If your child is interested in joining the walking bus or cycle train, please email smpactivetravel@gmail.com or call Lindsay on 07781 431705.

The St Martin’s Cycle Train has been running for about four years now and has proved a very popular way for children to ride to and from school with their friends on Fridays … for anyone unfamiliar with how it works, adult volunteers ride at the front and back of each group which picks children up along one of several routes to school. It’s a great way for children to gain experience and confidence riding on the road, and they love the sense of independent travel. Although there’s no minimum age, it’s aimed primarily at children in Y4 and above: those taking part just need to be competent enough to ride accompanied on the road.

The walking buses have taken a few different routes over the years: the days and routes will depend on numbers and the locations of where participants live.

The cycle train and walking bus are practical, sociable and environmentally friendly ways to incorporate a bit more activity into the school day with all the benefits that brings to children’s health and concentration levels. Please get in touch by Wednesday 12th September if you have any questions, or to register your interest. Thanks!

Rotary Shoebox Appeal


Rotary Guernesiais is once again running the Shoebox Scheme, in conjunction with Rotary International. Guernsey schools play such an important part in providing the large number of shoeboxes that we are able to send . Last year we sent a magnificent total of 4,107 boxes!

This year these shoeboxes will go to disadvantaged children in Albania, Montenegro, Moldova and Romania.

We will be collecting from the schools from Saturday 3rd November to Saturday 10th November

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Swimarathon Colouring Competition


To take part all you have to do is colour in the print-out attached being as creative as possible.  The competition is open to all children aged 4-10 and one entry can be submitted per child. Submissions should be sent by mail or hand delivered to Skipton International, Tudor House Le Bordage, St. Peter Port GY1 1DB . The deadline is 14th September.  The winners will be notified on the 18th September and prizes are in store.

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Meet the Pilots is a fantastic opportunity for children and their families to get up close and personal to the aircraft and their pilots which will be part of the 2018 Guernsey Air Display, taking place on Thursday 13th September. This year’s Air Display includes the Duxford Mustang, Jet Provost, Messerschmitt ME108, Pitts Special S1-S and of course the legendary Red Arrows and the majority (with the exception of the Red Arrows) will be at the Meet the Pilots on Wednesday 12th September.

Meet the Pilots is open from 2pm until 5pm and entry is free for children (£2 for adults). Car parking is available in a field in Mont Marche, Forest, and will be charged at £2 per car. All the money raised is going to the Guernsey Air Display.

To celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force, the Guernsey Air Display has teamed up with Ravenscroft, the sponsors of this year’s Meet the Pilots, to offer youngsters the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher. We’re looking for children to build a model which celebrates this very special birthday of the Royal Air Force. It could be a Red Arrow made of Lego (no Lego kits will be allowed) or a Spitfire made from cereal boxes. No matter what the size or what it’s made from, we want to see as many models lined up alongside the aircraft when they come to Guernsey Airport for the Meet the Pilots afternoon on Wednesday 12th September.

The winner of both the seven and under category and the eight and over category will each win a £50 Amazon voucher. Entries must be brought to Meet the Pilots at the ASG Hanger at Guernsey Airport by 4.15pm on Wednesday 12th and judging will take place at 4.30pm.



A plea from Mrs Watterson …. please can parents can check if their children have 2 leavers jumpers as Erin’s went missing from her peg. It’s a size 12-13 not named unfortunately!

If found please can you contact the school office on office@stmartins.sch.gg

Bike Helmet Lost


A boy in my class lost his bike helmet at the end of school today. He left it hanging on his bike handles this morning and when he went home, it was not there.

It is a white helmet to fit a 7 year old, with ‘Giro’ written on it and has an orange mark on the front right.

If you happen to have picked it up please could you contact me on claire.leprevost@stmartins.sch.gg so I can reunite them for the summer holidays!

Thank you!

Photograph Competition


Good morning

Please find attached details of the annual photo competition for island children that families might be interested in taking part in over the summer holidays.  Hopefully it will encourage youngsters to explore our lovely countryside and capture some of the trees that they think are beautiful, quirky, important or have some special meaning to them or their family.

A number of entries will be selected to be included in the Rubis Channel 2019 Calendar which is distributed throughout the Channel Islands.   Winners of the Junior category will also receive a £200 Amazon voucher.

I would be most grateful if you could circulate this to your school community if you think it would be of interest to them.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

With kind regards


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