St Columb Major Academy Open Days for new pupils -Monday 11th November 5 - 6p.m. and Wednesday 27th November 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Come and have a look around the school.

Autumn 2 Week 4 - Crownhill Fort

Today, the year 6 children enjoyed an action-packed trip to Crownhill Fort in Plymouth. This was an exciting day that the children in Pentire class had been looking forward to. Upon arriving at the sight, the children explored the outer defenses of the fort, a massive thank you going to the fantastic experts who guided us around the site. We looked at the outer defensive wall, ditches and bunkers before learning how cannons from the 19th century were fired. Holding our ears, the class got to witness the cannon firing and were astonished at how loud they were.


After lunch, the class were given a tour of the underground passages and tunnels, learning about how the soldiers defended the ditches. After listening to a rifle being fired (again very loud) we looked at where the soldiers lived and tried on some of the clothes that would have been worn by the inhabitants of the fort. I want to say a massive well done to all the children for being super representatives of our school and showing amazing manners at all times. Well done everyone for a fantastic day!