Outdoor learning boosted for Caistor schoolchildren

Montessori pupils with the finished outdoor classroom

Montessori pupils with the finished outdoor classroom

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Montessori School in Caistor have been ‘topping out’ their new outdoor classroom this term.

The classroom, constructed by the children and Stallingborough-based social enterprise GreenHeart, has taken three months to build.

Using local wood and green woodworking skills, the classroom features an intricate roof, benches and a xylophone made by the children.

Friends of Lincolnshire Montessori secured more than £9,000 from the National Lottery Awards for All programme.

Chair of the committee Amy Hunter said: “As a group of parents we were thrilled with the Lottery grant which will make a real difference to outdoor learning for lots of children.

“The fact that the children were involved in constructing the classroom is a real bonus.”

The funds were used to build the outdoor classroom, support the Forest Schools qualifications for the staff team and buy den-making resources.

“Our Friends group is an invaluable source of support for our nurseries and school,” said Nathan Archer, Development Manager.

“They work very hard all year on a range of fundraising activities towards resources and events for the children.

“We are enormously grateful for their efforts and we also say a big thank you to Pat at GreenHeart for an amazing structure which enhances our outdoor environment”

 

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