Grant to improve West Hill Primary School’s outdoor facilities

PUBLISHED: 12:30 15 May 2018

The children of West Hill Primary School in their forest school. shs 18 18TI 2449. Picture: Terry Ife

The children of West Hill Primary School in their forest school. shs 18 18TI 2449. Picture: Terry Ife

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West Hill Primary School’s outdoor spaces are set for a £1,000 overhaul thanks to a grant from the parish council.

The children of West Hill Primary School in their forest school. shs 18 18TI 2454. Picture: Terry IfeThe children of West Hill Primary School in their forest school. shs 18 18TI 2454. Picture: Terry Ife

Headteacher Cheryl Boulton said the school will be able to make ‘significant improvements’ to its Mediterranean garden and forest school, which is used by it classes throughout the week.

The money will be used to replace the railings leading into the garden, update the wooden seating, replace the trellis and install new seating in the storytelling area of the forest school.

Scott Massie, chairman of the PTFA, and Mrs Boulton attended a parish council meeting to accept the grant.

Mrs Boulton said: “Through forest school the children benefit in learning outdoors about their environment and learn a variety of life skills, such as building shelters, cooking in the mud kitchen as well as playing games in a safe and friendly space.

The children of West Hill Primary School in their forest school. shs 18 18TI 2456. Picture: Terry IfeThe children of West Hill Primary School in their forest school. shs 18 18TI 2456. Picture: Terry Ife

“I would like to thank Amanda Townsend for submitting the bid and the parish council for awarding us this money.”

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