Okehampton Primary School and Foundation Unit

Totally Active

Wales & West

680 Pupils Involved
  • Highly Commended 2019

Refresh, Refill and Reconnect

Okehampton Primary School has set out its aim of decreasing the amount of time spent by its pupils on electronic devices, so that they can begin to reconnect with nature.  This is being achieved with the help of a whole school natural history award scheme.  With fantastic environmental activities being provided to children throughout the school via its Forest School, children are seeing benefits to their mental health as well as the other massive benefits of gaining a new understanding of and appreciation for their local natural environment.   The school has also partnered the organisers of the Bude Refill scheme in an effort to help Okehampton become a Refill Town.