St. Mary's holds three Social Cohesion Weeks throughout the year - one per term.
Pupils throughout the whole school will be learning about other faiths and religions other than Catholicism. Ministers and speakers will come into school to talk to the pupils about their faith. Volunteers and school governors will often support the pupils' learning by offering to cook cultural dishes for the pupils to taste, or to dress or teach songs or traditions from a religious culture. The pupils learn so much about other world religions.
Pupils learn about the Studley village and our local community. Speakers and representatives from our Parish Council, Village Hall, Studley in Bloom and Community Services come into school to talk to the pupils.
Topics such as our local history; the old Studley Railway, St. Mary's School history and the village environment have been researched. Community projects, such as our Studley Library service, the Studley Gateway Art Sculpture, the Jubilee Planting Competition and artwork to brighten up our local Co-op boards have also engaged our pupils.
St Mary's has recently embarked on a new project, co-ordinated with other Studley Schools to help raise funds towards the renovation of its village War Memorial.
Classes will be given a Continent and countries in that Continent will be researched by groups of pupils. They will learn about the Country; its flag, history, geography, leadership, wealth, industry, population and religions. Pupils will produce fact sheets of their findings and a final end of term Assembly will highlight their findings - ie cultural traditions, dress, food, art, language, songs and dance.