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

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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.

Earth Class


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



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

Some beautiful quotes from Earthclass questionnaire.

How does being outside in nature make you feel?

Year 1

Brogan: I feel calm because the birds are twitching and singing and the autumn leaves are changing colour.

Alfred: I feel happy because of the fresh air.

Year 2

Rosanna: really happy and joyful

Isabelle: In the summer I stood with my eyes closed. Just me and the wind. I was being friends with nature.

Teddy: calm and resilient

Cooper: Happy because I like nature a lot. I saw a fox close up and its tracks in the snow. That was my first time.

Year 5

Maria: It makes me feel calm and happy hearing the singing of the birds. If I am near a lake I watch the ripples and the wind in my face makes me feel free.

Myles: Calm and like I connect with nature.

Zhasmin: Happy, creative, sometimes cold, always calm.

Onyi: It makes me feel happy because nature is peaceful.

Year 6

Lucas B: Very relaxed with the beautiful surroundings, scents and people.

Dexter: I enjoy myself in nature and love wildlife and learning about it.

Do you understand how important it is to look after Earth?

Year 5

Ogonna: Yes, because we only have one Earth.

Zara: Yes and I am scared some people don’t.

Year 6

Emily: Yes, because let’s say you are littering. Well, the animals could die of it. I saw litter all over my park and I picked it all up.

Have you grown to care more for the flora and fauna?

Year 5

Ronnie: Yes, definitely! The more I hear what PEOPLE are doing, the more I care.

Year 6

Luca B: Yes, I have realised how precious the Earth is.

Maisie: Earthclass shows me how important it is to look after Earth.

Are you more appreciative of how nature helps and heals us?

Year 5

Hannah: Yes, for example… I got stung by a stinging nettle and I got a plant called plantain and healed it.

Alex: Yes, nature is the key to our lives.

Do you engage more with and protect nature outside school?

Harry W: I move animals out of the road, plant trees and recycle.

Harry H: Yes. I plant trees, help animals and care for our garden.