At Malborough with South Huish C of E Primary School we currently have 85 children on roll and provide 4 classes. Space is limited at the school as we are in the centre of the village with a road around the site.
We have one school playground and no school hall. The children have to travel across the village to use the village hall and playing fields for sporting events.
Our aim is to make use of a small unused space on the school grounds and transform it into an inspiring, outdoor classroom where children can learn in the fresh air which will support their motivation, attention and engagement.
An outdoor classroom provides a permanent space meaning that outdoor lessons can be fulfilled on a regular basis without leaving the school grounds and can allow for a free flow between indoor and outdoor education.
The space would be used for all manor of activities including: storytelling, science experiments, music lessons, creative writing and an undercover social space at break times.
What we need to do...
To make the most of this area we need to resurface the ground which currently is not safe for children. We would like to add a canopy so that the areas is protected from the elements, a seating area so all areas of the curriculum can be enjoyed outside, a story telling chair to promote and enthuse the love of reading and sensory bedding plants to engage and stimulate the children.
An outdoor classroom on site will have a huge benefit for the children. Please help to make our vision a reality.