Category Archives: School life

Eco-Schools Bronze Award

We are proud to announce that this term we have achieved our Eco Schools Bronze Award! We have now set the foundations to become a fully-fledged Eco-School. We have a team of Eco Helpers, including staff and students, that have carried out and whole school review and created an action plan for the areas we […]

Outdoor Education

This half term we’ve had some fantastic work being done in the great outdoors by many of our students. Archery: My location of choice for this has been Spitchwick Common on the banks of the river Dart. It’s been fantastic to take a walk alongside the river and see it’s various. Alternative Pursuits: Students have […]

Ambulance visit

The Greater Horseshoe School received a fascinating visit from ambulance staff as part of our programme of extra-curricular activities. Harvey from the South West of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SWAST) brought an ambulance to school. Harvey talked about his jobs and children were given a tour of an emergency ambulance. Harvey said: “I really […]

Visit from Warburtons

This half term we were lucky to have had Warburton’s, the bread manufacturer in to work with some of our students. Warburton’s are expanding the work they do with local schools and community projects and we were lucky enough to have them visit us. Working with students, they explored what a healthy and balanced lunch […]

Edtech 50 Schools award

This term we are very pleased to share that the Greater Horseshoe School has been celebrated and acknowledged by Edtech 50 Schools for the work that we do using the Thrive Approach. The Edtech 50 Schools is a celebration of the work going on in schools throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland that use […]

BBC Wildlife Magazine: national recognition

The Greater Horseshoe School gained national recognition this autumn with coverage in the November issue of the prestigious BBC Wildlife magazine. The author of a piece about Greater Horseshoe Bats included a mention for our school and its ‘amazing young people.’

Bat week

  The focus of Animal Care this week was to develop our students’ knowledge and understanding of British bats, especially the Greater Horseshoe Bat – the bat that we named our school after!The students explored exciting activities to help our bat neighbours through improving our school’s environment, making it more wildlife friendly. Last term our […]