Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

office@sutton-valence.kent.sch.uk

Sutton Valence Primary School

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Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Forest Blog

Agents of Change

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Last term we were so excited to win, not just Best School for Conservation in Maidstone, but Sutton Valence Primary School were also presented with this apple as Overall Conservation Winners in Kent and Medway.

The judges mentioned how impressed they were with everything we are doing to help the environment.

Every child should pat themselves on the back for this award as everyone has been involved in some way.

You really have made a positive different to our beautiful world.


Year 6

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This was our first forest school session in our new shelter and it really did make a difference as the heavens opened and we were able to go inside.

Liberty, Ellie and Priscilla were quick decorate, adding hanging baskets and assorted foliage and we all enjoyed marshmallows and more inspiring stories of survival.

We really are grateful to everyone who gave their time or resources to erect this amazing building.


Year 5

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The class have worked so hard: weeding the plots; measuring their area and planting an assortment of bulbs and wildflower seeds.

We reviewed last year and, after reflecting, decided to plant red and white onion bulbs, garlic bulbs and wildflower seeds as they are fairly low maintenance and will enable us to focus on other conservation projects closer to school.

The bulbs don’t need watering but do need weeding around the growing plants. As Morgan said, “They’re like humans; they need their personal space!”

At school, we improved bug hotels and other habitats.


EXTREME WEATHER CLOSES SCHOOL

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Meet Bruce the dog.

He’s getting used to the snow now.

Nice, snowy, pom pom legs don’t you think?


Parent Working Party

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Wow, the shelter is looking great! Huge thanks to Dan Mackledon, Kieran Mackledon and David Hockley for giving their time and providing resources free of charge.

The children can be outside whatever the weather now and will soon be able to have fire in the rain.

Additional thanks to Steve, Adam Ormond, Rod Harcourt, Paul Seager, Wendy Seager, Verity Bullock and Elizabeth Kilby for digging, filling holes, chopping back plants, clearing wood, positioning and fixing bird boxes.

It was a great day and we are all very grateful for your help.


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