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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.

Woodland Trust Award

Congratulations to all the pupils at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, who have been awarded the Bronze Level Award as a Green Tree School in recognition of what it has done to improve the school environment.


Woodland sessions

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 an established woodland habitat.  The photographs below show some of the activities pupils have been involved in so far this year.

Scarecrow Competition

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.   Our thanks goes to Mr and Mrs Norman who organised this event for the children.

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


  • 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