Bexhill pupils prepare to mark Maghi festival

Children at St Mary's School and College, Bexhill, are preparing for their Celebration Suppers
Children at St Mary's School and College, Bexhill, are preparing for their Celebration Suppers
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Children are preparing to celebrate the spring and summer term, by enjoying different foods to represent significant days on the calendar.

St Mary’s School and College is encouraging pupils to dress up and decorate their tables while they eat dinner together.

Children at St Mary's School and College, Bexhill, are preparing for their Celebration Suppers

Children at St Mary's School and College, Bexhill, are preparing for their Celebration Suppers

The celebration suppers will begin on January 13, with Maghi, a festival celebrating the winter harvest.

The award-winning catering team, who were recently handed the Gold Award as part of the Eat Out Eat Well Campaign, have researched and created specific menus for the 160 pupils to enjoy.

Some of the celebration supper dates will include: St David’s Day, on March 1, St Patrick’s Day, on March 17, and Italian Liberation Day on April 25.

They will finish on June 21 with The Summer Solstice.

Catering staff at St Mary's School and College Bexhill

Catering staff at St Mary's School and College Bexhill

Previous school celebrations have included Mexican Independence Day, where the pupils and students did a Mexican wave while waiting to be served.

The school in Wrestwood Road, Bexhill was founded in 1922 as a special school for disabled children.

All the students at St Mary’s, aged 7-19, have speech, language and/or communication difficulties but may have additional complex needs.

The school is part of registered charity The Talking Trust, which receives no grants or donations from Local government and relies mainly on fundraising to keep running.

For more information on the charity and St Mary’s school, visit www.stmarysbexhill.org.

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