At Chulmleigh Primary School we know just how important the extracurricular opportunities are for the holistic development of children, and we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of clubs and experiences to our pupils.
Experiential learning is vital for children to develop their knowledge, vocabulary and understanding of the world around them. We know this can't just happen in the classroom. Our curriculum is well-supported by visitors, trips and activities that not only embed the learning that the children have done in the classroom, but also enrich and expand their life experiences. Over the last year, we have welcomed Cultural Champions, international sportsmen, authors, scientists and visitors from the community. Our planned trips include visits to Rosemoor, Exmoor Zoo, Rock and Rapid, Westward Ho!, the Eden Project and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, and we are grateful to our PTA for supporting these enrichment opportunities. We are also fortunate enough to be able to use many of the College resources and regularly visit the College farm.
Teachers creatively plan experiences that will enhance the learning of the children in their class and every inch of our wonderful grounds are used to this effect. Our 'Woody Wonders' area supports weekly outdoor education for our youngest children, and is a popular area for 'golden time' for the older children; our poly-tunnel has a bed for each class where children learn to grow their own vegetables.
We have a dedicated pastoral support team - ably supported by our four-legged friends Bonnie the pony, Caramel and Toffee the guinea pigs - who ensure that the wellbeing of our pupils is always at the forefront of our daily planning.