Pub­lic in­vited into out­door class­room

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AN OUT­DOOR class­room that was built with the help of par­ents, teach­ers and pupils may open to the com­mu­nity.

Chil­dren at Chal­font St Giles Ju­nior School in Par­son­age Road have be­gun tak­ing lessons in the new gar­den space.

Project man­ager Lor­raine Hunter urged staff from com­pa­nies in the area to share their man­power and help com­plete the gar­den.

It has a plant­ing area, a ‘se­cret gar­den’, a green­house made from plas­tic bot­tles and a pond and a wil­low tree are in the pipe­line.

Mrs Hunter said: “Teach­ers can come out here and teach English, maths or sci­ence us­ing the en­vi­ron­ment. It is think­ing out­side the cur­ricu­lum.

“We have asked the chil­dren what they would like in it and they will take more re­spon­si­bil­ity for it.”

Mrs Hunter says the school has con­tacted a gar­den­ing as­so­ci­a­tion to see if it can be used for that club’s ses­sions.

The project, spon­sored by the Careys Foun­da­tion, may also be used by scouts and brown­ies, says Mrs Hunter.

“We are try­ing to open it out to the com­mu­nity,” she said. “We are hop­ing it will be the foot­print for fu­ture de­vel­op­ments like this at other schools.”

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