New woodland area is a hit with Bridlewood pupils

By Ben Fitzgerald - 7 June 2019

EducationPrimary

Youngsters at Bridlewood Primary School can now get closer to nature thanks to the creation of a woodland area - created by volunteers from Nationwide Building Society.

The area includes an idyllic story telling area, pond, a herb and vegetable patch, a play kitchen area and trees suitable for climbing.

Gaynor Simpson, Bridlewood’s Forest School Lead said: “We are very grateful to all the volunteers who visited us three times and put in a lot of hard work to help create this.

The children really enjoy coming out here in all weathers.”

Fellow teacher Jenny Hulse said: “The volunteers from Nationwide were great. They held a couple of fundraising bake off events to raise funds for this project.

“Having this area is great for the children - we are keen to promote active learning and the outdoor area provides a lot of opportunity for child centered learning. They really get a lot out of coming outside.”

Nine-year-old Woody Smith, couldn’t agree more : “I think it’s nice and calm and nice to play in. It’s a great place for playing games like hide and seek!”

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