Outdoor Learning

For a closer look at the Red Hall Green Zone, click here!

Over the past few months, children (and staff) at our school have been working hard, not just in class but outside as well! We have taken a space which was unused and rather unloved and worked together to create something special. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you can see the space we began with.)

Along the way, we have learnt lots about planting, caring and harvesting the crops that we grow and even, with the help of our school kitchen staff, preparing and cooking the food that we have produced!  Since Spring 2014, children have successfully grown and harvested a wide range of plants and produce including: Potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, lettuces, cabbages, onions, peppers, sweetcorn, cucumbers, celery and even blackberries!

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One of the things which our children told us was that they wished to have more outdoor play opportunities. So, in Autumn 2014, our adventure zone was competed!

 

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Here is what some of our children have said about it…

 

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Our Willow Sculpture was one of the first projects which we attempted as a team. From designing and marking out the space to planting and weaving the willow, children took the lead every step of the way!

The Red Hall Willow Sculpture

The Red Hall Willow Sculpture

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