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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.

Meldon's Mud Kitchen

Pupils in Meldon have enjoyed using their new mud kitchen, in the classroom outdoor area.


Carrot harvest in Venford

Pupils in Venford Class harvested a bumper crop of carrots this year, which they used to make carrot cakes.


Fernworthy's Camping Trip

Fernworthy Class went on a camping adventure at the Forest and Beach Centre.  Take a look at the presentation below to find out more…

Fernworthy’s Camping Trip 2017

Burrator Outdoor Education Sessions

Burrator Class have taken part in a range of outdoor education sessions, some of which have enhanced their learning in other subject areas and others have served to develop their understanding of their local natural environment and learn about how to protect it.  Some pupils also completed their John Muir Award and were successfully presented with their certificates at the end of the academic year.


Venford Class Outdoor Education

Pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 have all taken part in outdoor education sessions which enriched their learning across the curriculum.  Children participated in a range of activities including storytelling, scavenger hunting, learning about the conservation of habitats and developing team building skills.

  • 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