooters are currently classed as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs) by the Government and fall under the same laws and
regulations that apply to all motor vehicles in terms of requiring insurance, tax, MOT, licence and registration.

There is no mechanism in place at the moment to obtain any of these for e-scooters so as this requirement can’t be met their use in public areas is illegal.

Please be aware that should E-Scooters be seen ridden on public areas there could be a possibility they will be seized.

  

Message Sent By
Angie Roberts
(Police, Senior Police Community Support Officer, Shropshire)
Monday 17th June, 2024

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Staying Safe When Out and About!

In the street!

  • Keep valuables such as your mobile phone out of sight
  • Avoid carrying around large sums of money
  • Check no one’s hovering behind you before you use a cash machine.
  • Keep your bag in sight at all times
  • If you use a wheelchair, keep your belongings beside you rather than hanging them on the back of the chair

Public Transport!

  • Try to wait for public transport in busy, well-lit areas
  • If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, don’t feel embarrassed to move away
  • You might feel safer if you sit near other people

In Taxi’s!

  • Find a company you trust and feel comfortable with, use the same company.
  • If you feel unsafe, ask to be dropped off somewhere you know that’s busy and well-lit

  

Message Sent By
Oliver Morris
(Police, PCSO, Wem)
Saturday 15th June, 2024

£200 raised from cake and craft sale

The final total from the Year 4 cake and craft sale was a whopping – £200!

Thank you to the ‘bakers’ and ‘makers’  and to the whole school community for supporting two very worthwhile charities.

The children have decided to split the money equally between Shrewsbury Ark (Homeless Charity) and Down Syndrome Association.

Confirmation of donations below.

Friday 14th June, 2024

Class 9 Newsletter – 14.06.2024

It has been a really busy and exciting week in Class 9 for our Year 5s!

The majority of the class visited Thomas Adams for their Year 5 taster day – which sounded terrific and in Maths we have been working on statistics and interpreting data. In Geography, we have begun our work on South America and in Religious Education we have continued our work on Judaism; discussing the Shema. The children have started to make the links and comparisons between the different faiths that we have studied this year: Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mr LLoyd and Mr Al-Asmar