This Autumn sees the opening of our new outdoor classroom, The Classroom of Wonder.
Although we have been lucky enough to use our new outdoor space over recent weeks, it was very special to officially launch the ‘Classroom of Wonder’ at our Harvest Festival Service alongside Reverend Richard and the famous explorer Sir David Hempleman-Adams. Both were so uttely impressed by our new space, with David commenting on how he didn’t know of any other school in the area with such provision. He went on to tell the children all about the expeditions he has recently been on and how an outdoor classroom like ours provides the perfect starting point for budding explorers! After officially opening the classroom, Reverend Richard blessed the space referring to our vision of loving, learning and flourishing together. It was such a special and reflective afternoon and being alongside our Harvest Celebration, gave us much to be thankful for.
Pupils and teachers are now enjoying this outdoor space which can be used in all weathers. This new provision mirrors the fantastic work children do weekly in the woods in their forest school sessions and now means that teachers can plan in outdoor sessions, where it fits in with the curriculum, at any time in the school day.
The new addition of ‘Wonder’ to our existing classrooms of Joy, Faith and Courage offers endless possibilities for cross curricular learning and outdoor learning which we are all so passionate about at our little school. We all agree that we are very lucky to have such a fantastic additional facility.