Undy pupils get lessons in great outdoors

OUTSIDE LEARNING: Undy Primary School pupils and their head teacher Mark Gunn officially open their forest classroom, built using Parents and Teachers Association funds and donations

OUTSIDE LEARNING: Undy Primary School pupils and their head teacher Mark Gunn officially open their forest classroom, built using Parents and Teachers Association funds and donations

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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.”

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