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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.

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.

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Writing Competition Winners!

St Mary’s School has won the top prize in the CPRE Devon Writing competition, so were awarded a wooden plaque and £200 prize money. The judges were very impressed with the overall quality of the entries, which demonstrated that the children had really thought about why our countryside is so important.   There were also prizes for individual children’s artwork.

 

Outdoor Education

Pupils have worked towards their outdoor learning awards this year, based on the outdoor learning themes of: environmental awareness, skills, creativity, wider community, nature knowledge, advocacy, curriculum enhancement and reflection and spirituality.  Year 6 were also awarded the national John Muir Award.

 

  • 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