A west Dorset primary school has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community which enabled them to celebrate the end of a very different term.

Year six pupils at St Mary’s Primary School were able to mark the end of their time at the school this year with a Mexican feast and they each received a bible.

James Houston, year six teacher at the school, said: “We are proud to serve the community of Bridport who are always so supportive of our children, but we have been overwhelmed by their support this term. Waitrose and their customers have enabled us to purchase new play equipment with a generous donation and Morrisons provided a whole box of food so that our year six students could cook and enjoy a special Mexican fiesta.

“Local businesses Framptons, James Draper Painting and Decorating, Capstone Painting and Decorating and IW Underhay Engineering also provided generous donations towards an end of term celebration for staff.

“Every year we present our year six leavers with a bible of their choice to remind them of their time at St Mary’s and support them in their next step. With budgets tight we have been struggling to continue to provide this. Once again, the amazing community of Bridport stepped up - every single one of our 32 children were given a bible by someone within our community, making their bible even more special.

“Staff, pupils and parents want to say a huge thank you to the Bridport community.”