Undy pupils get lessons in great outdoors
4:50pm Friday 21st September 2012 in News
PUPILS at Undy Primary School can get involved in outdoor activities whatever the weather thanks to a successful year-long fundraising campaign for a new classroom.
The log cabin-style building, on the school site, cost £7,500 and was paid for by the Parents and Teachers Association and donations.
It will enable pupils from nursery to Year 6 to enjoy lessons through Forest Schools, an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning in woodland areas.
In September 2011, the PTA embarked on a fundraising programme including a Christmas disco and a raffle for the new facility.
They saw their hard work pay off yesterday, as it was declared open for lessons at a special ceremony.
The building will provide cover for activities in the event of wet weather and a place to display pupils’ work.
Head teacher Mark Gunn said: “I think it’s absolutely fantastic. We couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome in such a short amount of time.”
Tracey Channon, who is a member of the PTA said: “We are very proud of the achievement.”