Calling All Devon Primary Schools – Summer Painting Competition ‘MY OUTDOORS’ 2018

There is still time to enter our painting competition ‘My Outdoors’ – closing date is 22nd June 2018.

Barney, our Head Countryside Ambassador, is wearing one of our new Devon Countryside Ambassador Badges with pride. Would you like to win a Devon Countryside Ambassador badge? These badges can be won by primary school children throughout Devon as prizes in our Summer painting competition ‘My Outdoors’. More information and an entry form can be downloaded here –

my outdoors entry form 2018

CPRE Devon are supporting teacher’s outdoor learning adventures with our 2018 ‘My Outdoors’ competition. This competition will run from 16th April to 22nd June 2018, and is open to all children of primary school age, and primary schools in Devon.

We love the countryside, and hope to encourage children to appreciate their local countryside by asking them to draw or paint a visual representation of their local environment or favourite outdoor space. Pupils might like to use part of their school grounds, their local town or village, their garden, a park, playground, green space nearby, or even a school trip destination? What is their favourite thing or place outside? There is no reason why the project couldn’t link with existing outdoor learning plans and visits already in the school diary. Or it could be an opportunity to go somewhere entirely new. ‘My Outdoors’ has potential links to many areas of the curriculum, including Geography, Maths, English, Science even History. Entries must be submitted on paper (A4 or A3 size only).

Prizes will be awarded in 2 age categories – Reception + Key Stages 1 and 2. All entries should have the child’s name, age and school on the back. Multiple entries should be collated together, and submitted by the school (not individual children). Entries will be judged and prizes announced and awarded before the end of the summer term.

A top prize will be awarded to an individual in each key stage, as well as to their local school. Further runner up prizes may be awarded if available. All entrants will receive a CPRE Devon ‘Barney’ gift. The top entrants from each school will win a Devon Countryside Ambassador Badge. Prize winners will receive a framed certificate. As well as prizes for individual winners, winning schools will receive a plaque and £200 to spend on further outdoor learning as well as CPRE membership.

For any more details of how to enter the competition please contact us on 01392 966737 or email, We look forward to seeing what ‘MY OUTDOORS’ means to Devon’s children! Please send your completed entry form and picture, by 22nd June 2018, to:

Penny Mills, CPRE Devon, PO Box 26, Beaworthy, DEVON EX21 5XN

CPRE Devon have supported school’s Outdoor Learning for a number of years and we’re looking forward to encouraging more children to learn about and appreciate our green spaces, environment and countryside too – and with Barney’s help! Barney’s BULLetins will be emailed regularly to all Devon’s primary schools, to keep in touch with news and events. Barney’s going to have a busy year!