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We are a Beacon school for Learning in the Natural Environment

Thank you for the support from the Babcock apprentices Summer 2016

Thank you for the support from the Babcock apprentices Summer 2016 1

A new Outdoor Den to seat 60 was installed this summer!

                             A new Outdoor Den to seat 60 was installed this summer! 1

smiley Thank you Babcock! frown

This Summer 2015 David Tytherleigh (Governor) arranged for over twenty apprentices from Babcock to help with Environment improvement projects at Beechwood.

We have entered the design a Sunflower competition and eagerly await the results! Goto: http://www.hayesgardenworld.co.uk/blog/2015-year-of-sunflower-schools-competition.

We are proud to announce that we have been chosen to be the Natural Connections Evaluation School. See the  report below - June 2015:

We are a BEACON school for Learning In the Natural Environment (LINE).

We are a BEACON school for Learning In the Natural Environment (LINE). 1 Year 6 Sleepover Autumn term 2014

The Southernway federation has been selected as one of the eight schools in Plymouth to be a Beacon school for Learning in the Natural Environment. Beacon schools have been identified as already demonstrating high quality environmental activities

for children and we will now link to other local primary and secondary schools to share good practise.

 

The project is linked to Plymouth University and is part of the Governments ‘Natural Environment White Paper which sets out to strengthen the connection between people and nature, and suggests that every child in England should be given the opportunity to experience and learn about the natural environment.

 

The children at Beechwood and Oakwood primary schools are well aware of their local environment and regularly  visit the Southway allotment, Southway nature reserve and are part of Forest schools. Throughout the next academic year we will be including more exciting activities for the children, some of which you may like to be involved

with.

 

Please contact Mrs Evans Head of School if you would like to volunteer for any of our environmental projects. Below are some of the activities we have been involved in since the start of the project in June.