Parent and children volunteers spent many Saturday and Sunday mornings working hard to bring the Nature Reserve back to its former glory. Now it has been reopened so that children can benefit once again from such a lovely place to enrich their learning and play. Work has included clearing away brambles, branches and clearing out the pond.
This is now a wonderful resource for the school, which we use as an outdoor learning space in all areas of the curriculum. It features a mini-beast hotel, a mud kitchen and a bird hide. There is also a pond, which many creatures call ‘home’ and each of the trees are labelled to extend the children’s knowledge of nature and the environment.
Within the Nature Reserve there are also dens and hideaways which we encourage the children to use as areas for quiet reflection. They are able to use these areas to read quietly or to simply sit and think.