Evan from Class 6, has been named as a finalist in the Young Journalist of the Year competition, run by children's newspaper First News and Stabilo.
Evan wrote about his trip to the Normandy beaches with D-Day veteran Ted Owens. Along with his sister Caoimhe, he interviewed Ted. Some of the questions they asked came from pupils in the school.
His newspaper article about the life lessons he had learned from Ted, earned him a place in the final along with 11 other young writers from across the UK.
The story of his friendship with Ted sparked interest from the local press. (see the article below)
The winner, who will receive £1,000 worth of stationery for their school, will be announced just before half-term. We wish Evan the best of luck!
A gallery displaying masterpieces from every class in St Mary’s has become so popular it is even getting reviews on TripAdvisor.
St Mary’s teamed up with Tenby Museum to create, what the Curator Mark Lewis described as, the “quirkiest” gallery in Wales, and it is proving a real tourist attraction. The second exhibition of work has proved even more popular that the first.
The museum set the school a challenge three years ago to transform its public toilet into a gallery.
“The Loo-vre” ended up attracting attention from TV and newspapers.
Now holidaymakers to the popular seaside resort have been reviewing the gallery on TripAdvisor and have cited it a good reason to visit the town and the museum. One reviewer said of the museum, “ It’s got the best lavatory I have ever seen in a museum, I would say award winning.” Another added: “I loved the way the local children had made a visit to the toilet interesting and entertaining!!