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.

Woodland sessions

Posted: 4 June 2014

Pupils throughout the school have begun weekly outdoor education sessions again this term, making good use of our woodland area at St Mary’s, the field and also the woodland walk that pupils helped to establish last year.  We have also been invited to the Abbey woods for some sessions, which enabled pupils to really appreciate… Read more »

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Scarecrow Competition

Posted: 23 April 2014

During the Easter holidays, pupils were invited into school to create a scarecrow with the theme of ‘Grow well, eat well’. As you can see from the fantastic scarecrows produced, there were some excellent ideas generated during the morning. The finished scarecrows were entered into a competition in Exeter, sponsored by a local garden centre.  … Read more »

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Silver Gilt Award Presentation

Posted: 1 July 2013

Two of our school councillors were invited to Bradley Barton Primary School in Newton Abbot for a special presentation of a Silver Gilt medal, following St Mary’s success at Chelsea Flower Show.  The event brought together other school children from around the South West who had also had the chance to exhibit plants at the… Read more »

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Environmental Week

Posted: 29 May 2013

St Mary’s held an Environmental Week in which children had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities including recycling workshops, bushcraft, forest school activities and a range of science and art workshops using different scrap materials.  Our Powerpoint tells you all about our week and you can even hear our Junk Funk… Read more »

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Eco-conference

Posted: 8 April 2013

Pupils were invited to Ashburton Primary School to attend their Eco-conference.  Pupils from neighbouring schools were asked to share their ideas with others and participate in a range of workshops involving recycling, composting, bread making, husbandry and caring for wild birds.  Children returned to school with an action plan, which school councillors hope to implement… Read more »

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Chelsea

Posted: 8 April 2013

Pupils at St Mary’s are growing a selection of plants for the Chelsea Flower Show.  The school have been working in partnership with Fermoy’s garden centre to grow seeds in the hope of producing plants which are worthy of display at the prestigious flower show. The competition was part of Miracle Gro’s gardens, designed to celebrate different… Read more »

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