Outdoor learning site opened at school

Friday 10th June 2022 6:00 am
Llangors pupils cutting the ribbon to officially open the outdoor learning space (Llangors CiW School )

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A Powys primary school has once again shown its innovative mindset as it formally opened its new outdoor classroom recently.

Llangors CiW Primary held a grand opening for the classroom at the end of last month - a brand new space which represents just one part of the school’s plan to help develop its outdoor learning.

The whole school gathered in the school’s woodland to cut the ribbon and celebrate their journey towards an outdoor curriculum for Llangors.

The outdoor classroom, to be known as ‘The Shack’, was built by two parents who remember fondly playing in the woods themselves as pupils at Llangors and were excited to support the school in developing the area for the next generation.

Matthew Rees and Matthew Vaughan, both parents, ex-pupils and strong supporters of the school, volunteered their time and skills to build this fantastic resource for the children. Materials and tools were kindly donated by local business and families.

The pupils, staff and parents of Llangors CiW Primary School are working together to develop the spectacular school site to create a purposeful outdoor learning area. This area incorporates a woodland area, pond, orchard and kitchen garden.

On the left are pupils two pupils showing off their craft creations and on the right are pupils using ‘The Shack’ in the wooded area (. ) (.)

As part of the new school curriculum, developed in line with Curriculum for Wales, pupils will have regular opportunities to learn outside, developing a sense of belonging to their local area and connection to the natural world.

This project builds on their successful community garden project with St. Paulinus’ Church and Llangors Village Hall as well as their Platinum Eco-Schools award.

The eco-council, a keen and determined group of pupils who support their eco-school, are very involved in the planning for the development of the area.

The school very much hope to draw on the knowledge of their local community to enhance the children’s experiences.

If you’d like to offer your skills or time to support the development of outdoor learning at Llangors, please do get in touch with the school.

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