East Harling school benefits from community-funded outdoor learning area
Education for the children at East Harling Primary School will now benefit from a vibrant new outdoor learning environment, following a number of generous donations from parents and local businesses.
‘The Nest’, an outdoor classroom masterminded by Year 4 pupils and their teacher, Mrs Kelly, as well as a surrounding woodland nature area, were both funded after a successful response to the children’s ‘Out and About’ project, which included a letter writing campaign asking for support from businesses.
The area was then built over several days with the help of working parties consisting of more than 100 children, parents, grandparents, staff and school governors, who planted dozens of trees and saplings and built homes for birds and insects.
Amanda Yates, East Harling Primary headteacher, said: “It will be a fabulous environment that children will enjoy for years to come.”
Miss Yates also thanked organisations like The Shadwell Estate and Charities Committee, Robin Tacchi Nurseries, Aspect Roofing and Bressingham Gardens for helping to make the project a success.