Day of Action for Climate Change Parents and pupils may be aware that Friday 20th September will mark another day of global action and protest, to raise awareness and understanding of the many complex issues surrounding global Climate Change. Kernow Learning Trust recognises the vital importance of educating our pupils about the developing climate emergency, and have committed as a Trust to ensuring that all of our schools work to ensure that our pupils know that they are Global Citizens with a responsibility for our global environment. Every school in the Trust has a ‘Global Learning’ Leader and all schools are currently engaging in training to deliver ‘Global Learning’ to their staff. We cannot encourage pupils to be absent from school on this Friday, due to our duty of care for our pupils, but we have decided to enable pupils to show their solidarity with the Climate Change movement through a series of initiatives in our schools in the forthcoming weeks and months ahead. Our schools will teach more about the challenges that we face through issues such as plastic pollution, recycling and saving energy. We are very proud to have Eden as a member of our Trust and so consideration of the challenges that will face our children’s generation, and how they can influence future developments through their actions is never far from our Trust discussions.


Our displays here at St Columb Major ACE Academy are used as a fantastic way to showcase how well our children are doing, whilst showing the importance of presentation and respecting their learning environment. We also believe that creating a safe and happy school is one factor in enabling our pupils to thrive. This means we work hard to generate exciting, interactive and informative displays that mean something to the children and that look great!


A variety of subjects that reflect what we do and achieve at school are covered in our displays, some of which are…

  • Class displays – working walls and topic work
  • Accelerated Reader displays
  • Key Stage Maths and Literacy 
  • PE and sporting achievement 
  • Hall displays that cover healthy eating and assemblies.
  • Eco Council
  • Intervention 
  • Music achievement and concerts
  • ‘Wow Work’ 
  • Art and Topic 
  • British Values

In the classroom we like to showcase the achievements of our pupils, encourage positive attitudes to presentation and show that their learning and work is valued. We also use displays to help support children in their learning, through informative posters and resources. We have introduced ‘Working Walls’ this year, that change with what is being taught in Maths and Literacy. Accelerated Reader displays also show the progress the children are making with their reading in a fun and interactive way, using for example racing tracks, waves and a woodland scene.


We also like to bring a fun and imaginative element to our school. So in addition to the above, we have enjoyed creating artworks that can entertain the children, such as murals in the stairwell up to the Year 6 classrooms and displaying the lanterns the children have made over the past few years.


We will continue to create displays to enhance our school, allowing our children to feel happy and engaged, giving them a place to be proud of and belong. We hope you have enjoyed this small visual insight into our school and we will share with you how our school develops and changes throughout the year.