Countryside students have been tasked with revitalising an outdoor learning area for a Stoke-on-Trent primary school as part of their community project work.
Our second year Level 3 Forestry and Arboriculture students rose to the challenge and are currently redeveloping Scholar Green Primary School’s woodland area, pond dipping-platform, steps and will be creating a wildlife trail.
So far students have cleaned the school’s stream and removed some damaged trees from the surrounding areas. They are now in the process of building the pond ‘dipping platform’ in an area that will also include log seats so Scholar Green pupils can benefit from outdoor teaching and learning sessions.
Next on the job list for our students is constructing a footpath and replacing and repairing some steps that will lead to the new woodland area.
With the project on target for completion by the end of this term, the school are really pleased with the progress so far. Head teacher Lyndsey Colman was so impressed by the recent progress that on their last visit students were presented with a donation of equipment as a thank you for their hard work!
Mrs Colman also commented in the school’s newsletter: “The work that Reaseheath have conducted to date is amazing and we can’t wait to get our woodland into a working area for the children.”
Work is well underway…so we’ll keep you posted on progress!