Burlington Infants school have a wonderful new outdoor facility thanks to support from local businesses and the community.
During the past year pupils have joined in with teachers and a designer to create a learning space in the schools courtyard.
The school has also developed an area on the school field for an outdoor learning centre that will bring children closer to nature.
Headteacher Louise Booth said: “Research shows that spending time outdoors has a positive impact on children and helps them feel happier and healthier.
We held a special ‘Outdoor Learning Celebration Assembly’ to officially open our courtyard and say thank you to everyone who has helped us. This included a cutting of the ribbon in the courtyard and a visit to the outdoor learning area on the field.”
The Lords Feoffess kindly donated £1,000 to the project which helped with the redesign costs and also providing a canopy for part of the courtyard area.
Mrs Booth added: “I would like to thank everyone who helped with this wonderful project. They have either donated equipment or given up their free time to help build fences and assemble equipment. West Building Supplies provided the fencing and a fire pit amongst other things, B & Q provided mulch, seeds, pots and plants. Dalby Forest donated tree stumps, and parents helped to install the fencing – particularly Mr Bruce.
Angela Norton, who is Chair of Governors, officially cut the ribbon, with Rev Matthew Pollard and Lord Feoffees David Mooney and Robin Sharpe in attendance.