Staff and students at Letchworth special needs academy delighted with outdoor learning area

Noel Koscielny, site manager, Sue Selley, Headteacher, Glynne Rowlands, teacher, Richard Harbon, Col

Noel Koscielny, site manager, Sue Selley, Headteacher, Glynne Rowlands, teacher, Richard Harbon, Colin Jennings, groundsman, Brian frederick, chair of govenors, Leon Koscielny, carpenter, Nina, Leyland, Vinnie and David - Credit: Archant

Staff and students at a special needs academy are delighted with their new outdoor learning area.

Nina and David in the new cabin

Nina and David in the new cabin - Credit: Archant

The Woolgrove School facility – which features a classroom and extensive wildlife area – can be used to develop children’s understanding of woodland, pond and meadow life.

North Herts Road Runners provided lighting, heating and science equipment towards the project at the school in Pryor Way, Letchworth, while Lloyds Bank helped the school out with a £3,000 community fund.

Headteacher Sue Selley, speaking at the official opening, said: “This is a wonderful provision which will be well used by a wide variety of groups.

“We really appreciate all the people who have supported this endeavour.”

Vinnie and Leyland in the new cabin

Vinnie and Leyland in the new cabin - Credit: Archant

If other pre-schools and primary schools in Letchworth want to get involved in pond dipping and bug hunts, they are more than welcome.

If you are interested in getting involved, email the school at admin@woolgrove.herts.sch.uk.