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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 Education Awards

Pupils at St Mary’s have been working towards a new awards scheme this year designed specifically for Outdoor Education.  Buckfast Abbey Education Department kindly agreed to fund the awards, which were very well received by the pupils and will be a lasting reminder of all of their hard work this term.

Environmental art

St Mary’s Outdoor Education Club created their own nature inspired artwork, inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy.

Outdoor Artwork

Pupils in Venford have been using the outdoor woodland area to collect various natural materials to create some collective artwork based around that of Andy Goldsworthy.

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.


  • 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