Blog : Brixham Montessori Friends School Spring Improvements

By Katelyn | May 20, 2015 | in

As the school year comes to an end, most students and parents have checked out and are ready for summer, but that is not the case at the Brixham Montessori Friends School. This spring, Brixham has worked tirelessly to expand the school garden and make improvements across the grounds.

Teachers, staff, parents, and students have come together to work on projects around the school to make it an even more enjoyable place for the students attending Brixham Montessori Friends School. One of the main projects this spring has been the expansion of the school garden, including a new greenhouse for the children. The garden beds have been installed, seeds have been planted and they look forward to enjoying what their hard work will bring once the plants begin to grow in the upcoming warmer months. A new fence was built to keep critters out of the garden and insulation foam boards are being installed along the foundation to help increase energy efficiency.

A focus on the environment has always been a fundamental value at the Brixham Montessori Friends School. Aside from the improvements taking place this spring, just last year the school built a vernal pool viewing deck and boardwalk for the students to discover all the creatures living in the pool that appears each spring. The students are taught the value of the environment and receive a hands on education, where they not only learn in the classroom, but enjoy nature each day on the school grounds.

The Brixham Montessori Friends School maintains their own vegetable garden, composts all food scraps, and has adopted a comprehensive recycling program throughout the school. From a young age, the students develop an environmental awareness and appreciation, which also crosses over to their homes, where the children and families often implement many of the same ideas like gardens, composting, and recycling.

While some public schools struggle with ever-growing class sizes, Brixham’s student-to-teacher ratio assures that every student gets the attention and education they need. With the combination of dedicated staff and committed parents and students, Brixham is a model of forward-thinking education. Programs in language, math, foreign languages, fine arts, music, and science ensure that Brixham offers a well-rounded program catering to all the necessary aspects of a childhood education.

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