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

01622 842188

Sutton Valence Primary School


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.

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In September, our school was asked to take part in a promotional video for Wilder Kent Awards. Please take a look at the video!


Year 5

Posted: Feb 12, 2023 by: Tara (Tara) on: Forest Blog

The last few weeks we have been learning about first aid and how to treat: burns; stings; bites and splinters.

We’ve also been learning about wild first aid.

Growing on lawns and tracks, the crushed leaf of greater plantain is fantastic for insect bites & stings, allergic rashes, cuts & wounds and infected cuts.

Its leaf blades can be round or long and narrow; its veins are always parallel.

They run from the bottom to the top without visibly branching

The first photo is greater plantain, with round leaves.

Yarrow (Achilleum millefolium), makes an excellent first aid poultice for deep cuts and wounds.

In Greek myth (Homer’s Iliad), this member of the daisy family was used by the hero, Achilles, to heal his soldiers in the Trojan war and this plant is named after him.

Millefolium means ‘thousands of leaves’ and refers to the profusion of small, feathery, fern like leaves.

Apparently, it symbolises everlasting love.