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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.

Silver Gilt Award Presentation

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 show.

Environmental Week

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 band!

environmental week

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Eco-conference

eco conference 2Pupils 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 during the rest of the academic year.

Chelsea

chelseaPupils 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 eras during the last 100 years.

Our plants were transported to London and formed part of the 1913 garden.

The gardens were awarded four silver gilt awards – congratulations everyone!

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