Carymoor Environmental Trust

Reviews and Feedback

What children think of their day at Carymoor……


‘Thank you for helping me understand how stone age people lived’.  Ella, Walton Primary School Oct 2021


‘I really enjoyed the fire making because it was my first time making fire – I really hope I can come back soon’.  Zac, Walton Primary School Oct 2021


‘I absolutely loved the tunnel of rubbish, it was gross and fun at the same time.’ – Leah Law, All Saint’s Montacute – Oct 21


‘Thank you for all the fun activities we did, they were all enjoyable.  My family would never let me light fire so thank you.  Out of all of the school trips this is the best one (ever).’   Josh, Walton Primary School Oct 2021


‘I learnt lots of new things about where our rubbish is going and what sort of rubbish we are producing.’  Eva, All Saint’s Primary School Montacute – Oct 21


‘Thank you for telling us how to live a sustainable life – I found it extremely interesting.’  Polly, All Saint’s Primary School Montacute – Oct 21


‘Thank you for the activities you set up, I couldn’t have had a better time.  I loved the footprint tracking’  William, Walton Primary School Oct 2021



 What teachers think of their day at Carymoor….


Tatworth Primary School, July 2022


What did you enjoy about the day? "Everything! We were well informed of what to expect before the day. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived, and Beth's manner with the children was excellent - engaging and informative. The activities were pitched perfectly. The children learnt a lot about habitats and minibeasts, and went away happy and excited. The site was well laid out. WE just could have done with longer, but that isn't possible!"


The Year 6 team at St Pauls, March 22

'Thank you all for two fantastic days. We all thoroughly enjoyed our days with you and have taken much food for thought home with us. I am hoping that the children will be able to make positive changes both at school and in their homes as a result.' 


Birchfield Primary, June 22


What did the children think of their day?    They were given the opportunity to be together in a gloriously beautiful and free environment. They were also able to demonstrate particular strengths that are not always obvious in the classroom. Days like this are so important for children to learn to work, collaborate and have fun together - supporting each other rather than always having to compete to be the best. Nothing wrong with competition but when it is in this sort of environment it is fun and has a purpose that the children recognise and can grow from.


St Mary's Catholic Primary, Marnhull - Survival Day, Oct 21

What did you enjoy about the day? 'We loved the energy and enthusiasm from Gary, Nat and Fiona. The pace of the day and how all children were engaged. The variety of activities were great too.'

Did the visit meet your curricular needs?  ‘Perfect - Lots of new information and some opportunities to test childrens' prior knowledge too’.


Milborne Port Primary School - Stick Man Day, Oct 21

What did you enjoy about the day? ‘We all had a wonderful day. There was a good range of activities and all abilities were able to access them. The Stickman theme ran through all we did and was perfect for this age group’.


Walton CE VC Primary – Stone Age Day, Oct 21

What did you enjoy about the day? ‘The children enjoyed all the activities they took part in. The weather was great so they were outside all day. The staff were exceptionally good with the children and explained all activities clearly to them.’

What did the children think of the visit? ‘Can we go there again please? Ran up to their parents buzzing with news of the activities they had taken part in. On Friday many parents said they had enjoyed the trip very much’.



What teachers think of our outreach education...

‘Gary did an absolutely brilliant job. I've had very positive feedback from all the teachers. I was really impressed with the workshop he ran with my class - very active and perfectly pitched. They did so much in an hour.’ Abbas and Templecombe Primary, Oct 2021


'I just wanted to say how wonderful the workshop and assembly was today, all the children who took part were buzzing and it was so nice to have an actual person in school. Also I just wanted to say how wonderful Gary was, he is so passionate, enthusiastic and has a natural rapport with the children. Everything was pitched just so.'  Blackbrook Primary School, March 2022


'I just had to write an email to say how incredible Gary was with all the different age groups at Hazlegrove! From Pre-Prep to the Year 5s, every pupil (and member of staff) were completely hooked! He left with lots to talk about and things we can all change to help reduce food waste and help protect our planet, both now and in the future.'   Hazlegrove Prep School, March 2022


What teachers think of our Schools Against Waste Virtual programme…


‘Karen was so enthusiastic and the children engaged and enjoyed the lesson, activities and videos as if she was in the room with us! They learnt a lot. Thank you!’ Butleigh Primary


'Thank you so much for the virtual assembly and workshops this morning. The children really enjoyed it and we all thought you did so well. Despite it being on Zoom, it was like you were here in person!' Hemington Primary


'Both presentations were child friendly and engaging. The information presented to the children was relevant and they are still talking about it a week later as well as discussing how they can put into practice some of the things it was suggested they could do.'  Walton CofE VC Primary School.


'We were really impressed with how good the sessions were, especially as they were online. There was a good range of talk and practical elements'.  Beech Grove Primary School


'How engaging it was for the children so it was easy to manage the children in the classroom even though workshop was online'.  Curry Rivel CofE VC Primary School


'The pupils were able to ask questions from an expert and were given practical examples of what they can do to help reduce waste'.  Lovington CofE Primary School


'The ingenious way Karen was able to make it interactive and fun through a screen!' West Chinnock CofE Primary School



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