All pupils at St Mary’s benefit from using a diverse outdoor learning environment, to support their learning. The school is fortunate to have a large field, woodland habitat walk and woodland area to use for a number of outdoor education activities throughout the year. Key Stage Two also have the opportunity to achieve the John Muir Award each year.

Tree Power Project

Pupils from St Mary’s took part in a pilot for the new International Tree Foundation resources,  called ‘Tree Power 2: Healthy Food, People and Planet’ which involved learning about sustainable, forest friendly and healthy food production and consumption.  The project took an investigative approach to discussing questions such as: Are there any ways in which… Read more »

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Devon Wildlife Trust – Hedgehog Awareness Week

Maya, from the Devon Wildlife Trust, came into school to talk to Fernworthy Class about taking care of hedgehogs as part of the work on Producers, Predators and Prey.  Pupils had already found out a little about how to care for hedgehogs during ‘Hedgehog Awareness Week.’  Maya suggested ways of encouraging hedgehogs in the school’s… Read more »

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CPRE Award

A number of pupils were presented with prizes, following the submission of artwork for their latest competition.  All of the children who entered from St Mary’s were also praised for the high standard of work received and in recognition of this, the school were given a special commendation and £50 for their hard work which… Read more »

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Outdoor Education Awards

Posted: 23 August 2018

Pupils at St Mary’s have been working towards a new awards scheme this year designed specifically for Outdoor Education.  Buckfast Abbey Education Department kindly agreed to fund the awards, which were very well received by the pupils and will be a lasting reminder of all of their hard work this term.

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