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Outdoor Education

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.

Eco School Green Flag Award

St Mary’s has been awarded the Green Flag Award as a result of the work which the Eco Committee has led.  This represents two years’ hard work to achieve the Green Flag Award, having previously been awarded the Bronze and Silver Eco Awards.  Pupils carried out audits, ran competitions to promote energy saving behaviour, carried out litter collections and focussed on ways of encouraging wildlife in the school grounds.

Alpaca Therapy

Pupils enjoyed working with the alpacas again as they made another visit to the school.

Outdoor Explorers' Club

The outdoor learning group participated in a variety of activities this term, which included fire lighting and cookery using the fire pit.

Alpaca Therapy

Some pupils took part in ‘alpaca therapy’ workshops. The session involved walking, grooming and feeding the alpacas, who were very well behaved and seemed to enjoy the attention.

Wildlife Champions Project

This year the School Council are participating in the Devon Wildlife Champions scheme, which is organised by the Devon Wildlife Trust. To launch the project, the School Council attended a special Wildlife Day, held at Slapton Ley. Lots of other schools attended the event to participate in a range of different activities which were designed to develop pupils’ understanding of caring for the environment and different forms. Different workshops focussed on bats, oceans, bees and ways to recycle.

  • University of Exeter ITT Partner
  • School Games Gold 2018-2019
  • RHS Five Star Gardening School Logo (1)

    RHS Campaign for School Gardening
  • Eco Schools Silver Award