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Outdoor classroom grand opening!

The outdoor classroom in the Primary School is almost complete, with the grand opening taking place next week. The project was led by Mrs Williams who secured National Lottery Funding and, with support from Dig It, the area is looking fantastic.

Richard Smith from Dig It Projects says, ‘the newly developed area will inspire and motivate the children to explore other learning routes that they would not normally receive inside the classroom. Being outdoors opens up a whole new learning aspect through our ‘LEARNING without WALLS’ initiative.

Mrs Williams said, ‘within Early Years we place a huge importance in the value of outdoor play to aid children’s learning.  A strong emphasis on the outdoor being an extension of the classroom, allowing the children freedom to play safely whilst learning to take manageable risks.  The children’s creativity, problem solving, imagination and resourcefulness are encouraged through the careful selection of resources.  Allowing the children free expression and movement promotes an overall sense of wellbeing’.