Pupils, staff and parents have been celebrating the creation of a new outdoor space which has been named Primrose Grove. They have also attended a collective act of worship amongst the bluebells.
Christine Cox, Forest School Leader at Great Bedwyn School, told Marlborough.news, “The children, staff and parents have been busy getting their new outdoor learning area ready for the summer term. A group of willing volunteers, armed with saws and loppers, along with trained Forest School leaders, cut through the thick hedge at the end of the school field creating a lovely path in and out of the trees leading to a wonderful wooded glen.
The new site is a fantastic space for children to learn about the natural world, as well as being a perfect place for enhancing well-being within the school grounds.
This will help to extend the Forest School programme which is delivered off site in Old House Woods, Chisbury.
It was decided the new outdoor space would be called “Primrose Grove” and the children had to wear something yellow to celebrate. Many children brought in primroses from their own gardens to plant around the trees too. Children from all classes have already been able to spend quality time outside helping to get the area ready. So far they have installed a bug hotel, butterfly garden and a pumpkin patch with lots of other activities planned throughout the summer term. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped to get this project up and running.”
Michelle Perrett, School Principal, commented, “On Wednesday, all children were able to attend a collective act of worship amongst the bluebells led by Revd McHugh and Revd Dr Heber-Percy. We were fortunate that the weather was kind, and that in a challenging year there was a moment of stillness. Words fail me to describe the beauty and tranquil setting, but the children sang beautifully and were equally transfixed with the splendour of the surroundings.”