Learning outdoors at Yate primary school
CHILDREN at a Yate primary school are enjoying exploring a new outdoor area for its youngest pupils.
A new sheltered canopy area with a sand and water station, investigation area, a maths outdoor classroom and a creative space has been added to the climbing equipment, a stage and music stand, a sheltered hut, a mud kitchen, literacy shed and a role play construction site at the school in Sundridge Park.
And materials from an old climbing frame have been 'up-cycled' to create a brand new log seating area.
Head teacher Rachel Dean said: "Our outdoor space not only encourages a healthy and active lifestyle, it also offers endless opportunities which spark children’s problem solving skills, helps to develop their imagination and nurtures their creativity."
The school also recently held a nature-themed science week studying the growth of plants and animals, growing cress and looking ways to introduce plants into the playground.